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
The second day of the Women’s Elite bracket of the Las Vegas Invitation saw one last pool play match for the teams and then the quarter finals.
There were no big surprises in the morning matches. The USA Falcons, Scion Sirens, Atavus, and Maple Leafs all moved through with 3-0 records. Tribe, WR Ravens, Team Quebec, and Arukas Queen were the second group of four with 2-1 records.
The first... Read More
In their second match at the Las Vegas 7s, the USA Women faced Spain. Both Spain and USA entered the match 0-1, with USA losing to Ireland and Spain falling to Fiji. The Eagles played a strong second half and won 22-7.
USA regathered Alev Kelter’s opening kick and were immediately in Spain’s 22. Kelly Griffin went to the short side from a ruck and passed to Katherine Zackary who went into the try... Read More
The Las Vegas 7s opened with the USA Women taking on Ireland. Ireland came back from a second half deficit and won 24-21.
After the first two rounds of the Women’s World Series, the USA entered the weekend in sixth place in the standings, but with momentum from a cup finals appearance at the last stop in Sydney. Ireland were in ninth place, though they have shown the ability to beat anyone and... Read More
Thursday at the Las Vegas International in the Women’s Elite Division saw each side play two matches, with one more pool match happening Friday morning. The heaviest-hitters in the group—the USA and Canadian development sides—have so far lived up to expectations.
The Falcons and Maple Leafs are both in an excellent position heading into the second day. Both are 2-0 and have looked strong in their... Read More
Head Coach Richie Walker has named his side to take the field at the USA Sevens this weekend, and it's packed with firepower and experience, as well as some youth, too.
Set to make their debuts in Las Vegas are Kelsi Stockert and Nicole Snyder. Stockert has been called up in 15s, but not 7s until now. She's a stalwart for the Seattle Saracens, and Snyder is a standout from Bloomsburg making her... Read More
When World Rugby asked USA Rugby and United World Sports to add an HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens event in Las Vegas this year, it only listed the eleven core sides, the twelfth entry would be decided at the recent Sud America Women’s 7s in Cordoba, Argentina. At that tournament last weekend, Brazil, defending champion and thirteen-time winner, won easily, scoring 237 points and ceding only 12... Read More