WPL Championship Preview: The women’s final returns after two seasons

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After being sidelined for two full seasons due to COVID-19, the top tier of American women’s football is back in full force for the 2022 campaign with a 10-week program featuring the latest trends. the country’s top female player — with some winning. Could be seen playing for the American national team at the Rugby World Cup later this year in New Zealand.

But before that happens, there are numbers to decide at team level with the WPL Championship. The three-day event will be held at the Chicago Blaze Rugby Complex in Lemont, Illinois from June 24-26.

With all the small teams flocking to downtown Chicago for a tough weekend of football, everyone has something to play — but some are more troubled.

Here’s an explanation of what to expect before the tournament will be launched at FloRugby.

Quick separation

A weekend full of women’s rugby will be held at the Chicago Blaze Rugby Complex with 10 WPL teams having two days of competition as a high -octane, fast -paced game in the Midwest.

The nature of the competition is set up so that the two councils of the lions (Red and Blue) can face the same opposition decided by setting up the regular season table of the lions.

Those games will be held all Friday, but the last two of the day will be watched as they work as the de-facto semifinals for the final day of Sunday. First at 3:30 pm Friday, Red’s top team — New York Rugby Club — will win the Blue title at the Life West Gladiatrix.

The winner will then win on Sunday with a 5:30 a.m. victory at the end of Friday against the Red (Colorado Gray Wolves) champion and the winners of the Club, the Berkeley All Blues.

Hundreds of days have been spent waiting for the teams to reunite for the prize money, and the final games on Friday and Sunday will feature some of the best women ever given. in the United States.

New Look, Great Rugby Like?

For the past ten years, the name has been synonymous with success on the American women’s football team: Glendale Merlins. The downtown Denver team, which began life in the WPL as the Glendale Raptors in 2012, is no doubt a team that will win in about six years from 2014-19 to win. of the Merlins in three names. Not only that, but they’ve been defending the champions since 2019 when they won the Life West Gladiatrix at home to make it three goals in less than a year of play. Fighting a lion.

Things have changed little since then — Glendale has once again replaced the Colorado Gray Wolves before 2022 after their reunion with the city ended in early 2020. But while that has changed to the best of our knowledge, Colorado’s conditions have remained the same over time. put on.

The team finished second at 32 points in the Red Conference – posting the Lions ’highest difference at +258, that is – setting the Gray Wolves, just two wins away from keeping their WPL title. .

Trained by United States national football coach and USA Rugby Hall of Famer Jamie Burke, many of the grandchildren are on the redesigned WPL side from the Rocky Mountains.

New York Rugby Club hopes to return to glory

There’s an old WPL legend that has something to say this season about the Colorado state race. In front of Glendale, there is the New York Rugby Club, a sports club that has existed in some way since 1929 (as a men’s team) and was a founding member of the WPL in 2009, winning two Lions titles. before you go. to grab the new crown in 2017.

Now, the team can be proud to win the Red Team this season with an unbeaten record (7-1-0 overall) that entered the Championship, putting them in a very good position. the field to shoot in the future. a four-WPL-record win.

It’s not easy going past a Life West Gladiatrix team on one Friday night, as the Californians hope to celebrate their 2019 WPL Championship win, their first time with the Lions.

But as a national club where players will have to compete at the top levels of women’s football later this year — including full -time Tess Fuery — it can’t be taken lightly. New York over Chicagoland next weekend. If so, the rest of the Championship is for the world of pain on the rugby field.

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