The 1990’s saw the continued growth of women’s rugby including the establishment of a framework for collegiate rugby, growth of D2 women’s club rugby and the first Women’s World Cup.
In the fall of 1991 the Women’s National Team won the first Women’s World Cup. "Four English women ruggers put the event together on a wing and a prayer and it was a smashing success. Seemingly no effort was made by USARFU to have an official on site for a world championship in which their team was favored to win." (Terence Lee, Rugby Mag. 1991)
In the US, the Women’s Committee continued to press USAR for the acceptance of a women’s national program. When USAR balked at supporting the US Women’s World Cup team, the Women’s Committee working with no funds, made the trip possible.
"We were running women’s rugby on a volunteer basis. We didn’t tend to have strong relationships with one another outside of the group. We met to do business. Most of our challenges were dealing with the men and the ‘lowly position’ of women’s rugby in the USAR pecking order. But we were a defiant group, committed to growing the women’s game. Jami Jordan, Chair, Women’s Committee 1989-1993)
Collegiate National Champions:
• 1991 Air Force • 1992 Boston College • 1993 UCONN
• 1994 Air force • 1995 Princeton • 1996 Princeton
• 1997 Penn State • 1998 Radcliffe • 1999 Stanford
Club National Champions:
• 1990 Belmont Shire • 1991 Beantown
• 1992 Bay Area She Hawks (BASH) • 1993 BASH
• 1994 Berkeley • 1995 BASH • 1996 Beantown
• 1997 Berkeley • 1998 Berkeley • 1999 Berkeley