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Wales – ‘Mistakes were made‘

In his annual report the chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union, Rob Butcher, has addressed the problem of women’s rugby in the Principality. It amounts to an admission of guilt. He resorts to the use of the future tense to an alarming degree, rather like a government promising gold at the end of the rainbow:

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All to play for – Rugby World Cup Qualifiers – Last Round

It’s as if the first two rounds didn’t take place. All four nations, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Spain sit on five points with a win and a loss. All that separates them is on-field points, Italy’s big win over Scotland placing them top and bottom of the pile. Previous Results: Round 1: Spain 8 Ireland

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England caught napping

England v New Zealand – Third ODI at Leicester What do these numbers have in common? 93, 77, 53 and 4, 1, 6 Yes, they are the scores of the top three Australian batters and ditto the English, scored on the same day. I’ll leave you to guess which is which. India set Australia to

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The Pakistan Tour is off

England women’s planned tour to Pakistan has been called off. It comes as no surprise, given the present uncertainties in that part of the world. The ECB didn’t want players having to face another anxiety after a year and a half of fighting coronavirus. This would have been a first tour to Pakistan for the

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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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Vancouver Fast Four Sevens – First Day

Team GB made a highly encouraging start to their campaign. They eased into things with a victory over Mexico, but Mexico showed how far they have advanced since they last met at the Quest for Gold in Los Angeles. Last time it was a 76-0 thrashing, but in the covered BC Place Stadium GB had

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