GRR: Eagle Women
The USA Women’s National Team is on its way to France now with an eye toward another Women’s World Cup.
When Hope Rogers showed up at her first rugby practice as a sophomore at Chambersburg HS in Pennsylvania, she was a little confused; you see, she had confused rugby and lacrosse, saw a bunch of people chasing a weirdly-shaped ball around with no sticks, and got ready to leave.
It’s a good thing she stayed.
The US Olympic Committee had a hand in the removal of Matt Hawkins as USA 7s team Head Coach.
The move came after an exhaustive post-season examination of both the men’s and women’s teams. Both were put under the microscope by USA Rugby representatives (including CEO Nigel Melville) and the USOC.
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Women’s Eagles have been selected for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014. In total, 26 players will have the chance to represent the U.S.A. in Paris for the prestigious tournament.
Additionally, four players will accompany the team to Paris as reserves.
The performance of the USA Women’s National Team this past weekend, during which they pushed England 17-13, might be an indication that the Eagles should have high hopes for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France this August, or it could be just one result among many.