After dropping its first match of the HSBC USA Women’s 7s in Glendale, Colo., the USA rebounded to beat China, 24-21. Following a 7-7 first half, reserve Ilona Maher made her presence known scoring back-to-back tries to open up a 17-7 lead. China bounced back with a try, but Alev Kelter’s try after returning from the sin bin sealed the match for the Eagles.
“After the first game against England,... Read More
USA’s first match at the HSBC USA Women’s 7s in Glendale, Colo. began with excitement but ended in disappointment as the women fell to England on the last play, 12-10. USA’s Ilona Maher and Naya Tapper scored in the first and led 10-7 at the half. Defense dominated the second half and England’s aggressive play at the end of the game proved to be the decider when Ellie Kildunne scored the game-... Read More
Women's 7s Begin in Glendale - The HSBC Women's 7s returns to Glendale's Infinity Park this weekend after a two-year hiatus from the USA after having been cobbled in during the HSBC Las Vegas Sevens in March of 2016. Prior to that, the tournament was played in Georgia. World Rugby wants to maintain a six-tournament schedule for the Women to maximize competition, especially now that rugby for both... Read More
There was very little movement in the DI rankings. Only a couple of teams moved but for the first time in a long time Indiana falls out of the top 25.
Ohio State picked off the Hoosiers sending them to their second consecutive conference loss. Ohio State moves into 25.
Army had a closer than expected game against Wheeling Jesuit but the Black Knights stay at number seven.
Kutztown gave Penn State... Read More
On Friday afternoon, the twelve captains for the first HSBC World Rugby 7s competition gathered at the arch at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Following the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco a few months ago, the women kick off the new season at Rugbytown USA. The American squad, captained by Lauren Doyle with newly appointed head coach Chris Brown at the helm, was placed in Pool B and play... Read More
The DII College rankings had some movement with a number of ranked teams squaring off against each other.
In the southern conference UNC-Charlotte and Furman played a thrilling 44-41 game. The teams are within striking distance of each other and come in at 10 and 11 respectively.
North Dakota State had an impressive win over Minnesota-Duluth. NDSU remains at 3 and Duluth drops to 17.
Bloomsburg... Read More
There are some remarkable similarities between the takeover of the women’s 7s team Chris Brown is currently undergoing and that which he and Mike Friday conducted with the men’s program back in 2014.
Both teams are wildly talented. Friday inherited Danny Barrett, Folau Niua, Madison Hughes, Maka Unufe and Carlin Isles, among others. All of them have been indispensable cogs in the program for five... Read More
The 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Women’s 7s begins this Saturday. October 20 in Glendale, Colorado, with twelve teams entered. The venue is the first of six international events in this competitive series. The first four finishers at season’s end will automatically qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Sevens in 2020.
Last year, Australia won the tour with 92 points, and rival, New Zealand finished second... Read More
USA head coach Gary Gold has named a 27-man squad for the upcoming November Tour, which will see the Eagles play the New Zealand Maori Nov. 3 in Chicago, Samoa Nov. 10 in Spain, Romania Nov. 17 in Bucharest and Ireland Nov. 24 in Dublin.
The team is remarkably experienced, without a single debutant in the ranks. The team boasts an average of 16 caps per player, and that’s without star flyhalf AJ... Read More
It has been a wild couple of weeks in DIA. A number of underdogs picked up wins and across the country we have seen the most parity in a long time.
After beating NDC last weekend, Kutztown gave Penn State all it could handle in a narrow 32-27 loss to the Nittany Lions. Wheeling Jesuit gave Army a tougher than expected game in a 33-21 loss.
Army and Penn State are both undefeated at the... Read More