[ The Guardian ] US WOMEN’S RUGBY SEEKS GOLD ON ROAD TO RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

With increasing opportunities at junior and college level and world exposure beckoning, some see women’s rugby as poised to emulate soccer in the US
“The USA qualifying will have a big effect on women’s rugby,” says Julie Prentice, co-founder of Serevi Rugby, a Seattle-based company which is helping to drive the national search for Olympic talent. “In sports it’s still not known. When I mention women’s rugby, if I say my daughter plays, I still get a lot of ‘Oh, really?’ And raised eyebrows.”
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