Sites for the 2008 Usa Rugby Championships Have Been Announced

By: Katsmith

After a number of cities and locations put in bids to host Championship Series events, final decisions have been made as to where a number of championship events will be held in 2008. One of the biggest changes to the schedule will be the move to centralize all preliminary levels of the collegiate playoffs. In past years, the first rounds of the collegiate national tournament, for both men and women, were held in different locations across the country which did not allow for "on the bubble" teams to plan trips far in advance.

For 2008, the first rounds will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Balloon Fiesta Park. The semifinals and the finals of the collegiate playoffs will be held in their usual home of Stanford, Calif., in May of 2008. The men's national club playoffs will be held in Austin, Tex., at the Austin Rugby Consortium, which is an organization comprised of three local rugby outlets. The location was deemed fit to host the 40-plus-team tournament after playing host to the women's club playoffs in 2007 and handling the turnout admirably. The final tournaments to approach approval under the recent announcement are the boys high school national tournament and the boys and girls national U-19 tournaments. The youth events will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and will be hosted by the local club team, the Pittsburgh Harlequins.

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