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Numbers Aren’t There For 7s And 15s To Thrive – Lynne Cantwell

Lynne Cantwell

It’s an interesting time for women’s rugby in Ireland.  Saturday saw another milestone reached with the first double-header taking place at Energia Park where Leinster’s opening pre-season friendly of the summer acted as the curtain-raiser for Leinster’s women who opened their interprovincial series with a 34-6 victory over Connacht. This was the first round of the women’s interprovincial championship which …

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“It’s Really Important We Feel Like We Belong To Something” – Sene Naoupu

Sene Naoupu

History will be made this weekend when Leinster Rugby host a double-header at Energia Park.  Saturday’s action will consist of the senior men’s team opening their preseason campaign with the visit of Coventry which will act as the curtain-raiser to the main event – Leinster Women taking on Connacht in the opening match of the extended interprovincial series. Women’s rugby …

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England Defeat Ireland By 17-7 In Women Sevens Olympic Qualifier

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for 2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo came to a halt as England found a way to secure their spot with a comeback victory.  England 17-7 Ireland  After two dominant wins in their opening pair of Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifying matches against Romania and the Czech Republic, Ireland finished second in Pool C after a losing out …

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England To Award Full-Time 15s Contracts To Women’s Team

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to introduce women’s full-time 15s contracts this season, with the new deal coming into effect from January 1st.  There will be 28 full-time contracts available to England Women in the 15-a-side game while the Quilter Internationals will be played under the existing elite player squad (EPS) agreement. The 28 contracts will be supplemented by …

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Brilliant New Zealand Romp To Women’s World Sevens Crown

New Zealand’s Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women’s rugby on Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title. Michaela Blyde was the star for the New Zealanders with a brilliant hat-trick as France were crushed 29-0 in a one-sided final at AT&T Park. Blyde’s treble took her …

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Record Number Of Countries Want To Host Women’s Rugby World Cup In 2021

A record number of countries have registered their interest in hosting the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.  A record-breaking tournament held in Ireland in 2017 has contributed to the growth of the women’s game worldwide. With attendances and television viewership increasingly on the rise, more countries are keen to host the growing competition. According to World Rugby, the World Cup in …

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Tyrrells Premier 15s Women’s League Launched

On Wednesday the Tyrrells Premier 15s was launched, which will be the new title given to the domestic women’s rugby competition in England.  A three-year partnership with crisp manufacturers Tyrells will add to the £2.4 million investment in women’s rugby being made by the RFU ahead of this new venture. The league format is pretty standard with each of the …

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RFU Respond To Reports Of Reduction In Contracts For England’s Women Rugby Players

Over the weekend, The Rugby Paper reported that many of the England Women’s Rugby side, The Red Roses, would not have their full-time or part-time contracts renewed.  The contracts which these players are currently on are under the 15s programme umbrella and the original report suggested that only 17 of the current 50-woman strong squad would have their contracts renewed …

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Where To Next For Women’s Rugby?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Charlotte Caslick of Australia is tackled by Sarah Goss of New Zealand during the Women's Gold Medal Rugby Sevens match between Australia and New Zealand on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in Rio this year was undoubtedly crucial towards the progression of women’s rugby, but can we expect to see the same progress as seen in women’s football after its first inclusion in the Olympics back in Atlanta 1996? 19 years on from Atlanta the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada attracted audiences of up to …

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Exclusive – England’s Maggie Alphonsi: ‘Wanting To Be The Best Is What Has Always Driven Me’

“Playing in the final against New Zealand, singing the national anthem and having about 14,000 in there, singing the anthem back to you, it fills you with a lot of emotions and you feel very passionate about your country, what you stand for and what you’re there for.” Passionately patriotic and with an unwavering desire to succeed, England’s Maggie Alphonsi …

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VIDEO: The Greatest Tries From Around The World During May

With June just beginning, we can now take time to reflect on what is one of the busiest months in the rugby calendar and with this comes superb skill and some stunning tries.  In homage to some of world rugby’s best tries over the course of the past month, Youtube channel World Rugby have put together a delightful package of …

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