This was their finest hour.
The USA Women defeated reigning circuit leader New Zealand 26-10 to take their first HSBC Sevens 2018/2019 series title. From the first whistle to the last, the Eagles demonstrated grit and purpose to secure this historic win. The tournament was played in Biarritz, France.
The victory with its 20 points for the gold medal, took the Eagles to a record high 100 points in... Read More
The USA Women achieved another three-win clean sheet in the opening day of the HSBC Sevens in Biarritz, France. The Eagles defeated China (36-5), Fiji (14-12), and a final win (19-7) against undefeated France.
The team will face Russia tomorrow morning. The game is on You Tube, streaming at 5:22 a.m. ET.
The eight-quarter finalists are:
Australia v Spain
USA v Russia
Canada v France
New Zealand v... Read More
The sixth and final tournament of the HSBC Women's sevens series for 2018/2019 will take place in Biarritz, France, next weekend. Twelve teams will compete, and, after the event, the four nations with the highest point totals will qualify automatically for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
New Zealand are the favorite, the Black Ferns have won four of the past five tournaments. They are a well-balanced... Read More
Lindenwood locked in back-to-back Penn Mutual Women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship titles Sunday, beating Army 34-12 in the final at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The Lions were dominant throughout the tournament, conceding points exclusively in the final.
For Lindenwood, that’s become business as usual. The Lions have now won the CRC, USA Rugby’s 7s title and the D1 Women’s Elite... Read More
When Mike Friday arrived in 2014, he was told by the United States Olympic Committee’s people who analyze these sorts of things that his team had a 10-percent chance of qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Expectations for the women were more fluid – they were much closer, routinely finishing in the top six on the World Series, but coaching turnover and player unrest were key ingredients for... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Olympic hopeful Ilona Maher comes on to discuss Team USA qualifying* for Tokyo 2020 and her upcoming 1-year anniversary of being capped. The 4x national champion and MA Sorenson Award winner also talks about growing up the daughter of a rugby-playing father and navigating the forks in the road to becoming an... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a weekly podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. Head coach of the second-place 7s USWNT Chris Brown joins Jake and Pat to talk about qualifying for Tokyo 2020. We look back on the accomplishment and ahead towards Tokyo. The guys also talk the usual array of topics, touching on a new video game, the Premiership finale, Scully's... Read More
The USA Women’s Sevens team scored their third bronze medal of the 2018/2019 series. The team finished 5-1 (again) with a disappointing loss to New Zealand (again) in the semifinal round.
Normalcy was restored to this six-venue event when the Black Ferns met Australia in the final, the 15th time in 36 occurrences for these two superior sides in the series. New Zealand triumphed 21-17 to take the... Read More
The Eagle Women completed a clean sheet in the fifth leg of the 2018/2019 series, beating Spain, Fiji, and France to advance into the quarterfinal round Sunday.
Then, they will play rival Canada.
The USA were one of three teams to go undefeated. Reigning table leader New Zealand, and Olympic winners, Australia also completed pool sweeps.
The USA tallied 61 points for and only 19 against with... Read More
The finalists in the 1994 USARFU championship had to travel 3,000-miles to Amherst, Mass, to claim bragging rights for San Francisco’s Bay Area, where both fifteens originated. The clash for the club title saw Berkeley (East Bay) defeat BASH, the Bay Area Shehawks (San Francisco) 19-14 for the crown.
BASH were the defending champions.
The eight teams that comprised the quarterfinalists in the... Read More