GRR: Rugby Northeast
The American Collegiate Rugby Association Fall Championship is set for the quarterfinals and semifinals this coming weekend at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The American College Rugby Association, ACRA, which numbers four women's D2 conferences in the Northeast, has announced that it will not hold a fall 15s championship.
The American Collegiate Rugby Association has officially relaunched, operating collegiate rugby for four women's D2 conferences in the Northeast.
The New England-Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference has expanded as four teams from the Rugby Northeast have joined.
With New England College and Middlebury moving to a small-college division, only four teams were left in the RNE. Those four teams—Norwich, UMass Lowell, Bentley, and Providence—all then moved to the NEWCRC because the Rugby Northeast was too small.
Norwich University defeated UMass-Lowell 32-16 Saturday to win the Rugby Northeast conference championship, securing a national playoff spot for the Cadets.
Lowell will likely get an at-large bid, probably to play the runner-up from another conference in the preliminary weekend of the playoff structure.