Northern Loonies Triumph in PR 7s, Experts Claim United Championship, and Pools Set for 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships | WRR 116

Welcome to the Women’s Rugby Rundown for July 31-August 6. The Northern Loonies won the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens Championship, the Experts claimed the United Championship, and the pools have been set for the 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships, scheduled for August 12-13 in Madison, WI.

In more 7s news, Rugby Americas North has announced that their women’s competition in the Olympic Qualification tournament will be a round-robin tournament with Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and St. Lucia in Langford, British Columbia, on August 19-20.

In XVs news, the Bulls Daisies, Boland Dames, and Border Ladies secured victories in the 13th round of South Africa’s Premier Division. Meanwhile, in Round 4 of the Farah Palmer Cup, Waikato remained unbeaten with a 13-5 win against Counties Manukau, while Auckland dominated Bay of Plenty, and Hawke’s Bay triumphed over Wellington. Looking ahead, the USA’s WPL and Ireland’s Vodafone Interprovincial Championship are scheduled to kick off next weekend.

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tl;dr: In the Women’s Rugby Rundown from July 31 to August 6, The Northern Loonies won the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens Championship and the pools have been set for the 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships.

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In the Women's Rugby Rundown from July 31 to August 6, the Northern Loonies won the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens Championship, the pools were set for the 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships, and RAN announced a round-robin women's competition for the Olympic Qualification tournament in British Columbia on August 19-20. In XVs news, the Bulls Daisies, Boland Dames, and Border Ladies secured wins in South Africa's Premier Division, while Waikato, Auckland, and Hawke's Bay emerged victorious in the Farah Palmer Cup. The upcoming week will feature the kick-off of the USA's WPL and Ireland's Vodafone Interprovincial Championship. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #wrugby #rugbyrundown #rugby #rugbyunion #womensrugby

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Women’s Rugby Rundown News

XVs

Premier & Club

  • The Bulls Daisies, Boland Dames and Border Ladies claimed wins in the 13th round of South Africa’s Premier Division [link]
  • Waikato stayed unbeaten with a 13-5 win against Counties Manukau, while Auckland thrashed Bay of Plenty, and Hawke’s Bay triumphed over Wellington in Round 4 of the Farah Palmer Cup [link]
  • The USA’s WPL returns next weekend with Gray Wolves vs Berkeley, Life West vs New York and Twin Cities Amazons vs Chicago NS [link]
  • Ireland’s Vodafone Interprovincial Championship is set to kick off on August 12, with defending champions Munster facing Ulster at City of Armagh, followed by Connacht going head-to-head with Leinster [link]

7s

International

  • RAN  announced that their women’s competition in the Olympic Qualification will be a round-robin with Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and St. Lucia in Langford, British Columbia on August 19-20 [link]

Domestic

  • Women’s Northern Loonies and Men’s SoCal Rhinos x Loggerheads win 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens Championships [link]
    • The Experts won the United Championship title [link]
  • The pools have been set for the 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships on August 12-13 in Madison, WI [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • Stacy Waaka is close to finishing 8 weeks in America competing in PR 7s and has been “filling up her cup” [link]
  • Abby Gustaitis shared with The Guardian what it means to play in PR 7s with equal men’s and women’s team as well as equal pay [link]
  • Wales’ Ffion Lewis opened up about her Endometriosis and it’s affect on her game [link]
  • Siobhan Cattigan’s parents have accused Scottish rugby authorities of failing to show “an iota of compassion, humanity or basic decency” [link]
  • South Africa’s Bulls Daisies have fully bloomed but need more support [link]
  • The USA Junior National Team recently held U18 East and West Camps [link]
  • The end of this 2022-2023 season was tough for Spain in both sevens and XV, but José Antonio Barrio – now a director of the FER – is confident about the future [link]
  • Silvia Turani shares how the PWR is a bit opportunity for Italy [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Brazil’s Carol do Melina was o Rugby Cast to talk about the BR XV title [link]
  • In a recent podcast Director of Rugby José Antonio Barrio ‘Yunque’ shared his plans to create the best scenario for Spain to play in the 2025 and 2027 Rugby World Cups [link]
  • Jenn Salomon and Ben Pinkleman were on episode 9 of The Rugby Sevens Rollercoaster [link]
  • World Rugby caught up with Sara Cox after she became the most-capped female match official [link]
  • Fiji’s Veniana Lewarara is living her dreams [link]

Rugby Jobs

  • USA Women’s Eagles Head Coach [link]

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