The Twin Cities Amazons to defend WPL crown after defeating a resilient Berkeley All Blues side, 22-19, at the 2014 USA Rugby WPL National Championship.

Amazons will defend their Women’s Premier League title after defeating a resilient Berkeley All Blues side

http://usarugby.org/club-news/item/amazons-to-defend-wpl-crown-after-narrow-defeat-of-berkeleyVia usarugby.org MARIETTA, Ga. – In a rematch of the 2013 WPL Final, Berkeley controlled much of the Semifinal against Twin Cities and led, 19-15, late in the second half following Emily Malkin’s try.

All Blues lock Katie Chou kept her team on the front foot with ferocious runs in the middle of the pitch, but like any great team, the Amazons found a way to get the job done. With numbers to her right, fly half Katana Howard called her own number and bulldozed over the end line at the 71st minute. Jacie Vonada slotted the conversion through the posts and the Amazons held on for a 22-19 victory. The result means sets up the Amazons to defend WPL crown at the 2014 USA Rugby WPL National Championship.

Standing between Twin Cities and a second consecutive WPL Championship will be the Glendale Raptors, even though Glendale was upended by Atlanta, 13-7.

As a team, the Harlequins chose to start a player who failed to register prior to the registration deadline, and after being denied a waiver request, the player was deemed ineligible.

Atlanta, aware that using its ineligible player would eliminate the team from Championship contention, allowed the Harlequin to take the field for kickoff and officially forfeited the match to Glendale. Regardless of the forfeit, both squads played with an immense amount of…  Read More>