Gold Coast Conference of Intercollegiate Rugby
This is the official web site for college rugby in Southern California (also serving members in Nevada and Arizona) since 2012. GCCIR is the home of USA Rugby and NSCRO National champions (Past and Present). Our divisions are hybrids, with teams qualifying for 15’s and 7’s post season in American College Rugby (ACR) for the 2021 to 2022 season
Rugby Union Football, second only to Soccer, is the most popular “team” sport in the world. Rugby has captured the hearts and minds of the schoolyards and collegiate campuses in many states in the USA.
Sir Winston Churchill, one of the 20th century’s most iconic and oft-quoted humans, is often credited with saying this about a sport developed in the 19th century:
“Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen.”