High-level men’s college rugby returns to the field with West Point at the US Naval Academy Saturday in Annapolis.
The two longtime rivals are two of the very few college teams able to compete, with players having gone through a strict bubble and then training since summer.
The hoped-for fixture between the US Naval Academy and US Air Force Academy men will not happen.
Navy was due to travel to Colorado Springs, but was essentially unable to secure transportation to get there.
Air Force is still on track to travel to West Point for November 6.
The US Naval Academy men’s team is moving to the Rugby East.
The program announced today that it will be leaving the Mid-South after three years and joining another D1A conference.
The US Service Academy women's teams look like they will have a similar rugby-playing profile to the men's programs.
"For a non-rugby season it's crazy how busy things are," joked West Point Head Coach Bill LeClerc.
The US Military Academy men’s teams do seem to be set for competition this fall, but there remains the caveat that it could all change in an instant.
Goff Rugby Report checked in with all three major service academy men’s teams to see what their plans were (and to confirm that their plans jibed with that of the other programs). Here’s what we can tell you: