Team USA opened with a 1-1 record Friday in Dubai, shutting out China 31-0 in the opening match before falling at the death to England by a conversion. The results set up an all-important pool finale against Australia, also 1-1 against China and England.
In the opening match, Abby Gustaitis and Ilona Maher dotted down in the first half to put the USA up 10-0 at the break, and debutant Ashlee... Read More
Head coach Chris Brown has made two changes from the silver-medal finish in Glendale for the second tournament of the season in Dubai next week. The Eagles are paired with Australia, England and China in Pool B.
Veteran Joanne Fa’avesi and World Series debutant Ashlee Byrge replace Lauren Thunen and Tia Blythe, who helped the Eagles finish second in Colorado. Fa’avesi last appeared for the Eagles... Read More
The Eagle Women won the inaugural Rugby World Cup of 1991 by defeating host nation England 19-6. The final was played in Cardiff, Wales, in front of 3,000 spectators at the Cardiff RFC grounds.
The USA dominated the tournament with an unbeaten run into the title game, and impressively, generating 76 points for with only six against. Canada secured the Plate by defeating Spain 16-9.
The USA... Read More
The ink was hardly dry on Rugby Today’s Friday column, stating that the French Women’s 15 had never beaten the Black Ferns, when, a day later, Les Bleues pulled off a major upset, winning 30-27. The loss contributed to New Zealand’s Black (pun intended) Saturday when that great rugby nation suffered a rare double Test disaster with the Men’s and the Women’s fifteens losing away games in Europe.... Read More
DUBLIN, IRE. - Women's Eagles' Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face No. 8 Ireland this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 AM ET, LIVE on Irish Rugby YouTube Channel.
In their final battle of the Autumn Internationals 2018 -- and after the Women's Selects achieved a hard-fought 25-24 victory over England Academy earlier this week -- the starting XV will feature seven changes from the Eagles'... Read More
Today, there is great joy in New Zealand after World Rugby awarded the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup to that nation. The voting panel chose the Kiwis over Australia (the only other bidding country) 25-17. Now, the Black Ferns will play in front of a home crowd as they seek their sixth WRWC title.
The matches will be played on the North Island in Auckland and Whangarei. Venues start as low as 5,... Read More
The showpiece Women's Rugby World Cup event will take place in New Zealand’s North Island in July and August 2021.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 is the ninth edition of the tournament and the first to be held in the southern hemispher World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for the prestigious tournament to New Zealand Rugby.
With women’s rugby continuing to experience record global growth and... Read More
Team USA fell 57-5 to England Friday at Allianz Park in London. It makes them 0-2 under new head coach Rob Cain, as he is blooding new players at the beginning of the World Cup cycle. Three more new Eagles earned their first caps on the day.
The developmental sides of both England and the USA play Tuesday. The Eagles are back on the pitch Nov. 18 against Ireland in Dublin.
England’s pressure... Read More
LONDON, ENG. - Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face England’s Red Roses this Friday, Nov. 9 at 2:45 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby.
The full roster will feature five changes made to the starting XV with four new faces in as reserves and up to three new caps to be awarded overall.
Jumping in at hooker for Katy Augustyn is Joanna Kitlinski who joins the group after being activated as an... Read More
On November 10-11, 2018 sixteen teams will gather at four sites to compete in the 2018 NSCRO Women’s Regional Playoffs. Only six teams are returning from last year’s round of sixteen, and Wayne State College is the sole surviving team that contested the 2017 Final Four. Several traditionally strong teams have gone through a rebuilding year and did not make it out of conference play. In some... Read More