England Women won the RBS Six Nations title and Grand Slam (Defeating the other five entrants) by whipping Ireland 34-7 last Saturday at Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin. Both sides were 4-0 going into the finale undefeated. The victory marked England’s first Grand Slam since 2012
England, defending Women’s World Cup Champions from 2014, led by only 5-0 at the break, but poured on four tries in the... Read More
In looking back at the D1 Women’s College Championship, it is unexpected for some that in the past, three Ivy League universities - Radcliffe, Brown, and Princeton - not only competed at the highest (or semi-final) level but also won the tournament. In 1996, Princeton attained its second title in a row, defeating Penn State 20-12 in an event played at Colorado Springs.
Surprisingly, Princeton was... Read More
Last week, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in their first Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament. The team assembled on the evening of 28 February 2017, had two practices together on Wednesday, and competed on Thursday and Friday.
Sixteen collegiate women’s 7s teams competed at the LVI with the NSCRO/Penn Mutual team seeded second in their pool and fifth... Read More
The Women’s Elite division of the Las Vegas International cup final was, like the men’s final, a rematch from pool play. The Maple Leafs, Canada’s developmental side, and Tribe 7s, an Australian side, played for the tournament title. On day one, the Maple Leafs defeated Tribe 27-12. And in the final, it was the Maple Leafs again winning, this time 17-7.
To get to the final, the Maple Leafs... Read More
Team USA backed up a second-place finish in Sydney with a fourth-place performance in Las Vegas Saturday. The 14 points the Eagles take away from Sin City sees them to sixth in the season standings. Replace the 11th-place showing in the season opener in Dubai, and they’d be much higher.
The quest for the cup in Vegas ended in the semifinals against New Zealand. The Eagles went stride for stride... Read More
After falling to New Zealand 7-12 in the cup semi-finals, the USA Women’s 7s had the chance to play Canada in the bronze medal match of the Las Vegas 7s. This was a tough matchup for USA. This is the second tournament in a row in which these two sides finished with a match against each other—the teams last played in the Sydney cup final. They had gone head-to-head 14 times with Canada winning 12... Read More
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