The cup chase for the USA women ended in the semifinals Saturday in front of a nearly full Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas with a 12-7 loss to New Zealand. The Eagles took the lead early and were combative throughout, ultimately earning a shot to steal the game at the death but falling short.
They’ll have one more match to determine who gets bronze against Canada at 5:40 p.m. This marks the second-... Read More
The second day of the Women’s Elite bracket of the Las Vegas Invitation saw one last pool play match for the teams and then the quarter finals.
There were no big surprises in the morning matches. The USA Falcons, Scion Sirens, Atavus, and Maple Leafs all moved through with 3-0 records. Tribe, WR Ravens, Team Quebec, and Arukas Queen were the second group of four with 2-1 records.
The first... Read More
In their second match at the Las Vegas 7s, the USA Women faced Spain. Both Spain and USA entered the match 0-1, with USA losing to Ireland and Spain falling to Fiji. The Eagles played a strong second half and won 22-7.
USA regathered Alev Kelter’s opening kick and were immediately in Spain’s 22. Kelly Griffin went to the short side from a ruck and passed to Katherine Zackary who went into the try... Read More
The Las Vegas 7s opened with the USA Women taking on Ireland. Ireland came back from a second half deficit and won 24-21.
After the first two rounds of the Women’s World Series, the USA entered the weekend in sixth place in the standings, but with momentum from a cup finals appearance at the last stop in Sydney. Ireland were in ninth place, though they have shown the ability to beat anyone and... Read More
Thursday at the Las Vegas International in the Women’s Elite Division saw each side play two matches, with one more pool match happening Friday morning. The heaviest-hitters in the group—the USA and Canadian development sides—have so far lived up to expectations.
The Falcons and Maple Leafs are both in an excellent position heading into the second day. Both are 2-0 and have looked strong in their... Read More
Head Coach Richie Walker has named his side to take the field at the USA Sevens this weekend, and it's packed with firepower and experience, as well as some youth, too.
Set to make their debuts in Las Vegas are Kelsi Stockert and Nicole Snyder. Stockert has been called up in 15s, but not 7s until now. She's a stalwart for the Seattle Saracens, and Snyder is a standout from Bloomsburg making her... Read More
When World Rugby asked USA Rugby and United World Sports to add an HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens event in Las Vegas this year, it only listed the eleven core sides, the twelfth entry would be decided at the recent Sud America Women’s 7s in Cordoba, Argentina. At that tournament last weekend, Brazil, defending champion and thirteen-time winner, won easily, scoring 237 points and ceding only 12... Read More
The USA Women's Eagles coaching staff has identified 44 athletes for its Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 player pool.
Head Coach Pete Steinberg has used the shortened "quadrennial" between the 2014 World Cup in France and thi August's tournament in Ireland to build a squad that is both young and experienced, awarding more than a dozen new caps in that timeframe in just eight... Read More
The Eagles Women’s Sevens squad produced a near perfect Sydney tournament, earning the silver medal after losing to Canada in the Cup final. The Canadian win marked that country’s third sevens circuit victory.
From the Down Under final in the Rio Olympics last August when Australia defeated New Zealand, to this year’s Dubai Cup final when the same two teams met with the Black Ferns on top, all... Read More
Allianz Stadium in Sydney was packed with local fans who had come to see the nation's Women's Olympic sevens champions play rival New Zealand for the gold medal. The Kiwis defeated the Wallaroos in Dubai, the first tournament on the World Rugby HSBC circuit, and Australia sought revenge.
The Aussie fans did view this two nations' match, but shock of shocks, surprise of surprises, it was for the... Read More