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(Photo) The 1987 Women's Eagle Team and members of the 2017 squad: The first Women's Eagles team extends best wishes to the 2017 USA Women for the World Cup: The 1987 team: Lori ReeseMary MoneyKerri HeffernanKathy FloresCynthia BystrakCandi OrsiniTracy MoensMargie McClureRobin S. Pace, and Mary Gail Sullivan.

Women's World Cup 2017- The eighth WRWC tournament begins this Wednesday, August 9 in Dublin, Ireland. For the record, the Irish RFU was the only union to bid for the tournament. Preliminary games will be played in two venues in Dublin, while the semis and finals will be in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Good luck, Eagles. 

Past WRWC Winners

1991 - USA

1994 - England

1998 - NZ

2002 - NZ

2006 - NZ

2010 - NZ

2014 - England

Since the 2014 WRWC in Paris, the Black Ferns won thirteen Test Matches in a row before losing to England this summer.

Pools

A = Canada, Hong Kong, NZ, Wales

B = England, Italy, Spain, USA

C = Australia, France, Ireland, Japan

USA Matches and Starting Times (ET)

August 9, Wednesday vs. Italy at 11:30 a.m.

August 13, Sunday vs. Spain at 9:45 a.m.

August 17, Thursday vs. England at 9:30 a.m.

Competition

Three pools of four teams each. Four points for a win and two points for a draw. Also, the usual awarding of bonus points. The winner of each pool, and the team with the next highest points, advance to the semifinals on August 22nd. The finals are scheduled for Saturday, August 26. There are also playoffs to rank the third through the 12th team.

USA's Phaidra Knight Retires - With 35 caps, many international Test matches, and WRWC tournaments, Phaidra Knight has decided to retire from international competition. Best wishes to Knight in her rugby future.

USA Women's Eagles | Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Kathryn Augustyn
Catherine Benson
Sylvia Braaten 
Stacey Bridges 
Kayla Canett 
Cheta Emba 
Tiffany Faaee
Tess Feury
Jordan Gray
Abby Gustaitis
Nicole Heavirland
Nicole James
Jessica Javelet
Alev Kelter
Deven Owsiany
Samantha Pankey
Sara Parsons
Christiane Pheil
Naima Reddick
Jamila Reinhardt
Hope Rogers
Kimber Rozier
Kristine Sommer
Naya Tapper
Kristen Thomas
Alycia Washington
Jess Wooden
Kate Zackary