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Alex Hartley’s Central Contract Will Not Be Renewed

Lancashire left-arm spinner Alex Hartley will not have her England Women Central Contract renewed when her current terms run out in January. Hartley was informed earlier this month. The full list of England Women Central Contracts for the contract year commencing January 2020 will be released later this year. Interim Head Coach, Ali Maiden, said: “Alex is undoubtedly

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England finish 9th at Glendale

England finished ninth at the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens after two victories on day two of the competition. After finishing third in Pool A on Saturday, Charlie Hayter’s side secured a 34-14 victory against Brazil in their ninth place semi-final. Amy Wilson Hardy scored her first try of the weekend, Celia Quansah touched down but

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England Women Sevens squad named for World Series opener

England Women Sevens head coach Charlie Hayter has named his squad for the opening round of the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Glendale, Colorado on 5-6 October 2019 (streamed live on WorldRugby.org). Jodie Ounsley is set to make her World Series debut after joining from Tyrrells Premier 15s outfit Loughborough Lightning this

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England Women contracts for the 2019/20 season announced

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced the England Women XVs contracts for the 2019/20 season. Head coach Simon Middleton has awarded 28 players with full-time professional deals which will run until the climax of the forthcoming campaign [August 2020]. Bristol Bears’ Amber Reed will form part of the squad having returned to the England

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Sarah Taylor, A Tribute

I can’t claim to have seen all the great English wicket-keepers of the post-war period, but I did see one, Leslie Ames, who dates from before the war. Though by the time I saw him in a Kent county game in the early 1950s he no longer wore the gloves. Who have there been since?

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2019/20 England Women’s Sevens squad named

Head coach Charlie Hayter has named his England Women’s Sevens squad for the 2019/20 season. 12 of the 15-player group featured throughout 2018/19 as the side secured Olympic qualification on behalf of Great Britain in a memorable Rugby Europe qualifier in Kazan, Russia. Abbie Brown will captain the squad for a second consecutive season while

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