2017 StFX X-Women Rugby - News

  • X-Women win U SPORTS bronze with 22-12 victory over Calgary
    November 05, 2017
    Recovering from a disheartening loss in Saturday’s semifinal, the defending champion StFX X-Women claimed the bronze medal at the 20th U SPORTS women’s rugby championship with a 22-12 win over the Canada West champion Calgary Dinos.
  • X-Women fall to Laval in U SPORTS semifinal
    November 04, 2017
    Playing a near perfect game, the fifth-seeded Laval Rouge et Or ended defending champion StFX’s quest for a second straight national championship, beating, them 23-0 in semifinal action Saturday afternoon.
  • StFX secures semifinal berth with win over Pronghorns
    November 02, 2017
    Looking to repeat as U SPORTS women’s rugby champions, the top-seeded StFX X-Women exerted their size and strength, moving on to semifinals with a 39-12 win over the host Lethbridge Pronghorns.
  • Alphonso and Beals named U SPORTS 1st team All-Canadians
    November 01, 2017
    X-Women prop Joanna Alphonso and wing June Beals were honored as U SPORTS first team All-Canadians at the rugby championship breakfast today.
  • 20th U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship: X-Women in search of second straight Monilex Trophy
    October 28, 2017
    The reigning champion StFX X-Women will head into the 20th U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship as tournament favourites, looking to capture a second straight national banner.
  • X-Women claim Birks trophy as 2017 AUS champions
    October 27, 2017
    On the strength of four tries by AUS most valuable player Joanna Alphonso (Ajax, ON), the StFX X-Women defeated the Acadia Axewomen 58-21 to win the 2017 Subway AUS championship Friday night, taking home the Birks Memorial trophy.
  • Joanna Alphonso named conference MVP for third consecutive season
    October 26, 2017
    Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2017 women's rugby major award winners and all-stars as selected by the conference's four head coaches following the regular season. Fourth-year StFX prop Joanna Alphonso has been named the Atlantic University Sport most valuable player for the third consecutive season. This is the 11th time in the past 13 seasons that a member of the StFX X-Women has earned the honour.
  • StFX to host Subway AUS women's rugby championship on Oct. 27th
    October 16, 2017
    StFX Athletics is pleased to host the 2017 Subway AUS women's rugby championship game on Friday, October 27th at Oland Stadium.
  • X-Women cap off 6-0 season with win over Axewomen
    October 15, 2017
    The U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Women finished the AUS regular season with a 6-0 record, capped by a 51-12 win over the second place Acadia Axewomen.
  • June Beals honored as Subway AUS female athlete of the week
    October 10, 2017
    StFX X-Women rugby player June Beals and UNB Varsity Reds men's hockey player Stephen Anderson have been named the Subway AUS Athletes of the Week for their respective performances for this past week.
  • X-Women handle Concordia 74-15
    October 07, 2017
    The U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Women defeated the Concordia Stingers by a lopsided 74-15 margin in exhibition play Saturday afternoon in Montreal.
  • X-Women fall to Gee Gee's in exhibition play
    October 06, 2017
    The Gee-Gees women’s rugby team wasn’t phased when the U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Women roared back to tie the score at 14-14 early in the second half. Instead, the Garnet and Grey went on a 19-0 run to capture a meaningful 33-19 exhibition victory in a rematch of the 2016 U SPORTS national final.
  • Beals’ four tries propel StFX in rugby win over SMU
    October 04, 2017
    June Beals had four first-half tries as the StFX X-Women defeated the Saint Mary’s Huskies 89-7 Wednesday night in AUS women’s rugby action from Huskies Stadium.
  • X-Women earn lopsided win over UPEI
    October 01, 2017
    On a beautiful Homecoming Sunday autumn afternoon at Oland Stadium, the U SPORTS No. 1 ranked X-Women defeated the UPEI Panthers by a score of 93-0. 
  • Joanna Alphonso named Subway AUS female athlete of the week
    September 26, 2017
    Joanna Alphonso of the U SPORTS No. 1-ranked StFX X-Women rugby team is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female athlete of the week for the week ending Sept. 24, 2017.
  • X-Women top Axewomen 57-14 in the battle of AUS top teams
    September 23, 2017
    On a warm fall afternoon at Oland Stadium the Acadia Axewomen felt the heat of the U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Women as the home squad played to a 57-14 win, improving to 3-0 on the season and taking sole possession of first place in the AUS standings over the nationally ranked No. 10 Axewomen (2-1).
  • X-Women rugby earn another big win
    September 15, 2017
    The defending national champion X-Women rugby team earned their second consecutive lopsided victory in AUS competition this season, this time a 90-0 win over the UPEI Panthers. 
  • X-Women rugby ranked No. 1 in nation, X-Men soccer ranked 10th
    September 12, 2017
    The StFX X-Women open the 2017 campaign as the top-ranked women’s rugby team in the nation, while the X-Men soccer team are ranked No. 10 in their respective top ten.
  • Defending national champs open season with a bang
    September 08, 2017
    The defending national champion X-Women rugby team opened the 2017 varsity season with a bang as they defeated the Saint Mary’s Huskies 105-0 Friday night at StFX Oland Stadium.
  • Rugby in the Land of the Long White Cloud
    September 06, 2017
    As StFX students return to campus and renew acquaintances, few will have better ‘how I spent my summer vacation’ stories than X-Women rugby players Alison Blanchard, a 4th year scrum-half from Hering Cove, Nova Scotia; and Merrit Blair, a 4th year wing from Ottawa, Ontario.  This past summer Alison and Merrit lived every rugby player’s dream:  playing rugby in New Zealand.    
  • X-Women rugby earn lopsided wins at Truro tournament
    September 02, 2017
    The defending U SPORTS national champion X-Women rugby team took to the field Saturday in pre-season exhibition action in Truro at the AUS Invitational tournament.
  • Getting to Know...Carolyn Williams
    August 02, 2017
    X-Women rugby lock Carolyn Williams is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Carolyn is a third year Nursing student from Orleans, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Sam Lake
    July 19, 2017
    X-Women rugby prop Sam Lake is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Sam is a third year Human Kinetics student from Windsor, NS.
  • Getting to Know...June Beals
    June 27, 2017
    X-Women rugby winger June Beals is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. June is a third year Arts student from North Preston, N.S.