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World cup star returns..

England world cup finalist Shaunagh Brown has kicked retirement as a player into touch because she is excited by the ‘new regime’ at the top of the women’s game. Source: HarlequinsBrown, 33, initially said the world cup final against New Zealand was her last game. But, after a coaching role in the Cayman Islands, she

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Red Rose sets example for Lioness

Beth Mead is told ‘if I can do it, so can you’ by England Grand Slam heroine Abby Dow. Lioness star Mead is encouraged by Dow, who broke her leg but fought back to be at the forefront of the Red Roses’ Grand Slam success. England winger Dow has words of comfort for the Lioness’s

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Chance to lift spirits..

World cup finalist Alex Matthews says the Women’s Six Nations is a chance to lift ‘English rugby gloom’. As it kicks off, the women’s tournament ‘will be a raising of spirits after our men’s team flopped’ says flanker Matthews. ‘I’ve moved on from the WC, moving to Gloucester helped and all our chat in the

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England hit by World Cup absentees

ENGLAND’s world cup final team has been shredded by retirements, injury and pregnancy as Mo Hunt is the big name recall for the 6 Nations. In all, eight members of the final squad in the WC are now missing. Emily Scarratt is the biggest loss through injury and Abbie Ward and Vicki Cornborough are pregnant.

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World Cup sparks record fans

England’s World Cup Final losers are inspiring record numbers of fans for their new season as a consolation for the heartbrake of missing out on becoming world champions. Quins say ‘around 50,000’ have already bought tickets for the women’s and mens double-header versus Bristol next month. Furthermore, ‘more than 20,000’ have already bought tickets for

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Scoring a charity success at HQ

Women’s cricket has scored an uplifting boost thanks to a ground-breaking auction and lunch at Lord’s. Tens of thousands raised will help expand this country’s network of coaching hubs, with particular benefit targeted at girls. The money will be used to grow the ‘free to access’ hubs from the 74 at present to 100, with

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Talking a good game..

DAME KATHERINE GRAINGER, one of Britain’s top Olympians ever, brought her unique insight to the judging panel of this year’s William Hill Sports book awards. Katherine penned her own autobiography ‘Dreams Do Come True’. It made the longlist in 2014 and stood out because the vast majority of sports books are not actually written by

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England’s firefighter honoured

England’s Shaunagh Brown has been given the accolade of her portrait going up at the home of rugby as she gives up her ‘day job’ as a firefighter to focus full-time on rugby. Brown has a new five foot high picture of herself erected at Twickenham in time for when she expects to play at

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