Skip to main content



Our Mission

NIRA brings together institutions of higher education that compete at the highest levels of intercollegiate women’s rugby in the United States. The Association seeks, to organize, manage, and promote the sport of intercollegiate women’s rugby, and to annually hold a postseason intercollegiate national women’s rugby championship called the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) National Championship.

The overarching goal of the Association is to help support the growth of women’s rugby nationally to attain NCAA Championship status.


what’s new