The USA Women moved into the Sydney Sevens quarter final round with victories over England and Spain and a loss to Russia. The 2-1 record placed them second in the pool, won by Russia. which went 3-0 in the first round.
The opening game against Russia saw the Eagles up 5-0. But their opponents exploited defensive lapses and tied the match at five all. The Lady Bears moved the ball from side to... Read More
The second round of the now six-city HSBC World Rugby Women’s 7s 2016/2017 season continues this weekend in Sydney, the event to be played before the Men’s tournament. Co-favorites are those traditional rivals, host nation, Australia (The Wallaroos) and New Zealand (Black Ferns). The New Zealanders won the gold medal in Dubai in the first event of the circuit.
These same two squads also met in... Read More
In 2009, a Women’s Nations Cup (WNC) took place in Toronto as a tune up to the Women’s Rugby World Cup scheduled for 2010. Five nations participated: England, Canada, France, USA, and South Africa.
The USA finished second behind England, which won its second WNC in a row. The Eagles ended with a 2-1-1 result, including wins over Canada (15-10), South Africa (39-0), a tie with France (15-15), and... Read More
USA Rugby is in a tight spot financially at the moment. The national office has never been mistaken for Scrooge McDuck’s money pit in the past, but the national governing body is especially lean this year. CEO Dan Payne has talked openly about it, saying they’re starting 2017 about a million dollars in the red.
The stated reasons are the bankruptcy of kit sponsor BLK and the plummeting European... Read More
In 2006, the Women’s Eagles went 4-1 in that year’s Rugby World Cup in Edmonton, Canada but failed to advance into the medal round, finishing fifth. In these 12-team events, only four nations move on to the semi-finals, and, even though the Eagles went 2-1 in pool play, it was insufficient as points differential relegated them to a lower bracket.
England shut out the USA 18-0 in the pool opener... Read More
The pool stages of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 will take place at University College Dublin (UCD) while the play-off rounds will take place at Queen's University Sport (QUB) and Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The Women's Rugby World Cup Final will take place at Kingspan Stadium on 26 August, 2017.
Tickets are sold on a pitch-by-pitch basis; therefore, if a fan buys... Read More
Now’s the time to book those flights and hotel reservation to see the USA Women’s Eagles compete in the 2017 WRWC to be held in Dublin and Belfast. The USA are in the same pool as Italy, Spain, and England, who are the WRWC defending champions from their win against Canada in 2014. It’s the easiest of the three pools, comprising the twelve-team entries. Should the Eagles go 2-1, they would stand... Read More
The singular rugby world event scheduled for 2017 will be the eighth Women’s World Cup to be played in Dublin and Belfast beginning August 9.
The USA are in a pool with Italy, England, and Spain, and will try to improve on their sixth place finish in 2014 when the Eagles lost to New Zealand in the consolation round. England won that last tournament, beating Canada in the final. The host French... Read More
The Eastern Women’s 7s Championship in 1993 contested at Columbia, South Carolina, represented a further indication of the growth and popularity of the sevens game for women rugby players in the United States. This marked the third year of the popular event.
The title was won by the Maryland Stingers for the third consecutive year, led by Most Valuable Player and Eagle center Julie Drustup. The... Read More
After falling to UCONN in the 2015 DI fall championship, the U.S. Air Force Academy dethroned the Huskies with a 19-8 victory in today’s college final.
Now stronger and more experienced, the Air Force entered the DI fall championship match against the UCONN champs with a strong sense of unfinished business. When Air Force somehow managed to compete in last year’s final against the Huskies, they... Read More