Canada Women easily defeated the USA 39-5 in Chula Vista, California, on Tuesday night, March 28. The match was tied at the break at 5-5 but Canada dominated the second half with a hat trick of tries from Tyson Beukeboom. The Canadians booked five tries in the second half.
The USA play looked ragged, and many times, seemed more to resemble sevens action than fifteens.
If Canada win the rematch... Read More
The European Six Nations Women’s championship concluded last week with England winning the title via a Grand Slam (5-0) defeating the other five nations. The result bodes well for the Red Roses who will defend their Rugby World Cup title, which they won in Paris in 2014, this August when the WRWC kicks off mid-August in Ireland.
The USA and Canadian Women enjoy no such annual tune up competition... Read More
In July and August 1989, Pacific Coast Women toured New Zealand, making it the first ever territorial side sanctioned tour. The team would go 6-1, losing only the opening game to New Zealand (13-7), and winning the next six in a row against club and university fifteens.
In addition to this original sanctioning was the fact that it marked also the first New Zealand Women’s rugby match as a... Read More
England Women won the RBS Six Nations title and Grand Slam (Defeating the other five entrants) by whipping Ireland 34-7 last Saturday at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin. Both sides were 4-0 going into the finale undefeated. The victory marked England’s first Grand Slam since 2012
England, defending Women’s World Cup Champions from 2014, led by only 5-0 at the break, but poured on four tries in the... Read More
In looking back at the D1 Women’s College Championship, it is unexpected for some that in the past, three Ivy League universities - Radcliffe, Brown, and Princeton - not only competed at the highest (or semi-final) level but also won the tournament. In 1996, Princeton attained its second title in a row, defeating Penn State 20-12 in an event played at Colorado Springs.
Surprisingly, Princeton was... Read More
Last week, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in their first Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament. The team assembled on the evening of 28 February 2017, had two practices together on Wednesday, and competed on Thursday and Friday.
Sixteen collegiate women’s 7s teams competed at the LVI with the NSCRO/Penn Mutual team seeded second in their pool and fifth... Read More
The Women’s Elite division of the Las Vegas International cup final was, like the men’s final, a rematch from pool play. The Maple Leafs, Canada’s developmental side, and Tribe 7s, an Australian side, played for the tournament title. On day one, the Maple Leafs defeated Tribe 27-12. And in the final, it was the Maple Leafs again winning, this time 17-7.
To get to the final, the Maple Leafs... Read More
Team USA backed up a second-place finish in Sydney with a fourth-place performance in Las Vegas Saturday. The 14 points the Eagles take away from Sin City sees them to sixth in the season standings. Replace the 11th-place showing in the season opener in Dubai, and they’d be much higher.
The quest for the cup in Vegas ended in the semifinals against New Zealand. The Eagles went stride for stride... Read More
After falling to New Zealand 7-12 in the cup semi-finals, the USA Women’s 7s had the chance to play Canada in the bronze medal match of the Las Vegas 7s. This was a tough matchup for USA. This is the second tournament in a row in which these two sides finished with a match against each other—the teams last played in the Sydney cup final. They had gone head-to-head 14 times with Canada winning 12... Read More
The cup chase for the USA women ended in the semifinals Saturday in front of a nearly full Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas with a 12-7 loss to New Zealand. The Eagles took the lead early and were combative throughout, ultimately earning a shot to steal the game at the death but falling short.
They’ll have one more match to determine who gets bronze against Canada at 5:40 p.m. This marks the second-... Read More