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AIC Rugby Follows AD Lead, No Rugby This Fall

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AIC Rugby Follows AD Lead, No Rugby This Fall

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American International College men's and women's rugby have announced that they will follow the lead of the university and the related sports conferences in not competing this fall.

The Northeast-10 Conference, which is where AIC plays most of its sports, announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all competition will be suspended through December 31.

AIC Rugby does not play in the Northeast-10. The men play in the Liberty Conference, and the women play in the NCAA league. However, AIC Rugby tweeted a response that said they would follow suit.

The tweet said: "Even though Men’s and Women’s Rugby does not compete in the NE10 Conference, we support our Institution’s decision to take health and safety as a top priority. We will be focusing our operations moving forward with Spring 7s. #aicrugby #onehiveonefamily #aicommitted"

Watch for other rugby programs that don't play in their university's conference play to potentially follow suit. Already the Ivy League has halted fall sports, which has a direct impact on men's rugby as they play as the Ivy League, but also has an impact on the NCAA league, as Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown play in that competition.