The USA Women's Eagle Sevens team will take part in the first of a five-tournament 2011-2012 season this Friday in Dubai. The tournament marks the beginning of the IRB Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup, an expanded women’s competition aimed at growing the Olympic version of the game.
USA Rugby is thrilled to announce an exciting development for rugby in the United States. Starting in January 2012, a partnership between the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Rugby will allow 23 rugby sevens athletes to receive fulltime training contracts in 2012.
The big news this week was Chris Biller signing with Bath Rugby Club on a short-term basis as injury cover for the club. With upcoming European and Anglo-Welsh Cup matches, there should be plenty of opportunity for Biller to show the team how good American ruggers are!
The Eagles snagged five HSBC Sevens World Series points in the Gold Coast, marking a strong start to their 2011-2012 campaign. With five points, the Eagles are tied for 11th place and move up one spot from where they finished last season.
The 12 teams that will take part in the inaugural USA Rugby Women's College Sevens National Championship have been determined. The teams will gather in College Station, Texas from December 16-17, 2011 to battle for the first-ever women's college sevens title.