The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode features Amy Rusert, one of the architects of the NCAA rugby initiative, who is back on the front lines as the commissioner of the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA). She comes on the pod to advocate and educate on the effort to make rugby a fully-sponsored NCAA championship sport.... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - Pools and schedules have today been announced for the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens 2018 tournament in Glendale, new opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
The international tournament, to be held at Infinity Park from October 20-21, will feature 11 core and one invitational women’s rugby sevens teams as they begin their journey to qualify for the Tokyo 2020... Read More
An important Women's rugby conference will take place over three-days - December 7,8, and 9 - in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Queens University.
The event features a roster of dynamic speakers:
Nicole Lavoi: Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport;
Katie Sadleir: World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby;
Kathy Henderson: Vice Chair, Rugby Canada;
Phaidra... Read More
An important segment of the American rugby community is moving forward with demonstrable pride and purpose, the Women’s Rugby Coaches & Referees Association (WRCRA). The organization was founded in 2017 to establish a professional network of coaches, referees, and administrators to further the growth and development of women’s rugby in the United States.
The WRCRA sponsored its first meeting... Read More
The Village Lions from New York City won the second, unofficial Division II Women Championship. The 2002 tournament was played in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the Cincinnati Wolfhound RFC’s pitches.
The Lions route to the event started with wins in Northeast RFU playoffs against Burlington, Vermont, and Ithaca, New York.
The finals consisted of three fifteens competing in a one-day, round robin format.... Read More
In June of 1999, Berkeley All-Blues and Beantown met in the finals of the Women’s Club Championship with the California fifteen earning its third championship in a row. The win was decisive at 32-10. The contest was played at the Chicago Blaze rugby facility in Lamont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
The top four Women's club sides competed for the Cup: Beantown, Berkeley, Emerald City Mudhens... Read More
For the fourth time in three years, the search is on for a new Team USA women's 7s coach, as Richie Walker's time has come to an end. The change has been announced as a resignation.
Walker took over midway through the 2015/2016 season for Julie McCoy, who served just two World Series tournaments before being jettisoned. She replaced the late Ric Suggitt in September of 2015.
Walker led the Eagles... Read More
The San Diego Surfers captured their third sevens national championship with a 19-12 victory over the Scion Sirens. The California side jumped out to an early 19-0 lead and withstood a late charge to become the first program with three 7s titles in history.
The Surfers were dominant on day one, going 3-0 in pool play and only yielding five points. They were put to the test, however, in the cup... Read More
World Rugby has confirmed Australia and New Zealand as Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 host candidates after each union submitted their bid responses to the international federation by the 10 August deadline.
The 2021 tournament will be the first to feature exciting new format changes, including the extension of the tournament window from 23 to 35 days, promoting player welfare, the addition of a... Read More
Day one of the women’s club sevens saw most of the favorites reach the cup quarterfinals with several exceptions. Traditional powers, NYRC, Life West, San Diego and Scion all came out as group victors.
Pool D featured the most competitive balance with three teams going 2-1. Scion, ARPCT, and Boston all finished 2-1 but Scion and ARPCT found their way through thanks to point differential.
The... Read More