2022-23 USA Club Women’s Rugby Standings

The USA club rugby season is already in full swing! Through hours and hours of work and a partnership with The Rugby Breakdown we have compiled a comprehensive list of regions and their divisional competitions.

Read on for our our traditional breakdown of all the divisions in USA Women’s Club rugby. As more information becomes available about Regional Championships, Super Regionals, and National Championships, we will make sure to update this post accordingly.

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USA Club Rugby National Championships - June 2-4

Update: The USA Rugby Club Competitions Committee has released a website for all Nationals info: https://xplorer.rugby/senior-club-council/news.

The USA Rugby Club National Championships are set to take place from June 2nd to June 4th at the St. Charles Soccer Complex Park, which is located in a suburb of St, Louis, MO.

Teams from Division 1 and Division 2 will compete for the championship titles. On Friday afternoon, the D1 teams will take to the field, while the D2 teams will play on Saturday. The Finals for both divisions will be held on Sunday.

Watch all the matches on the USA Club Rugby Youtube channel.

In the 2022 edition of the USA Rugby Club National Championships, NOVA emerged victorious in the D1 division, while Providence claimed the D2 title. As the defending champions, NOVA will be looking to repeat their success in the D1 competition (they also won in 2019). However, Providence has moved up to the D1 division this year, which means that a new D2 champion will be crowned in 2023.

The seeding for the 2023 tournament is expected to remain the same as last year. This means that in the D1 division, the West will face off against the Pacific, while the Atlantic will take on the Midwest. In the D2 division, the Northern teams will compete against the Atlantic teams, and the Gulf Coast will play against the Pacific teams.

Super Regional Championships

The Super Regional events across four regions will continue this year. Each region is determining how their Super Regional will work but in the end only one winner from each region will advance to the USA Rugby National Club XVs Championships.

D1

Brackets

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D2

Brackets

We’ve partnered with The Rugby Breakdown in building USAR Club D2 XVs Brackets:

League Play and Regional Championships

Unions continue to determine their regional champions through league competitions. Hybrid competitions continue this year in an effort to promote further development and growth.

D1

Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC)

  • League play is from November 11 to April 22
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • NOVA
    • Raleigh Venom
    • DC Furies
    • Philadelphia
    • Charlotte
    • Atlanta Harlequins*
  •  Results: NOVA and Raleigh advances to Super Regional
    • *Atlanta forfeited a match and is not eligible for playoffs regardless of finish

North Eastern Rugby Football Union (NERFU)

  • League play dates are unknown
  • Current Standings (not updated?)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Boston
    • Providence
  • Results: Boston and Providence advance to Super Regional

Northern

Midwest Hybrid

  • League play is August 27 to October 15
  • Current Standings: East | West (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • East
      • Pittsburgh Forge
      • Columbus
      • Cincinnati Kelts
      • Buffalo
      • Detroit
    • West
      • Wisconsin
      • Metropolis Valkyries
      • Palmer College
      • Chicago
      • Chicago Lions
      • Milwaukee Scylla
  • Results: Metropolis Valkyries advances to Super Regional

Frontier/Red River

Frontier/Red River

  • League play is from October 1 to May 14
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • Austin Valkyries
    • Black Ice
    • Colorado Gray Wolves
    • Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC)
    • Utah Vipers*
  • Regional Championships: NA as overall winner from league matches advances to USA Rugby Club Semi-finals
  • Results: sHARCs advances to Final Four
    • *Utah and Austin have forfeited matches and are not eligible for playoffs regardless of finish

Pacific

Southern California (SoCal)

  • League play is from January 14 to April 15
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • San Diego Surfers
    • Santa Monica
    • Belmont Shore
    • Tempe
    • Royals
  • Regional Championships: 4/22
  • Results: San Diego advances to Super Regional

Pacific Northwest (PNW)

  • League play is from September 10 to October 22
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure: Pacific NW are operating in a new hybrid league. The designated D1 teams, Seattle and ORSU for the right to appear at the Pacific Super Regional. For D2, the Mudhens and Portland Pigs, our hybrid D2 teams who competed with both D1 and D2 teams in the fall, will each compete against a D2 team and winners of those matches will then compete in a final round with winners attending the Pacific Super Regional.
  • Participating Teams:
    • Salem Attack Owls
    • Seattle
    • Jesters
    • South Sound
    • Boise United
    • Tacoma
    • Chuckanut Bay
    • Mudhens
    • Portland Pigs
    • Eugene Reign
    • Bend
  • Regional Championships: May 13
  • Results: Seattle and ORSU advance to Super Regional

D2

Atlantic

Capital

  • League play is from November 5 to April 15
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • James River
    • Norfolk Storm
    • NOVA II
    • Severn River
  • Regional Championships: 4/15
  • Results: Severn River advances to Super Regional

Empire

  • League play is from September 10 to October 22
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Pool A
      • New Haven
      • Uticuse
      • Brooklyn
      • Danbury
    • Pool B
      • Village Lions
      • New York
      • Monmouth
      • Morris
  • Regional Championships: Oct 2022
  • Results: New Haven advances to Super Regional

Eastern Pennsylvania (EPRU)

  • League play is from September 17 to April 1
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Phoenixville
    • Harrisburg
    • Northeast Philadelphia
    • Doylestown
  • Regional Championships: Apr 15, weather caused it to be rescheduled to 4/22
  • Results: Phoenixville advances to Super Regional

North Eastern Rugby Football Union (NERFU)

  • League play dates are unknown
  • Current Standings (not updated?)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Worcester
    • Burlington
    • Albany
    • Hartford
  • Results: Worcester advances to Super Regional

Northern

Midwest Hybrid

  • League play is August 27 to October 15
  • Current Standings: Central | East | Western (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • Central
      • Fort Wayne
      • Grand Rapids
      • Dayton Area
      • Lexington Black Widows
    • East
      • North Buffalo Ninjas
      • South Buffalo
      • Akron
      • Cleveland Iron Maidens
    • Western
      • Twin Cities Amazons
      • County Will Morrigans
      • Minneapolis Menagerie
      • Oconomowoc
      • Chicago Sirens
  • Results: Milwaukee Scylla advances to Super Regional

Mid-American Rugby Football Union (MARFU)

  • League play is October 15 to May 6
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • St. Louis Sabres
    • KC Jazz
  • Regional Championships: N/A
  • Results: St. Louis Sabres advances to Super Regional

Rocky Mountain

  • League play is September 10 to October 15
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Black Ice
    • Salt Lake City Slugs
    • Boulder Babes
    • Cold Front Coyotes
  • Results: Black Ice advances to Super Regional

Gulf Coast

Red River

  • League play is is January 14 to April 8
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • North
      • Little Rock
      • Dallas Harlequins
      • Austin Valkyries*
      • Dallas RFC
    • South
      • Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC)
      • Bay Area Rugby Club (BARC)
      • Round Rock Rage
      • San Antonio Riveters
  • Regional Championships: Apr 22-23
  • Results: Little Rock advances to Super Regional

True South

  • League play is October 1 to March 25
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure
  • Participating Teams:
    • Chattanooga
    • Knoxville
    • Memphis Flamingos
    • Louisiana Lagniappe
    • Nashville Stone Lions
  • Regional Championships: Apr 15-16
  • Results: Knoxville advances to Super Regional

Florida

  • League play is is January 21 to April 15
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Tampa Bay Krewe
    • Ft. Miami
    • Orlando
    • Jacksonville
  • Regional Championships: Apr 15
  • Results: Tampa Bay advances to Super Regional

Carolinas

  • League play is October 22 to March 25
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • North
      • Eno River
      • Fear the Maniacs
      • Carolina Villians
      • Souther Pines Celts
    • South
      • Charleston Hurricanes
      • Savannah Shamrocks
      • Atlanta Harlequins
      • Columbia Bombshells
  • Regional Championships: Apr 15
  • Results: Charleston advances to Super Regional

Pacific

Southern California (SoCal)

  • League play is Jan 21 to April 1
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Camp Pendelton Warriors
    • Outlaws
    • Mermaids
    • SLO Beaches
    • Santa Monica
    • San Fernando Valley (SFV)
  • Regional Championships: 4/22
  • Results: Camp Pendelton Warriors advances to Super Regional

Northern California (NorCal)

  • League play is February 4 to May 6
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Berkeley All Blues
    • East Palo Alto
    • Life West
    • Sacramento Amazons
  • Regional Championships: 4/29-30
  • Results: Sacramento Amazons advances to Super Regional
    • *Life West has forfeited matches and cannot advance as a result

Pacific Northwest (PNW)

  • League play is from September 10 to October 22
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Competition Structure: Pacific NW are operating in a new hybrid league. The designated D1 teams, Seattle and ORSU for the right to appear at the Pacific Super Regional. For D2, the Mudhens and Portland Pigs, our hybrid D2 teams who competed with both D1 and D2 teams in the fall, will each compete against a D2 team and winners of those matches will then compete in a final round with winners attending the Pacific Super Regional.
  • Participating Teams:
    • Salem Attack Owls
    • Seattle
    • Jesters
    • South Sound
    • Boise United
    • Tacoma
    • Chuckanut Bay
    • Mudhens
    • Portland Pigs
    • Eugene Reign
    • Bend
  • Regional Championships: 4/22
  • Results: Portland Pigs advances to Super Regional

Southwest

  • League play is January 21 to March 4
  • Current Standings (teams are responsible for updating this data)
  • Participating Teams:
    • Phoenix
    • Las Vegas
    • Atomic Sisters
    • OP Lightening
    • El Paso
  • Regional Championships: 4/29
  • Results: Atomic Sisters advances to Super Regional

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