Tri-State Conferencehttp://www.tristaterugby.comwebmaster@tristaterugby.com2012 Tri-State Conference. All rights reserved.Tri-State Conference News Division - NSCRO Playoffs Fall 2014Central Division - NSCRO Playoffs Fall 2014 09:46:10<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference - Central Division Playoffs Fall 2014 Sat Oct 25, 2014 Central 4 Bard College Women at Central 1 Sacred Heart Uni. Women Central 3 Drew Uni. Women at Central 2 Fordham Uni. Women ​The home team must contact the visiting team and coordinate a referee in the usual manner providing field and kick-off details to both parties.<br/><a href="">Read More</a>WOMEN'S PLAYOFFS FALL 2014WOMEN'S PLAYOFFS FALL 2014 23:32:32<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> For Immediate Release Women’s Collegiate Rugby Poughkeepsie, NY Sunday October 19, 2014 Tri-State Conference Playoffs – Fall 2014 Today the quarterfinals of the Tri-State Conference Women’s Division II took place.  Next weekend the match-ups will see Hofstra University Women travel to Vassar College Women in one semifinal and Marist College Women will head south to Rutgers University Women.   Tri-St<br/><a href="">Read More</a>MEN'S PLAYOFFS 2014MEN'S PLAYOFFS 2014 19:47:25<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> For Immediate Release Men’s Collegiate Rugby Poughkeepsie, NY Sunday October 19, 2014 Tri-State Conference Playoffs – Fall 2014 The regular season for the Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference has reached its conclusion and next weekend the men will play the quarterfinal match-ups.   The winner of the North Division will play the fourth placed team from the South Division while the winner of the South Div<br/><a href="">Read More</a>2014-15 Budget2014-15 Budget 21:44:10<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference Year: 2014-15 Budget Acct. # 483040217331 <br/><a href="">Read More</a>TS Men Post-Season Play Fall 2014TS Men Post-Season Play Fall 2014 12:17:42<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release College Rugby Wednesday October 8, 2014 Tri-State Conference Post-season Play Division II Men The regular season concludes for the Men's Division II teams in the North and South Divisions on Sunday October 19th, 2014 and will be followed by post-season play. The top 4 teams in each division will playoff for the Conference Championship and the overall winner will advance to the USA Rugby National Championship that takes<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Women - Conference Playoffs 10/19, 10/25, & 11/1Women - Conference Playoffs 10/19, 10/25, & 11/1 23:20:19<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference Conference Playoffs - Women - Fall 2014 Quarterfinals Sunday October 19th, 2014 Game 1 S4 Stony Brook University Women at N1 Vassar College Women ​Game 2 N3 University at Albany Women at S2 Hofstra University Women​ Game 3 S3 Fairfield University Women at N2 Marist College Women ​Game 4 N4 SUNY-New Paltz Women at S1 Rutgers University Women​ ​Semifinals​ ​Saturday Oct<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Register Your Team & Players PleaseRegister Your Team & Players Please 22:58:49<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>A reminder to all teams in the Conference that they must register players with USA Rugby as well as the team.   Coach or Administrator, With the beginning of the 2014-2015 season upon us, we want to remind you to register your team and players in the CIub & Individual Participation Program (CIPP). For instructions on how to complete these steps go to the membership FAQs at forums/22252421-Registration As always thank yo<br/><a href="">Read More</a>BEANTOWN 2014BEANTOWN 2014 14:52:07<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Beantown Tournament Fall 2014 A message from Monique & Beantown Rugby.... Mark your calendars! The date is set: the 2014 Beantown Collegiate Tournament will be held on September 6 & 7, 2014 in Acton, MA. We had a lot of great feedback from last year's tournament, so we'll be continuing the same format, combining a skills clinic with individual attention for each player with head-to-head matches against teams at your level. This forma<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Respect for the Referees 2014Respect for the Referees 2014 12:14:52<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Respect for the game means respect for the referees Responsibility of the coaches, captains, and players: Respect the authority of all match officials o Head referee o Assistant referees o Touch judges Responsibility of the referees Fairness: adopting an objective view of the game Consistency: applying the same reasoning to every call Management: being in control of the two teams and the game itself Our game is built on respect. Though respecting the authority of our official<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Apology to RRSNY Referees 4-13-14Apology to RRSNY Referees 4-13-14 21:50:26<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>To: All the Tri-State Conference Teams At the recent Men's 7s Championship a Hofstra University player was asked to present the trophy as the hosting club and thank the referees for their full day's work. Unfortunately, an otherwise excellent day was spoiled somewhat when the individual was rude about the contribution of the referees. Please see his apology below:  "I would like to extend my deepest apologies for the disrespectful remark I made regarding the referees on<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Molloy College Repeat - 7s Champion 2014Molloy College Repeat - 7s Champion 2014 11:14:49<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release College Rugby Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Sunday April 6th, 2014 Tri-State Conference 7s Championship 2014 On a beautiful sunny day the Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference held it's annual Seven-a-side Championship on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. A total of 17 games were played as the teams competed in 3 groups with the top 2 from each group qualifying for the single elimination playoff stage.  The top ref<br/><a href="">Read More</a>RUGBY COACHING CONNECTION OFFERS HELPRUGBY COACHING CONNECTION OFFERS HELP 19:30:33<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Check out the Rugby Coaching Connection LLC web site to see if they can help your team.... Contact Richard Ashfield -<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Men's 7s 2014 @ Hofstra Sunday April 6thMen's 7s 2014 @ Hofstra Sunday April 6th 19:35:40<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference Men’s 7s Championship 2014 Hosted by Hofstra University Sunday April 6th, 2014   Schedule of Games Game 1         9:00    Molloy College                   v          Hofstra University Ga<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Women's 7s Championship 2014 - Schedule of gamesWomen's 7s Championship 2014 - Schedule of games 16:58:50<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release Collegiate Rugby UPDATED SCHEDULE SHOWN BELOW 4-14-14 TRI-STATE WOMEN'S 7s CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 <br/><a href="">Read More</a>ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS 2013-14ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS 2013-14 19:54:01<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> For Immediate Release   Collegiate Rugby   New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Sunday February 9, 2014   Tri-State Conference Announces All-Conference Selections   The Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference, which comprises universities and colleges in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area, announced their All-Conference Selections for both the men and w<br/><a href="">Read More</a>AGM Minutes January 2014AGM Minutes January 2014 19:58:50<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>   Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 25, 2014 at Fordham University, Rose Hill Commons, Bronx, NY Summary of discussions – please feel free to submit clarifications or edits that more clearly reflect the conversations and decisions. These can be e-mailed to: and will be posted on the Conference web site at<br/><a href="">Read More</a>RPI, Siena & Union join Tri-State ConferenceRPI, Siena & Union join Tri-State Conference 19:55:48<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release Men's Collegiate Rugby January 5th, 2014 The Tri-State Conference has added 3 men's teams to their division II membership. Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Siena College, and Union College have all decided to join the Conference and will play in the North Division in the Fall of 2014. Contact information for these teams as of 1/5/14 is" Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Men Director of Club Sports: Mr. Joe Campo E-mail: Coach: Ryan Clapp <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Conference Meeting Jan. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 noonConference Meeting Jan. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 noon 08:39:41<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>To: All Tri-State Conference Rugby Teams Date: January 22, 2014 The Fall Season 2013 has concluded and it is now time to meet as a conference and go over details for the spring and next Fall. Three men's teams have expressed a wish to join the conference - RPI, Siena, & Montclair State. We need to put in place an executive board and establish the conference as a non-profit organization. Spring 7s competitions need to be confirmed and Marist Men are hosting a fundr<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Vassar Men Win Conference TitleVassar Men Win Conference Title 16:03:56<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference Men's Division II Championship 2013 Vassar, Marist, Fairfield, and Seton Hall Battle for the Title The Vassar College Men's Team put together two wins this past Sunday, November 10th, 2013 to earn the Tri-State Conference title hosted by Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. The first game of the day saw the defending conference champions Marist College Men defeat Fairfield University 26-19 in a hard hitting fast paced contest. Fiarfield had finished the regular<br/><a href="">Read More</a>American Collegiate Rugby Association Championship 2013 BracketsAmerican Collegiate Rugby Association Championship 2013 Brackets 15:12:35<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>To view the Women's Division II ACRA Championship brackets for Fall 2013 go to <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Men's Playoffs Set 11/3/13Men's Playoffs Set 11/3/13 19:38:29<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference November 3, 2013 The final weekend of the regular season saw Fairfield University Men close out the fall with a 54-15 win over Hofstra University Men and that secured the Connecticut school the top seed for the playoffs. Seton Hall University Men disposed of Molloy College Men 39-14 and earned the number two slot. The Vassar College Men defeated Marist College Men 34-12 to finish third. Tri-State Collegiate Ru<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Vassar Women Win Conference Title 2013Vassar Women Win Conference Title 2013 17:37:27<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference  Women's Championship Saturday November 2, 2013 Championship Game Vassar College Women 22 v Stony Brook University Women 17 In the Tri-State Conference Championship game, between the winner of the south division, Stony Brook University Women, and the winner of the north division, the Vassar College Women, it was a close fought affair. Stony Brook took the lead 7-0 after just a few minutes of play but <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Women's Playoff Results 10-26-13Women's Playoff Results 10-26-13 23:23:01<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Tri-State Conference Playoffs Results 2013 Saturday October 26, 2013 Quarterfinals Marist College Women 20 v Fairfield University Women 12 Vassar College Women 17 v Rutgers University Women 0 U. at Albany Women 30 v Molloy College Women 10 Stony Brook University Women 43 v SUNY-Binghamton Women 0 Semifinals Vassar College Women 22 v Marist College Women 5 Stony Brook University Women 29 v U. at Albany Women 12 <br/><a href="">Read More</a>TSC Minutes 9-3-2013TSC Minutes 9-3-2013 19:24:08<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference Minutes for the Conference Call on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm    1. Welcome & introductions Each conference call participant announced their name and which team they represented. On the call: (17 participants representing all 9 men’s teams &  9 of 14 women’s teams) Men: Tony Brown – Vassar Men, Jake Colter – New Paltz Men, Andrew Cooper – Hofstra Men, Charl<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Playoffs - Saturday October 26, 2013 - WomenPlayoffs - Saturday October 26, 2013 - Women 12:07:18<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Fall 2013 Tri-State Playoffs - Women Saturday October 26, 2013 KO at Marist College 11.00 Marist College  v  Fairfield University 12.15 Rutgers University  v  Vassar College 2.45 Semifinal KO at Stony Brook University <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Playoffs 2013 - MenPlayoffs 2013 - Men 22:00:08<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> To: All the Men's Teams in the Tri-State Conference Fall Season playoff picture.... Sunday November 10th, 2013 Tri-State Conference Men’s Championship 2013 1 v 4 2 v 3 Venue: To be determined - When the 4 teams are known a decision will be made.) (Semifinals are 25-minute halves and the final is 30-minute halves) November 16 <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Post-Season Information - WomenPost-Season Information - Women 21:58:36<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> To: All the Women's Teams in the Tri-State Conference (updated 10-19-13) Fall Season playoff picture... On October 26th 8 teams in our conference, the top 4 in the North & the top 4 in the South, playoff at two different venues. The team that finishes 1st in the North Division will host 3 other teams as will the 1st placed South Division winner. Tri-State Conference Quar<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Albany's Scott & Binghamton's Imburoia All-AmericansAlbany's Scott & Binghamton's Imburoia All-Americans 12:58:46<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Congratulations to Alexa Scott - University of Albany (center) and Maria Imburoia - Binghamton University (flanker) as they have been selected 2013 Women’s Collegiate All-Americans. Check out the link below: news/item/usa-rugby-announces- 2013-women-s-collegiate-all- americans<br/><a href="">Read More</a>RUTGERS WOMEN WIN 7s 2013RUTGERS WOMEN WIN 7s 2013 23:54:19<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release Collegiate Rugby Saturday April 13, 2013 Piscataway, NJ Rutgers Women Win Tri-State 7s 2013 The Tri-State Conference 7s Championship took place on the Busch campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. For the most part it was sunny and although the temperature was mild conditions for playing were close to perfect. The 9 Conference teams were divided into 3 groups of 3 with the group winners and the best second placed team advancing to the playoff<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Conference 7s Champions 2013 - Molloy College MenConference 7s Champions 2013 - Molloy College Men 07:56:56<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release Collegiate Rugby Fairfield, CT Sunday April 7, 2013 Tri-State Conference 7s Championship 2013 Under beautiful sunny skies in Fairfield, CT on the home field of Fairfield University Men's Rugby the Tri-State Conference 7s Championship 2013 took place. Three pools of 3 played round-robin and then the pool winners advanced to the semifinal along with the best second placed team. The officials for the day were provided by the Rugby Referees Society of <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Women's All-Conference Team 2012-13Women's All-Conference Team 2012-13 12:51:45<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Congratulations to the players listed below for being selected to the Tri-State All-Conference Tea, for the 2012-13 season. Quinnipiac Univ. Natalie Kosko, Freshman, Wing Megan Hannemann, Senior, Flanker Raechel Stimson, Sophomore, Hooker Albany Univ. Allyssa Phillips, Grad Student, Flanker Alexa Scott, Junior, Inside Center Camila Osses, Senior, #8 Rutgers Univ. Lauren Magnusson, Senior, Inside Center Kayla Vargas, Senior, Hooker Merissa Smith, <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Men's All-Conference Team 2012-13Men's All-Conference Team 2012-13 12:50:29<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Congratulations to the players listed below on being selected to the Tri-State All-Conference Team for the 2012-13 season. Marist College Tomas Gowland, Freshman, #8 Mike McGoldrick, Junior, Fly Half Andrew Lohr, Junior, Flanker Vassar College Andrew Jdaydani, Junior, #8 Akeel St. Vil, Junior, Fly Half Jerry Dieudonne, Junior, Wing Fairfield Univ. Euroy Smith, Sophomore, Wing John Sullivan, Senior, Scrumhalf Nick Paidas, Senior, Flanker Molloy College Kevi<br/><a href="">Read More</a>National Championships 2012-13National Championships 2012-13 12:43:49<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>2012-13 USA Rugby College National Championships Contact: RICH CORTEZ, USA COLLEGIATE RUGBY DIRECTOR Men’s Division The Men’s Competitions Committee (Kevin Battle, Chair, Craig Brown, Pat Kane, Tom Rooney, Josh Smith, Todd Streeter), developed the following USA Rugby Division 1-AA and Division 2 Play-off formats for the 2012-13 season. Division I-AA includes a combination of post-season assignments for the AQ teams emerging from the twelve eligible college confere<br/><a href="">Read More</a>MINUTES 12-8-12MINUTES 12-8-12 13:21:02<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference Collegiate Rugby Men & Women NJ-NY-CT   MINUTES of the Post-season Fall 2012 Meeting held on Saturday December 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ   A SPECIAL THANKS IS DUE TO THE WPU MEN’S TEAM & THE WPU ADMINISTRATION FOR HOSTING THE MEETING IN AN EXCELLENT FACILITY.   Agenda   1.        <br/><a href="">Read More</a>2013 Playoff Information2013 Playoff Information 21:02:50<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>USA COLLEGE RUGBY Division 2 Play-Offs MEN’S COMPETITIONS The Men’s Competitions Committee (Kevin Battle, Chair, Craig Brown, Pat Kane, Tom Rooney, Todd Streeter, Josh Smith), developed the following USA Rugby Division 2 Play-off format for the 2012-13 season. This schedule includes a combination of post-season slots for the AQ teams emerging from the 12 eligible LAU/GU leagues/conferences, and four At-Large opportunities for otherwise deserving and eligible teams. The USA Rugby Men’s <br/><a href="">Read More</a>DECEMBER MEETING 12-8-12DECEMBER MEETING 12-8-12 22:53:34<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Post-Fall Season Meeting Set The mandatory post Fall Season Coaches Meeting is now set for Saturday December 8th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The venue will be finalized by the Friday after Thanksgiving but a New York City location is being sought. Every team must send a representative or risk forfeiture of divisional points and/or a fine. If you have items for the agenda please e-mail them to Check your e-mail for the venue.<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Quinnipiac Women & Marist Men CHAMPIONSQuinnipiac Women & Marist Men CHAMPIONS 22:42:21<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference Championship Sunday November 18, 2012 at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY The Fall 2012 Rugby Season drew to a close with the Conference Championship games being played at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Quinnipiac University Women prevailed against the University at Albany 22-14 to win the women's title. The Bobcats led throughout the contest and capped an undefeated season with the victory. Immediately afterwards Marist College Men defeated<br/><a href="">Read More</a>CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET 11/18/12 at VassarCHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SET 11/18/12 at Vassar 18:03:52<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release College Rugby Sunday November 11, 2012 The Tri-State Conference semifinals bore witness to some exciting rugby and the top 4 teams will now advance to the Championship games to be played at Vassar College on Sunday November 18, 2012. Tri-State Conference Championship Playoffs Molloy College Men 21 at 67 Marist College Men Fairfield University Men 19 at 46 Vassar College Men Marist College Women 0 at 30 Quinnipiac University Women Rutgers Univers<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Tri-State Conference Playoffs 11/11/12Tri-State Conference Playoffs 11/11/12 14:26:03<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference College Rugby Playoff Update Women Please note that the kick-off time for the semifinal playoff Marist College Women at Quinnipiac University Women will be 12:30 p.m. It is also senior day at Quinnipiac. Sunday 11/11/12 12:30 pm Marist College Women at Quinnipiac University Women 1:00 pm Rutgers University Women at University of Albany Women Men The regular season game between Molloy College Men and Fairfield University Men is most likely going to take place on <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Division II Playoffs USA Rugby InfoDivision II Playoffs USA Rugby Info 15:55:00<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/> Here is the latest from USA Rugby about Div. II Playoffs 10/31/12 From: Riley, Roger [] Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:32 AM Subject: D2 National Playoffs - update Ladies and Gents, (Does anyone know the Conference Coordinator for Ohio D2?? Please send me their name and address) The D1 collegiate playoffs were easy to decide for the Women’s Collegiate Competition Committee because there are only 8 conf<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Regular Season Finish 11/4/12 & ForfeitsRegular Season Finish 11/4/12 & Forfeits 14:23:36<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>For Immediate Release Monday October 29, 2012 NJ-NY-CT Tri-State Conference Collegiate Rugby (Men & Women) Tri-State Conference Rugby News Standings & Forfeit Decision Women's Collegiate Standings & Playoffs The top 4 teams in the women's standings are known but the picture is a little murky! Quinnipiac University Women will finish the regular season as the number 1 team and host the 4th placed <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Post-Fall Season Coaches MeetingPost-Fall Season Coaches Meeting 14:05:07<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Tri-State Conference Collegiate Rugby Men & Women NJ-NY-CT Please note that we will have a mandatory Post-Fall Season Meeting for the Coaches of each team. It is absolutely critical that all the head coaches clear their calendar and attend. Please get back to me with your availability for the following dates: Friday Dec 7th (evening meeting) Saturday Dec 8th (morning meeting) Saturday Dec 8th (afternoon meeting) Wednesday Dec 12th (evening meeting) Ve<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Molloy College request re: Hofstra forfeitsMolloy College request re: Hofstra forfeits 15:40:58<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Anthony Augugliaro of Molloy College Men’s Rugby wrote:   Hello Tony,   I'd like to raise a request to you and the conference. Because Hofstra has been disbanded from the conference and their opponents are now being rewarded with forfeits and a subsequent bonus point in the standings, I feel that the teams that have faced them already should be rewarded with these bonus points that the other teams are receiving from the forfeits. It is only f<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Hofstra Men v New Paltz Men - Game ProtestHofstra Men v New Paltz Men - Game Protest 22:36:34<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>The game result on Sunday September 16, 2012 between Hofstra University Men and SUNY-New Paltz Men was protested by Hofstra. An independent committee, the Empire GU Disciplinary Committee, reviewed accounts submitted by all parties and ruled the result should stand.<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Sideline Crowd Control Barriers MandatorySideline Crowd Control Barriers Mandatory 02:42:29<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Sideline crowd control barriers, ropes or other physical control barriers at least 5 meters from both touch lines, are required for matches refereed by RRSNY.    Lack of this sideline control may result in the pitch being deemed unplayable by the referee. With the recent law amendments allowing more opportunities for quick throw ins, it is important that the 5 meters of space from each touch line be clear to allow for this part of play.  Also due to several recent pitch inva<br/><a href="">Read More</a>Guidance on New Law Amendment TrialsGuidance on New Law Amendment Trials 02:28:20<img src="" border="0" /><br/><br/>Information on the Law Amendment Trials can be found on the IRB website at Some clarification for a few of the Law Amendment Trials follows. Further clarification may come from the IRB or USA Rugby in the future and that will supersede my clarifications below. Scrum Engagement Sequence: "Crouch" "Touch" "Set" The scrum engagement sequence changes from 4 words to 3 words.  <br/><a href="">Read More</a>Tri-State Conference News