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 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 US Military Academy officers, coaches, and players at West Point got a special visitor this past spring when New Zealand All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen and Mental Skills Coach Gilbert Enoka visited the rugby program and instructors.
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
West Point Army women’s rugby is holding its first ever camp for girls HS players in July.
More specific details are to come - but players should save the date and check back with Goff Rugby Report for further details.
Quinnipiac is now 3-0 in the Women's Varsity competition - the NIRA - after putting Norwich to the sword 64-3 this past weekend.
The Army West Point women's rugby topped Dartmouth 63-12 at the Anderson Rugby Complex on Friday evening in NIRA league action.
The Black Knights lifted their record at 1-1 on the season while Dartmouth fell to 1-1.
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.
The Women's Varsity College season is underway, with two official league games in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, and several more warmups.
In a clash of the two national women's varsity college finalists from last year, Quinnipiac opened up their regular season with a 32-19 win over West Point.
West Point and Quinnipiac open up their season Thursday night, September 1, in a repeat of the National Collegiate Women's Varsity Rugby Association championship game from last fall.