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Super Series – France v New Zealand – The world turned upside down

The omens could hardly have been worse for the French. After losing their talismanic No 8 Romane Ménager to injury,  Safi N’Diaye suffered an ankle injury that put her out of commission. After losing convincingly to the Maple Leafs, what chance would they have against the all-conquering Black Ferns? Answer: they beat them convincingly 25-16.

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The Black Ferns squad is announced

Glenn Moore has announced the New Zealand squad to compete in the Super Series in San Diego at the end of the month. Like the French squad it is 30 strong: FORWARDS Forne Burkin Canterbury* Luka Connor Bay of Plenty* Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate (23 caps) Counties Manukau Phillipa Love (7) Canterbury Toka Natua (16) Waikato

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The 2018-9 Season – Where do we stand?

A brief glance around the world, then a closer look at matters European In April 2019 Sir Bill Beaumont, Chairman of World Rugby (WR), commented on the new pathway to qualify for the next World Cup: “Last year we announced significant remodelling of the Women’s Rugby World Cup format to ensure that the competition continues

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Parents crucial in supporting players of the future

Support from parents is the single-most important factor in nurturing young rugby players, new research by a Swansea University team for the Rugby Football Union has found. The findings have already prompted England Rugby to introduce a requirement that the country’s 14 regional academies show how they are engaging with parents. The research was carried

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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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