2020 USA Women Stars vs Stripes

USA Rugby's Stars vs Stripes Women's Games Live On FloRugby

USA Rugby's Stars vs Stripes Women's Games Live On FloRugby

Women’s XVs Pool Players Compete on November 18 and 21 at Infinity Park during week-long Celebration of the Women’s Game in America.

Nov 9, 2020 by Ryan Holmes
USA Rugby's Stars vs Stripes Women's Games Live On FloRugby

USA Women’s National Team XVs pool players will compete in a two-game series on November 18 and 21, KO 2 PM MT, at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. The event forms part of Women’s Rugby Week, a celebration of the past, present and future of the game across USA Rugby’s digital channels. 

Both matches will be streamed LIVE and for free on FloRugby as part of their support for the Women’s Eagles campaign to Rugby World Cup 2021. 

To mitigate the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Infinity Park will remain closed to fans for both games, with only essential personnel allowed on-site. In accordance with such mandates, all  USA Rugby players and staff will undergo comprehensive testing, quarantine and social distancing measures daily. Team operations take place within a “bubble” to ensure safety for participants. 

Women’s Rugby Week runs from November 16 to 22 and features a daily content offering to spotlight the following key milestones and events in the women’s game:

  • November 16

    • Anniversary of the date the first USA Women’s XVs team toured Europe in 1985

    • USA Rugby launches Rugby World Cup 2021 specific fundraising campaign  

  • November 17

    • Anniversary of the date Patty Jarvey became the first American woman inducted in the World Rugby Hall of Fame

  • November 18

    • Stars vs Stripes Opener at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO

    • KO 2 PM MT on FloRugby.com | Stream Link 

    • Online auction opens with all proceeds benefiting the Women’s XVs program

  • November 19

    • Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw takes place at 1:30 PM ET

    • LIVE stream on @WorldRugby digital channels

  • November 20

    • USA Rugby Director of Women’s High-Performance Emilie Bydwell discusses the future of the Women’s Game in America. 

    • Fans can watch on Facebook LIVE, Time TBA

  • November 21

    • Stars vs Stripes Finale at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO

    • KO 2 PM MT on FloRugby.com | Stream Link

  • November 22

    • Women’s Rugby Week concludes with a message from young women across the game 

Throughout Women’s Rugby Week, fans are encouraged to show their support for the Women’s Eagles as the program readies for Rugby World Cup 2021. With less than a year until the event takes place in New Zealand, Head Coach Rob Cain and players will need support from the community to prepare and perform at the highest level.

The Women’s XVs program re-assembled in mid-September at The RugbyTown National Training Center (RTNC), located at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. RTNC is the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s National Teams in XVs. Through an 8-week Daily Training Environment and two separately held Mini Camps, players have put remote learnings into action after COVID-19 disrupted an otherwise robust 2020 season. 

Stars vs Stripes matches will see talented youngsters play against and alongside experienced seniors. As individual players continue to vie for World Cup selection, fans can expect the squad’s inner-competition to give both matches a strong, competitive spirit. 

General Manager of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell said: 

"COVID-19 has presented many challenges for us over the past year where we could no longer execute on the preparation and competition calendar developed for Rugby World Cup 2021. 

“Despite the disruption, we've been fortunate enough to create an invaluable opportunity for players and staff to train together for an extended period of time in the DTE. Our sincerest thanks go to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for working with us to formulate a plan that allows our players to train and compete while mitigating the risks of COVID-19.  

“We are thrilled to give our community a chance to cheer for their national team once again and to allow our players a chance to truly show their progression over the past eight weeks. As we celebrate American women in rugby this week, we also take the next step in our journey to New Zealand 2021.” 

Further details around Women’s Rugby Week and Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw will be communicated on @USARugby’s social media channels. 

To support the Women’s National Team XVs and their World Cup preparation, click here.