If you haven’t had a chance to check out the excellent exhibition at the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham, co-curated by Scrumqueens’ very own Ali Donnelly, you will now be able to see it all around the country, as a pop-up version is launching this September.
Ticket holders for the Red Roses warm-up games in Exeter and Bristol will be able to explore the history of the women’s Rugby World Cup tournaments as part of their match-day experience.
The exhibition traces the trials, tribulations, and success stories of both players and administrators from the first women’s rugby world cup competition in 1991 through to this year’s postponed event in New Zealand.
The travelling exhibition will be in the Exeter Suite at Sandy Park on 3 September 2022, where fans can visit before and after the Red Roses v USA game as well as during half-time.
On 14 September 2022, fans watching the Red Roses v Wales match in Bristol can catch the exhibition between the South and West Concourses all throughout the evening. Visitors to Ashton Gate can also see several objects from the World Rugby Museum’s collection, on loan specifically for the travelling exhibition, including the recently rediscovered original Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy!
‘The Rugby World Cup: In Her Own Words’ is a co-curated project between the World Rugby Museum, Ali Donnelly, author of Scrumqueens, and Dr Lydia Furse, an expert in the history of the women’s game.
The travelling exhibition will be on tour at a variety of locations from 2023 – if your rugby club, school, or local museum are interested in becoming a host venue, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Tickets to England's games are available here