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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

USA Women Head to Europe

The USA Women's Eagles head to Europe to play Ireland and England on the back of two defeats to Canada. Monday's crowd was lively considering it was cold enough to freeze your fingertips. Multiple hot chocolates sold out on a brisk night in Denver. The Eagles struggled in the lineout , but excellent goal kicking allowed the Eagles to keep the game close. However, they could not produce the go ahead try. Final score, 15-9.

Canada gang tackled all week. Photo: Travis Prior

The second game was played 5 days later, on a lovely Friday night at Infinity Park. The crowd was boisterous and both teams sought to play a more expansive version of their attack. In the end the Canadians repeated as the victors 23-16.

Rugby PickEm & crew were in attendance for both games and unilaterally agree that the crowd got much louder that it had been all fall test season. Shoutout to the Denver based fans that made it out to witness some hard nosed rugby.

The US needs more officials! Be like Kat Roche and work your way into officiating an international test ...

Both teams now head across the Atlantic to close out their autumn tour. The Americans finish with the Irish and the English. The English women's team is rolling after back to back defeats of the Black Ferns. 

The Canadians closeout their fall with matchups against England and Wales.


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