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Referees appointed for Women’s 6 Nations 2015

Two referees will make their international test debuts during the Women’s 6 Nations in the northern hemisphere next year. Spain’s Alhambra Nievas and England’s Sara Cox were appointed after successfully refereeing friendly internationals over the course of 2014 as well as performing assistant referee roles during Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in France. World Rugby

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Top teams face tough pools in Brazil

New Zealand and Australia are top of the standings after Dubai but will face difficult match-ups in Brazil. The draw for the second round of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series will see the top teams face difficult pool clashes in Brazil in February. At the last round in Dubai, New Zealand continued their intense

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Qualification process confirmed for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

World Rugby has confirmed the qualification process for the next Women’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in 2017. Following a comprehensive review of this year’s successful tournament, the World Rugby Council agreed that the top seven teams from Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 will automatically qualify, meaning reigning champions England, Canada, France, Ireland, New

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Tackling Concussion

PROFESSIONAL rugby in England welcomed the news that all professional players, coaches and referees have completed the new mandatory online concussion education module within the required two month window. A joint initiative between Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players Association (RPA) produced a world-first for the game with an on-line

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BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year 2014

In a wonderful evening for women’s sport, Claudia Fragapane won Young Sports Personality of the Year. The 17-year-old gymnast is the first British woman in 84 years to win four gold medals at one Commonwealth Games. Jill Stidever won the Sport’s Unsung Hero award:  after spending nearly 60 years teaching thousands of children with special needs to swim.

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Lapasset Welcomes Olympic Agenda 2020 Approval

World Rugby President Bernard Lapasset welcomes the approval by the IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco of the 40 recommendations that comprise Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Lapasset said: “This is a significant moment for the Olympic Movement and World Rugby is delighted to

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Major Changes in Women’s Rugby

Major changes are afoot within the management of Women’s and 7’s rugby in the IRFU.  Sport for Business has reported that they have seen an email sent last night from Head of Performance David Nucifora which confirms that Jon Skurr has left his position as manager of the Women’s 7’s team with immediate effect.  The

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