This year’s 2016 Collegiate Rugby Championship kicks off at Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, PA on Saturday, June 4th, with group play beginning at 9:40 a.m. While the top collegiate teams from across the U.S. are playing for a chance to place their hands upon the coveted Pete Dawkin’s Cup, the road will be tough for the local Philadelphia area teams given the chance to compete in pool play. During the 2015 CRC, none of the local competitors survived past group play. This year will be equally difficult, with underdog Drexel and Penn State having the best chance of making it to the knock-out round out of their group, D. Other local Philadelphia teams making the voyage down I-95 are Temple (Pool F) and St. Joes (Pool C). Temple opens up local play at 9:40 a.m., with Drexel beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by PSU at 10:20, and St. Joes at 11:00. Keep checking back for updates throughout the day.


Jason Bintliff

Jason Bintliff is a recent graduate of Wilmington University where he received his master's degree in Human Service Administration. When not writing about the Union, Jason works as a Program Director for an agency that provides day programming for adults with developmental disabilities. Jason is also the husband of an awesome wife and the father of four awesome kids, all of whom are fanatical Philadelphia sports. Jason's previous writing experience comes in the form of hundreds of papers written during his time in college and a year and a half stint as a beat writer and columnist for Phillies Nation.

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