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Weekend Schedule: College Rugby

  • 17 Nov 2022
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RUGBY CALENDAR

The women’s college rugby post-season ends for certain competitions this weekend, and narrows in all others. The following is a composite schedule of all the playoff and title games, which begin on Friday.

The games begin on Friday, Nov. 18 with the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) Division I quarterfinals, which take place in Reading, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo. After a day of rest, the semifinals occur on Sunday, Nov. 20, and the finalists will advance to the national championship on Dec. 4 in Houston.

The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) holds its three national championships on Saturday at Dartmouth. All games live-stream on ESPN+ (links to individual livestreams in schedule below).

Saturday is a big day for College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) at the Naval Academy. The DI Elite semifinals occur on Saturday, as do the DI fall semifinals, and the second DII fall playoff round. On Sunday, the game to watch is the DII fall semifinal play-in match. The winner will advance to the Dec. 3-4 Fall Classic with fellow semifinalists Vassar, Coast Guard and Colorado School of Mines. As for live-stream, the Navy vs. Northeastern game is being shown on the Navy Athletics YouTube channel, but not sure if all games in Annapolis will feature on this channel.

COLLEGE RUGBY PLAYOFFS

FRI NOV 18
Time Competition Location Stage Match
12 p.m. CT NCR DI St. Louis, MO Quarterfinals
Northern Iowa vs. Southern Nazarene
2 p.m. CT NCR DI St. Louis, MO Quarterfinals Michigan vs. Iowa State (link)
4 p.m. ET NCR DI Reading, PA Quarterfinals Notre Dame vs. Clemson
6 p.m. ET NCR DI Reading, PA Quarterfinals Colgate vs. Iowa
SAT NOV 19
Time Competition Division Stage Match
10 a.m. ET CRAA DI Elite Annapolis, MD Semifinals Penn St fft to Lindenwood
11 a.m. ET CRAA DI Elite Annapolis, MD Semifinals Field 2: Life vs. Central Washington (link)
12 p.m. ET NIRA D3 Hanover, NH Championship Bowdoin vs. New England (link)
12 p.m. ET CRAA D2 Fall Annapolis, MD Playoff Field 1: Providence vs. Fairfield
1 p.m. ET CRAA D2 Fall Annapolis, MD Playoff Field 2: Temple vs. CO Mesa St
3 p.m. ET CRAA D1 Fall Annapolis, MD Semifinals Field 1: Northeastern vs. Navy (link)
2:15 p.m. ET NIRA D2 Hanover, NH Championship Davenport vs. Queens (link)
3 p.m. ET CRAA D1 Fall Annapolis, MD Semifinals Field 2: Utah State v UCONN
4:30 p.m. ET NIRA D1 Hanover, NH Championship Dartmouth vs. Harvard (link)
SUN NOV 20
Time Competition Division Stage Match
11 a.m. ET NCR DI Reading, PA Semifinal
12 p.m. ET CRAA D2 Fall Annapolis, MD SF Play-in
2 p.m. ET CRAA D1 Fall Annapolis, MD 3rd Place
2 p.m. CT NCR DI St. Louis, MO Semifinal
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