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Super Series Round Four – England v France

Part One: the Lead-up (If you’re anxious for the action, scroll straight to Part Two) Rather than stick to the side that triumphed over the Black Ferns, France continued their policy of rotation to preserve freshness: an interesting response to their two remaining games, first against England, then the USA. This meant Brandy Cazorla, who

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England Women Sevens squad named for French invitational

England Women Sevens head coach James Bailey has named a 13-player squad that will travel to Nice for an invitational tournament on 16-17 March.   England will compete alongside France, Russia, Canada, Australia, Spain, Japan and Ireland in a round robin format hosted across two days. This tournament forms part of the squad’s preparation for

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Jo Yapp names U20 squad to face France

England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp has named the squad that will face France Women U20 on Saturday 9 March, KO 6pm in Strasbourg, France.   Captained by Bristol Bears centre Pheobe Murray, they will play France in a two-game series after defeating Army Women 33-5 in a preparation match last month. 19 members

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England v France 2019 – an analysis

Annick Heyraud, France’s experienced manager, had mixed feelings about the 41-26 defeat to England at Doncaster. ‘In the first half we were non-existent’ was her damning judgement. The second half told a different story but it was too steep a hill to climb. The great French sports newspaper L’Équipe was in no doubt: ‘The French

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