For the Eagle women, it comes down to this third, and final game of round one in the World Cup against New Zealand. Surprisingly, both teams are 1-1 after Ireland upset New Zealand on Tuesday, representing the first loss for the Black Ferns since 1991.
The reality is that even if the USA should win against the world’s best XV, they would probably still not qualify for the fourth spot to advance... Read More
While many in the American rugby community and those watching from outside the borders continue to be intrigued by male crossover athletes taking up 7s, like Carlin Isles and the prospects of an Ahman Green (he’ll never suit up for the Eagles, by the way), women's head coach Ric Suggitt is stockpiling real-deal crossovers on the women’s team.
Perhaps the most famous name to flirt with rugby was... Read More
England and France scored easy victories in Pool A and Pool C to remain undefeated at 2-0. The key contests for each team will be the third game against better rivals when France play Australia (2-0) and England play rival Canada (2-0).
The Red Roses made short work of Spain 45-5, while France enjoyed a non-taxing game against Samoa, winning 55-3. Both XVs scored four or more tries to gain the... Read More
Ireland upset New Zealand 17-14 in one of the most dramatic victories in Women’s RWC history. The Irish XV, playing with verve and savvy, beat the Black Ferns for the first time. Ireland, a third place finisher in this year’s Six Nations Championship, used the kicking skills of Niamh Briggs. New Zealand led 8-7 at the break. This marked the first WRWC loss for New Zealand since 1991.
Ireland rest... Read More
Canadian women continued undefeated with a 35-7 win over South Africa. The Maple Leafs added a bonus point to the four-point win tally by scoring four or more tries in the contest.
This sets up the important third and final game against England for the Pool title. For the Canadians, should they lose to the Red Roses, if it’s less than 7 points, it still earns them a bonus point, which can mean... Read More
It didn’t look pretty early on, but the United States banked the needed win and bonus point against Kazakhstan Tuesday in Marcoussis, France to keep quarterfinal hopes alive. Kazakhstan scored first and looked menacing early on, but the Eagles found their form later in the second half and eventually cruised to victory.
The Nomads’ blitz defense puzzled the USA’s offense in the early stages, with... Read More
The first round of the Women’s Rugby World Cup played as predicted, with only the Ireland-USA game offering a close contest. The three favored nations to win their pools – New Zealand, England, and France – all scored easy victories over lesser opponents. New Zealand, with 13 tries, and England, running in ten tries, easily achieved a bonus point for their more than four tries tallies. France,... Read More
Army Rugby officially made the jump to varsity status Friday, with both the men's and women's programs moving under the umbrella of the athletic department. See below a video interview with West Point director of athletics Boo Corrigan explaining the move.
The move had been known about for some time, as had the date it would become official. Who would coach the teams was still somewhat of a... Read More
Host nation France won 26-0 against Wales, demonstrating again why "Les Bleus" were Grand Slam victors in this year's Six Nations Tournament.
France led 19-0 at the half.
The team also scored four tries to gain an bonus point.