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
In the seven years of the women’s USA Rugby Emirate Airline Club 7s National Championship, five teams have won the top prize and 2018’s rendition of the tournament will be intense as every squad except for one is represented. Each previous champion is in prime position to bring home the trophy once again, however with only half of the field returning from last summer, expect fireworks at Columbia... Read More
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