Source: ECB

2025 Women’s Ashes schedule confirmed

The schedule for England’s 2025 Women’s Ashes Series in Australia has been confirmed. Following a well-contested drawn and record-breaking Ashes series on home soil last year, Heather Knight’s outfit head down under to play a multi-format series to contest three ODIs in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Test will be a

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New Australia

No, this isn’t a late addition to the Commonwealth; it’s a new-look rugby set-up down under. There are so many interlinking themes here, there’s the temptation to take them in alphabetical order. But that would leave Jo Yapp to the end, so that won’t do. Instead, an overview first Rugby Australia is changing shape fast.

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Gold Coast of Culture in Australian Women’s Rugby

In the dynamic world of Sevens, one name stands out for his exceptional coaching prowess – Tim Walsh. As the head coach of the Australian Women’s Sevens team, Walsh has been instrumental in shaping the team’s success, leading them to gold at the Rio Olympics and steering them through the challenges of the global rugby

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Source: World Rugby

More Good News – now from Australia

Rugby Australia has announced yet another extension of its financial backing for the women’s game. They will be investing an extra $3m this year. This marks a third annual advance since 2022, part of a planned progression. The number of contracted players rises from 35 to 45, though split across three tiers. It’s a pleasant

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Two Nations on the Move

News comes in of a double appointment at Rugby Australia. Peter Horne takes over as High Performance Director, overseeing every aspect of rugby. David Nucifora, long-serving in the same post with Irish Rugby, joins him as HP Advisor. Ireland Nucifora has come in for a lot of criticism in Ireland for his neglect of the

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Let’s play Cards

Australia v Wales It’s a sad fact that Wales didn’t deserve to win this tight match. Once more cards played a central role. Siokapesi Palu was shown a red, the fourth of the tournament, for jumping into Jasmine Joyce with a dangerous shoulder-to-head tackle. After half-time Sera Naiqama was dismissed for ten minutes for pulling

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Australia v Wales

How things look It’s an indication of the tightness in the WXV structures that the Wallaroos have an outside chance of going home with the trophy. That’s less than probable, but the addition of the now familiar bonus points makes it possible. The Wallaroos are just one of several nations for whom the tournament has

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Europe 0 Australasia 2

France v Australia, New Zealand v Wales The Wallaroos produced the shock of the tournament by outplaying France from start to finish. The two tries they scored in the first 20 minutes were a pointer to their form. Though Les Bleues showed more than mere flashes of brilliance, they were far too error-prone, losing line-outs

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