The USA Women advance to the semi-final round of the 2017 Women's World Cup as the fourth and final team.
Losing to England 47-26, allowed the Eagles to pick up an unnecessary bonus point (four tries in a game), which might have been important if Canada or Ireland also achieved bonus points. But New Zealand routed Canada and France easily beat Ireland, with neither losing side gaining a bonus... Read More
Both England and USA came into their final pool match of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2-0, each with the maximum 10 points claimed from the matches against Italy and Spain. Currently ranked best in the world, the matchup against England was always daunting for the Eagles. The match was never close, but the Eagles scored four tries and, therefore, a bonus point in the 47-26 loss.
Early on, Katy... Read More
It will be informative to review some of the data from the first two rounds in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland.
Tries (116) and Penalties (3): This statistic reflects the try scoring bonanza of top tier nations against the lower ranking twelve team entrants. The routs:
NZ 121 – Hong Kong 0
Canada 98 – Hong Kong 0
England 56 – Spain 5
England 56 – Italy 13
France 72 - Japan 14... Read More
“Facts are precious things,” a wise person once said. The facts are that the USA Women can advance into the semi-final round of the Women’s Rugby World Cup if they defeat England this Wednesday in Dublin. A win would constitute a highly unlikely outcome, and one similar in scope to Ireland’s Women surprise conquest of New Zealand in the 2014 WRWC.
The Eagle’s task is formidable; the Red Roses –... Read More
Day one of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Dublin saw no surprise upsets as all of the higher ranked fifteens won over the lower teams. The key game was Ireland's narrow victory over Australia 19-17. These squads play in the most competitive pool along with France.
The USA enjoyed a win over Italy 24-12. The Italians finished last in the Women's Six Nations championship this year. Interestingly,... Read More
The 1999 Women’s Collegiate Championship provided one of the most exciting matches in USA rugby history when Stanford defeated Princeton 42-31 in double overtime. Tied at 31-31, the teams continued to play two, ten-minute halves until the Cardinal triumphed, scoring two tries and one conversion in the second period.
Stanford stormed out to a 21-point lead before Princeton tallied 28 unanswered... Read More
The eighth edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup commences this Wednesday, August 9 in Dublin, Ireland. Per usual, twelve teams will compete in three pools of four teams each. The winner of each pool and the second-place pool finisher with the highest pool points (not scoring totals) will advance to the semi-final round.
In the eight previous finals, England have played in six, New Zealand four... Read More
Canadian Women carry the hopes of the nation as they embark on the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup that begins August 9th (Wednesday) in Dublin. Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau aired a bilingual, good luck message to the team.
In the 2014 WRWC in Paris, the Canadians finished a surprising second, winning a silver medal.
Most recently, the Canadians finished third in a four team warm up... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The 28 American players traveling to Ireland for next month's Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 have been selected by Women's Eagles Head Coach Pete Steinberg, USA Rugby announced Monday
Included among the squad for the eighth World Cup are two Team USA Olympians, two international debutants, seven Women's Premier League champions, and seven World Cup veterans. The Eagles, currently... Read More
The seventh National Women’s Rugby Championship in 1985 was won by defending champion Florida State who beat the top seeded Pacific Coast team, the San Diego Surfers by a score of 12-6. The tournament was held in San Francisco Golden Gate Park, the first Women’s Nationals to be decided on the West Coast,
Florida State was led by player-coaches Cathy Flores and Candy Orsini, who would both go on... Read More