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.