Honestly, we don’t get paid for this
Scrumqueens.com is the world’s leading independent women’s rugby website. Run by volunteers, the site was launched in 2009 out of frustration at the lack of coverage of the game and with the aim of offering in-depth quality coverage of women’s rugby from around the world. It provides coverage of major international women’s competitions such as the Six Nations, the European Championships, the Nations Cup and the Women’s Rugby World Cup and its qualifying competitions. As the site has grown and developed it has also expanded to including coverage from a range of top domestic tournaments including the RFU English Women’s Premiership, the French Top 10, the New Zealand NPC and the All Ireland League First Division. The site carries regular interviews with the leading figures of the game and provides thought provoking analysis on the growth of the sport. In 2013 Scrumqueens.com played a leading role in successfully campaigning against proposed changes to the women's 6 Nations. You can read more about that campaign here and here . Site editor Ali Donnelly also won a special award from the Rugby Writers Association in 2014 for her contribution to the sport.
Ali is the editor of Scrumqueens.com and in a voluntary capacity, has been involved in promoting women’s rugby for many years. As well as being the former PRO for the Irish women’s rugby team, while she was still at university, she’s supported major international rugby tournaments for the IRB and IRFU. During the Women's World Cup in 2010 she wrote a blog for Skysports.com and and she regularly writes on the women's game for a range of leading newspapers and magazines including the annual IRB World Rugby Yearbook and Rugby World Magazine. She was named in the Top 50 most influential people in rugby by Rugby World in 2016. Away from rugby, she works in government communications.
Sarah Edwards is the co-owner of creative agency Make it Clear and Make it Digital, the companies who designed and built this website. Sarah’s team also provided technical launch support for the site and will continue to play a key role as it develops. Sarah also plays rugby and is part of the west-London Teddington women’s team and lines out for Middlesex when the occasion arises.
Scrumqueens.com is grateful to a number of people who provide content and images for the site. These include in particular John Birch, who writes a huge number of features pieces regularly for the site and regularly crunches the numbers for in-depth data articles. John is an expert on the women’s game in France and writes outstanding previews and reviews of the game from around the world. John has also established a superb fixture archive on the women’s game which are listed on Wikipedia. Other current and former contributors include Bruno Lopez, Kate Clements, Laura Coates, and images come regularly from Rugby Matters,Scrumpix and Michael Paler Images as well as Ilona O’Donnell.