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Ireland back on track

Ireland v USA It was a new beginning for the Irish in a new stadium for them, the RDS in Dublin. Rarely can there have been such a background to an international, with a review under way and an almighty fall-out between the parties involved. Fortunately Ireland came through to win an exciting, if fault-ridden

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Mullen names matchday squad for game against Wasps

Harlequins Women’s Head Coach Gerard Mullen has named the matchday squad to travel to London rivals Wasps Women this weekend In a replay of last season’s successful Allianz Premier 15s semi-final, Harlequins will face their closest neighbours in the third round of the 2021/22 Allianz Cup. There are eight changes to the starting line-up that

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The Allianz Cup Hits Twyford Avenue

This weekend, in the second round of the Allianz Cup, Wasps welcome Harlequins to Twyford Avenue. Last week Wasps suffered a tough defeat to Bristol Bears – despite a come back in the second half, the two tries from Boatman and Williams weren’t enough to top Bears’ 33 points. Wasps are yet to face Harlequins

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New Faces Revue

The Red Roses and the Maple Leafs teams announced Simon Middleton welcomes two more new faces to the Red Rose community. Heather Cowell and Sadia Kabeya will start against Canada at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday. This is due reward for players who have taken very different routes to international recognition: Cowell, the prolific try-scorer

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England announce team to play Canada

Head coach Simon Middleton has named his England Women side to take on Canada at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (kick-off 2.30pm, live on BBC Two). Flanker Sadia Kabeya and Harlequins back Heather Cowell are in line to earn their first caps. The Red Roses’ third autumn international is also set to be a special day

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The Black Ferns prepare for Pau

Your long-awaited holiday in France. What can possibly go wrong? At the airport some of your luggage fails to appear! That is what happened to some of the Black Ferns as they arrived in Toulouse. Working on the principle of swings and roundabouts, this may portend a great victory for them in Pau. Here is

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Black Ferns named for first Test against France

The Black Ferns team to face France, at Stade de Hameau in Pau on Saturday (3pmkick off / 3am Sunday NZT) has been named. 1. Pip Love (13) 2. Grace Houpapa-Barrett (2) 3. Aleisha Pearl Nelson (37) 4. Joanah Ngan-Woo (4) 5. Maiakawanakaulani Roos (1) 6. Dhys Faleafaga (1) 7. Les Elder – captain (20) 8. Liana Mikaele-Tu’u (2) 9. Kendra Cocksedge (55) 10. Ruahei

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World Rugby Women’s Rankings

 World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the women’s internationals in Europe and Africa this weekend. Permutation highlights: England cannot improve their rating with victory over Canada due to the 8.11 points between the teams before home weighting is factored in A win of any description for Canada will lift them to second if

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