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
Penn Mutual announced this week the sponsorship of Team USA standouts Madison Hughes and Kristen Thomas. The rugby-invested life insurance company has put its clout behind many rugby ventures in recent years, namely the Collegiate Rugby Championship and Varsity Cup, of which it is the title sponsor. The Pennsylvania-based company also sponsors the National Small College Rugby Organization. But... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit University announced Wednesday the creation of a varsity women's program, starting with the 2016/2017 school year. WJU already boasts a men's varsity program, which is currently in its fourth season. The move not only adds to the growing number of schools offering scholarship opporunities and a traditional student-athlete experience supported by athletic department infrastructure... Read More
When did you start playing rugby? For which clubs have you played?
I started playing rugby in 2012 (2nd year of college). I helped found the University of Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Club (D2) and served as both Recruitment officer and Vice President. Since then, I’ve played for them as well as a part of a season with New York Women’s Rugby Club (D1). The past year I’ve been playing with the Denver... Read More
Announcing the last chance to purchase the Village Lions Women’s 2016 four color calendar.
A must have in every clubhouse.
A terrific buy at $15.00.
Go to: www.lionscal.com.
Congratulations to the Club for the calendar.
Australia defeated Russia 31-12 to take the Cup final in the HSBC Dubai Women's Sevens. The Russians proved to be an unheralded surprise squad, going undefeated in the first five games, and smashing through pool play, including a 33-7 rout of the former champions, New Zealand.
The Walleroos beat their archrivals, the Black Ferns, 15-12 in the opening game of the quarterfinals. New Zealand had to... Read More
Julie McCoy’s Eagles endured a less-than-ideal start to their Olympic season, ending 1-4. They went 0-3 in pool play and fell 15-14 to Japan in the Bowl Semifinal, but ended on a winning note with a 31-24 defeat of Ireland to avoid a last-place finish.
The Eagles started poorly in all of their Day One matches, but against Japan in the Bowl Quarterfinal they bucked that trend by winning the... Read More
The United States quite literally stumbled out of the blocks to start the Olympic season Thursday in Dubai, going 0-3 with a 12-5 loss to Ireland, a 24-19 defeat at the hands of Fiji, and a 35-5 drubbing by rival Canada.
The theme through all three was starting very slow. In all three games the USA surrendered two early tries before getting on the board. Against Fiji and Ireland, they nearly... Read More
It was a third-straight slow start for the USA, and a third straight loss, 35-5 to Canada. The victors opened with a knock-on advantage after Katy Johnson couldn’t haul in the kickoff, then there was a penalty on the USA for diving over in the ruck, and with another knock-on advantage Karen Paquin was across for the opening score.
The Canadians regained possession when Richelle Stephens was... Read More
The United States fell to 0-2 in Dubai with a 24-19 loss to Fiji. The Eagles again dug themselves a two-score deficit in the first half before attempting to come back, spending almost the entire half on defense.
Fiji scored less than 30 seconds in. Jillian Potter went up for the opening kickoff and tapped it to her side, but Fiji won the ball from there and two offloads later Luisa Tisolo was off... Read More