Eagle Women Confirm Test Match With England

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LAFAYETTE, CO. - The U.S. Women's National Team (15s) will play England's Red Roses on Nov. 9 at Allianz Park in London, USA Rugby announced today. Part of the Quilter Internationals 2018, the match will kick off at 2:45 PM ET and serve as the Women's Eagles' first road test of their Fall tour.

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Following their opening match with New Zealand on Nov. 3 in Chicago -- part of The Rugby Weekend's triple-header at Soldier Field -- the USA will travel to England for their contest with the Red Roses; closing out their tour against Ireland on Nov. 18 at Energia Park in Dublin.

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All three fall test matches were carefully planned to fit within USA Rugby's overall build of a challenging and consistent competition schedule for the Women's National Team. Facing two of their Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 opponents in No. 1 New Zealand and No. 2 England; along with a finale set against No. 8 Ireland, coaches and staff can measure player performances against some of the best in the world.

The full November schedule will also include an "A" level match featuring the Women's Selects and an opponent to be announced later.

"After months of planning, we're thrilled to fully reveal our Fall test schedule. As we continue to drive our program planning and preparation forward, building on previous success from 2017, the fixture against the Red Roses helps us further direct the ongoing advancement of our senior women's players," says Emilie Bydwell, USA Rugby's General Manager for Women's High Performance.

"We are embracing the challenge of playing the two best teams in the world back-to-back, and this is an excellent opportunity to put down a measuring stick for our next generation."

The Women's Eagles and England last met in the pool stages of the aforementioned Women's Rugby World Cup. Though the Red Roses won the better side of that affair, a 47-26 result, the U.S. went on to complete the tournament in fourth-place after an impressive performance in the semi-finals.

Broadcast information and additional details for the Women's National Team's test match with England will be confirmed closer to date.

U.S. Women's National Team | 2018 November Tour Schedule

The Rugby Weekend

vs New Zealand

Sat, Nov. 3 | 12 PM CT

Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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vs England

Fri, Nov. 9 | 2:45 PM ET

Allianz Park, London, England

vs Ireland

Sun, Nov. 18 | Time TBC

Energia Park, Dublin, Ireland

Round 4: Super Rugby Aotearoa/AU Team of the Week

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With the Australian Super Rugby teams entering the fold this week, the Super Rugby Team of the Week selection just got a whole lot tougher. There were plenty of great performances over the weekend, and a few names on the sheet that continue to show up week in and week out. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: New England Freejacks

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The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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10 Monday Notes: Hot Seats In NZ, Super Rugby Kicks Off In AUS

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The gifts keep on coming, as Super Rugby AU's new season just got underway this past weekend with two scintillating matchups, while Super Rugby Aotearoa once again dazzled fans. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Houston Sabercats

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The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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More Rugby! Super Rugby Australia Kicks Off With Reds vs Waratahs

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Much to the delight of many rugby fans all around the world, Super Rugby began a New Zealand-only competition three weeks ago, giving spectators something great to feast their eyes on after a long rugby layoff since the start of the pandemic. Well, starting this weekend the rugby universe will be treated to another great competition, as Super Rugby now begins its Australian-only league. 

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TWO UNBEATENS REMAIN: Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 4 Preview

Richie Mo'unga, Crusaders

Through three rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa, it's the Blues and the Crusaders who still remain unbeaten, while the Chiefs and the Hurricanes are still in search of a first victory on the season. The Highlanders, meanwhile, sit at 1-1 after two heart-stopping fixtures against the Chiefs and the Blues. 

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Date Set For New Zealand's North vs South Island Battle

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For the first time since the mid 1980's, New Zealand is set to reintroduce the famous North vs South Island match on August 29th, pitting players from each of the two parts of New Zealand against one another to settle where the best rugby players in the country truly come from. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Colorado Raptors

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The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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Could New Zealand Be Hosting The Entire 2020 Rugby Championship?

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With much of the world shut down still thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, rumors are swirling that New Zealand could be home to the entire 2020 Rugby Championship. The past three weeks have seen the beginning of the Super Rugby Aotearoa, a competition involving just the four New Zealand Super Rugby franchises. 

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MLR Nationality Breakdown By Position: Austin Gilgronis

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The other day I was thinking about fly-halves in the MLR -- since that is my position -- and I got to thinking how few American players there are playing fly-half in Major League Rugby. The only ones I could think of off the top of my head were Ben Cima (SEA), Scott Dean (SEA), Tadgh Leader (NE) and Zinzan Elan-Puttick (AUS) -- and it's worth noting that both Leader and Elan-Puttick grew up playing rugby in Ireland and South Africa respectively. 

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