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Captains ready for HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan

The 12 captains came together at the Shinozaki Hachiman Shrine in Kitakyushu, Japan, on Thursday as the countdown continued to the fourth round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 this weekend.While at the Shrine they had the chance to experience some Japanese culture with Sakura Sevens captain Chiharu Nakamura showing her counterparts

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Source: RFU

Parents crucial in supporting players of the future

Support from parents is the single-most important factor in nurturing young rugby players, new research by a Swansea University team for the Rugby Football Union has found. The findings have already prompted England Rugby to introduce a requirement that the country’s 14 regional academies show how they are engaging with parents. The research was carried

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Source: Wasps

Two Semi-Finals

Saracens v Wasps – Allianz Park 13 April If we felt sorry for Sarries losing three Red Roses to injury (Vicky Fleetwood, Bryony Cleall and Marlie Packer), we should note the eleven (11!) who strode out to put Wasps in their place. It took them nearly 20 minutes to get off the mark, but it was

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Source: Wasps

Wasps fall to semi-final defeat

Wasps were beaten 31-13 by a clinical Saracens side in the Premier 15s semi-finals. Wasps worked tirelessly but the home side pulled away in the second half. Despite being on top for large parts of the first half, the visitors went in behind and fell foul of the officials in the second period. Before the

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Source: World Rugby

Looking ahead to the new Super Series

USA Rugby has really gone upmarket on the latest version of the Super Series. Gathering together the top five ranked nations means this tournament represents the biggest showcase for women’s 15s rugby ever staged outside the World Cup. And it helps to bridge that lengthy four-year gap. For three of the competitors, Canada, New Zealand

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England Women Sevens squad named for Kitakyushu Sevens

England Women Sevens head coach James Bailey has named his 12-player squad for the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens on 20-21 April, streamed live via WorldRugby.org. After missing Sydney and Hamilton earlier this season through injury, Ellie Kildunne will make her return in Japan this weekend. Having progressed through the England Women pathway to earn a contract

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