GRR: NIRA Women
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.
It’s NIRA playoff time already with 12 teams looking for championship in three divisions.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association pits varsity women’s programs against each other. The top tier features five teams, reduced from previous years as the balance of power and strength levels out.
That’s why we’ve seen Brown, West Chester, and AIC move into a 2nd tier.
The playoffs may be different but right now all eyes in the NIRA are on Hanover, NH.
With Army having beaten Harvard, who beat Dartmouth, this week’s Army at Dartmouth clash will either confirm West Point as the top dog, or throw the league into a bit of confusion.
The Dartmouth Big Green will square off against fellow Ivy and eight-seed Brown University in the NIRA quarterfinals on Saturday, November 10. Two-seed Harvard University will face six-seed American International College, three-seed Quinnipiac University takes on seven-seed Notre Dame College and the remaining quarterfinal matchup will pit four-seed