The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association crowned three champions Sunday in a day that showcased how much the women’s college game has come with the increase in the number of varsity teams.
Six teams are set to go for three separate NIRA championships Sunday at Harvard University’s Robert A. Mignone Field.
The games will be shown LIVE on ESPN+
Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff will join John Broker in the booth.
Northeastern University defeated Boston College in the Liberty DIA Conference Saturday, while the rest of the conference played challenge matches at Fairfield University.
The USA Rugby Men's DII College Round of 16 is complete after five teams got through Round 1 games.
Memphis is through after Southeastern Louisiana opted not to play the game. The other four games went off on Saturday.
Wisconsin-Whitewater ran out to a 27-0 lead over Thomas More, and while the Saints mounted a spirited comeback in the second half, the Warhawks held on 48-24.
Very few games this weekend; this is the first round of the national playoffs.
We are determined not to bail on these picks and say "pick 'em" so we could well be wrong here.
There are not a lot of favorites here.
Check back for scores.
Kennesaw State and Tennessee opened the SCRC season way back on September 14 and they will meet again Saturday to wrap things up.
KSU won that initial game 29-19, but that doesn’t mean it will be the same two months later.
While we don't have an enormous number of DIA and DIAA games, they are meaningful.
The Liberty Conference has its final, plus a series of challenge matches between teams with similar records. It's a very good way to just cap off the season. It's mostly a pick 'em game for the final (Northeast vs BC) but we've decided not to sit on any fences this week.
It was a relatively quiet weekend in Men's DII college rugby in that there weren't a lot of games, but there were some important ones.
Here are our Gamebreakers for the week.Kyle Clark, Norwich
The Cadets prop scored a try and helped set the tone up front as Norwich beat UMass-Lowell to win the Rugby Northeast.
Every game means something, but that's especially true at this time of year as conference champions are decided and the same for playoff seedings in DIAA.
Here are our Gamebreakers for DIA and DIAA for November 9-10.Connor Buckley, Iona
The Gaels scrumhalf scored three tries as Iona defeated Fairfield in Liberty Conference action.
Pelham HS beat PlayRugby in the final of the third week of New York HS 7s this pas weekend, capping off an exciting day of rugby.
PlayRugby took a 12-0 lead and held that to halftime in the final. But Pelham stormed back with three unanswered tries to win it 21-12 and maintain Pelham’s lead in the NY State series.
Goff Rugby Report came out with a list of the top five surprise teams in DIA this fall, and if we’d made the video a few weeks later, it might have been six teams, with the University of Texas in that list.
The USA Rugby Fall DIAA bracket has been finalized as it carries a little bit of a surprise, but probably a well thought-out one.
We have to find a new #1 as the team that has been camped out at the top of the rankings, Wisconsin-Whitewater, lost.
Yes, sure, the Warhawks lost by a mere five points, but it is very, very tight at the top in these rankings. With #2 Furman being idle, and Norwich playing #6 UMass-Lowell and winning in impressive fashion, it's the Cadets who get the #1 ranking.
Registration for the Los Angeles Invitational tournament is open.
The LAI is the satellite tournament to the LA SEVENS HSBC Sevens World Series event Feb 29-March 1 2019.
Games will be Friday, Feb. 28 all day, and then the early part of the day on Saturday, Feb. 29.
With Marquette and University if Illinois-Chicago opting not to submit at-large bids, and with some travel issues for some Western teams, has changed the USA Rugby Women's Fall DII College Playoffs bracket.
The Women's DI College playoff bracket has undergone a slight change as the US Naval Academy receive an at-large bid and will play Northeastern University in Round 1.
The 1st round will be played this Saturday, November 16.
Wyoming is at Texas A&M, Michigan State is at Pitt, Northern Iowa visits Davenport, and Northeastern is at Navy.
As usual we have some big movement with conference playoffs, and we have to say we're not surprised that happened happened.
(World Rugby Announcement)—World Rugby has announced that Spain will host the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Trophy in September 2020.
The age-grade competition will be organised in the Valencia region at the Campo de El Pantano, a rugby stadium located in Villajoyosa, from 14-27 September.
USA Rugby's Men's DII College bracket is set, with 21 teams getting set to kick it off in the next two weekends.
Eleven teams have a spot in the Round of 16, which will be played in Columbia, Mo. and Greenville, SC on November 23-24.
Boston College and Northeastern will face off in the final of the Liberty Conference after both won semifinals over the weekend.
BC was very impressive in beating Syracuse (7-0 in conference play) 39-10 In Liberty games, Syracuse hadn’t given up more than two tries in any game, but against the Eagles, Syracuse gave up six.