The Welsh Women’s XV view this August’s Women’s RWC as an opportunity to demonstrate improvement after their poor showing in the 2014 Six Nations Cup where the team finished fifth. With only a 25-0 victory over wooden spoon loser Scotland, the Taffies lost close matches to Italy 11-12, and Ireland 6-14. The big losses came against Six Nation Grand Slam champion France 0-27, and to rival England 3... Read More
(The semi finals and finals of the 2014 Women's World Cup will be played in this historic Paris stadium.)
After an international search, the stadium was expanded and modernized by Rudy Ricciotti, previously winner of the Grand Prize in French Architecture. It has been praised for its environmental, and aesthetic approach. The original stadium was constructed in 1925.
It features a wide-open roof... Read More
At the outset, the Australian Women's team is not called the same name (Wallabies) as the men: the squad is called the Wallaroos. The women achieved a third place in 2010's WRWC defeating France. It was the only time in past tournaments that the Aussie XV achieved a semi-final placement.
But since that last WRWC, the Wallaroos have not progressed to be more competitive on the world's stage. Most... Read More
Optimism is high that the French Women’s team will make the finals of this year’s World Cup. “Les Bleus” have finished third four times, and fourth once in the six tournaments, but they never made a final appearance. As the host nation for the 2014 WRWC, and with a Grand Slam championship in the recent Six Nations Tournament, the team is at its peak to advance.
Historically, France have winning... Read More
One the anomalies of women’s rugby is the existence of a World Cup competitor in the small nation of Kazakhstan. The team represents Asia after having won the Four Nations Qualifying tournament against Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. This country is recognized for its Olympic boxing skills, and also, for the little known sport of bandy (Ice hockey, more or less, played with a stick and a ball).... Read More
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EAGLES MATCH SCHEDULE
Friday, August 1 vs. Ireland – 5 p.m. - Pitch 3
Tuesday, August 5 vs. Kazakhstan – 1 p.m. – Pitch 3
Saturday, August 9 vs. New Zealand – 6 p.m. – Pitch 1
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If there is a dark horse to make the finals in this year’s Women’s World Cup, it is Ireland. This is a scrappy and experienced side that is infused with optimism about its prospects. And, there is an additional emotional reason, the coach, Phil Doyle, will retire after the Cup.
The Irish XV surprised the rugby world by not only winning the 2013 IRB Women’s Six Nation’s Cup, but also that year... Read More
The path to the four-team semi-finals of this year's Women's RWC goes through the point system as follows:
4 points for a win
2 points for a draw
1 point for scoring four or more tries
1 point for losing by seven or less than seven points
At the outset, there are three pools (A,B,C) with four teams in each one. The three teams that win their pool outright will advance. The fourth... Read More
(PRESS RELEASE FROM THE IRB)
The IRB has announced a qualifying tournament for the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series 2014/15 on 12-13 September at Shek Kip Mei stadium in Hong Kong.
With four places up for grabs as core teams on next season’s series, Japan, China, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina will compete across three pools of... Read More
By any measure, the Black Ferns of New Zealand will be the clear favorite to capture the 2014 IRB Women’s World Cup that begins this August 1 in Paris. Three pools of four teams each will contest for the title, won the last four tournaments by New Zealand.
The Black Ferns – who also perform the traditional haka – have been undefeated in 2013 and 2014, winning all seven of their international... Read More