The National Women's Club 7s Championships is a complicated affair. What
with teams not accepting invitations, and new teams coming in, and those
teams bowing out again, and the pools all changing, it's a tough one to
But, there are some solid programs involved. Here's what we think:Pool A:
Seattle Breakers, Chicago North Shore, NOVA 2, Nobody This is a
three-team pool... Read More
Led by captain and USA player Christy Ringgenberg, the Youngbloodz will hope
to pull of a one-two with their male counterparts from Minneapolis.
Head Coach Sam
Robinson said the team’s success has been something of a surprise.
“Only two of the players have played 7s before at all,” said Robinson,
referring to Ringgenberg and Stacey Bridges. “The rest have never played it
all. We got a lot of... Read More
Head Coach Evan Haigh, who also coaches the Old Puget Sound Beach Men, and 7s
legend Waisale Serevi have been involved with the team, and they are raising
interest among players.
“We’ve developed a really nice system within the Seattle team,” said Haigh.
“The team has a good chemistry with the men’s team, and we’ve got a lot of
Not least of which is Nate Serevi. The 17-year-old... Read More
(Several teams have not yet submitted their rosters. As they come in, we
Berkeley All Blues
Cynthia WrightBoston Belles
Emily Jones... Read More
The West Coast girls all-star season wrapped up a couple of weeks ago,
culminating in a Southern California victory at the West Coast Invitational
in Portland, Ore.
“It’s important to have more than just one weekend,” said Rugby Oregon rep
side coach Ernie Espinoza. “We wanted to expand it into a season. And it’s
been great to see the... Read More
A Big Ten women’s rugby conference is slated to begin competition in the
fall of 2012.
Spearheaded by Vaughn Mitchell at Indiana University, the unofficial Big
Ten conference will have a full slate of competitive games for next
The conference landed a big coup in that Penn State, the most successful
and highest-profile women’s rugby team from a Big Ten school, has agreed... Read More
The Women’s National All-Star Championships kicks off Friday, and a most
interested observer will be USA 15s WNT Head Coach Pete Steinberg.
Fresh off coaching Penn State to another national championship, Steinberg
is now scouting players to push for a national team place.
In July, he will bring in about 72 players to a week-long camp that will
provide the foundation for the... Read More
They are better, much better, than they were. Several players continue to
improve. Kelly Griffin’s play, especially her cover tackles and grit, have
taken a step up. Vanesha McGee seems just more imposing, certainly
stronger. Her aggressiveness is a big part of why the USA finished the
Amsterdam 7s 4-1-1 and second behind Canada.
Deven Owsiany’s work rate is increasing, and she... Read More
The USA women did just enough to win their playoff pool and gain a place in
the final of the Amsterdam Women's 7s, the last stop on the IRB's Women's
Challenge Cup tour.
After pool play, where the USA went 3-0, teams were re-seeded into two
playoff pools of three teams. The Eagles edged Australia 15-14 in a tense
game, and then came back from a 12-0 deficit with tries from Kaelene... Read More
The USA women’s team enjoyed a very successful Day One at the Amsterdam 7s,
defeating England, South Africa and Wales to top Pool 1 at the final stop
on the unofficial international circuit.
The Eagles beat South Africa 26-5 and slammed Wales 47-5. The big scalp was
England, the team that currently holds the International Women’s Challenge
trophy. The USA won 12-7 in that game to... Read More