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End of Term – The Six Nations 2020

We shouldn’t let this truncated campaign pass by without giving a huge thank-you to everybody involved, especially the players. Along with almost every activity we can think of, the Six Nations programme has come to an abrupt halt. We can only guess when normal service can be resumed. The 2020 version has been left in

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The Team of the Tournament Stakes

Rugby 2020-style isn’t over quite yet. There’s still the Pick-Your-Team-of-the-Six-Nations tournament to be decided. Already declared are Giselle Mather’s Sky line-up and the Burford-Donnelly-Hammond combo: But there’s a late starter! The Perkins-Powell duo hoping to hit the jackpot. What have they come up with? Perkins-Powell Long Shot 15 Trémoulière – France 14 Dow – England

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Source: Bruce Perkins

Tyrrells Premier 15s 2020/21-2022/23 update

An independently verified audit took place in the first half of the 2019/20 season where each current Tyrrells Premier 15s club was assessed based on a combination of their ability to deliver the competition’s Minimum Operating Standards and their on pitch performance. Clubs were then ranked from one to 10 based on the audit results.

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Source: Lynne Cameron - RFU

Come in No 49, your time is up!

It’s a strange business for England women’s rugby players, that 49th cap The memorable target of 50 caps has proved elusive for England players in recent years. Natasha ‘Mo’ Hunt had a long patient build-up to her half-century. But when it came, against Italy at Bedford last November, it received the trumpet-call it deserved. Other

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Source: World Rugby

World Rugby and players strengthen partnership

Sixth meeting of the Rugby Athletes’ Commission takes place in Cape Town Athlete representatives discuss key issues facing players Actions agreed for 2020 building on new and existing projects Ensuring the voice of the players continues to be at the heart of rugby’s global decision-making processes as rugby accelerates into a decade of growth and

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Plenty of Test Matches to look forward to

One of the main planks of World Rugby’s strategy for strengthening women’s rugby is to increase the number of test matches. This is being achieved with a vengeance this autumn. Scottish players returned from South Africa overjoyed at making that rare tour abroad. Their two wins put them in good heart as they prepare for

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