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New Faces Revue

The Red Roses and the Maple Leafs teams announced Simon Middleton welcomes two more new faces to the Red Rose community. Heather Cowell and Sadia Kabeya will start against Canada at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday. This is due reward for players who have taken very different routes to international recognition: Cowell, the prolific try-scorer

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The Black Ferns prepare for Pau

Your long-awaited holiday in France. What can possibly go wrong? At the airport some of your luggage fails to appear! That is what happened to some of the Black Ferns as they arrived in Toulouse. Working on the principle of swings and roundabouts, this may portend a great victory for them in Pau. Here is

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France show their Hand

The French side to play the Black Ferns at Pau on Saturday: 15 Emilie Boulard (Chilly-Mazarin), 14 Cyrielle Banet (Montpellier), 13 Maëlle Filopon (Stade Toulousain), 12 Gabrielle Vernier (Lille Métropole RC Villeneuvois), 11 Caroline Boujard (Montpellier), 10 Caroline Drouin (Stade Rennais), 9 Pauline Bourdon, 1 Coco Lindelauf (Blagnac), 2 Agathe Sochat (Montpellier), 3 Annaëlle Deshayes

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That No 12 Shirt – Who owns it?

Over the past six England matches these players have worn No 12 on their back: (in sequence) Lagi Tuima, Megan Jones, Zoe Harrison, Sarah McKenna, Lagi Tuima and Helena Rowland. There’s little doubt that this is the most contentious selection issue facing the management. Of the five only Jones has ruled herself out, having opted

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An Irish Interview

Some six weeks after Ireland’s exit from the World Cup Anthony Eddy, the Australian head of performance, deigned to give a media interview. His statement and answers have led to widespread disbelief, outrage and demands for his resignation. There were many matters of concern, ranging through the failure to qualify for the RWC, the balance

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Red Roses complete the Demolition

England v New Zealand – Part Two A second crushing win for the Red Roses makes everything in the Franklin’s Gardens smell of roses. Glenn Moore made several changes to his team, but they proved no more capable of stemming the onslaught than last week. New Zealand won a penalty at the first scrum and

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England v New Zealand – Second Time Round

Did you guess this squad correctly? 15 Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 16 caps);14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors, 48 caps); 13 Holly Aitchison (Saracens, 1 cap); 12 Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 7 caps); 11 Abby Dow (Wasps, 19 caps); 10 Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 31 caps); 9 Leanne Infante (vice-captain; Bristol Bears, 45 caps); 1 Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins,

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