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
New Zealand Women scored their second victory in five-days over Australia with a 29-3 victory in QBE Stadium Auckland. It marked another game where the Wallaroos scored no tries.
The Black Ferns led 17-3 at the break, and although Australia played stout defense, again, they could not cross the try line.
The New Zealanders used three sevens Olympic silver medalists - Portia Woodman, Kelly Brazier... Read More
The military schools’ sports rivalry, long heralded in gridiron lore, witnessed the second rugby contest between Army and Navy Women in 2004. This marked the Cadets second year at rugger, when they came out ahead 31-3 in a rout of their Annapolis opponents.
In the first contest in 2003, Navy rolled over a neophyte Army XV 67-0. It took the West Pointers only one year to rebound for their first... Read More
The College Rugby Championship (CRC) for 2011 decided, for the first time, to welcome eight women’s sevens sides into the tournament. The list included Penn State, Brown, Temple, Navy, North Carolina, Princeton, Virginia, and Army, six of whom competed in the last three D-I national championships.
The June tournament would take place less than two-years after the International Olympic Committee... Read More
Russian Women won the European Grand Prix Series Sevens, defeating host nation France 25-6 last weekend in Malemort. It marked the second major 2016 European victory for the Lady Bears who also were victorious claiming the Rugby Europe Women’s 7s title this year.
Russia defeated Ireland 27-5 in the semis while Les Bleues won narrowly 22-19 against the Great Britain Lions.
France had won the... Read More
Twenty-years ago, a spirited group of American women – playing for Atlantis - ventured into the inaugural Hong Kong Women’s 7s where they dominated play to win the event. “Dominated” is perhaps an understatement for a squad that scored 181 points in three games to zero for the opposition.
The team was coached by the sevens expert Emil Signes who attracted seven players from the Women’s Eagles.... Read More
A belated reminder that the Australian Women won the rugby sevens gold medal, beating rival New Zealand 24-17. The Wallaroos dominated sevens play this past World Rugby, five-circuit season, and they were the slight favorite to win the event. Canada defeated Great Britain 33-10 to take the bronze.
The Australians, under the leadership of coach Tim Walsh, have become the dominant side in women’s... Read More