2013-14 St. Francis Xavier Women's Rugby News

  • Road to the Women's World Cup: Amanda Thornborough
    May 23, 2014
    Amanda Thornborough cannot imagine her life without rugby. She loves everything it encompasses on and off the field. She loves the team dynamics, the aggressive nature of the sport and the athleticism that goes into playing it at a high level. She has turned this sport into a lifestyle, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
  • StFX to host men's & women's rugby reunion this August
    April 07, 2014
    Former X-Men and X-Women rugby athletes are planning a reunion the weekend of August 8-10, 2014 on the campus of StFX University.
  • Former X-Women rugby star Sara Kaljuvee to compete for Canada in international sevens tournaments
    March 27, 2014
    Having not played with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team since late November, Sara Kaljuvee is back with the team as they prepare for an important two-tournament stretch in Asia.
  • StFX downs host Laval to finish fifth
    November 03, 2013
    The St. Francis Xavier X-Women, Monilex Trophy champions a year ago, ended the CIS women’s rugby championship on a winning note thanks to a 45-20 fifth-place victory against the host Laval Rouge et Or, Sunday morning at the TELUS-Université Laval Stadium.
  • Martlets beat StFX, defending champs out of medal contention
    November 01, 2013
    The McGill Martlets opened their CIS women’s rugby championship journey with a 19-10 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Women at TELUS-Université Laval stadium on Friday morning, eliminating the defending Monilex Trophy titlists from medal contention.
  • Reigning champ StFX downed by Gryphons
    October 31, 2013
    The Guelph Gryphons sent a clear message Thursday morning in the first game of the CIS women’s rugby championship, easily defeating the defending champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women by a score of 37-12 at TELUS-Université Laval Stadium.
  • Emma Taylor named AUS female athlete of the week
    October 30, 2013
    X-Women rugby lock Emma Taylor was named the Subway AUS female athlete of the week for the week ending October 27, 2013.
  • StFX set to defend title at wide open tournament
    October 30, 2013
    The top-seeded St. Francis Xavier X-Women hope to successfully defend the CIS women’s rugby title for the first time in school history this week in Quebec City. Accomplishing the feat will be no easy task however as the 2013 national tournament promises to be one of the more closely contested in recent years.
  • Taylor named CIS rugby All-Canadian
    October 30, 2013
    Fourth year X-Women lock Emma Taylor was honored as a CIS All-Canadian at the awards gala held in conjunction with the CIS national championship.
  • Taylor, Hardy and Maund named athletes of the week
    October 28, 2013
    X-Women rugby lock Emma Taylor and cross country runner Melissa Hardy were named to co-winners of the Boston Pizza female athlete of the week, while X-Men soccer defender Max Maund is the Boston Pizza male athlete of the week for the week ending October 28, 2013.
  • 2013 CIS women’s rugby championship seeding, pools and schedule announced
    October 28, 2013
    The seeding, pools and schedule were announced Monday for the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s rugby championship, which gets under way later this week in Quebec City.
  • Defending champion X-Women defeat Huskies 60-15 to set up clash with Axewomen in Sunday’s AUS final
    October 26, 2013
    The CIS No. 5-ranked StFX X-Women punched their ticket to Sunday’s final of the 2013 Subway AUS women’s rugby championship with a 60-15 semifinal victory over the third-seeded Saint Mary’s Huskies Saturday afternoon at UPEI’s Alumni Canada Games Place.
  • 2013 AUS Women's Rugby Awards and All-Stars Announced
    October 25, 2013
    Six X-Women rugby athletes were named AUS all-stars tonight at the championship awards banquet. Fourth year centre Vanessa Duffley was honored as the AUS community service award winner.
  • Subway AUS Women's Rugby Championship Schedule
    October 21, 2013
    The 2013 Subway Atlantic University Sport women's rugby championship hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island is scheduled for October 26-27 at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  • StFX and Acadia clash for first place
    October 20, 2013
    On the strength of a 17-point second-half rally, the CIS No. 6 StFX X-Women defeated the No. 5 ranked Acadia Axewomen 24-17 in a battle of the top teams in AUS rugby.
  • X-Women hockey and rugby hold at No.3 and No. 6 in CIS rankings
    October 15, 2013
    The X-Women hockey team move up as the No. 3 ranked team in the nation, and the X-Women rugby team maintain their No. 6 ranking as the latest CIS Top 10 rankings were released today.
  • X-Women claim McEwen Cup
    October 14, 2013
    Brianna Miller scored 17 points as the CIS ranked No. 7 McGill Martlets defeated the No. 6 StFX X-Women 27-17 in women's rugby exhibition play for the McEwen Cup Sunday afternoon.
  • Two X-Women teams ranked in CIS Top 10
    October 08, 2013
    The X-Women rugby team hang onto the No. 6 position in the CIS Top Ten ranking, while the X-Women hockey team come in at No. 4 in thier first rankings of the season.
  • X-Women extend winning streak to six games
    October 04, 2013
    The CIS ranked No. 6 X-Women (6-1) picked up their sixth consecutive shutout victory in AUS competition tonight in Antigonish with a lopsided 98-0 win over the St. Thomas Tommies (0-6).
  • X-Women roll to fifth consecutive shutout
    October 02, 2013
    Nine different players scored tries as the StFX X-Women (5-1) cruised to a 111-0 victory over the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies Wednesday night at Oland Stadium in Antigonish.
  • Latest CIS Top Ten rankings released, X-Women rugby still No. 6
    October 01, 2013
    The latest CIS Top Ten rankings were released today and the X-Women rugby team remain in the No. 6 position for the fourth consecutive week.
  • X-Women rugby post fourth consecutive shutout victory
    September 29, 2013
    With another dominant all-around performance, the CIS ranked No. 6 StFX X-Women recorded their fourth consecutive shutout in AUS rugby competition Sunday afternoon at Oland Stadium in Antigonish.
  • X-Women rugby hold at No. 6 in nation for third consecutive week
    September 24, 2013
    The X-Women rugby team remain the No. 6 ranked team in the nation for the third consecutive week as the CIS released its latest Top Ten rankings today.
  • X-Women win third consecutive game
    September 22, 2013
    The CIS ranked No. 6 X-Women picked up their third consecutive AUS victory with a decisive 82-0 shutout over the UPEI Panthers Saturday afternoon in Charlottetown.
  • X-Women rugby remain No. 6 in CIS Top Ten
    September 17, 2013
    The latest CIS Top Ten rankings were released today with the X-Women rugby team remaining unchanged in the sixth spot overall.
  • Rugby X-Women handle Huskies
    September 15, 2013
    The CIS ranked No. 6 X-Women improved to 2-1 on the season with a commanding 84-0 shutout over the Saint Mary Huskies Sunday afternoon in Halifax. The Huskies drop to 1-2.
  • X-Women rugby drop in national rankings
    September 10, 2013
    The X-Women rugby team dropped to No. 6 in the CIS Top Ten rankings after going 1-1 in AUS league play this past week.
  • X-Women handle Tommies 88-0
    September 08, 2013
    The CIS ranked No. 1 X-Women rugby team earned their first win of the AUS regular season with a decisive 88-0 shutout over the St. Thomas Tommies Sunday afternoon in Fredericton. The X-Women rebounded after a 44-13 loss Friday night at home to Acadia.
  • CIS No. 10 Axewomen stun defending national champs
    September 06, 2013
    The CIS No. 10 ranked Acadia Axewomen started the 2013 AUS season with a bang, stunning the CIS ranked No. 1 and defending national champion StFX X-Women 44-13 at Oland Stadium in Antigonish, N.S. in front of an orientation week crowd of over 400 spectators.
  • X-Women rugby open season ranked No. 1 in CIS
    September 03, 2013
    The StFX X-Women rugby team opens up the 2013 season ranked No. 1 in the country as the CIS released it's first rankings today.
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