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Opening win in Dubai Sevens

England beat Fiji by 26 – 0 in their opening game at the Dubai Sevens.  Tries from Danielle Waterman, Jo Watmore, Natasha Hunt and the prolific Michaela Staniford completed the rout. Next up is Brazil who lost their opener to Canada 10 – 26.  Full scores of the opening round below: Australia v South Africa

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Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

Just months after a record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, the tender process has now opened to host the event in 2017.  The tournament, which was won by England after a thrilling final in Paris last August, will move to 2017 to maximise synergy with the Olympic and Rugby World Cup Sevens cycles, allowing

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Katy Mclean wins BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year

England’s rugby world cup winning captain Katy Mclean has been named BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year.  The title was announced at the BBC North East Sports Awards at the Forum Theatre in Billingham on Wednesday. Other winners included: Sunderland Ladies FC Paralympian Jade Jones Basketball coach Fabulous Flournoy Rowing coach Graeme Mark

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Homophobic abuse investigation

Following the RFU’s investigations into the allegation of homophobic abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens at the QBE International against New Zealand, two people have received a ban from all matches at Twickenham Stadium for a period of two years. In addition, they will pay £1,000 each to a charity of Nigel Owens’ choice. There

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Parliament visit for England Deaf rugby team

THE England Deaf team helped to raise awareness of deaf rugby during a recent trip to the Houses of Parliament.  Around 20 players and officials from the England Deaf Rugby Union, including two members of the England Deaf Women’s team, visited Parliament as part of a day of activities organised by Parliament’s Outreach Service in

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Danielle Waterman and Natasha Hunt win Regional Awards

The awards keep coming for members of the 2014 World Cup winning Rugby team.  In a star-studded gala evening at the Hatherley Manor Hotel, the winners of the 2014 Gloucestershire Media Sports Awards were announced.  In attendance was England 1966 World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst. Professional Sports Personality of the Year: Danielle (Nolli) Waterman (England

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