The Tier 1 Women's Division of the Ivy Rugby Conference includes Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton. Three programs: Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard have all achieved varsity status on their respective campuses.
The Tier 2 Women's Division of the Ivy Rugby Conference kicks off on September 16th as Cornell University travels to the University of Pennsylvania. Yale is set to play their opener at host Columbia on Sunday the 17th. The division consists four Ivy League schools including Columbia, Cornell, Penn and Yale.
In an amazing display of talent and skill, Dartmouth's rugby team won the inaugural Northeast Collegiate 7s Tournament hosted by the Northeast Academy on Sunday, May 7th.
Dartmouth kicked off against New England College in the tournament's final round to determine who would take home the trophy. Both teams played strong throughout the first half. Dartmouth was able to break through NEC's defenses to touch down under the post before making a conversion leaving Dartmouth ahead 7-0 at halftime.
The 14 colleges competing in the 2016-2017 NCAA League have selected the second class of NIRA Rugby All-Americans. Each student-athlete was selected based on their performance over the course of the inaugural 2016 NCAA League season.
The NCAA League kicked off its Spring 7s Series on March 25 at Harvard University. On April 9, for the third year in a row, Brown hosted the all-NCAA Sorensen Invitational where these All-Americans were acknowledged for their skill and dedication to the sport.
I got a warm welcome on my March 16, 2017 arrival in Bermuda and a question, "is this your first time in Bermuda?" "No," I said, " I come here every 50 years."
I brought Penn Rugby here 50 years ago as team captain and coach. I returned this time with my wife Rosemarie this time as a Penn supporter. (Oliver kept himself busy running touch when ever they'd let him all weekend.)