Undefeated UNE dominated play in the North in their first season, accumulating an impressive point differential of +245. Franklin Pierceâs win over Johnson State in the last match gave the edge over this yearâs conference rival Castleton State.
Colby-Sawyer College hosted the NSCRO Northeast Regional Championship on 11/2 â 3. Match-ups saw NSCRO ranked #1 UNE vs. #4Wesleyan in the first semi with UNE once again dominating play and pounding Wesleyan 109 â 8. #2 Smith College (#1 from the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference) got the better of a feisty Franklin Pierce side in the other semi, 51-0.
Sunday 11/3 brought much colder temperatures to New Hampshire but the competition only served to heat things up. Franklin Pierce took 3rd Place honors 42-10 over Wesleyan and in a battle for the Championship slot, Smith got the better of UNE 18-10 to take the big trophy and earn the bid to the National Championship 11/22 & 23 in Cherry Hill NJ.
Overall Final NERFU Division 3 NSCRO order:
1. University of New England
2. Franklin Pierce University
3. Castleton State College
4. Colby-Sawyer College
5. Johnson State College
6. University of Maine Farmington
7. Wesleyan University
8. Connecticut College
9. Lyndon State College
10. Rhode Island College (league suspended)