Former Team USA Women's 7s head coach Ric Suggitt passed away at the age of 58 from a medical complication Tuesday, reports the University of Lethbridge athletic department, where Suggitt coached the Pronghorn women's team. The announcement states Suggitt passed away with his family by his side.
Suggitt coached the USA women from 2010-2015, seeing the team through a third-place finish at the... Read More
Q. This year, what do the NBA Golden Gate Warriors and the New Zealand Women’s Sevens side have in common?
A. Both teams won their sport’s championships losing but one game. (Warriors in NBA playoffs, Black Ferns in the six season events.)
The Black Ferns dominated the 2016/2017 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, regaining the top spot after relinquishing the title last year (and the Olympic... Read More
The USA Women ended their HSBC World Rugby Women's Series 2016/2017 with a sixth place finish overall, ending with 18 wins and 18 losses for the season. In the Clermont-Ferrand Sevens, they lost to Fiji 24-19 to finish sixth in the last tournament of the year.
The Eagles lost earlier in the day to Australia 31-14 in the quarterfinals, where defensive lapses and too many penalties allowed the... Read More
The Eagle Women will meet Australia in the quarterfinals tomorrow in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The game is set for 6 a.m. ET and you can see it live on www. The Rugby Channel.
The matchups for the next round are as follows:
Canada vs. Ireland
Australia vs. USA
Russia vs. France
New Zealand vs. Fiji
The USA lost 19-14 to the Black Ferns in the deciding... Read More
The USA Women won their first two matches June 24 in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Stade Gabriel Montpeid, Clermont-Ferrand, France. The victories guarantee the team a place in the eight-nation quarterfinals.
In the first round, the Eagles had a difficult time besting Ireland 12-7, after trailing 7-0 at the half. After the break, in the first minute of play, Naya Tapper scooted in... Read More
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Three debutants on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series have been named in Richie Walker's 12-player Women's Eagles Sevens squad for the 2016-17 season's culmination at HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens.
Collegiate student-athletes Tess Feury and Natalie Kosko, the former a capped Eagle in XVs, join Women's Rugby World Cup pool athlete Sara Parsons on the trio's first tour... Read More
England women put a marker down when the defeated top ranked New Zealand 29-21 in New Zealand, dethroning the number one ranked team. The Red Roses established themselves as the fifteen to beat in the Women’s Rugby World Cup this August in Ireland. With the victory England moved up a slot into the top ranked spot after their convincing Test match win in Rotorua Stadium.
England are the reigning... Read More
In 2000, the IRB (World Rugby) conducted the Canada Cup in Winnipeg for four of the top Women’s fifteens in a three-match event. New Zealand roared through opening game wins against Canada (41-0) and he USA (45-0) before beating England in the final 32-13. The Black Ferns extended their win streak to 23, dating back to 1993.
The USA defeated host nation Canada 15-9 for third place. In the first... Read More
In both a warmup and a preview of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s World Cup of this August 2017, New Zealand and England have dominated the four-team tournament. The event is being held in New Zealand featuring the Black Ferns (1), England (2), Canada (3), and Australia (6), or three of the top four ranked teams.
The recent matches saw New Zealand trounce the Aussies 44-17 in Christchurch, while the... Read More
It has long been a goal of the American rugby community to bring the sport in the United States to a comparable playing field, both physically and metaphorically, in relation to the traditional American sports. The NCAA naming women’s rugby as an emerging sport certainly appeared to be a step in that direction, however, all that glitters is not always gold.
With the fifteens Women’s Rugby World... Read More