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
New Zealand Women defeated archrival Australia 17-5 to win the gold medal in the HSBC event opener in Dubai. (NB: Olympic medal designations of gold, silver, and bronze replace forever the former confusing Cup, Plate, Bowl, and Shield awards in World Rugby 7s play.)
The Black Ferns, Rio Olympic runners up, prevented the Wallaroos from mounting their powerful attacking game. New Zealand dominated... Read More
In 2001, the Women’s College title went to fourth ranked Chico State, which beat tenth ranked Penn State 35-24 in a game played in Rockford. Illinois. Ivy League Princeton defeated Virginia 18-0 for third. Penn State were the defending champion.
The two top seeds in the tournament – Princeton at #1, and Navy at #2 – were upset earlier in the rounds as was #3 Marquette, which lost 12-11 to... Read More
The USA Women went 1-2 at the Dubai Sevens Pool A, beating Russia 12-10, losing to South Africa 26-7, and also losing 19-10 to Australia in the third game. Russia beat South Africa 19-10, and both squads lost to Australia. These two teams also finished 1-2 in the Pool.
The Wallaroos at 3-0, Russia, and South Africa will advance into the Cup Round. The Lady Bears and the Boks qualified on points... Read More
The worst-kept secret in rugby is out – Las Vegas will be home to the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series, thanks to some collaboration between World Rugby, USA Rugby and United World Sports, the parent company of USA Sevens (and Rugby Today).
This won’t be the first time an international women’s component has been a part of the Vegas experience. For many years there has been an elite division of the Las... Read More
HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Comes to Las Vegas for 2017
USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament - USA Rugby partners with HSBC Sevens World Series to unite men’s and women’s teams in Las Vegas
United World Sports, the organizers behind the largest annual rugby events in the United States; and USA Rugby, the national governing body of rugby in America, announce that the... Read More
The Australian Women, gold medal winners in Rio 2017, will compete in Pool C in Dubai this week, starting Thursday, which means they will face the USA Eagles. Player for player, the Wallaroos comprise a talented side of sevens experts who combine savvy, skill, and speed.
They will be led by Charlotte Caslick, Aussie Women’s 7s Payer of the Year, who was also nominated as World Rugby’s 2015 Player... Read More
Team USA’s men’s and women’s teams for the HSBC World Series opener in Dubai are set, with several debutants set to make their first international 7s appearances. For both teams, the inexperience is driven by some post-Olympics changes, as well as injuries.
On the women’s side, Kristen Thomas is still recovering from the broken leg that prevented her from starring for the Eagles in Rio. On the... Read More