Source: Inpho

28 Professional Contracts announced – The Die is cast

Here is the full list of the first full-time professional women rugby players: Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC) Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies) Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women) Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women) Jess Breach (Harlequins Ladies) Jo Brown (Loughborough Lightning) Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies) Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies) Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC)* Bryony Cleall (Saracens

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Source: Richmond

Tyrrells Round 12

It was great to see Amy Cokayne restored to active rugby service for Wasps in the most auspicious of circumstances. She has just graduated as an RAF officer. Is she their first England international since the great Rory Underwood, still the nation’s record try-scorer? Saracens turn the screw to deny Richmond Sarries proved their strength

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Source: Bruce Perkins

Tyrrells Round 11 – Quins stun Lightning

Tyrrells Round 11 – Quins v Lightning – Saturday 8 December In the reverse game (Round 3), Quins came unstuck in the rain. This time round they would be as near full strength as makes little difference. They had seven England caps on the field plus two other internationals, Konkel (Scotland) and Sommer (USA). Against

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Source: Wasps

Tyrrells Round 10 – Wasps come up short

Wasps game against Lightning at Loughborough represented their fourth loss out of four to a side placed above them in the table. This was a hard-fought battle in the wet, just the sort of day to welcome in the month of December. When Lightning lost their Canadian prop Daleaka Menin early on to injury, it gave the Amber-and-Blacks

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Source: DMP Sharks

Where should England’s Red Roses play their home matches?

Where should England Women play their home matches?  A geographical conundrum! Grounds England have played on (in chronological order): Waterloo Moseley Northampton Wolverhampton Wasps Sale Leicester Sunbury (= London Irish?) Leeds Blackheath Worcester Richmond Newbury (2000 – 18 years before the Development XV played there again!) Old Deer Park Richmond Twickenham (1st appearance at HQ

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