Under the Posts – July 7-13

Lots happening in the women’s rugby world this past week, big items included round 3 of the Super Series, RAN 7s, FISU Games, the Rugby Europe 7s continue and South Africa U20s have swept Zimbabwe.

For more stories and news, keep reading:

  • Super Series-Round 3
    • France defeated New Zealand in a thrilling match, 25-16
    • England routes Canada in a back and forth affair 19-17
  • Mexico has won the Rugby Americas North Sevens and Jamaica was the runner-up. They both now qualify for the Olympic Repechage Qualifier tournaments in 2020
  • Japan claims double gold in women’s and men’s at the FISU Games in Italy
  • Rugby Europe Olympic qualifying tournaments continued in Kazan with 12 teams
  • South Africa win U20 series against Zimbabwe 2-0
  • USA Rugby Women’s 7s has been named best of June in the Team USA Awards
  • The first ever Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship took place at the Cape Fear Rugby 7s Tournament
  • Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea is the youngest player on the Australia squad but coaches are confident in her abilities
  • Jamiyah Brown has won the #DHLGoForward contest and will deliver an official match ball during USA vs France at the Men’s RWC this yuear
  • Phaidra Knight speaks about her organization Peak Unleashed and their mission of improving outcomes for incarcerated, special needs and sexually exploited young adults
  • Earful of Dirt chats with USA’s Kristine Sommer’s about her rise on the team
  • USA Rugby announces first ever Prusmack Awards, awarded to the top female and male collegiate 7s player in the country, are The United States Military Academy junior, Samantha Sullivan, and Lindenwood University senior, Cristian Rodriguez
  • A few #rugbyjobs advert this week:
    • Beantown is searching for a head coach
    • USA Rugby is looking for a Performance Analyst – Internship

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