Team USA awakes from a long break to return to action this week in Kitakyushu, Japan. It’s the third of five stops on the World Series, and the Eagles currently sit in fifth place, just six points behind both Canada and Russia.
Awaiting them in Japan are France, New Zealand and the hosts. The Eagles are 0-1 against France this season, having lost 17-19 in pool play in Dubai. They’re 1-2 against... Read More
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The US Women’s Rugby Foundation (USWRF) has been awarded a $9,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to USWRF was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its commitment to the empowerment of individuals.
The grant to USWRF will be used to support the newly launched Women’s Rugby Coaches and... Read More
Today ended the opening round of the Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens World Cup seeding qualification. Twelve second tier teams started the tournament with eight advancing to the quarterfinals. When the event ends, the top five squads will achieve places 12 through 16 in the July RWC Sevens at AT&T Park, San Francisco.
Impressive with three victories each were Belgium, China, and Kenya. Teams... Read More
In 2000, the USA Board of Directors started to explore the possibility that women’s college rugby begin a recognition process to garner an “Emerging Women’s Sports” status under the aegis of the NCAA. Jon Moore, a rugby referee in Columbus, wrote a detailed an informative article for Rugby Magazine in the June 2001 issue.
It represented, perhaps for the first time to rugby readership, the... Read More
The new French rugby word for today is “Chelem” that might be clearer in its English meaning if written “Le Grand Chelem.” It means Grand Slam, which is what the French Women achieved in 2018’s NatWest Six Nations Championship, going undefeated in the five-match series.
For all intents and purposes, Les Bleues claimed the title after defeating England at home 18-17 in the fourth round of play.... Read More
In 1999, the Berkeley All-Blues won their third consecutive Women’s National Club Championship defeating rival Beantown 32-10. The game was played in Lemont, a Chicago suburb, organized and run by the Chicago Blaze and Chicago North Shore.
The event featured the top eight women’s clubs to compete for the Cup and Plate Divisions. The Cup competitors included Berkeley (San Francisco), Emerald City... Read More
The French Women’s team’s narrow victory over England will probably give Les Bleues the 2018 Six Nations crown for the first time since 2014. A win over Wales this Saturday would also award France with a Grand Slam, ending with five wins and no defeats.
England, the number two World Rugby ranked side, will have to be content with a 4-1 season outcome if they beat Ireland at home. For the record... Read More
The next Six Nations Women’s weekend, March 10, should decide the title in the NatWest sponsored championship in 2018 for that is when undefeated England will meet undefeated France. The winner could also achieve a Grand Slam (i.e.; wins against all five opponents).
The Red Roses have a 137-points for and 15 points against record that compares almost equally with Les Bleues' tally of 107-3.... Read More
Team USA’s women will face Australia in a five-game series as part of the USA Sevens later this week. The matches came together at the behest of the Australians, the reigning Olympic champs.
Given they're not part of the Women’s World Series, the games won't technically feature the Eagles against the Wallabies, but the Falcons against the Pearls. Still, the regulars for both nations’ top sides... Read More