Where should England Women play their home matches? A geographical conundrum! Grounds England have played on (in chronological order): Waterloo Moseley Northampton Wolverhampton Wasps Sale Leicester Sunbury (= London Irish?) Leeds Blackheath Worcester Richmond Newbury (2000 – 18 years before the Development XV played there again!) Old Deer Park Richmond Twickenham (1st appearance at HQ
New Zealand will host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 after World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for the prestigious tournament to New Zealand Rugby. It will be the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in the Southern Hemisphere. With women’s rugby continuing to experience record global growth and participation levels at an all-time high, the world’s
Simon Middleton has named his match day 23 to face Canada on Sunday 18 November at Castle Park, Doncaster (KO 2pm, live on EnglandRugby.com). Middleton makes 10 changes to the starting 15, with four new players coming in following last week’s win against USA Women at Allianz Park. Saracens back rows Poppy Cleall and
United States Women’s Selects sealed a 25-24 victory over England National Academy at Newbury RFC on Tuesday. USA held a narrow one-point lead at the break, despite falling 14-3 behind to tries from Bryony Cleall and Georgina Lingham, both of which Ellie Green converted. The visitors fought back through scores from Evan Hoese as well as
England Women Head Coach Simon Middleton has named the National Academy match-day 23 to play USA Women’s Selects at Newbury RFC on Tuesday 13 November (KO 7.30pm). The squad combines a mix of England pathway players and more established names, captained by Richmond FC lock Rowena Burnfield, one of five players with senior international experience.
Wasps ran in 10 tries against Richmond to remain unbeaten in the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s Development League. With seven tries before half-time, Wasps were in outstanding form proving clinical inside the opposition half. Despite horrendous weather conditions in the second half, both sides put on a determined display to battle through to the final whistle.
The first Quilter International – England v The USA – Allianz Park 9 November 2018 Part One If you’re anxious for the action, move straight to Part Two… The England squad selected: 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens) 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries) 13. Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning)* 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury)* 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury) 10. Katy
England Women got their Quilter Internationals off to a successful start with a 57-5 win over USA Women at Allianz Park, on the night fly half Katy Daley-Mclean earned her 100th cap for the Red Roses. In wet and windy conditions in north London, scrum half Leanne Riley opened the scoring inside 10 minutes, getting
Wasps will be looking to make it six wins from six in the Tyrell’s Premier 15s Development League as they host Richmond. The visitors will be looking for their second win of the season after some tough fixtures in their opening matches. Wasps have made seven changes from the side that defeated Darlington Mowden Park
England v USA – Allianz Park – 9 November 7.45pm England Women match-day 23 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 14 caps) 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 38 caps) 13. Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped) 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, uncapped) 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 2 caps) 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning, 99 caps) 9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins,