The last time Army and Navy women were on the field in major competition was a year ago, when both were in the finals of their respective championships; both came away runners-up, and since then the COVID-19 shutdowns have made it difficult for them to rebound.
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.