Women’s Eagles Named for Canada Grudge Match



Boulder, Colo.- The Women's Eagles will face Canada in their second-round match of the Women's Nations Cup at 7:00 pm EDT on Friday August 5.  The match will be played in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.  


The Women's Eagles lost to England 15-11 on the final play of the match on Tuesday while Canada easily defeated South Africa, 52-17.  The Eagles held the lead against 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup runners-up England until the 86th minute when the English fought their way to the try line and touched down for the win.


The last time Canada and the USA met was in the 5th place game at the Women's Rugby World Cup.  The Women's Eagles won in thrilling fashion in that game and were 23-20 victors and claimed the #5 spot in the world due to that win.


For tournament fixtures and results go to the Women's Nations Cup website.  The match will not be webcast live, but the replay can be seen 24 hours after the mach at Rugby Canada's UStream channel.


Women's Eagles

15 Samantha Pankev (James River)

14 Vanesha McGee (New York Rugby Club)

13 Amy Daniels (Beantown)

12 Pam Kosanke (Chicago North Shore)

11 Victoria Folayan (Berkeley All-Blues)

10 Sadie Anderson (Penn State)

9 Kim Magrini (Keystone) 

1 Farrah Douglas (Washington DC Furies)

2 Devin Keller (Keystone)

3 Jamie Burke (Beantown)

4 Stacey Bridges (At-Large)

5 Stacy Baker (Keystone)

6 Shaina Turley (San Diego Surfers)

7 Lynelle Kugler (Twin City Amazons)

8 Kate Daley (Chicago North Shore)



16 Lisa Butts (Nor Cal Triple Threat)

17 Sarah Chobot (Minnesota Valkyries)

18 Lauren Daly (At-Large)

19 Kittery Wagner (Beantown)

20 Carrie White (Seattle Rugby)

21 Rebecca Brafman (Twin City Amazons)

22 Katy Dowty (Beantown)



Peter Steinberg - Head Coach

Luke Gross - Assistant Coach

John Coumbe-Lilley - Specialist Coach

Lisa Bartoli - Physician

Deena Petrocelli - Physician

Matthey Rokes - Physio

Krissy Temporiti - Physio

Alex Williams - USAR WHP Manager

Ginger Stringer - Manager




Friday 5th August Pool Matches Day 2

4:30 pm EDT - England vs. South Africa

6:30 pm EDT - Canada vs. USA


Tuesday 9th August Pool Matches Day 3

4:30 pm EDT - South Africa vs. USA

6:30 pm EDT - Canada vs. England


Saturday 13th August Finals Day

2:00 pm EDT 3rd vs 4th


Further Information:

Jarrod Beckstrom | Communications Manager | USA Rugby | jbeckstrom@usarugby.org | +1.303.539.0300, ext. 124

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