Source: NZ Rugby, Rachael Whareaitu

Talent aplenty in 2024 contracted Black Ferns group

Five players receive first-time contracts Aldora Itunu returns to Black Ferns after birth of first child Talent continues to flourish within the Black Ferns programme as the squad continues to build toward Rugby World Cup 2025. This year’s contracted group features five exciting new players following standout performances across Sky Super Rugby Aupiki. Atlanta Lolohea

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Sam Monaghan out

Round 4 – Saturday Match Previews Fixtures: England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium, KO 14.15 Italy v Scotland, Parma, KO 16.45 The four teams are shown below. England v Ireland The big news – though it goes completely unmentioned in the team announcement and Scott Bemand’s comment – is the absence of Sam Monaghan from the

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£3 million? Yes, please!

Lions’ Sponsors to the Rescue It’s a curious twist that new funding for the four home Six Nations teams should come from the sponsors of the coming Lions’ 2007 tour to New Zealand. £3 million is on offer to all four, though the statement outlines only what the three Celtic nations plan to use it

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That was the Weekend that was

The weekend of 12th-14th April was unusually busy with matches of every sort taking place all around the world. Here’s an attempt to gather up some of the goings-on. To avoid a sense of favouritism, I place them in alphabetical order. Joy Neville Neville has refereed her last game, the France-Italy in Paris. The esteem

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Canada’s Squad for the Pacific 4 Series 2024

Kévin Rouet has announced the names of the 34 players to take part in this year’s Pacific Four tournament: Forwards Alexandria Ellis (Stade Français Paris), Brittany Kassil (Guelph), Cassandra Tuffnail (Trailfinders), Courtney Holtkamp (Red Deer Titans), DaLeaka Menin (Exeter Chiefs), Emily Tuttosi (Exeter Chiefs), Fabiola Forteza (Stade Bordelais), Gabrielle Senft (Stade Bordelais), Gillian Boag (Capilano), Julia

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Gladiator Jodie Ounsley returns to the pitch

Premiership Women’s Rugby returns this weekend as we reach the final stages of this season’s Allianz Cup. The semi-finals are between the top four sides in Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby so expect fireworks across the course of the weekend. PWR has confirmed that the final of the Allianz Cup will be broadcast live on YouTube

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Source: 6 Nations

Six Nations – Round Three Preview

Saturday Matches Scotland v England, The Hive, Edinburgh, KO 14.15 Ireland v Cymru, Virgin Media Park (previously Musgrave Park), Cork, KO 16.45 Scotland We already know the attendance at the Hive, it’s 7,774; in other words for the first time a full house. It looks as though the SRU will have to extend the capacity

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