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
Rugby Today has received some last-minute travel updates from the French Rugby Federation concerning the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris, commencing August 1.
The RER B Train to Marcoussis
The Blue B line (running from Charles de Gaulle airport north and south) makes two Massy stops, but you want the second one, MASSY-PALAISEAU. Round trip about 10€. A free shuttle takes you from the station to... Read More
Tiger Rugby has been increasingly busy over the last couple of years – opening a full-time training facility in Columbus, Ohio, developing an affiliate network and continuing to take domestic and international tours.
The last couple of months have been no different, as Tiger unveiled its women’s program and swept Cancun 7s, with the men and women going undefeated en route to tournament titles.... Read More
In their last prep game before the Women’s Rugby World Cup, the USA Eagles lost 17-13 to England, the match played at Guildford, Sunday July 6. On the Wednesday before, both teams played a practice match of four quarters as coaches experimented with lineups.
In the game, England led 17-0 from two tries and a penalty when, before half time, the Eagles Sadie Anderson converted a penalty to make it... Read More
Rugby Today contacted the French Rugby Federation for travel information from Paris to Marcoussis, where the preliminary matches will be played.
1. Are there special buses from Paris to the CNR?
No there will not be buses from Paris to the CNR.
However, there will be shuttles from Massy to the CNR. Massy is a station that can be reached by RER (suburban train) line B.
There is a French... Read More
New Zealand: Fiaoo Faamusili
Test debut – 2002
NZ Police Sports Person of the Year
Ireland: Fiona Coghlan
University of Limerick
Teacher since 2005 of PE and Math at Lucan CC
Clubs: UL Bohemians and Leinster Women’s Rugby
Irish Times and Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2013
United... Read More
Samoa: Cynthia Ta'ala
(NB. The Samoan national team name is Manusina, which means "white bird.")
Captain since 2013
Graduate University of Auckland, NZ
Service industry trainee
New Zealand Women's Rugby League 1999 to 2010
NZ Tag Team rugby
Started to play for Samoa in 2010
Spain: Maria Ribera
Pro team: Richmond, UK
Also, trainer at rugby camp for girls 13-... Read More