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Gaston County RFC and CGRU to Host Exciting Women's College Rugby playoffs at Martha Rivers Park

Gaston County Rugby Football Club (GCRFC) and Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union (CGRU) are thrilled to announce the upcoming Women's D1 and D2 College Rugby East Region Playoffs on April 22 and 23. The games will take place at the beautiful Martha Rivers Park, located at 1515 Neal Hawkins Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056. Rugby enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to attend this free event and experience the thrill of this inclusive sport.

The semi-final matchups on Saturday, April 22, promise to deliver intense and competitive games as top teams from Florida, the Carolinas, and the Capital region face off in a bid to secure their spot in the East Region Finals.

The day will start at 9:00 am on Field A, with the Women's D2 Semi-Final featuring Florida #1 (Eckerd) going head-to-head against Carolinas #1 (Appalachian State). At 11:15 am, the action continues as Carolinas #2 (UNC Charlotte) takes on Capital #1 (Howard) in another D2 Semi-Final.

After a short break, the Women's D1 Semi-Final begins at 1:45 pm, as Florida #2 (Florida) challenges Carolinas #1 (Virginia) for a coveted spot in the East Region Final. The last game of the day, another D2 Semi-Final, starts at 4:00 pm and will see Carolinas #2 (NC State) battle Florida #1 (Central Florida).

On Sunday, April 23, the excitement reaches its peak with the much-anticipated Women's D2 East Region Final at 11:00 am and the Women's D1 East Region Final at 1:00 pm. These games will determine the ultimate victors in each division, crowning the best of the best in the East Region of women's college rugby.

The winners of the East Region Playoffs will advance to the National Finals, facing off against the West Region winners in Houston, Texas, on May 6th. This event is free to the public, making it the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the world of rugby. The GCRFC and CGRU are dedicated to promoting this inclusive sport and encouraging new fans to join in on the excitement. Don't miss out on this fantastic weekend of top-tier college rugby action in Gastonia!



Women's D1 Semifinal A 1:45pm

Florida #2 (Florida) vs Carolinas #1 (Virginia)

Women's D1 Semifinal B 4:00pm

Carolinas #2 (NC State) vs Florida #1 (Central Florida)


Women's D1 Final 1:00pm

SF A winner (TBD) vs SF B winner (TBD)


Women's D2 Semifinal A 9:00am

Florida #1 (Eckerd) vs Carolinas #1 (Appalachian St)

Women's D2 Semifinal B 11:15am

Carolinas #2 (UNC Charlotte) vs Capital #1 (Howard)


Women's D2 Final 11:00am

SF A winner (TBD) vs SF B winner (TBD)


Martha Rivers Park

1515 Neal Hawkins Rd,

Gastonia, NC 28056


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