England women put a marker down when the defeated top ranked New Zealand 29-21 in New Zealand, dethroning the number one ranked team. The Red Roses established themselves as the fifteen to beat in the Women’s Rugby World Cup this August in Ireland. With the victory England moved up a slot into the top ranked spot after their convincing Test match win in Rotorua Stadium.
England are the reigning... Read More
In 2000, the IRB (World Rugby) conducted the Canada Cup in Winnipeg for four of the top Women’s fifteens in a three-match event. New Zealand roared through opening game wins against Canada (41-0) and he USA (45-0) before beating England in the final 32-13. The Black Ferns extended their win streak to 23, dating back to 1993.
The USA defeated host nation Canada 15-9 for third place. In the first... Read More
In both a warmup and a preview of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s World Cup of this August 2017, New Zealand and England have dominated the four-team tournament. The event is being held in New Zealand featuring the Black Ferns (1), England (2), Canada (3), and Australia (6), or three of the top four ranked teams.
The recent matches saw New Zealand trounce the Aussies 44-17 in Christchurch, while the... Read More
It has long been a goal of the American rugby community to bring the sport in the United States to a comparable playing field, both physically and metaphorically, in relation to the traditional American sports. The NCAA naming women’s rugby as an emerging sport certainly appeared to be a step in that direction, however, all that glitters is not always gold.
With the fifteens Women’s Rugby World... Read More
The sixth rendition of the women’s CRC kicks off Friday, with 12 teams across four pools vying for the right to play on national television and claim the title. Pool play will be contested Friday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., with the quarterfinals set for Saturday and the competition rounding out Sunday. The women’s final is scheduled to air at 2:33 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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With one HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament remaining, New Zealand have probably regained the 2016/2017 championship after having lost it last season (and the Olympic gold medal) to Australia. The final event will take place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the Black Ferns stand fourteen-points above second place Canada. It is unlikely that New Zealand, which have won four of five... Read More
The Eagles Women finished sixth at the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Langford, Canada. In the contest for 5th place, the USA lost to Russia 26-21, and thereby will trail the Lady Bears by six points 58 to 52. (Fiji are two pointds ahead of the USA.)
The Eagles were unlucky to draw second ranked Australia in the quarterfinal round, where the Aussies schooled the American in unselfish... Read More
The Eagles advanced into the quarterfinal round in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens in the Langford, British Columbia, Canada, tournament via 2-1 an opening day performance from two uncommon match outcomes.
The USA opened the tournament’s first game with a 21-19 victory over an English side that has underformed all year. Both teams scored three tries, but the three conversions by Kelter (2)... Read More
Lindenwood, Life, Penn State and Dartmouth are spread across four pools as the top seeds, as 16 women’s teams look to compete for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
The Running Eagles of Life snapped a three-year Penn State winning streak last year. The Nittany Lions will be back again along with Life, but it’s the Lions... Read More
The 2005 DI and DII Women’s club playoffs featured the largest number of teams competing for the title. The 2004 Rugby Magazine Directory listed 58 DI clubs, and 60 DII clubs, the latter group then not offering a year end tournament officially recognized by USA Rugby.
The goal in 2005 was to stage an event that would convince USA Rugby’s Competition Committee to schedule and sanction future DII... Read More