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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...
Women's rugby history project: a first look
Last year we reported on a PhD project - ‘Women in Rugby Union: A Social and Cultural History, c. 1880-2016’ - and three...
2017: Everything we wished for?
Last December we came up a with a wish list of seven things we hoped to see in 2017. A year later, what progress has been...
Wilson moving on with no regrets
We caught up with England wing Kay Wilson who this week announced her retirement from international rugby. (Pictured, Wilson...
World Rugby’s ambitions for women’s game
World Rugby held a two-day women’s rugby forum in Belfast at the end of August as a part of the development of their women’s...
"Women’s RWC is the game’s flagship"
With the 2017 World Cup Final only three days away, we took the opportunity to speak to Katie Sadleir, the new General...
Day One: 5 talking points
We look at five key talking points from day one of the Women's Rugby World Cup.
World Cup Preview: England
First test: 1987 v Wales (won 4-22), Pontypool ParkCurrent World Ranking: 1
World Cup Preview: New Zealand
First test: 1990 v Netherlands, Christchurch (won 56-0)Current World Ranking: 2nd