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Natasha Hunt running in one of 11 England Women tries. Photo credit: Inpho

Under the Posts – Week of Feb 5, 2017

We’re a bit late this week so we’ll dive right in. The headlines were dominated by the opening weekend of the Women’s Six Nations, Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver admits the women aren’t being compensated for their value and Carolyn Hitt of Wales Online takes on sexism in rugby. As a reminder, we […]

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Under the Posts – Women’s Rugby News Week of 1/22

In the past we were able to bring you editorial pieces, press releases and even guest columnists. The YSC team is now finding that we have less and less time as our personal family grows and we’ve retired from playing. We’re now coaches, referees and administrators and our perspective is a bit different than a player. […]

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Air Force Wins USA Rugby DI Fall Championship

The United States Air Force Academy silenced the demons Sunday by defeating University of Connecticut, 19-8, in the 2016 USA Rugby Women’s College Division I Fall Championship a year after losing the same fixture at Furman University. Head Coach Amy Rusert’s cadets survived a long Regional Playoff weekend last month to make their second run […]

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Davenport Claims USA Rugby DII Fall Championship

The Davenport University Panthers secured their third trophy in a year Sunday in shutting out Winona State University, 37-0, in the 2016 USA Rugby Women’s College Division II Fall Championship Final at Furman University. The matchup was a rematch of the 2015 Final on John Roberts Field, which propelled the Panthers to the National Championship […]

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2016 USA Rugby Women’s Division II Fall Championships Set

A bitter, cold weekend in the U.S. hit all four Regional Playoff locations of the 2016 USA Rugby Women’s Division II Fall Championships, but four teams escaped unbeaten to book tickets to Greenville, S.C., and the 2016 USA Rugby Fall College Championships. Last year’s Fall Champion, Davenport University, and two additional 2015 Semifinalists in Winona […]

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Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby Defeats CWU for Repeat National Championship

A hard fought battle on the pitch ended with Quinnipiac topping Central Washington University 46-24 for the 2016 NIRA National Championship win. This is Quinnipiac’s second national championship in a row and first time in QU history beating Central Washington. The match started off with back-to-back Central Washington tries bringing the score 12-0. Quinnipiac answered […]

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2016 Regional matchups set for USA Rugby Women’s DI, DII Fall Championships

Following a weekend of play-in matches, the playoff field for the 2016 USA Rugby Women’s Division I & DII Fall Championship is set. Teams The Nov. 19-20 weekend’s Quarterfinals and Semifinals will determine who ends up at the Championships Dec 3-4 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. In D1, there are eight teams vying for the semifinals. […]

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2016 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Championships (NIRA) – Nov 18-20

The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) has completed their league season and the final four kicks off this weekend, November 18 at West Point, NY. On Sunday, November 20, they will crown their second champion. Army hosts the event and is the defending champion beating American Intercollegiate College (AIC) 15-12 in the 2015 final. The weekend begins with American […]

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