Under the Posts – Week of Mar 19, 2017

The top headlines from last week include England winning the Grand Slam, more on the boycott of USA Women’s National Hockey team, what teams are doing to prepare for the WRWC and looking ahead to Hong Kong 7s and Kitakyushu 7s. As a reminder, we are doing weekly posts recapping the top women’s rugby news. Can’t … Read more

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2016 USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships – Nov 11-13

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) will host its eighth national championship Friday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 13 at Life University in Marietta, Ga. The eight-team competition is split into two tiers and begins with championship and fifth-place semifinals on day one. The Glendale Raptors are the defending champions and are hunting for a three-peat. … Read more

2016 Women’s Premier League Begins in September

The 2016 Women’s Premier League (WPL) kicks off Saturday, September 10. The two-time defending Champion Glendale Raptors are part of a trio of matches that will kick off the season. Matches will be played over nine weeks with the Berkeley All Blues, Oregon Rugby Sports Union, Raptors, and San Diego Surfers playing in the Blue Conference, while Atlanta Harlequins, … Read more

Surfers finish fifth at WPL Championships

The San Diego Surfers scored 24 unanswered points in 20 minutes Sunday to beat Oregon Rugby Sports Union, 29-22, in the fifth-place match at the 2015 Women’s Premier League Championships. The Surfers failed to register a win in the six-week regular season, but sought revenge against fellow Blue Conference club ORSU after a dominant performance … Read more

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Raptors beat All Blues, repeat as WPL Champions

The Glendale Raptors won their second Women’s Premier League title in as many years Sunday in a 26-17 defeat of Berkeley All Blues at Infinity Park. Hannah Stolba won her side a penalty try and accounted for 10 points from the boot in the victory, and Joanna Kitlinksi earned Most Valuable Player honors as the … Read more

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2015 USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships – Nov 13-15, 2015

The USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships will be hosted in Glendale, CO (original venue was San Diego but the host had difficulty securing a location) on November 13-15, 2015. Of the eight teams participating in the WPL, the hosts have the burden of trying to be the third club to claim back-to-back WPL Championships … Read more

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WPL Week 6 Videos and Results – 2015

Week six was for all the marbles…the Twin City Amazons were the only team that knew they had clinched a spot in the National Championship’s final four, while five teams fought for the remaining three berths. The DC Furies entered week six with an 0-4-1 record and a week after tying Atlanta, beat New York, 17-10. Glendale survived … Read more

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2015 WPL Standings, Schedule & Results

Welcome to another year of the Women’s Premier League! The conferences for 2015 will remain as they were for 2014 with no teams moving down. The Glendale Raptors will kick off the season against the San Diego Surfers on Sep 12, 2015 and began their campaign to defend their 2014 WPL Championship. Other matches in week 1 … Read more

USA Rugby WPL Eligibility Concerns Continue

The WPL Championship is in the books, congratulations to the Glendale Raptors on taking that honor home! But the USA Rugby WPL eligibility issues that plagued the WPL Championships haven’t been forgotten so easily. To recap quickly, the Atlanta Harlequins knowingly played an ineligibly player on day one of the WPL Championships. In that match, … Read more

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Glendale Raptors Clinch 2014 WPL Championship

The Glendale Raptors shouldn’t have even been in the 2014 Women’s Premier League Championship match but the Atlanta Harlequins were ruled out due to playing an ineligible player. Glendale took their second change to the house as they defeating the defending WPL Champions, the Twin City Amazons 16-15. Perhaps the best women’s rugby match in the … Read more

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