Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and Wales all confirmed their intention to tender having reviewed World Rugby’s bid guide issued last month.
The record level of hosting interest highlights the strength of the Women’s Rugby World Cup brand after a very special and record-breaking Ireland 2017 tournament and excitement surrounding a new tournament format.
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The USA Women ended the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens series with a fifth place finish at the Paris tournament. The Eagles went 4-2 with wins over Spain (2), Japan, and Fiji. Losses came against France in pool play and then a defeat to Canada in the quarterfinals.
New Zealand won the Paris event gold medal with a trouncing of antipodal rival Australia 33-7.
The Wallaroos had clinched the... Read More
Canada held on 26-24 to defeat the USA Women in the quarterfinals of the Paris 7s. The Eagles scored late via Tapper's second try but the missed a conversion ended hopes of advancing at Stade Jean Bouin. The Eagles led 14-12 at the break from Tapper and Doyle tries.
Also moving forward were New Zealand 30-0 versus Spain and Australia, a narrow winner over Fiji, 22-19.
Home nation France secured... Read More
Kenya have become only the second nation other than South Africa to win the Rugby Africa Sevens, defeating Uganda 29-7 in Sunday's final in Gaborone, Botswana.
Speedstars Janet Okello (pictured during Rio 2016) and Sinaida Aura grabbed a brace of tries apiece and Linet Moraa also went over the whitewash with Grace Adhiambo landing three conversions as the Lionesses put the agony of four... Read More
Rugby Africa’s yearly Women’s Sevens tournament will conclude a full week devoted to the place of women in rugby in Gaborone, Botswana-
With 10 national teams competing for the title of African Champion, the tournament which will take place on May 26 and 27 is likely to showcase some exciting rugby. It will be preceded by a conference on the theme of the place of women in rugby. 13 African unions... Read More
Women’s Sevens National Collegiate Tournament
The Women’s Collegiate 7s title was won by Lindenwood who were also were victorious in the fifteen’s Women’s College event. The Lions shut out Penn State 20-0 to claim the sevens gold. All of the matches were played in Infinity Park, Glendale. Colorado.
Lindenwood confronted Life in the semis, winning narrowly 17-14. Penn State, with Eagle Tess Feury... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Following an extensive search process, Saracens Women's Head Coach and Director of Rugby Rob Cain has accepted an offer for Head Coach of the United States Women's National Team (XV), USA Rugby announced today. Cain, who possesses a wealth of experience in developing athletes, will take on a full time role based at the Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Pending visa... Read More
The big story out of Langford, British Columbia this past weekend was the rout, the thrashing, the whitewash by New Zealand Women against Australia in the gold medal sevens match: 47-0. This game represented the thirteenth occasion that these two dominant sevens programs met in a final since the inception of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens series.
After the Kiwis trailed the USA 10-7 in the... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a new weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Going forward, every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle reveals his all time favorite player ( hint: it's Alev... Read More
The Women Eagles rebounded from a poor showing in Japan to capture a bronze medal in Langford, Brirtish Columbia, their best showing since the second place finish in the opening round in Dubai. The team beat France 21-5 for third place, a side they had narrowly lost to in pool play.
In the quarter final round of eight, the USA beat Canada 28-26, on one more made conversion as the host nation... Read More