GRR: Eagle Women
Inside the 22 is a column by Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff, which attempts to make a point in 22 words or fewer. All the photos surrounding this column were taken by Ian Muir and are form the USA's 23-17 loss to Ireland in the opening match of the Women's Rugby World Cup (click on smaller images to enlarge).
PARIS, France – A dominant lineout performance by the Irish and a near-perfect kicking outing from Niamh Briggs saw Ireland claim the opening pool play match of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014, 23-17. Despite having momentum for most of the contest, penalties thwarted numerous opportunities for the Women’s Eagles.
Paris – USA Women's National Team Head Coach Pete Steinberg has named his starting lineup to face Ireland Friday on the opening match day of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.
The teams kick off at the FFR Headquarters in Marcoussis at 11AM EDT, 8AM PDT, with live TV coverage provided by Universal Sports.
The USA Women’s National Team has already unleashed a very physical, hard-nosed defense, but is that enough?
As the team moves from Granville in Normandy to just South of Paris, questions remain about their offensive output. Players who talked to Goff Rugby Report say, just watch the next game.