2011 Collegiate Rugby Championship

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2011 Collegiate Rugby Championship
Tournament details
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Date June 4–5, 2011
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Matches played 39
Top point scorer(s) Peter Tiberio (Arizona)
(54 points)
Top try scorer(s) Peter Tiberio (Arizona)
(8 tries)
Final
Venue PPL Park, Philadelphia
Champions Dartmouth (1st title)
Runner-up Army
Official website http://www.usasevenscrc.com
2010 (Previous) (Next) 2012

The 2011 Collegiate Rugby Championship was a rugby union sevens tournament. The competition was held from 4–5 June at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. The men's tournament featured sixteen teams, whereas the women's tournament featured eight teams.[1]

In the men's championship, Dartmouth defeated Army 32-10. In the women's championship, Army defeated Penn State 14-5.

Men's tournament[edit]

Overview[edit]

The tournament consisted of four round-robin pools of four teams. All sixteen teams progressed to the knockout stage. The top two teams from each group progressed to the quarter-finals in the championship competition. The bottom two teams from each group progressed to the quarter-finals in the challenger competition. Over 10,000 fans turned out to watch Day 1 of the tournament.[2]

Pool stage[edit]

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Championship Bracket
Teams that advanced to the Challenge Bracket

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
California 3 3 0 0 88 7 +81 9
Penn State 3 2 0 1 33 48 -15 7
Louisiana State 3 1 0 2 22 45 −23 5
Ohio State 3 0 0 3 17 60 −43 3
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
2011-06-04 Louisiana State 12 – 14 Penn State
2011-06-04 California 38 – 0 Ohio State
2011-06-04 Ohio State 10 – 12 Penn State
2011-06-04 California 24 – 0 Louisiana State
2011-06-04 California 26 – 7 Penn State
2011-06-04 Louisiana State 10 – 7 Ohio State

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Dartmouth 3 3 0 0 77 31 +46 9
Utah 3 2 0 1 50 39 +11 7
Notre Dame 3 1 0 2 67 45 +22 5
Boston College 3 0 0 3 5 84 −79 3
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
2011-06-04 Boston College 0 – 31 Notre Dame
2011-06-04 Dartmouth 17 – 12 Utah
2011-06-04 Dartmouth 24 – 19 Notre Dame
2011-06-04 Boston College 5 – 17 Utah
2011-06-04 Notre Dame 17 – 21 Utah
2011-06-04 Boston College 0 – 36 Dartmouth

Group B teams had the best knockout record of the four pools, going 6-4 on day two.

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Army 3 3 0 0 60 32 +28 9
Central Washington 3 2 0 1 47 31 +16 7
North Carolina 3 1 0 2 53 55 -2 5
Navy 3 0 0 3 29 71 −42 3
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
2011-06-04 Navy 7 – 38 North Carolina
2011-06-04 Army 14 – 12 Central Washington
2011-06-04 Central Washington 14 – 7 Navy
2011-06-04 Army 28 – 5 North Carolina
2011-06-04 Army 19 – 15 Navy
2011-06-04 Central Washington 21 – 10 North Carolina

Group C was the only pool where all four teams registered at least one win in knockout competition on day two.

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Arizona 3 3 0 0 85 0 +85 9
Texas 3 2 0 1 43 31 +12 7
Oklahoma 3 1 0 2 34 67 -33 5
Temple 3 0 0 3 5 69 −64 3
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
2011-06-04 Arizona 28 – 0 Temple
2011-06-04 Oklahoma 12 – 24 Texas
2011-06-04 Temple 0 – 19 Texas
2011-06-04 Arizona 38 – 0 Oklahoma
2011-06-04 Arizona 19 – 0 Texas
2011-06-04 Oklahoma 22 – 5 Temple

Group D teams went 0-4 in the knockout phase on day two.

Knockout stage[edit]

Championship[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 June – PPL Park        
 California  5
5 June – PPL Park
 Utah  21  
 Utah  7
5 June – PPL Park
   Army  12  
 Army  19
5 June – PPL Park
 Texas  7  
 Army  10
5 June – PPL Park
   Dartmouth  32
 Dartmouth  12
5 June – PPL Park
 Penn State  7  
 Dartmouth  24 Bronze
5 June – PPL Park
   Central Washington  12  
 Arizona  0  Utah  12
 Central Washington  5    Central Washington  10
5 June – PPL Park

Challenger[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 June – PPL Park        
 Louisiana State  12
5 June – PPL Park
 Boston College  0  
 Louisiana State  24
5 June – PPL Park
     North Carolina  7  
 North Carolina  19
5 June – PPL Park
 Temple  10  
 Louisiana State  24
5 June – PPL Park    
   Notre Dame  0
 Notre Dame  28
5 June – PPL Park
 Ohio State  7  
 Notre Dame  12
5 June – PPL Park
     Navy  10  
 Oklahoma  0
 Navy  19  
 

Overall results[edit]

The following are the overall win/loss results and points differentials for the 8 quarterfinalists:

  1. Dartmouth 6-0, +85
  2. Army 5-1, +23
  3. Utah 4-2, +24
  4. Central Washington 3-3, +7
  5. Arizona 3-1, +80
  6. Cal 3-1, +65
  7. Texas 2-2, 0
  8. Penn State 2-2, -20

Women's tournament[edit]

Format[edit]

The tournament consisted of two round-robin pools of four teams. All eight teams progressed to the knockout stage. The knockout stage is single elimination with no bronze medal match.

Pool stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Penn State 3 2 0 1 70 19 +51 7
Virginia 3 2 0 1 51 31 +20 7
Brown 3 1 0 2 17 34 −17 5
Temple 3 1 0 2 7 61 −54 5
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
June 3 Brown 5 – 17 Virginia
June 3 Penn State 34 – 0 Temple
June 3 Penn State 26 – 7 Virginia
June 3 Brown 0 – 7 Temple
June 3 Temple 0 – 27 Virginia
June 3 Brown 12 – 10 Penn State

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Army 3 3 0 0 62 20 +42 9
Princeton 3 1 0 2 43 49 -6 5
Navy 3 1 0 2 37 43 -6 5
North Carolina 3 1 0 2 29 59 −30 5
Date Team 1 Score[3] Team 2
June 3 Army 25 – 5 Princeton
June 3 Navy 22 – 5 North Carolina
June 3 Navy 5 – 21 Princeton
June 3 Army 20 – 5 North Carolina
June 3 North Carolina 19 – 17 Princeton
June 3 Army 17 – 10 Navy

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 June – PPL Park        
 Penn State  12
5 June – PPL Park
 North Carolina  0  
 Penn State  26
5 June – PPL Park
     Temple  7  
 Temple  14
5 June – PPL Park
 Princeton  10  
 Penn State  5
5 June – PPL Park    
   Army  14
 Virginia  12
5 June – PPL Park
 Navy  10  
 Virginia  0
5 June – PPL Park
     Army  19  
 Brown  0
 Army  27  
 

Players[edit]

After the conclusion of the tournament, Rugby Mag selected the following 14 players on the All-Tournament team:[4]

  • (1) Peter Tiberio - Arizona
  • (2) Blaine Scully - California
  • (3) Tim Stanfill - Central Washington University
  • (4) Nate Ebner - Ohio State
  • (5) Will Holder - Army
  • (6) Ben Leatigaga - Army
  • (7) Dave Geib - Army
  • (8) Seamus Siefring - Navy
  • (9) Don Pati - Utah
  • (10) Tonata Lauti - Utah
  • (11) Chris Downer - Dartmouth
  • (12) Nick Downer - Dartmouth
  • (13) Nate Brakeley - Dartmouth
  • (14) Tanner Scott - Dartmouth

These players were chosen based on the impact they had made during the tournament and also based on their potential to succeed at higher levels of rugby. Of this group of players, Peter Tiberio and Blaine Scully have already played for the USA Sevens national team. Al Caravelli, head coach of the USA Sevens national team, attended the tournament, and confirmed in TV interviews during the tournament that he was scouting several of these 14 players for the national team.

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