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Cricket gets under way in the bleakest of Weather

A bitterly cold Bank Holiday weekend marked the opening of the last season of Royal London One-dayers in their present form. Kent opened their account with a 49-run win over Notts at the Polo Farm Ground Canterbury. It’s vital for any team not to panic when the top batter goes relatively cheaply. Skipper Tammy Beaumont

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The 2018-9 Season – Where do we stand?

A brief glance around the world, then a closer look at matters European In April 2019 Sir Bill Beaumont, Chairman of World Rugby (WR), commented on the new pathway to qualify for the next World Cup: “Last year we announced significant remodelling of the Women’s Rugby World Cup format to ensure that the competition continues

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7s Contracts are we on the right track?

Some two years before the Tokyo Olympics begin, the youngest squad at the Kitakyushu Sevens spring the biggest surprise of the tournament: Canada overtake England  in the final only after the allotted 14 minutes are up. (5-7) How do we begin to explain this remarkable achievement? The thinking that underlies the RFU’s approach to contracts and

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Source: Wasps

Two Semi-Finals

Saracens v Wasps – Allianz Park 13 April If we felt sorry for Sarries losing three Red Roses to injury (Vicky Fleetwood, Bryony Cleall and Marlie Packer), we should note the eleven (11!) who strode out to put Wasps in their place. It took them nearly 20 minutes to get off the mark, but it was

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Looking ahead to the new Super Series

USA Rugby has really gone upmarket on the latest version of the Super Series. Gathering together the top five ranked nations means this tournament represents the biggest showcase for women’s 15s rugby ever staged outside the World Cup. And it helps to bridge that lengthy four-year gap. For three of the competitors, Canada, New Zealand

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