Source: Bruce Perkins

Can the Premier 15s really start next month?

The Premier 15s are hoping to start the season on 10 October. This is heartening news for everyone concerned, especially the players. Getting fit for action is one thing. Knowing when your fitness is going to be needed is quite another. Some limitations are suggested such as playing ‘local’ matches first where possible, and asking

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A lot has been happening on different fronts as women’s rugby in England hopes to catch up with other countries. Crowdfunding The big news from the world of Sevens broke on 15 September. The men and women members of England’s 7s squads have announced a crowdfunding campaign to replace the contracts that the RFU decided

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Source: Exeter Chiefs

Van der Velden signs for the Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs Women have today confirmed highly-rated Netherlands international, Linde van der Velden as the first of a number of new signings heading to Sandy Park ahead of the new season. Van der Velden, 25, is Susie Appleby’s first new arrival and joins the Chiefs having previously played for Castricum in the Netherlands and, more

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Source: Harlequins

Harlequins Women recommence training at Lensbury

Ahead of the team’s return to Stage 1 training, the Women’s team have made a temporary move to the Lensbury Hotel, located near Twickenham in SW London. Harlequins Women have made the temporary switch from Surrey Sports Park in Guildford to the world-class training facility at the Lensbury Hotel. This move ensures an exclusive base

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Source: Bruce Perkins

The Premier 15s looks forward

Sara Orchard has reported on the BBC website likely developments to the Premier 15s league. There is the possibility that Welsh and Scottish clubs might join in, for example two Welsh ‘super’ clubs. Nicky Ponsford, England’s performance manager, has been in discussions with her counterparts in Cardiff and Edinburgh. She sees the addition of such

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