GRR: Eagle Women
GLENDALE, Colo. (USA Rugby Press Release)– Continuing to build structure and foundation for the USA Rugby National Teams and High Performance Pathways, USA Rugby today announced the appointment of Brandon Sparks as Head of Women’s High Performance, a role responsible for oversight and development of the Women’s XVs and Sevens programs.
USA Rugby has hired former Australia Assistant Coach Sione Fukofuka as Had Coach of the USA Women's 15s Head Coach.
Over 90 candidates applied for this job.
The USA has ended the WXV 1-2 after a 30-8 loss to Italy in the final game.
That game had its own drama as Italy needed to win by 25 or more to win the WXV 2 trophy. They were held out by some dogged defense by the Eagles, allowing Scotland to celebrate their tournament victory.
On the way to getting back to the upper echelon the USA Women’s National 15s team faces a difficult opponent Saturday in the person of Italy.
What they want to do is show they’ve taken strides since the last time played (and lost to) Italy, which was 2022.
When Catie Benson arrived at Penn State she saw the list of rugby All Americans up on the wall on campus said told herself she wanted to be on that list.
She got there, and then saw the USA jerseys posted for all the Penn State capped players.