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Vancouver Fast Four Sevens – Day Two

‘Semi-final’ GB v Mexico A ‘semi’ only by the terms of the tournament – there were only four teams involved. Mexico continued their much improved form to make GB work hard in the opening stages. But the moment the top seeds turned over possession, Grace Crompton again showed her qualities, scooting away untouched down the

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Calling the RFU!

Allianz Premier 15s – Round Three Bristol Bears 115 DMPDS 0 What is the RFU going to do about it? In 2017 there were two broad criteria clubs had to meet to join the new Premier 15s league: playing strength on the field and minimum operating standards off the field. You need a microscope to

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Is Twinning Winning? – Saints link with Lightning

Now Northampton Saints have jumped on the bandwagon. They announce a partnership with Loughborough Lightning which parallels the link between Leicester Tigers and Lichfield published last month – except that Lichfield had been rejected when the Premier 15s was set up in 2017. Lightning are one of two campus-based clubs in the league, the other

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The Big Game – Fire and Ice

With the long-awaited return of spectators at live events, double English Champions Harlequins has announced the return of the world’s biggest annual club rugby event for a thirteenth year. Big Game 13, supported by Charles Stanley Wealth Managers, will mark Harlequins’ second-ever Double Header, with both the Club’s Men’s and Women’s teams in action for

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Pools and match schedule for Fast Four 2021 in Vancouver

The women’s Fast Four tournament begins on Saturday 18 September featuring teams from Canada, Great Britain, the USA and Mexico.  The tournament kicks on at 9.00am (local time) in Vancouver with the final on Sunday at 16.56 (local time). Fixtures: Saturday 18 September 2021 Match 1 USA 7S 22-12 CANADA Match 2 GREAT BRITAIN 7S

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A New-Look GB Sevens Squad

Scott Forrest ha announced the 13 players who will take part in the Canadian Fast Four tournament starting this week. They include some surprises: Abbie Brown (co-captain) Megan Jones (co-captain) Abi Burton Alicia Maude Amy Wilson Hardy Celia Quansah Chantelle Miell Emma Uren Grace Crompton Heather Cowell Jasmine Joyce Jodie Ounsley Shona Campbell The new

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World Rugby launches Tackle Ready

New programme forms key head injury prevention initiative within World Rugby’s six-point player welfare advancement strategy All coaches at all levels will have access to a five-stage framework for coaching effective technique that promotes prevention World Rugby and national unions currently examining tackle height limits in key closed trials to aid welfare outcomes Tackle coaching in rugby is set to be revolutionised with

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A True Upset – Spain Triumph

Spain achieved what few expected of them. In a thrillingly tight match they nudged ahead in the closing minutes to give the Irish a mountain to climb. Spain started well too. Patricia Garcia’s kick-off was knocked on. At the resultant scrum they rocked the opposition back with apparent ease. Ireland may have introduced lots of

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