Dartmouth Takes NIRA Title

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Dartmouth won the 2018 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association's (NIRA) final this past weekend with a tight 19-14 victory over Harvard.

The Big Green made Sunday's final thanks to a 26-7 win over Army on Friday in the semis. Down 7-5 at halftime, the Big Green reeled off three unanswered tries, with Karina Martinez, Ale Ada, and Emily Henrich touching down to seal the game.

Harvard made the final by defeated Quinnipiac 47-8. Jenny Kronish scored two tries and kicked three penalties to lead the Crimson.

Emily Henrich Makes Debut For USA

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On Sunday, Harvard, determined to repeat October 27's Ivy League final win over Dartmouth, started on the front foot, but the Dartmouth defense held them out. Freshman Ariana Ramsey burst through for Dartmouth for the only points of the first half. Both teams had tries called back.

The second half saw Dartmouth extend the lead with captain Camille Johnson scoring right after the restart. Henrich, who had been touring, and starting, with the USA team despite being just a freshman, beat three defenders to race in and the Big Green led 19-0.

Harvard replied. Arianna Romano scored, and a penalty try made it 19-14, but Dartmouth made the lead hold up. Johnson, who has led the team superbly all season, was named MVP of the final.

"This was an incredible final from both teams and a great example of NCAA women's rugby at its best." said Dartmouth head coach Katie Dowty. "I'm extremely proud and grateful and so happy, especially for our seniors. They were the first class when we went varsity, and for them to see us get to number one following four years of really hard work is huge."

Eagles Make Squad Changes For Home ARC Games

Eagle Watch: Where Is Mike Te'o?

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AUSTIN, T. - The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil. 

Lasike Suspension Reduced, Can Play Against Brazil

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USA center Paul Lasike has successfully appealed his initial sanction by World Rugby and has received a one-week suspension for the stamping incident in the USA vs Argentina XV game.

Dan Carter To Return To Racing 92

Former All Blacks fly-half and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup," the only competition he's yet to win, club owner Jacky Lorenzetti said on Sunday.

PRP Roundup: League Tightens Up At Top

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Life West remains atop the Pacific Rugby Premiership after beating the Glendale Merlins Saturday, but the chase is on to catch the Gladiators.

Gaels Hammer Cougars In The Slop

Saint Mary's rode a strong defensive effort to defeat BYU 34-12 in a clash between two Top 10 D1A teams seen live on Florugby.

Laidlaw Leads Clermont To Top

Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 20 points to help Clermont return to the number one spot in the Top 14 after thumping Bordeaux-Begles 40-15.

Life Holds Off Arkansas State

New USA Callup Duncan Van Schalkwyk

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Life University defeated Arkansas State 27-13 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Mid-South D1A conference in a game seen live on FloRugby.

Massive D1A Weekend: Notes And Picks

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We've already made it plain that this is a pretty exciting weekend for D1A college rugby, and so it is. 

Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash

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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

15 Games And A Live Show To Watch This Weekend

FloRugby will show 15 live games plus a live show this weekend for rugby fans.