Here is some context and some details for what the USA Women will face in pool play at the Olympics. The USA Women are in Pool A in Rio, along with Fiji, Columbia, and Australia. In the best-case scenario for USA, they defeat Fiji and Columbia--which would earn them a spot in the quarterfinals--and then play the final pool match against Australia with no pressure.
There were... Read More
The full listing of Olympic coverage has been revealed, so we know now which rugby matches will be show when and on which channels. All of Team USA's men's and women's pool games will be shown live on television, and every single match in both competitions will be streamed live online.
It's important to remember these listings are all subject to change. If Team USA finds itself in the semifinals... Read More
In 1998 in Amsterdam, Holland, the Women’s Eagles reached the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the third time, posting victories against Russia (84-0), Spain (39-16) and Scotland (25-10). Then, they beat Canada 46-6 in the quarter finals round for the ninth time against no defeats.
At the same time, powerhouse New Zealand dominated opening round play with a 134-0 rout of Germany. The... Read More
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