The United States Women’s Rugby Foundation (USWRF) is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association (WRCRA), which is the professional organization for women’s rugby coaches and referees from all levels of play. In recognition of the vast network of support that sustains women’s rugby, WRCRA is open to all coaches, referees, players, administrators,... Read More
The Women’s Six Nations Championship began with two routs from the probable 2018 title contenders, France and England. It also featured a tight match between Wales and Scotland, where the Scarlet prevailed 18-17.
More than the Six Nation men, bonus points for tries and close contests, will play a part in aligning the League table. Both France and England picked up a bonus point in victory.
Wales... Read More
For the second-straight game, the Eagles dug themselves a hole they couldn’t get out of. This time it was against Spain in the 5th-place semifinal. Like Russia did in the quarterfinals, Spain jumped out to a 19-0 first-half lead.
Against Russia, the halftime score was 19-0, but against Spain the Eagles added one before the halftime hooter and two more through the second half to tie it up. Spain... Read More
The Eagles improved to 1-1 in Sydney with a 38-0 drubbing of Japan in their second pool match. Naya Tapper and Hope Rogers scored two each, setting the USA up with an all-important pool finale against New Zealand.
The Americans maintained patience on defense, as Japan went through the phases for two minutes before conceding possession. As soon as the Eagles touch it, they went cleanly through the... Read More
A seesaw affair featuring eight tries, four from each team, would be decided by conversions, with England slotting two more than the USA for a 28-24 win in the Pool B opener. The Eagles got off to a slow start, not winning a single restart in the first half, but a try from Naya Tapper, her first of three, kept them in it. The second half was nip and tuck, but England scored all its tries in the... Read More
Team USA’s women sit at second in the world after falling to Australia, 34-0, in the Dubai final back in December. It’s by far their best start to a season ever, and this weekend in Sydney the Eagles try to back it up with another big performance.
While Dubai ended well, it didn’t start that way. The Eagles snuck into the quarterfinals with a 1-2 pool record having lost big, 45-14, to New Zealand... Read More
The season 2017 and 2018 marks the debut of the England Women’s Professional League comprised of ten teams and sponsored by Tyrrells snacks. The initiative was started with a $3.4 million investment from the Rugby Football Union. The goal of the RFU will be to add 50,000 new girls and women playing English rugby in the next four years.
The seasons began on September 16, 2017, and witnessed the... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is proud to announce that the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side will return to the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) 7’s tournament and the Collegiate Rugby Championships (CRCs). The Las Vegas Invitational will be held on March 1 – 3, 2018 and the CRCs will be held in Philadelphia, PA on June 1 – 3, 2018.
The Select Side program is... Read More
In July and August 1997, the US Women mounted a 17-day trip to Australia and Fiji, achieving a 4-1 record with wins over the two national sides. The sole loss came against Queensland, the best Aussie women’s club fifteen, in a match where many of the Eagles’ first team were rested for the Test match against Australia that followed three-days later.
Joe Kelly coached the Eagles scrum, many of whom... Read More
It would be a second-place finish for the USA women in Dubai, as they fell 34-0 to Olympic champion Australia in Friday’s final. The Aussies managed six tries in the shutout win. It’s the USA’s best finish since falling to Canada in the final of its own tournament in Atlanta two seasons ago.
The Eagles ended up with a record of 3-3, having finished third in their pool with losses to France and... Read More