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Rugby World Cup – When, oh when?

It’s four months since 18 September marked a year from the opening of RWC 2021. Since then we have received three nuggety pieces of information from the Organising Committee: the opening match would take place at Eden Park; the draw was made; and the number of entrants would be raised to 16… in 2025. Further

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Picking an England Squad – Two Versions

One man has bravely put his head above the parapet to look across no-man’s-land to the World Cup. Harry Latham-Coyle has offered us his reading of a likely Red Roses squad to fly out to New Zealand. His choice reduced to a mere list: Lark Davies, Amy Cokayne, Heather Kerr, Hannah Botterman, Vickii Cornborough, Sarah Bern,

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Into the Land of Make-Believe – A Lions XV

One of the unfulfilled dreams of women’s rugby It wasn’t just the pandemic that put thoughts of a first-ever Women’s Lions tour on hold. It faces huge problems of sustainability. Where would they tour, who would come to watch in sufficient numbers to ensure financial well-being? Let’s put aside this pointless questioning and select two

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This Week – A Rugby Round-up

Wales Warren Abrahams has overseen his first two-day training session with the Welsh squad, Joining him were his two assistants, Rachel Taylor and Sophie Spence. Signings Saracens have signed two Canadians, Alysha Corrigan and Emma Taylor. Exeter have added three players to their strength, Laura Sheehan, the Ireland winger, and two USA forwards, Rachel Johnson

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GB Sevens funding secured for 2021

The RFU, SRU and WRU can confirm they have secured funding to field GB Sevens teams for the 2021 season ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The deal has been made possible by an innovative commercial partnership with The National Lottery. The men’s and women’s GB Sevens teams will compete in the HSBC World

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