It may be a new factoid for my few-and-far-between readers that rugby is one of my passions. However, I’m here to profess my love of the game. If you are either already an avid lover of all things rugby, read on. If not, I hope you’ll let whatever curiosity you may have about this curious game express itself and that you, too, will read on.
To kick off 2010, the Canadian and USA’s women’s national teams will be going head to head for the Atlantic Cup–starting TOMORROW! The competition will feature two matches. The first is tomorrow, January 12, at 12pm PST; the second will take place on Saturday, January 16 at 11am PST. A U20 match is scheduled for Saturday at 10am PST. And, best news yet, all of the matches will be streamed live over the internet on the USA rugby Ustream channel. These games promise to be interesting, especially as potential indicators for performance in the 2010 Women’s World Cup. Twelve teams have qualified and will be competing August 20-September 5 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford for pool games and Twickenham Stoop Stadium for the semi finals, third place play offs, and the final.
For a little bit more US and Canadian women’s rugby, their history of matches, the Atlantic Cup, and what’s in store this week, check out what one of my favorite rugby blogs has to say about it all.