New Zealand ran over and around a young USA Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago, earning an emphatic 67-6 win. With 13 debutants in the American lineup, the Black Ferns put on a clinic, dominating every phase of the game.
The American lineout was especially poor, as the Black Ferns used the set piece and subsequent driving mauls to gain the early advantage. Once the flood gates opened, they... Read More
It’s been 14 months since they’ve taken the field. With a new coach and 13 debutants in the lineup, the Eagles being a new era Saturday against the defending world champion New Zealand. The same Black Ferns team that bounced the USA from the 2017 World Cup 45-12 in the semifinals.
“They’re one of my favorite teams to go against. They’re the true epitome of heart on the field, best friends off the... Read More
CHICAGO, IL. - New Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 for the U.S. Women's National Team's highly anticipated return against first-ranked New Zealand as part of The Rugby Weekend this Saturday (Nov. 3) at Soldier Field, LIVE on FloRugby.
In Cain's first test match as Head Coach of the Women's Eagles, the USA will see up to 13 new players earn their first cap on home soil with six... Read More
The Chris Brown era began with a bang over the weekend, as his Eagles won silver in the season opener in Glendale, Colo. The feat sets the team up with an unexpectedly good start to Olympic qualification.
It comes as a surprise because it was the team’s first-ever tournament under the rookie head coach. Brown took over for the jettisoned Richie Walker this summer, and while he has a track record... Read More
The first HSBC Women’s 7s Dream Team of the 2018/2019 season saw New Zealand filling three spots, the USA placing two, and one player each from Russia and France.
The Black Ferns listed Michaela Blyde, Sarah Goss, and Kelly Brazier, and, could just as easily have added the talented Portia Woodman, who scored a hat trick in the final against the USA.
The Eagles selected were Alev Kelter (who has... Read More
The two key takeaway numbers from the HSBC Women’s Sevens held in Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado, were 18 and 33. The 18 represents the silver medal points for the USA Eagles who finished second in the event. The 33 stands for the fantastic wins in a row for the Black Ferns from New Zealand.
The USA Women went 3-3 in the tournament, barely advancing with a 1-2 pool record into the quarter... Read More
There are some remarkable similarities between the takeover of the women’s 7s team Chris Brown is currently undergoing and that which he and Mike Friday conducted with the men’s program back in 2014.
Both teams are wildly talented. Friday inherited Danny Barrett, Folau Niua, Madison Hughes, Maka Unufe and Carlin Isles, among others. All of them have been indispensable cogs in the program for five... Read More
The 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Women’s 7s begins this Saturday. October 20 in Glendale, Colorado, with twelve teams entered. The venue is the first of six international events in this competitive series. The first four finishers at season’s end will automatically qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Sevens in 2020.
Last year, Australia won the tour with 92 points, and rival, New Zealand finished second... Read More
The interim portion of Chris Brown's job title has been removed, as expected. The former men's assistant has spent about six weeks as the interim head coach after the ousting of Richie Walker. Ahead of the season opener in Glendale, Colo. this weekend, USA Rugby cast a vote of confidence in the man who helped turn the men's program into a contender.
"I'm excited to maximize the transfer of what I... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization is proud announce the four schools hosting the NSCRO Women’s 15s Regional Playoffs. All playoffs will be played on 10 – 11 November 2018 at the following locations:
Northeast Regional Championships (Region 1) - Union College, Schenectady, NY
Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (Region 2) - York College of Pennsylvania
Central Region Championship (... Read More