The Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, will be fielding their first ever Women's Fifteens side this fall and compete in the Midwest Rugby Union and USA Rugby Division 2. While the Chicago Lions have fielded a highly competitive Women's 7's team since 2012 coached by Jeremy Nash, they have never assembled a fifteens team.
The Chicago Lions have been interested in expanding... Read More
After a weekend off for the Rugby World Cup 7s, club teams from four regions completed their qualification for Nationals in New York City, N.Y. on August 11-12. With 19 spots already wrapped up, the Frontier, Midwest, Pacific North, and Red River held their final tournaments on Saturday and now the likes of the Denver Barbarians, Metropolis, Life West, and the Washington Athletic Club and more... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - During the Women’s Eagles Sevens Captain’s Run, Kelsi Stockert sustained a minor upper body injury that will force her to miss Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Stockert was originally intended to replace Alev Kelter.
In her stead, Kelly Griff has flown to San Francisco and joined the team in time for their first match against China at 12:34 PM PT on NBC Sports Gold. Griff last... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - Last time they were on home soil, the Men's Eagles Sevens achieved greatness alongside crowds of screaming American fans when they won Gold in the Cup Final at 2018 USA Sevens. Now, with a fifth place seeding, Head Coach Mike Friday, his 12 starters and two injury reserves will travel to AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA for the first ever U.S. hosted Rugby World Cup at... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Under the direction of team medical staff, Alev Kelter will remain out of competition for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Kelter has been continuing recovery from an injury sustained during the 2017-18 season and will continue to support the group from the bench throughout the tournament.
In her stead, Kelsi Stockert has been activated and will travel to San Francisco tomorrow.... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular pdcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this week's episode, Eagle stars Danny Barrett, Alev Kelter and Naya Tapper come on to talk World Cup. Barrett tells us how the Eagles will attack the win-or-go-home format, what it's gonna be like playing at the home of his childhood baseball team, and how it's been having the HSBC cameras following the boys... Read More
With the Rugby Sevens World Cup starting next Friday, July 20th in San Francisco on NBC Sports, it’s a good time to review a past fifteen’s Women’s World Cup from 2006 when the event was held in Edmonton, Canada. The USA finished fifth out of twelve teams, going 4-1 in tournament play.
New Zealand won their third consecutive World Cup, beating England 25-17. The Black Ferns’ win marked their... Read More
The 1984 Women’s National Championship saw Florida State University defeat Beantown 11-6 to avenge their loss in the 1983 championship to this same Boston XV. The match was played in Oakbrook, Illinois, a perfectly organized tournament with teams wearing numbers, immaculately lined fields, refreshments for the spectators, and excellent refereeing under the aegis of Peter Jones. (NB – Florida... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has announced a list of twenty-five student-athletes named to the inaugural NSCRO Women’s All-Americans for the 2017-18 season.
The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up the first ever NSCRO Women’s All-Americans. There were a large number of senior players... Read More