As the halfway point of the regular season approaches, the conference standings are starting to take shape in the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference. The University of Hartford has both men's and women’s team competing in this conference, and both teams have had a very strong season so far.
The men’s team are undefeated with wins against WPI, WCSU, Springfield College and Westfield State University, and currently sit top of their table. This is coming on the back of a very strong summer showing, where they reached the semi-final of the USA Rugby Men's D2 7s National Championships, losing narrowly to the eventual winners University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The women’s team currently sit second in their conference, just behind the US Coast Guard Academy. They’ve registered wins this year against the University of Vermont, University of New Haven and Tufts University. Next up is an away game against the University of New Hampshire, with the winners in pole position to make it to post-season tournament play.
(All photos courtesy of Will Paul Photos, used with permission)