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
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) women's varsity league got a shakeup this weekend as Dartmouth defeated two-time NIRA champs Quinnipiac 22-17 at Brophy Field in Hanover, NH.
Dartmouth was coming off an impressive scrimmage win over Penn State, and with a talented returned corps, felt they had a shot.
The two-time defending national women's varsity champion Quinnipiac women's rugby team opened its 2017 season with a win, defeating Army 42-22 at home in its first ever game at its new field on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel campus.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of NCAA Varsity women's college rugby teams, has named its All American list for the 2016-17 season.
Thirty-one athletes were chosen from the 14 college teams competing in NIRA, with another 12 making honorable mention. Here is the list:
2016-17 NIRA RUGBY ALL-AMERICANS
Quinnipiac exacted revenge for an earlier loss, and, more importantly, won the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) championship Sunday with a 46-24 defeat of Central Washington.
Quinnipiac and Central Washington will renew their acquaintanceship Sunday after both won NIRA semifinals on Friday.
Mount Saint Mary’s University has a unique opportunity this weekend as the school hosts two of the very best women’s college teams in the nation.
Central Washington University handed the Quinnipiac University women the Bobcats' first loss of the season, battling it out in a 19-12 decision this past weekend.
Quinnipiac is now 3-0 in the Women's Varsity competition - the NIRA - after putting Norwich to the sword 64-3 this past weekend.
Three league games kick off this weekend in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association - the women’s competition of NCAA varsity teams.
After beating Army last week, Quinnipiac travels to AIC Friday.
Central Washington's women's team got an early lesson with a 32-12 loss at the University of Victoria, and Coach Mel Denham was just fine with that.
With the all-varsity NIRA season kicking off in three weeks, the Wildcats will need all the lessons they can get.