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Where should England’s Red Roses play their home matches?

Where should England Women play their home matches?  A geographical conundrum! Grounds England have played on (in chronological order): Waterloo Moseley Northampton Wolverhampton Wasps Sale Leicester Sunbury (= London Irish?) Leeds Blackheath Worcester Richmond Newbury (2000 – 18 years before the Development XV played there again!) Old Deer Park Richmond Twickenham (1st appearance at HQ

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Source: Noel-Smith

Double-headers: Yes or No?

The double-header here means playing a women’s match either before or after a men’s match on the same ground. They have been warmly welcomed by most experienced women administrators and players. They benefit by introducing women’s rugby to enthusiasts who might otherwise hold it in low regard or have no opinion about it at all.

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Source: RFU

A Look Forward to England v USA – Allianz Park 9 November 2018

First Quilter Autumn International – Allianz Park 9 November 2018 Simon Middleton has announced the following England Squad: 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens) 14. Lydia Thompson (Valkyries) 13. Carys Williams (Lightning)* 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury)* 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury) 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Lightning) 9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins) 1. Ellena Perry (Saracens)* 2. Lark Davies (Valkyries) 3. Shaunagh

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Red Roses 2019 Six Nations fixtures

The Women’s 2019 Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed with England playing three home games, including a first for the side at Sandy Park, Exeter. All five of the Red Roses Tests will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the first fixtures for the side since turning fully professional on 1 January. The schedule

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Source: Inpho

Red Roses to play three autumn internationals

The Red Roses will play three tests in the 2018 Quilter Internationals, including a first game for the side at Castle Park, Doncaster. England Women will play USA, Canada and Ireland in the three-test November series at three different venues across the country. The Red Roses open their campaign against USA Women at Allianz Park

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On the eve of the Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017 Autumn Series guest writer, Bruce Perkins, gives his verdict on the performances of our Red Roses so far in 2017. Verdicts – ‘Not guilty, m’lud’ One thing I can’t stand about modern practice on the sports pages is the delight in offering marks out of ten

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