Two years remain until the next Women’s Rugby World Cup, however the upcoming tour to Europe will serve as the final trial run for the elite tournament and what the Eagles will experience during the 2014 competitions.
Head Coach Pete Steinberg continues to note that the numerous games within a short timespan is almost identical to what the squad will face in the World Cup.
“This tour will most likely be the last time we are in Europe until August of 2014,” mentioned Steinberg.
The Eagles will spend thirteen days abroad in full, but will compete three times during a seven-day period of the tour.
The first match is against Italy (Nov. 18) followed by two contests against France (Nov. 21 & 24). Six to seven practices are expected to highlight the touring schedule, with five trainings most likely taking place within the initial four days of arrival.
The Eagles are slated to stay in Rome from Nov. 13-19. Following its match against Italy, Orleans (France) will be the next stop from Nov. 19-23, before settling in Paris for the durations of the tour, Nov. 23-26.
USA VS. ITALY - NOVEMBER 18TH:
3 PM (9AM EST 6AM PST)
USA VS. FRANCE - NOVEMBER 21TH:
7 PM (1 PM EST 10AM PST)
USA VS. FRANCE- NOVEMBER 24TH:
3 PM (9 AM EST 6AM PST)
This game will be broadcast by Universal
USA Eagles in Europe:
Kate Daley - Chicago North Shore
Mel Denham - Beantown
Lynelle Kugler - Twin Cities Amazons
Laura Miller - DC Furies
Shaina Turley - San Diego Surfers
Sharon Blaney - Oregon Sports Union
Stacey Bridges - Twin Cities Amazons
Helen Rose Miesner - NY Rugby Club
Emily Van Gulik - Berkeley All-Blues
Lisa Butts - N. California Triple Threat
Kittery Wagner - Glendale
Katy Augustyn - Berkeley All-Blues
Jamie Burke - Raleigh Venom
Sarah Chobot - Glendale
Jessica Davis - American Int'l College
Rachel Reddick - N.California Triple Threat
Sarah Wilson - Glendale Raptors
Ashley Kmiecik - Emerald City Mudhens
Jennifer Lui - Chicago Northshore
Caroline White - Seattle Breakers
Sadie Anderson - Penn State University
Hannah Stolba - Glendale
Amy Daniels - Beantown
San Juanita Moreno - Oregon Sports Union
Samantha Pankey - James River
Valerie Griffeth - San Diego Surfers
Kaelene Lundstrum - USA Rugby
Ashley Okonta - Univ. of Notre Dame
Amelia Bizer - Unaffiliated
Kimber Rozier - USA Rugby