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New Venues and a New Record?

The Red Roses will play their two home matches in the 6 Nations at famous but unfamiliar grounds. They have used Gloucester’s Kingsholm just once before, Leicester’s Welford Road never. The choice of Gloucester (9 April) and Leicester (24 April) marks a continuation of the move to take the Red Roses around the country, away

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A Deserved Triumph for Simon Middleton

It’s excellent news that Simon Middleton has won the award for World Rugby Coach of the Year. He becomes the first manager of a women’s team to receive the accolade. On the handful of occasions I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him, he has struck me as totally dedicated to his role, a friendly enthusiast,

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An unsavoury Tale from New Zealand

Fall-out from an unsuccessful Tour The first fall-out from the Black Ferns’ tour of Europe has come to light . It tells of an unsavoury reaction to a run of defeats. Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate’s recount of her post-match treatment is difficult to read, from a distance of 12,000 miles we can only begin to guess

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South Africa and Australia complete Dubai sevens double

South Africa overcome Australia to win second round of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai to maintain record-breaking winning run while Argentina repeat bronze medal performance in the men’s competition Rio 2016 Olympic champions Australia win women’s title, with Fiji taking silver and France bronze in repeat of last weekend’s medallists The Series moves

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Bonus point win brings the buzz to Wasps Fest

Buzzing scenes at Twyford Avenue as Wasps secure a bonus point win over Sale Sharks, bringing in the Festive Cheer with four tries from Kerr, Monaghan and Nye.  Sharks found themselves in deep water early on after a red card for dangerous play was awarded, leaving them down a player and fighting with fourteen just thirteen

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Dramatic Finishes and a Red Card

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 7 In the biggest clash of the day Bristol Bears had to give way to the perennial winners, Saracens, but only after an almighty tussle at the StoneX. Hannah Botterman thought she had got over the line, but hadn’t counted on Sarah Bern dispossessing her as she fell earthwards –

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Wasps Fest is here!

December is upon us and that can only mean one thing… Wasps Fest is here! And joining us for a black and gold day of Rugby are the predators from up north, Sale Sharks. After their defeat to Bristol Bears last weekend, Wasps have been back at the hive preparing to take on Sale Sharks

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Seven is Somebody’s Lucky Number

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 7 Preview This weekend sees the only remaining unbeaten sides collide at the StoneX Stadium. This will be the big test for the Bears. Last week they shrugged off the challenge of a depleted Wasps side, but now the come to face a team that is very unused to losing.

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