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
The USA has defeated South Africa in the opening match of the Nation's Cup.
They followed up Canada's 29-25 defeat of England.
Both matches were held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley,
South Africa was very dangerous with the ball in hand, but the USA size
advantage in the forwards helped control possession and secure a 35-22
victory for the Eagles.
USA... Read More
The Beantown women's club defeated the Boston Belles 17-0 in the final of
the Middlesex 7s in Woburn, Mass. Saturday, finishing off the Northeast 7s
With Morris not playing, these two teams were secure in qualifying for the
national championships regardless of how the tournament went. In Saturday's
action, the Belles beat Hartford and Boston II handily, but had to work for... Read More
Last weekend, the women’s club 7s championship saw the majority of its
seeds decided, with very few surprises. One team that didn’t make the cut,
however, was Emerald City. Presumed to take one of the Pacific Coast’s
three spots, until ORSU burst onto the scene, the omission from nationals
might be in the team's best interest.
First and foremost, the Mudhens are... Read More
Canada's U20 women rode a strong second half to beat the USA U20s 25-15 in
the first round of the Women's U20 Nations Cup in England Thursday.
The teams were tied 10-10 at halftime. The USA got a try from prop Hope
Rogers, converted by Anne Peterson, and Bizer added a penalty.
Canada... Read More
Playing in a deluge, the USA women's 7s team defeated Spain in overtime
10-5 to win Bronze at the Rugby World Cup 7s Sunday in Moscow.
On a day when play was suspended for a time due to thunderstorms, the field
was wet and muddy for the later games. Certainly it was a mudder's course
in the 3rd/4th playoff for the women. Neither team would really get their
offense working... Read More
The United States saw their World Cup hopes cut short by New Zealand and
Portia Woodman in the Cup Semifinals Sunday, 19-10. Woodman ran in two
tries, and New Zealand was in control from the get-go.
The Kiwis took the lead in the first seconds. Sarah Goss took the opening
kickoff cleanly and on the run, and she offloaded to Honey Hireme, who
scored just 15 seconds into the game... Read More