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Rugby Union Update

Wales Wales have announced the names of three people to take over interim management of the national women’s team: Geraint Lewis and Ioan Cunningham, with Richard Whiffen as assistant attack coach. Lewis formed part of the previous triumvirate before Warren Abraham’s appointment. The WRU is looking for permanent replacement. Sophie Spence continues her role as

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Source: New Zealand Rugby

World Rugby confirms Pacific Four Series schedule

Annual World Rugby Pacific Four Series to kick-off in 2021 with Canada and USA competing Australia and New Zealand to join from 2022 Mastercard is the founding Global Partner of the 2021 and 2022 Pacific Four Series tournaments Cross-regional series provides consistent high-performance competition for elite women’s international teams, in line with game-changing women’s strategic

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Ireland’s Agony – The Big Questions

Philip Doyle, by far Ireland’s most successful head coach, has given his verdict on the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. It is damning. But he doesn’t aim his arrows at the targets many might have imagined, those at the top of the tree. He claims that funding was not the principal issue.

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Rugby – A Crowded Week

Claire Molloy Ireland’s dramatic exclusion from the World Cup has taken its toll. Amid a clamour for the heads of the people seen as responsible for this unexpected shock, comes news of the retirement of one of Ireland’s great, Claire Molloy. Tributes have poured in from all sectors of the game. Her 74 caps have

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Jaz hands GB back-to-back wins

The women’s Fast Four competition followed the same pattern as Vancouver with Great Britain defeating USA in the final and Canada proving too strong for an improving Mexico in the third place play-off. Jasmine Joyce showed just why she is one of the most talked-about players in world rugby right now with another impressive showing.

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