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Pioneers of modern women's rugby
Friday July 17th 2020
A couple of months ago we published an article about the first pioneers of women’s rugby – some of the people of tried to get the...
Marjorie's choice: World Cup or Olympics?
Saturday June 27th 2020
France's Marjorie Mayans recently decided to end her Olympic dream and concentrate instead on fifteens for 2021. She has been...
Pioneers of women's rugby: pre-1960
Friday May 15th 2020
Many would be surprised to read that women were playing rugby before the 1960s. I mean, I occasionally still get those who live...
Hong Kong name squad for Spain
The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) has named its squad for the upcoming historic tour of Spain. The 25-woman strong team will...
Wiverns '85 - the tour (Part 2)
Yesterday we introduced the story of the Wiverns tour of Britain and France. After three big wins against regional select...
Wiverns '85 - the tour that changed the game
Thirty years ago today a whirlwind hit women’s rugby in Britain (and, to a degree, France). Thirty-six Americans arrived for...
Hirata's story inspires
The story of Japanese player Ayane Hirata who battled the odds to make her rugby dream come true in Australia, has gone...
England Deaf look to the future
England Deaf captain Gina Iaqaniello had a long trip down to Devon this week to help launch a new Centre of Excellence for...
GB Rio campaign steps up
The programme for the team who will represent Great Britain at next year's Olympics in Rio has taken a step up with two ...
Women’s rugby welcomes Mongolia
The first ever full contact women’s rugby match took place in Ulan Bator last weekend (30th August).
Legacy debate masks wider issues in the game
Four years ago this week, women’s rugby became a professional sport, with the Netherlands becoming the first group of...