Atlanta 7s Women's World Series tournament is just a day away, and the
weather continues to play havoc with teams' preparations. But the squads
are nothing if not resilient, and resourceful.
USA Rugby posted a series of photos on their Facebook page showing the
Eagle women training in a hotel ballroom. Obviously it's not a full-size
pitch, but those ballrooms can be pretty... Read More
The USA women's 7s program will not send a team to the Las Vegas
Invitational Jan 23-26.
This decision ends a run that started in 2004, when the USA 7s was
in Carson, Calif. Every year, there has been a women's 7s game at the
stadium during the USA 7s - sometimes an exhibition, but usually the
championship game of the Women's Elite 7s at the LVI.
Last year, for the first time... Read More
USA women's 7s player Victoria Folayan received a two-game suspension
during the Dubai 7s for kicking an opponent.
served her suspension during the team's losses to New Zealand and Russia,
both shutouts. Folayan was cited for an incident late in the USA v Fiji
pool game. The USA was down 19-17 when Asinate Ufia Savu took off down the
touchline. Savu made as if to kick, and... Read More
New Zealand shut out the USA 31-0 Thursday evening in the Women's 7s in
Dubai, capping off a 3-0 day for the Silver Ferns 7s and a 1-1-1 day for
the Eagles that could have been better, but also could have been
The Americans and Silver Ferns both entered the
game knowing they were through to the quarterfinals, as Fiji had defeated
Ireland in the previous match, clinching... Read More
It's playoff time for Denison, and some might say, time for the real
Having just moved up from DIII and found themselves without a conference to
play in this season - an Ohio DII league didn't quite come together, and
the MAC conference was DI - Denison has done enough in their independent
schedule to garner an at-large bid to the ACRA DII Round of 32. In fact,... Read More
Poughkeepsie, NY – The Vassar women's team edged Stony Brook 22-17 to take
the Tri-State Conference championship Saturday, setting the Brewers up for
a coveted home game in the Round of 32 in the new American Collegiate Rugby
Association (ACRA) playoffs.
Anne Fritzson, Cierra Thomas, Dallas Robinson and Natalie Ward all
scored tries for Vassar in a back-and-forth game that saw... Read More
The University of New Mexico women’s team pulled off something of an upset
this past weekend when they defeated BYU (Women’s Cougar Rugby) 29-17 in
With BYU being
among the top teams in the country for some years, now, even a strong team
like the Lobos, which returned 13 starters from last year’s playoff-bound
squad, is expected to struggle.
But BYU has had their... Read More
Having slogged through the thunderstorms then the heat and altitude in
Greeley, Colo. to beat both South Africa and Canada, the USA women’s 15s
team has very little rest before taking on England on Wednesday.
At least England has the short turnaround, too.
“We’re pretty excited about the win,” said prop Hope Rogers. “We felt we
needed to put Canada... Read More
The USA v Canada women’s Nations Cup match Sunday hinged on some huge plays
in giving the Eagles the 29-17 victory, their largest margin of victory
Each of these key plays could have resulted in the USA team folding its
tent and allowing the aggressive Canadians to take control. They never
Key play #1.... Read More
Following the Eagles’ 35-22 defeat of South Africa Tuesday, USA Women's 15s
Head Coach Pete Steinberg is making a few changes for the game against
With the squad facing a quick turnaround that is akin to what they will
face next year in France at the Women's Rugby World Cup, Steinberg said his
changes were "a bit of recognizing the work load over these next two weeks
and... Read More