The third round of the RBS Six Nation's Women's Championship saw England take undisputed charge of first place with six points on the heels of 13-9 victory over Ireland.
Surprisingly, France lost to Wales 10-8 away, sending Les Bleues and Wales into a two-way tie for second with four points.
Italy garnered their first tournament points by easily defeating Scotland 22-7, which is 0-3 so far this... Read More
Following a fourth-place at Brazil Women’s Sevens, Julie McCoy’s USA Women’s Sevens squad is looking for a bounce-back tournament at the Las Vegas Invitational, with a few new faces in tow vying for their shot at Rio 2016.
McCoy said her Olympics-bound team showed a lot of promise in Brazil, especially after a disappointing 1-4 record at Dubai Sevens in December.
“When we played with connection... Read More
With the end of the World Ruby Women’s Sevens’ event last weekend in Brazil, it is clear that Australia are this year’s dominant team with back-to-back wins in Dubai and Sao Paulo. These powerful Wallaroos total 40 points, 12 higher than New Zealand and Canada, tied for second place, and far behind with 28 points.
Australia beat Canada 29-0 for the title, keeping up a skein of shutouts in the... Read More
Day one ended in Sao Paulo with three strong Women's 7s sides going undefeated at 3-0 in the three pools. These were tournament leader Australia, New Zealand, and France who advanced into the Cup Quarter Final rounds Sunday, February 21.
The USA, at 2-1, with fine victories over Russia and Spain, will meet England, another 2-1 squad. The Red Roses beat Japan 38-5 and Brazil 24-14, but lost to... Read More
The second leg of the World Rugby Women’s 7s tournament will be played this Saturday and Sunday (February 20 and 21) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For the Women Eagles, it is an opportunity to demonstrate that the poor, first round performance in Dubai was an aberration. That first contest proved unsettling also for three-time champion New Zealand, which finished a disappointing fifth. And even Canada,... Read More
The second round of the Six Nations Women’s Championship occurred true to World Rugby rankings' form as all the higher seeds defeated lower placed opponents.
In the key matchup, France (2) soundly defeated Ireland (4) 18-6 in a game where the Irish scored no tries. Les Bleues have won this tournament before and need to sustain championship rugby if they are to remain competitive against the... Read More
The three top rated European Women's XVs had easy first games in the opening round of the 2016 Six Nations Women's Championship. The three, France, Ireland, and England outscored opponents 84-3, including two shut outs.
England, reigning World Cup champion from 2014, beat Scotland 32-0 in a five-try feast.
Ireland defeated Wales 21-3. France romped over Italy 32-0,
The action continues next week... Read More
Once upon a time, thirty-years ago in 1986, there existed national, all-star playoffs for women, competing under the banner of ITT, territorial taournaments.
To generate interest among the regional areas, subdivisions within the territories played matches so that selectors for the four, major areas (East, Midwest, West, and Pacific) could view the talent on the pitch.
Kathy Flores, currently... Read More
The D1A, women's DI, DII and new DI Elite, and the men's D1AA finals will be held in Moraga, Calif. May 7 on the campus of defending D1A champion St. Mary's.
The D1A finals have been played at neutral sites in front of paltry crowds in recent years, at Kennesaw State, Stanford and UNC-Greensboro, but should St. Mary's reach a fourth-consecutive final, much fuller stands would be expected. ... Read More