Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. This week, we talk about the 7s USMNT's third-straight silver medal performance in Hamilton, look ahead to Sydney for both the men and women, have quick glance at the USA's ARC opener... Read More
Once upon a time, USA Women played in an Inter-Territorial Tournament to showcase the best players in the nation, an audition for the USA Women’s National team. For years, the event was held in New Orleans, but in 1990, it moved to Long Beach, California, in late January 1990.
The tournament was hosted by the Belmont Shore Women’s RFC.
Four fifteens representing All Star squads from the East,... Read More
Head coach Chris Brown has picked his side for the Sydney stop on the HSBC Women's World Rugby Sevens Series Feb. 1-3. There are four changes to the lineup, with three players making their season debut. Two are World Series debutants, and the third is a returning veteran.
Meya Bizer hasn't played on the World Series since 2016. A torn ACL kept her out of action for a time, and she made her... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA. - USA Rugby has announced the names of 24 athletes who will train full-time as part of the Women's Eagles Sevens Residency Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Players will be available for selection for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 and PanAm Games 2019 with the potential to also compete in developmental Falcons tours.
The roster includes 19... Read More
The key event in Women's rugby in 2018 was New Zealand's dominant win in the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco. The Black Ferns marched through the tournament undefeated, trouncing France 29-0 to secure the Gold medal. They nipped the USA 26-21 in the semifinal round. Australia captured the Bronze for third place with 24-14 win against the Eagles.
The Kiwis continued their sevens' superiority... Read More
The strategic move from Paris to Parc des Sports Aguiléra, home of Biarritz Olympique, will enable the FFR to maximise the visibility, attendance and impact of hosting the final round of the record-breaking series at a time when women’s rugby in France is on a high.
It has been a stellar year for France, winning the silver medal at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, a first 15s win over New Zealand and... Read More
You’ve all heard it. After being stuffed repeatedly, a scrum or lineout inside the attacking 22 provides a rare scoring opportunity. To make sure the sense of occasion isn’t lost or wasted, someone points out the newfound proximity to the try line, hoping to inspire hyper focus.
After 42 years of hard yards, the ‘look where we are’ moment for American rugby has arrived. The men’s Eagles have... Read More
(Special reporting from Kent Oszmanski)
The Women's Rugby Coaches and Referees Association (WRCRA) Conference took place at Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend. The meeting was attended by 117 people and featured three-days of informative lectures and breakout sessions.
The core speeches concentrated on the many variables that affect rugby play and rugby participation. Some... Read More
Sunday, Team USA finished second in Cape Town, winning its second silver medal in as many tournaments to move into first-place in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings for the first time ever. 20-percent of the way through the season, the Eagles are in pole position to finish in the top four and punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020 as a high seed.
Let’s go back a few months. The Eagles just... Read More
The Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association (WRCRA) will stage its first conference December 7, 8, and 9 at Queen's University, Charlotte. This is a much-anticipated event that will bring together hundreds of American women who want to foster the growth and development of rugby in the United States. The three-day session will welcome coaches, referees, players, administrators, journalists... Read More