At Langford, Canada, the USA Women's 7s team advanced into the Cup round - barely - on point differential, beating out Spain, which upset the Eagles in the first round. The USA rebounded in the second game beating Fiji, before losing to New Zealand.
Three nations - USA, Fiji, and Spain - tied with 1-2 records (New Zealand went 3-0) that forced the final decision by point differential.
The USA... Read More
Head coach Richie Walker has made five changes from his debutant tournament in Atlanta last week to his sophomore competition this weekend in Langford, B.C. The seven Eagles who carry over from the home tournament will try to bring the momentum of a 5-1 Plate title performance with them.
Out are Jillion Potter, Meya Bizer, Kate Zackary, Lauren Doyle and Kristen Thomas. Replacing them are Vix... Read More
The next round of World Rugby’s Women’s Sevens tournament will take place in Atlanta this weekend. Twelve teams will compete in this third (of five) contests for the championship.
The USA, with a new coach at the helm, will attempt to rise from their eight place standing, A good finish could close the gap among six of the secondary sides (New Zealand, Canada, France, England, Russia, and Fuji),... Read More
For Atlanta, new head coach Richie Walker has made five changes to the Women's 7s Eagles from predocessor Julie McCoy's squad in Sao Paolo. The most glaring omission is of Kelly Griffin, who captained the squad under McCoy. The captaincy has been shifted to Jillion Potter.
"We have some real good experience," Walker said. "We have some good speed and we have some good power. To have Jillion... Read More
Former Team USA assistant coach Richie Walker has supplanted Julie McCoy as the Eagles' head coach. McCoy was ousted Monday, and Walker was announced as her replacement Tuesday.
Walker, formerly of the San Diego Surfers and Old Aztecs, as well as an Atavus coach, was brought into the National Team by Ric Suggitt during the 2012/2013 season. When Suggitt was pushed out in September, he worked... Read More
France Women won the Six Nations' title defeating a previous 4-0 England 17-12. Les Bleues won on point differential plus 78 to plus 47 as each nation ended 4-1. England have not won the event since 2012, also the last time they beat France. England's only consolation was a Triple Crown victory over the other three Home Countries, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Some of these Six Nations fifteen... Read More
There was a time when the U-23 division represented an opportunity for younger women and men to gain experience in a possible move up to the Eagles. The objective then was to give aspiring rugby players international matches to showcase their young talent.
In 1999, current Penn State Coach Peter Steinberg took an all-star U-23 Women’s team on a four match tour of England.
The squad went 4-0,... Read More
The Women’s Elite division was fully restored this year. At one time, the competition was arguably the crown jewel of the Las Vegas Invitational, but the last few years it lacked the international flair 2016 brought to the table, with several quasi-national teams taking part.
National teams aren’t officially allowed to play in non-World Series tournaments during the season, so while no caps were... Read More
After finishing up pool play this morning, the Women’s Elite competition moved on to the cup rounds. The French, the Maple Leafs, Great Britain and the USA Selects all advanced to the semi-finals on Sunday.
The USA Selects dominated the Stars. For most of the weekend the Eagles have been dominating opponents, but according to head coach Jules McCoy the squad is a work in progress.
“As a new coach... Read More
The Women’s Elite division at the Las Vegas Invitational featured two round of games this afternoon. Seven teams opened the competition with records of 2-0 ensuring that day two will be an incredibly competitive affair.
The USA Selects, which is made of up mostly the Eagles squad and coached by Eagles coach Jules McCoy, impressed in their first two matches. The Eagles blanked Brazil 36-0 in their... Read More