The eighth edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup commences this Wednesday, August 9 in Dublin, Ireland. Per usual, twelve teams will compete in three pools of four teams each. The winner of each pool and the second-place pool finisher with the highest pool points (not scoring totals) will advance to the semi-final round.
In the eight previous finals, England have played in six, New Zealand four... Read More
Canadian Women carry the hopes of the nation as they embark on the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup that begins August 9th (Wednesday) in Dublin. Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau aired a bilingual, good luck message to the team.
In the 2014 WRWC in Paris, the Canadians finished a surprising second, winning a silver medal.
Most recently, the Canadians finished third in a four team warm up... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The 28 American players traveling to Ireland for next month's Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 have been selected by Women's Eagles Head Coach Pete Steinberg, USA Rugby announced Monday
Included among the squad for the eighth World Cup are two Team USA Olympians, two international debutants, seven Women's Premier League champions, and seven World Cup veterans. The Eagles, currently... Read More
The seventh National Women’s Rugby Championship in 1985 was won by defending champion Florida State who beat the top seeded Pacific Coast team, the San Diego Surfers by a score of 12-6. The tournament was held in San Francisco Golden Gate Park, the first Women’s Nationals to be decided on the West Coast,
Florida State was led by player-coaches Cathy Flores and Candy Orsini, who would both go on... Read More
Former Team USA Women's 7s head coach Ric Suggitt passed away at the age of 58 from a medical complication Tuesday, reports the University of Lethbridge athletic department, where Suggitt coached the Pronghorn women's team. The announcement states Suggitt passed away with his family by his side.
Suggitt coached the USA women from 2010-2015, seeing the team through a third-place finish at the... Read More
Q. This year, what do the NBA Golden Gate Warriors and the New Zealand Women’s Sevens side have in common?
A. Both teams won their sport’s championships losing but one game. (Warriors in NBA playoffs, Black Ferns in the six season events.)
The Black Ferns dominated the 2016/2017 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, regaining the top spot after relinquishing the title last year (and the Olympic... Read More
The USA Women ended their HSBC World Rugby Women's Series 2016/2017 with a sixth place finish overall, ending with 18 wins and 18 losses for the season. In the Clermont-Ferrand Sevens, they lost to Fiji 24-19 to finish sixth in the last tournament of the year.
The Eagles lost earlier in the day to Australia 31-14 in the quarterfinals, where defensive lapses and too many penalties allowed the... Read More
The Eagle Women will meet Australia in the quarterfinals tomorrow in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The game is set for 6 a.m. ET and you can see it live on www. The Rugby Channel.
The matchups for the next round are as follows:
Canada vs. Ireland
Australia vs. USA
Russia vs. France
New Zealand vs. Fiji
The USA lost 19-14 to the Black Ferns in the deciding... Read More
The USA Women won their first two matches June 24 in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Stade Gabriel Montpeid, Clermont-Ferrand, France. The victories guarantee the team a place in the eight-nation quarterfinals.
In the first round, the Eagles had a difficult time besting Ireland 12-7, after trailing 7-0 at the half. After the break, in the first minute of play, Naya Tapper scooted in... Read More
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Three debutants on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series have been named in Richie Walker's 12-player Women's Eagles Sevens squad for the 2016-17 season's culmination at HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens.
Collegiate student-athletes Tess Feury and Natalie Kosko, the former a capped Eagle in XVs, join Women's Rugby World Cup pool athlete Sara Parsons on the trio's first tour... Read More