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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...
Should Great Britain play in the World Series?
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has said he “would be open” to the idea of a Great Britain team playing in the Women’s Sevens...
Women’s rugby’s momentous month
Four weeks ago today, England announced a historic move to hand fulltime contracts to 16 of its XV players and it kick-...
Olympics: the pain of losing
The image of the Olympics is the smiles on the faces of the winning teams, those who go home with medals. But for every...
Olympic rugby - the wait is nearly over
The waiting is nearly over. One week from today, at 11am local time (3pm BST) the first Olympic rugby tournament for 96...
Sweden: A year ahead of schedule
Sweden are back in the top division of women’s rugby in Europe. Swedish team manager Anna-Lena Swartz tells us how one of...
Conclusions from the 2016 Super Series
Canada have won the 2016 Super Series. With the World Cup 13 months away, what have we learnt from eight days in Salt Lake...
Kazakhstan: Heroes of central Asia
While it was no surprise to see that the top three teams in the Olympic Repecharge last weekend were the three World Series...
Where now for Russia?
Where now for Russia, after their failure to qualify for the Olympics? Russia Sport’s Elena Dyachkova has spoken to Pavel...