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28 Professional Contracts announced – The Die is cast

Here is the full list of the first full-time professional women rugby players: Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC) Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies) Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women) Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women) Jess Breach (Harlequins Ladies) Jo Brown (Loughborough Lightning) Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies) Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies) Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC)* Bryony Cleall (Saracens

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Wasps’ Sarah Mitchelson: 175 not out 

Sarah ‘Huddy’ Mitchelson celebrates a remarkable achievement as she makes her 175th appearance for Wasps as they host Saracens this weekend. Fittingly, Huddy’s first game for Wasps, back in 2008, was against Saracens at Twyford Avenue. She joined a squad flush with some of the best players in the country; Shelley Rae, Sue Day, Natalie

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Harlequins Ladies announce squad to play Worcester Valkyries

Harlequins Ladies Co-Head Coaches Karen Findlay and Gary Street have made six changes to the first XV for the visit of Worcester Valkyries to Surrey Sports Park on Saturday (kick-off: 13:30). Fiona Fletcher will captain the team as she moves from second row to flanker while Shaunagh Brown moves back to prop alongside Davinia Catlin

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Emily Scarratt joins Loughborough Lightning

Loughborough Lightning Rugby are excited to announce that England’s all-time leading point-scorer Emily Scarratt will be joining the squad. After a very successful period in the England Women Sevens programme, including captaining Team GB at the Rio Olympics, representing Team England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens, Scarratt will make the

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RFU announce first England Women contracts

The first England Women XV contracts for the 2019 season have been awarded to three players transitioning from the England Women Sevens programme.   2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup finalists Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt will move to the England Women XVs programme from 1 January alongside rising star Jess Breach. All three represented Team

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