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
The USA women’s 7s team was top four at the 2009 Rugby World Cup 7s, and
finished, surprisingly, ahead of England.
The same could be true this year, as the Eagles have earned a quarterfinal
spot against Ireland, a tough, physical team that the USA should beat.
Meanwhile, England, by virtue of losing to Russia, will face New
So either New Zealand or England will be... Read More
The USA women's game loss and series loss thanks to Friday's 18-12 defeat
to France was a slightly infuriating one.
The Eagles left some points on the field, certainly, as Sadie Anderson was
close but no cigar on several kicks. But they also squandered chances by
being too slow to move the ball to the outside backs in space - sometimes
shockingly so... Read More
France defeated the USA 18-12 in a women's test match Friday at Home Depot
Center in Carson, Calif.
The USA started well after the French couldn't catch the kickoff. The
Eagles pressed their advantage and looked sure to score a minute in when
flyhalf Sadie Anderson ghosted through a gap. She had Lynelle Kugler... Read More
The Eagles took the Plate, or 5th, in the tournament, but in the overall
standings they take 4th, as Canada moved past them thanks to a 2nd-place
finish in the Netherlands, but the Eagles got by Australia.
finished 2nd in Amsterdam with six tries, one behind Russia's imposing Baizat
Khamidova, while captain Vanesha McGee scored four. Flayan ends up with 15
for the season, 5th on the... Read More
The USA women's 7s team picked up a rugby ball, wrapped in a delightful
maple-leaf-themed wrapping paper and put a bow on it to hand Canada a
victory the Northerners didn't really earn.
In the final
game of pool play in the London International 7s, the USA played more
rugby, but also made more mistakes, ruining for themselves a couple of good
scoring opportunities, and gifting... Read More
The USA women's national 7s team opened their account with an unconvincing
victory over Fiji 15-0 at the China 7s.
In this, the third round of the Women's World Series, the Eagles were
favored over Fiji and seemed content to pressure the Fijians and stay on
This worked out just fine for the Eagles, as Fiji tried to clear
their lines from in-goal, and sent a sad little... Read More