The England Women Elite Player Squad (EPS) and England Women Under 20s squad for the 2014-2015 season have been announced today. The newly expanded 52-woman EPS sees 16 new players called up although eight of these players have already starred for England in either XVs or Sevens, including Sasha Acheson, Zoe Saynor and Hannah Field.
Rugby World Cup winner Claire Purdy has announced her retirement from international rugby. The prop, who helped England lift the World Cup in August, has run out 43 times for her country and has captained England on two occasions. She is also the only player ever to have been capped in all three front row
England Rugby have announced the retirement of two of England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup winners from international rugby. Prop Sophie Hemming and second row Rebecca Essex, who both starred in England’s 21-9 World Cup final victory over Canada in August, will hang up their international boots with immediate effect. Hemming, 34, has proved herself to
THE ENGLAND Women’s rugby team visited Downing Street on September 9th following their success at the Women’s Rugby World Cup last month in France. The squad, Bill Beaumont (RFU Chairman), Ian Ritchie (RFU Chief Executive) and management staff from the women’s game were welcomed and congratulated by Prime Minister David Cameron and given a tour
England Women’s World Cup 10,000 Mile Trophy Tour to help inspire 10,000 new females into the game. England Rugby has today launched a country wide tour of the Women’s World Cup trophy with a send off from Twickenham the Home of Rugby. After 16 years residing on the other side of the world in New
The RFU have announced that three of England’s World Cup winners have decided to retire from international rugby. England flanker Margaret Alphonsi, second row Joanna McGilchrist and wing Katherine Merchant, who all starred in England’s 21-9 World Cup final victory over Canada earlier this month, will all hang up their international rugby boots with immediate
THE RUGBY Football Union, the governing body of English Rugby, has launched a strategy to take the game to 100,000 females across England. The recent success of the England Women at the World Cup in Paris, has given the grassroots an unprecedented boost, to an already fast growing game. The strategy aims to grow the
England Women’s Sevens players will be professional athletes after signing full-time contracts with the Rugby Football Union for the upcoming season. On the back of the fabulous World Cup win over Canada in Paris, there is further good news for the future of the women’s in this country with a squad of 20 players competing