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Vancouver Fast Four Sevens – Day Two

‘Semi-final’ GB v Mexico A ‘semi’ only by the terms of the tournament – there were only four teams involved. Mexico continued their much improved form to make GB work hard in the opening stages. But the moment the top seeds turned over possession, Grace Crompton again showed her qualities, scooting away untouched down the

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Talking Points

England v New Zealand – Second ODI, Worcester This wasn’t a win for England to be very happy about. The mainline batting was fragile, but the team’s overall strength once more proved too much for the White Ferns. The Batting Lisa Keightley’s decided to replace Katherine Brunt with Danni Wyatt at No 7. This would

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Calling the RFU!

Allianz Premier 15s – Round Three Bristol Bears 115 DMPDS 0 What is the RFU going to do about it? In 2017 there were two broad criteria clubs had to meet to join the new Premier 15s league: playing strength on the field and minimum operating standards off the field. You need a microscope to

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Is Twinning Winning? – Saints link with Lightning

Now Northampton Saints have jumped on the bandwagon. They announce a partnership with Loughborough Lightning which parallels the link between Leicester Tigers and Lichfield published last month – except that Lichfield had been rejected when the Premier 15s was set up in 2017. Lightning are one of two campus-based clubs in the league, the other

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A New-Look GB Sevens Squad

Scott Forrest ha announced the 13 players who will take part in the Canadian Fast Four tournament starting this week. They include some surprises: Abbie Brown (co-captain) Megan Jones (co-captain) Abi Burton Alicia Maude Amy Wilson Hardy Celia Quansah Chantelle Miell Emma Uren Grace Crompton Heather Cowell Jasmine Joyce Jodie Ounsley Shona Campbell The new

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A True Upset – Spain Triumph

Spain achieved what few expected of them. In a thrillingly tight match they nudged ahead in the closing minutes to give the Irish a mountain to climb. Spain started well too. Patricia Garcia’s kick-off was knocked on. At the resultant scrum they rocked the opposition back with apparent ease. Ireland may have introduced lots of

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Italy make Hay – Rugby World Cup European Qualifiers

This was the first of three sessions of double internationals to decide who goes through to the World Cup next year. Italy v Scotland The Azzurre began as they did against England in the Six Nations, dominating most phases of play. inside a minute Scotland were pinged for holding on. The well-controlled rolling maul that

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