For rugby enthusiast in US, Collegiate Rugby Championship that is being organized since 2010 is the right platform to show your talent. Rugby has become more popular and has gained importance in the recent years due the announcement made in 2009 regarding inclusion of the sport in 2016 summer Olympics.
Since its inception, Collegiate Rugby Championship has been successful in drawing corporate sponsorship, media attention and attendance too. The tournament is being broadcasted live on NBC as it recognizes the fact that rugby is growing in participation, popularity and interests. The launch of the completion has also started a mini revolution in several colleges rugby teams and thereby many schools have started offering rugby sevens program. The schools fan appeal and schools rugby program are factors that will determine if the team would be called to participate in the completion or not.
Presently number of teams participating in the completion is 20. The tournament is held for two days. In the first day the 20 teams are divided in 4 separate teams under which there are 5 pools. Matches which are predefined by the committee are held amongst the 5 teams in each group and the winners advance towards quarterfinals. Also the second best teams are selected for the next rounds. In the second day quarter finals, semi finals and finals are held amongst the teams who have won matches on the first day. Teams qualifying in quarterfinals play the semi finals and then the ones who qualify in semi finals play the final matches.