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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...
The "other" World Cup: Utrecht Shield
There is more than one way to decide who are the world champions, and appropriately all current methods point the same way....
World Cup Preview: Canada
First test: 1987 v USA (Victoria, BC) Lost 3-22Current World Ranking: 3rd
World Cup Preview: Ireland
First test match: 1993 v Scotland. Lost 10-0 World Ranking: 5th
World Cup Preview: France
First test match: 13th June 1982 v Netherlands (Utrecht) (won 4-0) World Ranking: 4
World Cup Preview: Australia
First test match: 1994 v New Zealand, North Sydney Oval, (Lost 37-0) World Rugby Ranking: 6th
World Cup Preview: United States
First test match: 14th November 1987 v Canada (Victoria, BC) (won 22-3) World Ranking: 7
World Cup Preview: Spain
First test match: 2nd May 1989 v France (lost 0-28) World Ranking: 8
World Cup Preview: Italy
First test match: 22nd June 1985 v France (Riccione) (drew 0-0) World Rugby ranking: 9th