Team USA’s men’s and women’s teams for the HSBC World Series opener in Dubai are set, with several debutants set to make their first international 7s appearances. For both teams, the inexperience is driven by some post-Olympics changes, as well as injuries.
On the women’s side, Kristen Thomas is still recovering from the broken leg that prevented her from starring for the Eagles in Rio. On the... Read More
The French Women defeated the USA 31-6 yesterday for the second time this week on a wet pitch in Montpelier, France. The Eagles failed to score a try, making two penalty kicks. Previously this week, Les Bleues won 36-10 in a six-try win.
The USA, ranked seventh, need to kick up their game against the top six (New Zealand, Canada, England, France, Ireland, and Australia) if they are to gain a... Read More
Yesterday, in Béziers, France, the French Women's fifteen defeated the USA Eagles 36-10. Les Bleues scored six tries in a match, mounting a powerful second half.
France put points on the board after but four-minutes after the opening whistle. The USA responded from a try by Hope Rogers. Fifteen minutes later, France responded with another try. Then, the Eagles scored on a penalty kick from... Read More
Today, the USA Women meet France in the first of many tune up matches for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup this August in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The game beings at 9.0 0p.m. French time, and will be played at Stade de la Mediterranée, Beziers.
Also today, the second ranked Canadian Women take on New Zealand in Dublin’s Donneybrook Stadium.
This past week, Canada trounced Ireland 48-7 while... Read More
Quinnipiac Women won their second straight NIRA championship beating favorite Central Washington (9-3, 4-1 NIRA) 46-24 at the Anderson Rugby Complex at West Point, New York. The finals of this all Varsity programs featured the top four Women’s schools in the conference: ARMY (5-5, 2-4 NIRA), AIC (4-6, 4-5 NIRA), Central Washington, and Quinnipiac.
The score at the break was even at 17-17, but... Read More
Central Washington University and Quinnipiac advanced to the finals of the NIRA championship (Varisty schools) at West Point.
CWU defeated AIC 62-19 while Quinnipiac ran over Army 68-5.
The final begins at West Point on Sunday.
(Photo: Kristine Carr)
The issue of Rugby in April 1976 is notable because it marked the first article about American Women’s Rugby in the magazine. The report detailed the two-day Women’s Annual Rugby Championship at San Diego. It also included a profile by Ed Hagerty (then, with an Associate Publisher title) about Marilyn Glicksman of the UCLA RFC. In addition, the issue featured a one-page spread with five... Read More
by Kristen Guernier
Day one of the Women’s Premier League Championships took place Friday November 11th at Life University bringing together the Red and Blue Conferences for a national showdown. Richie Walker was in attendance from the USA 7s program scouting standouts that could be crossover players.
The Berkeley All Blues in the Blue Conference and the DC Furies in the Red Conference both... Read More
The United States Rugby Players Association is a new organization formed by Eagles for Eagles, and its the first of its kind on American soil. The USRPA was created with the support of the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA), which is presided over by former All Black great Richie McCaw. The USRPA was created in part by Blaine Scully.
"It is important for the success of the game in... Read More
On a relatively quiet weekend for international rugby, Wales Women defeated Scotland 15-0 in Cardiff Arms Park. It was Wales' first autumn Test victory since 2005.
The Welsh side have already booked a place in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be played in Ireland during the month of August. England Women were the last 2014 WRWC victors, defeating Canada for the championship.
In the weekend... Read More