The Women’s Eagles (fifteen) lost their third and final game in the four-nation Rugby Super Series event held in Salt Lake City. The USA were the only team not to win a game, losing to France 29-10, Canada 33-5, and, finally, England 39-13. The Eagles were coached by Peter Baggetta, the assistant, since Head Coach Pete Steinberg was unable to attend.
The Canadians outscored and outclassed their... Read More
The Canadian Women’s fifteen are on the verge of capturing the first Women's Rugby Super Series after routing the USA Eagles 33-5 in Salt Lake City. The Canadian side now has two victories in a row, and also earned their second bonus point. A win against France (1-1) would give Canada a clean sweep of the four-nation tournament.
The Eagles down only 7-5 at the break seemed listless in the second... Read More
The Olympic rugby schedules have been announced. The women’s competition kicks off Saturday Aug. 6 and wraps up with the medal games Monday Aug. 8. The men’s competition commences the following day, and their medal rounds are set for Thursday Aug. 11.
With the unveiling of the schedules comes the reveal of some previously unknown tidbits. For example, teams who don’t reach the quarterfinals still... Read More
USA Rugby recently announced its men's and women's All Americans. Tuesday, 130 men were named to two DI 15s teams, a 15s honorable mention list, two DI 7s teams and a DII 7s team. Last month 67 women were named to two DI teams and an honorable mention list, as well as two DII teams without a designation between 15s or 7s.
This marks the first year that USA Rugby has named DII All Americans. In... Read More
The Women's Eagles lost to Six Nations' champion France 19-13 in a game marked by the USA's lost opportunities. France enjoyed a three try second half, with two tries coming in but three-minutes.
The USA looked strong in the first half but managed only one try after seven up field attacks to the French 22.
Canada routed England 52-17, a complete demolishing of the 2014 World Rugby World Cup... Read More
The Spanish Women’s 7s team booked a ticket for Rio’s August Olympics, defeating co-favorite Russia 19-12 in the World Rugby repechage tournament held this past weekend in Dublin.
Spain went through the even undefeated, and had an easy 28-0 win over upset minded Kazakhstan in the semi-final round. Russia defeated a pesky Ireland team 19-10.
Las Leones led the Lady Bears 14-7 at halftime, and each... Read More
The International Olympic Committee must be delighted with the sixteen Women’s rugby sevens teams competing for the final and 12th spot in the Rio Olympics. The repechage tournament will take place in Dublin, at the University College Bowl on this Saturday and Sunday with tickets starting as low as €5 ($6.00).
The IOC appreciation stems from the unusual array of competing countries, many smaller... Read More
The Women’s California Kiwis RFC were formed in 1977, and after going 30-2, decided to tour New Zealand, under the aegis of Kiwi coach, Dave Merito. The tour was scheduled for August 1980 and represented the first American women’s rugby club to tour Down Under.
In those years, women hardly played rugby in New Zealand, so the people experienced a double surprise; women in full rugby kit, and also... Read More
Life won its first-ever major tournament title last week, claiming top billing at USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships in Cary, N.C., and the Running Eagles backed it up Sunday, winning the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. In both tournaments, Lindenwood stood in their way in the final. Sunday, they beat the Lions 19-10.
“It is just absolutely exciting,” said Life head coach... Read More
With the HSBC Sevens World Series done and dusted, only one hurdle remains before the Olympic pools are settled – the final qualification tournament June 18-19 in Monte Carlo. However, we know the top two seeds of each men’s pools already, and we know what the groups will be given different potential outcomes in Monte Carlo. The women’s pools are still much more convoluted.
The pool seeds are... Read More