The North America Cup, or "NORAM," is the biennial North America championships of gay and inclusive rugby. The largest amateur rugby union tournament in North America. In 2019, Charlotte, North Carolina, won the bid to host the first ever North American Championships. On August 1st, 2023, the Boston Ironsides won the bid to host the 2025 North American Championships.
NORAM 2023 took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Ironsides brought two full sides to the tournament. For the second year in a row, the Village Lions joined our second team as the IronLions. It was an incredible tournament for the Boston Ironsides as they become the first team in NORAM history to have both sides finish Top Two in their division. The Boston Ironsides competed in for the NORAM Cup (Division 1). They finished pool play 3 - 0 and was seeded one in the playoffs. The Ironsides faced the Chicago Dragons in the Quarter Finals beating them 33 -7 to move on to the Semi Finals. In the Semi Finals, they faced San Francisco Fog, where they demolished them 34 - 0 to reach the finals. In the Finals they lost a heartbreaker to Gotham 15 -7. The Ironsides finished 2nd in North America with 4 shoutouts, 165 points for and 22 against. The IronLions competed in for the NORAM Vase (Division 3). They finished pool play 2 - 1 and was seeded third in the playoffs. They played in the Quarter Finals against the Atlanta Buck, where the game was tied 5 -5 after double overtime and went into a kick off. The IronLions scored the lone goal to move on to the Semi Finals. In the Semi Finals, the IronLions faced the Crescent City Rougaroux and won 12-5 to make it to the Finals. In the finals they faced Washington Scandals losing 31 - 0. The IronLions finish runners up for the NORAM Vase. This is the best result for this joint team in their two year tournament history!!