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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.

Glendale Merlins Men 64-10 over NYAC & Women 32-17 Over ORSU GLENDALE, CO – It was another action-packed rugby weekend at Infinity Park as the Glendale Merlins men and women hosted top competition in another double header. Once again, both home sides dominated, with the Merlins men bringing home a 64-10 victory over visiting New York Athletic Club (NYAC) in a non-league match while the Merlins women continued their undefeated run in the Women’s Premier League, dispatching Oregon Sports Union (ORSU) by a score of 32-17. The men kicked off the afternoon’s events, facing a NYAC side stacked with its share…

June 21, 2017 Women’s Rugby League All-Stars Squad to Face USA Women’s Eagles USA Rugby Release: June 21, 2017 The Women’s Premier League All-Stars, coached by New York Rugby Club’s James English and Oregon Rugby Sports Union’s Beckett Royce, will assemble in Southern California June 28 in preparation for the July 1 match against the USA Women’s Eagles. Kicking off at University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium immediately following the Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier between the USA Men’s Eagles and Canada, the Women’s Rugby Worlc Cup 2017 preparatory match will be broadcast live on The Rugby Channel. Tickets for…

May 17, 2017 Women’s Premier League 2017 Schedule Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League (WPL) announced the schedule for the Fall 2017 season. The Fall 2017 season will begin Labor Day weekend with matches in Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, and California. The season will last for ten weeks culminating with the National Championship at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 10-12, 2017. This Fall, the League has expanded from eight to ten teams. The Western Blue Conference is comprised of Chicago North Shore, Berkeley All Blues, Glendale Raptors, Oregon Sports Union, and San Diego Surfers. The Eastern Red Conference…

May 10, 2017 Empire GU Hosts Women’s Development Camp at Rutgers Photo: Empire GU Empire GU Rugby Release The Empire GU will be hosting its first Women’s Development weekend at Rutgers University, NJ on Saturday & Sunday May 20th/21st 2017, 10am – 2.00pm. The camp will provide players and coaches of all levels the chance to work with USA Rugby All-American coaches as well as current USA Rugby Women’s Eagles Tiff Faaee and Alycia Washington. The weekend will also be used as a selection tool for Empire GU Women’s Select Side for 2017 and a USA Rugby WNT Pathway National…

Emily Record Joins ARPTC Summer Coaching Staff ARPTC Release: May 3, 2017 ARPTC welcomes Coach EMILY RECORD to our summer faculty, as part of our internship program! Emily played for Drexel University as well as the Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Club before she retired from playing to begin her coaching career. Coach Record began at UPENN before settling in as the current women’s coach at Endicott College, in Massachusetts. “I am thrilled to be learning from the excellent coaching staff at ARPTC and helping players reach their potential this summer!”

May 1, 2017 Empire GU Rugby / NERFU Women’s Rugby Crossover Matches Doug Coil On Saturday, April 29, the Empire GU Rugby and New England Rugby Football Union had their Women’s Rugby D1 and D2 Semi-Final Crossover matches. In the D1 Semi-Finals, #1 Empire GU Rugby seed the Monmouth Renegades beat the NERFU #2 seed Boston 33-24. In the other Semi-Final, NERFU #1 seed Beantown won 53-5 over the #2 Empire GU seed Village Lions. Monmouth and Beantown will meet on May 6 at 4pm for the Atlantic North Championship at Dick Green Field in Albany, N.Y. The winner will…

Mid-Atlantic Conference Women’s Rugby Championships Doug Coil The 2017 Women’s MAC D1-3 Playoffs will take place on April 29th and 30th and will be hosted by the Norfolk Storm at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex Address: 4001 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 The winners of the D1 and D2 MAC Championship advance as the MAC seed to the National USA Division I and II Round of 8 – May 20-21. The 2nd place D1 team will continue to a repechage match with the North Atlantic or Midwest #2 seed. The winner of that match will advance in place of the SOUTH seed to…

Lady Raiders Beat Lady Quins: Win Hawaii Rugby Union Championship Doug Coil The Hawaii Rugby Union Women’s Rugby Championship was held on Saturday, April 8 with the Kalihi Lady Raiders Rugby Club prevailing over the Hawaii Lady Harlequins in extra time 19-14. During the regular season the two teams split wins with the Lady Quins winning 35-5 over the Lady Raiders on March 11. The Lady Raiders won 17-10 over the Lady Quins on March 25. In the Women’s Championship match, Kara Fertello and Shorty Matheson scored tries for the Lady Quins, while Yon Smith and Shorty Matheson added conversions.…

March 20, 2017 Women’s Premier League Expands to Ten Teams Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League (WPL) was founded in 2009 and is the top division of women’s senior club rugby in the United States. For the 2017 season, the League is expanding to ten teams. Beantown Rugby and Chicago North Shore will join the WPL this year, as they have been among the best DI rugby teams in recent years. The WPL considered many factors in choosing these teams for expansion including consistency of competition and a history of stability within the clubs themselves. Beantown was one of the…

February 13, 2017 James English Named Head Coach of Empire Women’s All-Stars Empire GU Rugby Release: Ken Pape, Feb 13,2017 NEW YORK (February 13, 2017) — Empire GU named James English as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars. The announcement was made today by Ken Pape, Empire GU President. “We are excited to have James English join the Empire GU as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars,” said Pape. “He has had a broad and noted career in rugby and he brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience. We expect he will have a significant impact on…

September 26,2016 Mid-America Women’s Rugby All-Star Team Photo: Mid-America Women’s Rugby Doug Coil The Mid-America women’s All-Star Team will compete in an All Star Tournament near Dallas, Texas the weekend of November 19. Twenty five players (and 4 alternates) were selected to the Mid-America Women’s All Star Team. Mid-America Women’s All Star Team Abby Higgins – Kansas City Jazz Allissa Lockard – Kansas City Jazz Anna Clouse – Kansas City Jazz Becky Peda – Kansas City Jazz Chloe Jex – Kansas State Ciara Clawson – MU women’s rugby club Elizabeth Crotty – St. Louis Sabres Emily Schmitz -At Large Hannah…

September 25, 2016 Penn State Women’s Rugby Races By Rutgers Photos: Penn State Rugby and Rutgers Women’s Rugby Doug Coil On Saturday September 24th, Penn State Women’s Rugby welcomed Rutgers to the Big Ten Women’s Rugby Conference with a 89-5 win. The match will be a bench mark for Rutgers to measure their progress. There will be more competitive league matches this season for Rutgers. Penn State took advantage of a penalty on Rutgers for a high tackle, when Gabby Cantorna took a quick tap and offloaded to Tess Feury for a try and a 5-0 lead. The lead became…

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…

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