The military schools’ sports rivalry, long heralded in gridiron lore, witnessed the second rugby contest between Army and Navy Women in 2004. This marked the Cadets second year at rugger, when they came out ahead 31-3 in a rout of their Annapolis opponents.
In the first contest in 2003, Navy rolled over a neophyte Army XV 67-0. It took the West Pointers only one year to rebound for their first... Read More
The College Rugby Championship (CRC) for 2011 decided, for the first time, to welcome eight women’s sevens sides into the tournament. The list included Penn State, Brown, Temple, Navy, North Carolina, Princeton, Virginia, and Army, six of whom competed in the last three D-I national championships.
The June tournament would take place less than two-years after the International Olympic Committee... Read More
Russian Women won the European Grand Prix Series Sevens, defeating host nation France 25-6 last weekend in Malemort. It marked the second major 2016 European victory for the Lady Bears who also were victorious claiming the Rugby Europe Women’s 7s title this year.
Russia defeated Ireland 27-5 in the semis while Les Bleues won narrowly 22-19 against the Great Britain Lions.
France had won the... Read More
Twenty-years ago, a spirited group of American women – playing for Atlantis - ventured into the inaugural Hong Kong Women’s 7s where they dominated play to win the event. “Dominated” is perhaps an understatement for a squad that scored 181 points in three games to zero for the opposition.
The team was coached by the sevens expert Emil Signes who attracted seven players from the Women’s Eagles.... Read More
A belated reminder that the Australian Women won the rugby sevens gold medal, beating rival New Zealand 24-17. The Wallaroos dominated sevens play this past World Rugby, five-circuit season, and they were the slight favorite to win the event. Canada defeated Great Britain 33-10 to take the bronze.
The Australians, under the leadership of coach Tim Walsh, have become the dominant side in women’s... Read More
What an incredible three days that was. The hours, days and weeks of anticipation leading up to Saturday’s first kickoff seemed more like months, years and decades, but the games themselves zipped by at the speed of light. At the end of it, Team USA’s women finished 3-2-1 and in fifth place.
A medal was the goal, but the women who poured it on the line have to walk away with their heads high.... Read More
The Eagle Women ended their Olympic run with a well deserved win against France, a team historically one rung higher (5th) than the USA.
Down 5-0 at the end of the break, the USA Alev Kelter recovered the ball from the half restart and raced in under the posts, a familiar try for her in these games. Conversion made and USA up 7-5.
Quickly, winning another contested ruck, the Eagle backs sent the... Read More
The Women’s Eagles achieved a modicum of satisfaction revenging a first game loss by defeating Fiji 12-7 in the playoffs for places five through eight. The Eagles will meet France at 5 p.m. ET this afternoon for the fifth place finish. Les Bleues defeated Spain 24-12.
In the first half, the Eagles appeared sluggish, and could not move the ball out of their half. Fiji played tight defense,... Read More
Commentray by Liv d'Alberti, Georgetown RFC
New Zealand, perennial Women's sevens champions, defeated the USA 5-0 to advance into the quarterfinal round in Rio. The Black Ferns were up 5-0 at the half on a run away try by the celebrated Portia Woodman, who comes from an All Black family.
Neither team made significant attacking moves in a desultory second period, marked by knock-ons and frequent... Read More