Browsing: Women’s Rugby World Cup

Women’s Rugby World Cup: Began 1991 in Wales with USA beating England in the Final. Hosted 1994 England, 1998 Netherlands, 2002 Spain, 2006 Canada, 2010 England, 2014 France, 2017 Ireland.

August 26, 2017 Strong Second Half by New Zealand Defeats England in #WRWC2017 Final Photo: INPHO/Billy Stickland (New Zealand prop Toka Natua reached out to score a try on the stroke of half-time) Doug Coil The Red Roses met New Zealand for the Women’s Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. England tested the Black Ferns early, however when New Zealand received the ball, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali cross kicked with the ball bouncing beyond Emily Scarratt and Selecia Winiata picking it up for a try in the corner and a 5-0 lead. Scarratt, who…

August 25, 2017 Canada Rolls Over Australia for 5th Place at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Oisin Keniry (Australia try to stop Canada full-back Julianne Zussman) Doug Coil Canada rolled over Australia 43-12 in the Women’s Rugby World Cup fifth place final at Queen’s University in Belfast. Australia controls the opening possession and Sarah Riordan finishing with a try and a conversion by Ashleigh Hewson for a 7-0 lead. Canada came right back with a try under the posts by Julianne Zussman and a Brianna Miller conversion to knot the match at 7 all. In the 20th minute, Australia broke the deadlock as…

August 26, 2017 USA Finishes 4th at Women’s Rugby World Cup After Narrow Loss to France Photo: INPHO/Billy Stickland (USA prop Hope Rogers tries to burst through tackles) Doug Coil The USA Women’s Eagles lost 31-23 to France in the bronze medal match at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Saturday, August 26 at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The Eagles controlled most of the first several minutes against France, with an excellent French defense keeping the USA from crossing the line. As Naya Tapper neared the line, the ball was lost forward for a 5 meter scrum to France.…

August 25, 2017 Italy Defeats Spain in Extra Time for 9th Place at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Bryan Keane (Italy’s Melissa Bettoni #2 with Elisa Cucchiella #1 lie in wait for Spain winger Maria Casado) Doug Coil Italy defeated 20-15 Spain in extra time for 9th place at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup match held at Queen’s University in Belfast. Spain took a 8-0 lead at the break on the strength of a penalty kick by Patrica Garcia at the 16th minute and a try by Angela del Pan from a scrum in the 24th minute. A minute prior Garcia missed…

August 25, 2017 Ireland Rally Falls Short as Wales Gains 7th Place at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Billy Stickland  (Wales prop Caryl Thomas scores) Doug Coil Ireland played Wales in the Women’s Rugby World Cup seventh place play-off at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday, August 26. Ireland went through 16 phases prior to the referee playing a penalty advantage. From the ensuing lineout, Ireland’s captain Paula Fitzpatrick mauled her way in for a try. Nora Stapleton, who earned her 50th cap in the match, added the conversion for a 7-0 lead in the 16th minute. Stapleton is the third member of Ireland’s…

August 26, 2017 Japan Beats Hong Kong for 11th Place at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Oisin Keniry (Japan full-back Mayu Shimizu is tackled by Chong Ka Yan) Doug Coil Japan beat Hong Kong 44-5 for 11th place match at the Women’s Rugby World Cup at Queen’s University in Belfast. To qualify for the World Cup, these two teams met for the Asian Championship with Japan winning both matches. Japan fullback Mayu Shimizu opened the scoring in the second minute with a try for a 5-0 lead. Ten minutes later Honoka Tsutsumi accelerated past her opposite number for a try, increasing the lead…

August 25, 2017 USA Meets France for Bronze at #WRWC2017 Photo: Miss Colleen Rugby Pics Doug Coil The USA Women’s Eagles will play France for the bronze medal at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Saturday, August 26 at noon ET from Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The match will be will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s Rugby Pass. In other countries the match may be viewed on rwcwomens.com. USA Pete Steinberg has made three changes to his starters, bringing Hope Rogers in at prop and shifting Catie Benson to the reserves. Hope will team with captain Tiffany…

August 22, 2017 England Second Half Effort the Difference Against France; Advance to #WRWC2017 Final Photo: INPHO/Bryan Keane Doug Coil England’s Red Roses beat France 20-3 in the semi-finals of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, August 22 at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. With the win, England will play New Zealand, who defeated the USA 45-12. France will play the United States for the Bronze. England v France Recap (Preview) France have the first sustained attack of the match and dominate possession during the first ten minutes, but England defends and Lydia Thomson breaks, but the ball is…

August 22, 2017 Canada Dominates Wales to Move to 5th Place Final Against Australia Photo: INPHO/James Crombie (Canada team) Doug Coil Canada did not leave any doubt that they want to finish in fifth place at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. That was not their original goal, but the fourth ranked team in the world was paired with the number one ranked New Zealand in pool play. Canada jumped to a 26-0 lead at the break in the 5th place semi-final against Wales and extended the lead for a 52-0 win. They will meet Australia on Saturday in Belfast…

August 22, 2017 USA Loses to New Zealand & to Play for Bronze at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Billy Stickland (Portia Woodman dives over to score her second try) Doug Coil The USA Women’s Eagles lost to New Zealand 45-12 in the semi-finals of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, August 22 at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. With the win, the Black Ferns will play the winner of the England -France match, while Eagles will play the loser for the Bronze. The match was broadcast live on NBCSN in the United States and in New Zealand on Sky Sport…

August 22, 2017 Spain Beats Hong Kong to Move to 9th Place Final Against Italy Photo: INPHO/James Crombie (Spain number eight Angela Del Pan scores the opening try) Doug Coil Spain beat Hong Kong 31-7 in the 9th Place semi-finals of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, August 22 at Queen’s University in Belfast. Spain will meet Italy in the final, while Hong Kong will play Japan for 11th place. Spain took an early 7-0 lead in the 6th minute, as Angela Del Pan scored the first try and Patricia Garcia converted. Adrienne Garvey had a chance to…

August 22, 2017 Australia Powers by Ireland to Move to 5th Place Final at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan (Australia captain Sharni Williams celebrates with her team-mates after scoring the opening try) Doug Coil The Ireland Women’s team faced Australia in Tuesday’s 5th place semi-final in Belfast in a repeat of the opening pool match. Australia avenged a 19-17 pool loss, winning 32-24. Australia took an early 5-0 lead in the 7th minute, as Sharni Williams scored in the corner. Seven minutes later Ireland’s Ailis Egan tied the match from a rolling maul. Ireland’s jenny Murphy kicked ahead and Alison Miller…

August 22, 2017 Italy Finishes Strong to Beat Japan & Move to 9th Place Final at #WRWC2017 Photo: INPHO/James Crombie (Japan winger Honoka Tsutsumi is tackled by Michela Sillari) Doug Coil Italy beat Japan 15-0 in the 9th Place Semi-finals at Queen’s University in Belfast. They will play the winner of the Spain – Hong Kong match in the final on Saturday, August 26. During the first half, Japan had the majority of possession, but handling errors by both sides thwarted attacks. At the 32nd minute Japan elected to attempt a penalty kick by Mayu Shimizu, but the kick was…

August 21, 2017 USA vs New Zealand #WRWC2017 Semi-Final Preview Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan [The captains of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 semi-finalists at Titanic Quarter in Belfast (L-R) Tiffany Faaee (USA), Fiao’o Faamausili (New Zealand), Gaelle Mignot (France) and Sarah Hunter (England).] Doug Coil The USA Women’s Eagles will play New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup on Tuesday, August 22 at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast at 17:00 local (12:00pm ET). The fifth ranked Eagles advanced to the semifinal after going 2-1 in pool play, with victories over Italy 24-12 and Spain 43-0, followed…

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