The USA Squad for the Autumn Tests Announced

Rob Cain has announced 31 names of players to undertake four test autumn matches. They are: Catherine Benson (Sale) Amy Talei Bonte (Gloucester-Hartpury) Elizabeth Cairns (Life West Gladiatrix) Kayla Canett (USA Sevens) Gabby Cantorna (Exeter) Jennine Detiveaux (Exeter) Rachel Ehrecke* (Colorado Gray Wolves) Joanne Nana Fa’avesi (USA Sevens) Tess Feury (New York Rugby) Megan Foster

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When in doubt, form a committee

The Lions start debating a Women’s Tour Establishing a feasible Women’s Lions tour isn’t as easy as we would love it to be. The men’s version has the advantage of 130 years of experience and tradition. Picking a squad to represent the British and Irish Lions is the easy bit. The problems start there: who

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300 Not Out

Saracens v Exeter Chiefs Sonia ‘Sonic’ Green ran out alone to mark her 300th game for Sarries, a quite extraordinary achievement. Even Rocky Clark’s record of 137 caps for England is likely to be broken before Sonia’s. Exeter started by hushing the large crowd with quick-fire attacks. So quick that Sarries left a ruck unguarded

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Decisive Changes to the Red Roses

Simon Middleton has announced the names of 40 players (listed below) to join the training squad preparing for the four autumn internationals. But his most significant statement concerns Sevens. Players will no longer be able to switch from one format to the other. So all 40 have had to commit themselves to 15s for the

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Green light for Super Rugby Aupiki

• Four-team women’s competition confirmed for March 2022 • Head Coaches announced The country’s leading women players will set the rugby landscape alight in 2022 with the inaugural season of Super Rugby Aupiki. The Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes, as well as a combined South Island team to be governed by the Crusaders and encompassing the

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