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Having a good coach is key to success on the field. A good coach has knowledge of the game, a vision for the team and gets the players to buy into a game plan. As a two-sport athlete in college and now a professional rugby player, I have been on a lot of teams and played for a lot of coaches. The best coaches I’ve had were successful because... Read More
SYDNEY, AUS. - The Women's Eagles Sevens are bronze medalists at HSBC Sydney Sevens 2019. In the final match of the tournament, the United States showed powerful offensive movements to command possession and beat Ireland 26-10.
Having now concluded the third round of the season with their second medal, the USA women have reached No. 2 in the world rankings with three stops remaining to clinch... Read More
For the first time in team history, the 7s USWNT booked its third-straight trip to the semifinals Saturday, beating Russia 7-5 in the quarterfinal round in Sydney. That sets up a meeting with New Zealand at 4:34 p.m. CT Saturday.
The Eagles reached the top eight as the second-place team out of Pool C, sandwiching a loss to Spain with wins over China and Australia. Highlighting the effort was the... Read More
For the USA women, Sydney marks the end of a season. At least, that’s how head coach Chris Brown sees it. He’s split the six-top series into two seasons, as more than 70 days separate this week’s tournament and the next. He’ll give the players some time off between, and they’ll have another "preseason" before starting back up in Kitakyushu, Japan. The goal is to enter the next "season", read last... Read More
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