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  1. First World Deaf Sevens starts tomorrow

    The hope was that tournament would include women’s teams from four countries, plus a Barbarians side, but costs and visa restrictions have resulted in there being just two teams – England and Australia, who will play a four-game series for the Betty Steele Trophy.

  2. Olympic champs eliminated by Young Ferns

    After two Commonwealth Youth Games and one Olympic Youth Games, Australia U18’s golden run came to an end at St Ignatius College in Riverview, NSW, this weekend as they were beaten in the final of the first Oceania U18 sevens.

    Only three girls’ teams took part in the inaugural event – Fiji being the third. Unfortunately Fiji U18 were outclassed, only managing one try over the whole weekend, so the tournament was only ever going to be between Australia and New Zealand.

  3. Fern consistancy win Kitakyushu 7s

    While mayhew reigned all around them, New Zealand sailed serenely on to win the third round of the World Series and close the gap at the top of the standings to just six points.

    France, in their first final, battled well and held the Ferns until midway through the second half. It took New Zealand only 40 seconds to get on the scoreboard through Michaela Blyde. Grassineau’s score under the posts levelled the game, but the Ferns went into the break 12-7 ahead thanks to a great step from Theresa Fitzpatrick that left half the French team going the wrong way.

  4. Extraordinary day at Kitayushu

    Spain beat Australia for the first time in five years - just one of the Day One surprise results

    At first, Kitakyushu lulled us into a false sense of security at the start of the third round of the World Series, and the second visit to the Japanese city.

  5. NSW win titanic Super W final

    Grace Hamilton in action for the NSW. Photo: Walmsley

    Report: Jill Scanlon, ARU.

    In the end it took a 92nd-minute Ash Hewson extra-time penalty for NSW to lift the inaugural Buildcorp Super W title, 16-13 over Queensland.

  6. Bonn kicks off European 7s season

    With the new European Sevens season just around the corner the need for second tier women’s teams to gain more match experience in order to be competitive has never been greater.

    Three years ago, Bonn launched small invitational tournament for women's 7s teams. This year the tournament has expanded with seven national teams coming together to an intense weekend of matches as part of their preparations for the Rugby Europe championships.

  7. World Series arrives in Japan

    Kitakyushu pools

    A: Australia, Spain, Ireland, China
    B: New Zealand, France,United States, Japan
    C: Canada, Russia, England, Fiji

    The World Series may have had a long break since Sydney, but five of the teams in Kitakyushu come into the tournament fresh from last week’s Commonwealth Games, and one from the World Series Qualifier in Hong Kong just two weeks ago.

  8. Wales beat England in U18 international

    Report and photo: WRU 

    The Welsh defence displayed great commitment in the opening minutes, highlighted by their effort in chasing back a runaway England attacker and dragged her down inches from the tryline. 

    It was England who made the first mark on the scoreboard, fly-half Ellie Green kicking a penalty inside ten minutes for a three-point advantage.

  9. Mather's marathon effort for Samaritans

    When Wasps' women's director of rugby Giselle Mather finishes the London Marathon this weekend, she'll have England fullback Danielle Waterman to thank for any aches and pains she feels in the aftermath. 

    One of the most well known female coaches in the game, Mather is running for the Samaritans, after the hopeful behest of Waterman, a supporter of the charity who had managed to secure a spot in the race for fundraising.

  10. Saracens and Harlequins reach English final

    This is the first year of the competition, which will see an investment of £2.4m from the RFU over the next three years with the 10 member clubs benefiting directly from this financial support.

    The investment is currently helping sides to establish their strength and conditioning and analysis departments alongside academy systems, with most sides also now paying their leading coaches.

  11. Ferns avenge Rio in Aussie backyard

    Even for for a neutral it was a thrilling, heart pounding final. The Gold Coast heat -30 degrees in the shade – and there wasn’t much shade - was noticeably draining on all players throughout the tournament, with New Zealand for example, adopting a tactic of starting and ending the game with Portia Woodman, but resting her in the middle.

  12. Preview: Commonwealth Games

    It should be a high quality event with five World Series teams involved, including the top three, plus three more teams who were competing in last week’s World Series qualifier.

    We take a look at the pools and squads. 

    Pool A


    Failing to reach the quarter finals of the last round of the World Series, and lying in 8th position overall, can hardly be the ideal form going into a huge competition for England, but coach James Bailey has a strong squad available and on their day, this team can beat anyone. 

  13. NSW confirm home final in Super W

    NSW ended the first ever Super W regular season undefeated, giving them a home final, after a 57-0 victory over the Melbourne Rebels. NSW were unstoppable, helped by Melbourne failing to take the few opportunities that came their way.

    NSW started with a try from Iliseva Batibasaga within the first two minutes, followed by O’Brien in the 15th minute and Crystal Maguire five minutes later – and then another on the half-hour.

  14. Regular season ends in France

    Romane Ménager and Lille showed their ambition away to Montpellier (17-17). PHOTO PASCAL BONNIERE

    The final four games were decided by a total of just six points at the end of the final round in the regular season of the Top 8 - arguably the world’s most competitive women’s national league.

    Eurosport cameras came to Montpellier for what has now become the classic battle of French domestic rugby –Montpellier v Lille – and they were not disappointed.

  15. U20s series in Canada confirmed

    The international summer tour will be hosted at Acadia University, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday 10 August, Tuesday 14 August and Saturday 18 August.
    The two sides last played in a three-Test series at Trent College, Nottingham in 2016 with England winning the series 3-0.
    “The tour to Canada presents a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop players that are coming through the pathway," said England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp.

  16. China are back in the World Series

    As well as being highly competitive, the World Series qualifier is also one of the cruellest of tournaments. The are no prizes for second place here. A glittering, perhaps sporting life-changing, prize awaits the winners, but for every other team as soon as they are out of the tournament they are on their way home – there are no classification games, no silver or bronze medals. This is winner takes all.

  17. Queensland reach Super W final

    17 year-old Super W superstar Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea strikes again for Queensland. (Photo: Walmsley)

    Brumbies but beat Melbourne Rebels 37-8 on a warm and sunny Good Friday afternoon. As with the previous week, Melbourne Rebels matched Brumbies for most of the first half, but Brumbies took their chances. Even so they only lead by 15-8 at half time, but ran away with the second half with four tries.


    Brumbies Women 37 (Tries: Read, Wilton, Burrows, Stanford, Wilson, Milward; Cons: Wood, O’Neill; Pens: Wood)

  18. Women's 7s arrives at the Commonwealth Games

    Rugby Sevens first appeared in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and its success lead directly to the inclusion of sevens in other multi-sport Games, including the Olympics from 2016.

    But, unlike other Games, a women’s tournament was not included as the original purpose for adopting sevens into the Commonwealth Games was to provide a men’s sport to balance the women’s sport of netball. However, the success of the Australian women’s team resulted in pressure to include a women’s event at this, Australia’s home Commonwealth Games – and future Games.

  19. Play off places decided in France & England

    Romagnat attract an impressive crowd for their first game at the Stade Marcel-Michelin in Clermont (photo: V.Roche /

  20. Super W: NSW march on

    Photo: Chloe Leaupepe scored a couple of tries against the Brumbies. Photo: Watson

    NSW went three from three after beating Brumbies 24-5 in another dominant performance in the Buildcorp Super W Series at at Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney on Saturday. Chloe Leaupepe dominated the scoring with 19 of NSW’s 24 points.

  21. Sevens launches in Kosovo

    “I see rugby as a community with open arms, with different people each with different role, playing together with dedication in the field. It is the first time in my life playing rugby and every day is a learning experience,” said Saranda Rexha, a member of the R.K. Qikat, the first rugby club for women in Kosovo.

  22. Deaf rugby's biggest ever challenge

    ANOTHER women’s Six Nations has passed – and another chance dawns to throw some media attention on women’s rugby and document its latest journey as it leans towards professionalism. 

    Yet while we are ephemerally caught up in how squads are adapting in a post-World Cup year, elsewhere in the rugby family, there’s another form of the game which can perhaps identify with the longing for such media coverage – deaf rugby.

    But that could be about the change.

  23. Aussie Super W: Can anyone stop NSW?

    The second week of the Super W in Australia saw the debut of the fifth team in the tournament, and a game between the two winners from week one.

    On Saturday the Brumbies opened their account at home to Queensland, who had lost to NSW in week 1. But this week was Queensland – maybe aided by having shaken off the dust the previous weekend - who were dominant, with a big 42-5 win at the GIO Stadium in Canberra.

  24. 6 Nations: Best Players & Moments of 2018
  25. 6 Nations: Team of the tournament

    There is no Scottish player in this team because the players we considered (mainly Jade Konkel; Chloe Rollie, Hannah Smith and Lisa Thomson) were simply up against brilliant talents in each of their positions, so it is a shame that not all six nations are represented here but such is the quality of the competition. 

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