The University of New Mexico are in to the final
of the Pacific Mountain West Conference playoffs after beating Arizona
State 79-5 in extremely windy conditions (see photo with the posts bending
to the breeze).
With the rout, UNM now moves on to play UCLA on Sunday in Albuquerque, NM.
UCLA got a bye when Colorado Satte pulled out due to injuries.
The Pacific Mountain West women's college playoffs will be held in
Albuquerque, NM this weekend, but not all the teams will be there.
Colorado State University has been slammed with injuries, which put them
down to 15 players. When another player was not cleared for competition,
the team decided it could not compete short-handed.
"We were running pretty low on numbers this season... Read More
The USA women's 7s team has lost 12-7 to the Netherlands in a sloppy,
mistake-filled match at the Dubai 7s.
Both teams were, early on, guilty of trying to do too much with ball in
The good news for the USA was that they kicked off and defended with plenty
of physicality, so their mistakes happened in the Netherlands 22.
But still they were [too anxious, and muffed a... Read More
The USA women’s team opened up their first ever official IRB World Series
season with an impressive victory over France in Dubai.
First-half tries from Vanesha McGee and Vix Folayan staked the Eagles to a
12-7 halftime lead. Then the speedy Americans took over, seeing Bui
Baravilala go over twice and Emilie Bydwell once for the 27-7 rout... Read More
USA Women’s National Team Head Coach Pete Steinberg had plenty of praise of
the work ethic of his players as they went 1-2 on their all-too-short tour
But he especially mentioned one: Sarah Chobot.
Chobot has been all over in rugby, playing as a star loose forward for Ohio
State, and then pitching up for the USA 7s team. She is now a Glendale
Raptor, and with the USA... Read More
The USA women's national team may have lost to France 13-0 and 27-3 in
short order, but there are reasons to feel optimistic about what this team
can do, said their coach Pete Steinberg.
Namely, the USA forwards were very strong against the French and the team
as a whole showed excellent fitness as they were able to play two games in
But, as one French coach told... Read More
The French national women's team showed how they might be thinking big, big
honors on a couple of years, as Les Bleus defeated the USA 27-3 Saturday at
Stade de France just outside Paris.
The USA had multiple scoring chances, especially int he second half, but
could not get it over the line. More to come ...
FRANCE : Parra – Guiglion, Godiveau, Metier, Grassineau, Bailon,, Yahé... Read More
USA Women's National Team Head Coach Pete Steinberg knows his Eagles will
need to be better against France, but their Sunday afternoon victory over
Italy was still good to get.
“It was a great start and we were dominant in the first half,” said
Steinberg. “The Italians showed a lot of fight, but we were able to
hold them off and still scored some nice tries.”
The Eagles... Read More
The USA Women's National 15s team opened up their three-match November tour
with a 34-20 defeat of Italy in Roma SUnday.
The Eagles led 29-0 before giving up three late Italy tries to make it
The USA forwards set the tone early with some huge collisions, and it was
the pack that did the scoring. A lineout-and-maul got the first try, with
No.8 Kate Daley capping off... Read More
Fort Miami Co-Coach Mike Hayden said his team is ready to play after
qualifying for the final eight of the women’s DII club
Led by co-captains KayJay McAuley (prop) and Michelle Horevitz (lock) Fort
Miami is looking to continue their improvement. Brie Cokos
and Devin Huber hold down a backline that has gotten better throughout
the season, thanks also to the addition... Read More