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USA Women’s Club Rugby is divided into West & East Leagues, each with 4
Conferences. Conferences include West (Pacific North & South, Frontier & Red River) & East (Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest & Southern). Levels include Women’s Premier League, and Divisions 1-3.

September 20, 2016 Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Beat Minnesota Valkyries, Gain First Win As D1 Team Photo: Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Club Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Club Release Put a check mark in the win column for Wisconsin Women’s Rugby! With a physical and hard fought game this past Saturday, we were able to pull off our first win as a Division 1 team after defeating the Minnesota Valkyries 40-17. It wasn’t until a little over halfway into the first half that a try was allowed from either team, and although the Valkyries were the first to score it didn’t come easy. Wisconsin…

September 9, 2016 Minnesota Valkyries New Coaching Staff for 2016-2017 Season Photo: Nathan Osborne Minnesota Valkyries Release: Courtney Stevens MINNEAPOLIS, September 9, 2016—The Minnesota Valkyries are set to kick off regular season league play on Saturday with a new coaching staff at the helm. Head coach Nate Osborne and assistant coaches Chalie Baleirara, Simon Sutcliffe, and Ash Horobin will be pulling double duty this fall, splitting coaching time between the Valkyries and Metropolis Rugby Club. All four men bring a wealth of international rugby knowledge and have coached at multiple levels of the game. We talked to Osborne, Baleirara and Sutcliffe about their rugby experience…

August 2, 2016 USA Rugby 2016 Men’s & Women’s Club 7s National Championships Doug Coil The 16 team men’s division and 16 team women’s division at the USA Rugby Club National Championships at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado has been finalized. The Men’s and Women’s Pool matches and quarter-finals will be held on Saturday, August 13 and the Cup round on Sunday, August 14. The Pools and Pool match schedule for both the men and women are listed below. Men’s Pools A: Seattle Saracens, Austin Huns, Kansas City Blues, New Orleans B: Rugby Utah, Northern Virginia, Belmont…

July 27, 2016 Women’s Premier League Rugby Fall 2016 Schedule Photo: Women’s Premier League Rugby Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League Rugby Fall 2016 season begins on September 10 and will continue through October 30. The eight teams are divided into East and West and the respective regions will play the other regional teams twice during the season, home and away. Upon the conclusion of the season, the WPL Championships will be held November 11-13 at Life University in Georgia. East Teams Atlanta Harlequins DC Furies New York Rugby Club Twin Cities Amazons West Teams Berkeley All-Blues Glendale Raptors Oregon…

July 22, 2016 Dallas Athletic Club Adds Women’s Rugby Photo: Dallas Athletic Rugby Club Dallas Athletic Release The Dallas Athletic Rugby Club is pleased to announce the formation of a Women’s side to enter competitive 15s play starting this season! We hope and, will work hard to ensure, that this will strengthen DARC as a rugby club for all. It is already helping to re-establish DARC’s long-standing ties with Plano Rugby. This gives the daughters of our old boys a place to play after high school and college. When combined with DARC’s acquisition of land for pitch development in northeast…

May 18, 2016 Monmouth Rugby Club Day & Hall of Fame Induction Photo: Jack Heidelberger Monmouth Rugby Club Press Release: Nick Lynch I would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate all that is great about Monmouth Rugby on Monmouth Day 2016. The Monmouth Men and Women scored big wins over Jersey Shore and Brooklyn while the Maulers and CBA showcased the growing High School programs. Congratulations to the newest inductees to the Hall of Fame, Doug Coil and Jim Louro. A huge thank you goes out to Jen “Jersey” Jones for leading the planning and preparations along…

May 9, 2016 USA Rugby Women’s Club DI Playoffs Updated Doug Coil The Pacific South Championship had Santa Monica beating Belmont Shore and advancing to the National Quarterfinals against the Seattle Saracens. In the other West quarterfinal, Denver Black Ice will play the Austin Valkyries. The Austin Valkyries earned a National D1 quarterfinal berth after winning the Red River Championship. They first won 90-22 against Oklahoma Roses, while Houston athletic beat Little Rock Stormers 33-5. In the Final, Austin Valkyries won 46-12 against the SHARCS. Austin Valkyries move to the D1 quarterfinals, while Houston Athletic represent Red River in the…

May 9, 2016 USA Women’s Rugby Club DII Playoffs Updated Doug Coil This past weekend the USA Rugby DII Playoff picture was finalized. In the Pacific North Final Life West won 112-0 against the Bend Lady Roughriders. In the Pacific South Final, Ventura County Lady Outlaws beat Tucson Lightning 28-18. Life West and Ventura County will now meet May 21st in the National Quarterfinals. Thre Red River Championships were also held with Houston Athletic winning 90-22 against Oklahoma Roses in a semi-final match. Austin Valkyries beat Little Rock Stormers in the other semi-final 33-5. In the Final Austin Valkyries won…

May 7, 2016 Village Lions Name Brad Dufek Head Women’s Sevens Coach Photo: Brad Dufek Village Lions RFC Press Release: May 6, 2016 The Village Lions RFC announces the appointment of Brad Dufek as the Head Coach of the Women’s Sevens program. A native of Wisconsin, Brad has been involved with the Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby program as an assistant coach, helping to bring them to win the 2015 Inaugural NCAA National Championship. “Brad impressed us with his clear, organized approach to the Sevens training session and how each session fits into a bigger picture of a…

May 4, 2016 USA Rugby Women’s Club DI Playoffs Doug Coil The USA Rugby Women’s Rugby DI play0ffs teams are now set and Eastern Regional matches are being held. Eastern Regional This weekend the Atlantic North first and second placed teams will be decided when Beantown faces Boston. The winner will face the second place Mid-Atlantic team, while the loser will face Chicago Northshore May 21st in the National Quarterfinals at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, PA. This weekend the Mid-Atlantic playoffs also begin. In the semi-finals, Pittsburgh Angels meet Northern Virginia and Raleigh faces Philadelphia with the winners meeting on…

May 4, 2016 USA Women’s Rugby Club DII Playoffs Doug Coil The USA Rugby Women’s Rugby DII play0ffs teams are now set and some of the action has already taken place. Western Regional Two weeks ago, the Bend Ladies Roughriders became the Pacific Northwest Champions after first coming back to win 22-19 against the Tacoma Sirens and then in the Final against the Emerald City Mudhens 20-15. Emerald City beat the Budd Bay Bandits 35-5 to reach the final and were undefeated entering the Final. The NorCal playoffs began on April 16th as Life West Gladiatrix won their semi-final 74-10 against…

February 29, 2016 International & USA Rugby Men’s & Women’s Club/College Results Feb 29-Mar 6, 2016 I Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International USA Sevens – HSBC World Sevens Series, Las Vegas, NV March 4-6, 2016 Pools Results USA 19-12 Wales USA 26-26 Canada USA 0-29 South Africa USA 26-14 Kenya – Cup QF USA 14-21 Fiji – Cup SF USA 10-21 South Africa – 3rd place Americas Rugby Championship Chile 13-64 Canada Uruguay 29-25 USA Brazil 7-42 Argentina Aviva Premiership Newcastle Falcons 14-15 Worcester Warriors M4 Sale Sharks 29-23 Harlequins M5 Gloucester 13-10 Wasps Leicester Tigers…

January 22, 2016 Glendale Raptors Name Kitt Wagner Ruiz Women’s Rugby Head Coach Photo: Danya Clark Glendale Raptors Press Release: John Arthur, Jan. 21, 2016 GLENDALE, CO – The Glendale Raptors have named Kittery (Kitt) Wagner Ruiz head coach of the women’s rugby team. Ruiz, a former assistant coach for the Raptors, inherits a team that won the 2014 and 2015 Women’s Premier League (WPL) championship. “Kitt and the next season’s team will develop their own legacy as did the 2015 WPL team, and will continue the path of excellence and high standards that is the Glendale Raptors Rugby program,”…

November 16, 2015 Glendale Raptors Win Women’s Premier League Title Photo: Travis Prior Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League Championships were held November 13th and 15th at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado. The Glendale Raptors captured the championship with a 26-17 win against the Berkeley All-Blues. This was their second consecutive title. It was enjoyable to view high quality women’s club rugby, as it was streamed by USA Rugby TV. Women’s rugby deserves greater attention to grow the sport. It is hoped that there will be greater promotion in the future by all. November 13th Semi-Final Matches In the 5th-8th…