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Brain teaser – Women’s Rugby Quiz

How good is your knowledge of women’s rugby? Before  the second round of the Women’s 6 Nations we offer a small women’s rugby quiz – unfortunately the only prize on offer is our admiration at your in depth knowledge and the ability to retain the information! Answers will be posted tomorrow – as a teaser

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The 6 Nations Opener – England see off Ireland

The Red Roses amassed eight tries at Energia Park, Donnybrook, a ground that is fast becoming an all-timefavourite of theirs, after the Grand Slam win there in 2017. This was a significant day in the world of women’s rugby, the first time a full-term professional side had taken the field. For most of the 80 minutes,

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6 Nations – Before the Starting-Pistol fires

Squads announced and other matters The England Squad to play Ireland in Dublin on Friday, 1 February: 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens) 14. Jess Breach (Harlequins) 13. Emily Scarratt (Loughborough) 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury) 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury) 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough)  9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins)  1. Hannah Botterman (Saracens)  2. Lark Davies (Worcester)  3. Sarah

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Six Nations Latest – The Odds Swing

Big news from France: the FFR announces 28 contracts for 15s players, to bring them in line with their 7s sisters – and more or less in line with their English counterparts, though the fine print of the contracts differs. Complaints are already streaming in about the 50% part-time arrangements set in place. The recipients

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Tyrrells Round 16 – Part One High Drama

The last round before the break for the 6 Nations, and the stakes keep rising. Wasps v Quins The game at Twyford Avenue was in the hands of Nikki O’Donnell, only the second female referee of a Tyrrells game your correspondent has witnessed all season. She was given this important fixture as a warm-up for

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The Women’s 6 Nations is launched

The 6 Nations 2019 version was launched in the swish surroundings of the Hurlingham Club. Nolli Waterman now appeared on the other side of the camera, so to speak, introducing the honoured guests alongside Will Greenwood.   In between generous offerings of  food and Guinness, the official sponsors – though not quite yet the full-time

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Tyrells Round 15

Tyrrells Round 15 – Two Games to Savour Wasps v DMP First to Twyford Avenue, to see if Wasps could stave off both DMP’s assault and – more urgently – Gloucester-Hartpury’s challenge to their right to the play-offs. DMP had a player called T. Taylor listed on their bench, and sure enough, Tamara at last appeared

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