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Red Roses prepare for 2022 Rugby World Cup

The England Women’s Rugby squad have continued to lay the foundations for their 2022 Rugby World Cup challenge during an “intense and physical” month-long training camp at the University of Bath. As well as putting in hours of training on the University’s rugby pitches, often in temperatures approaching 30 degrees Celsius, the Red Roses players

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RFU announces Allianz Premier 15s fixtures for 21/22

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced fixtures for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. It will once again be played over 18 rounds, culminating with play-offs (21 May 2022) and a title final (4 June 2022, venue TBC). With no promotion or relegation, there are no changes to the 10 teams within England’s

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World Rugby host women’s strength and conditioning seminar

New initiative is dedicated to advancing women’s high-performance rugby programmes Seminar series is specifically designed for women’s rugby focusing on key areas that will boost S&C programmes while supporting injury prevention Industry professionals to share expertise on maximising elite level performance 19 National Unions invited to take part in boost to Rugby World Cup 2021

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Autumn Internationals – First News

France have announced a fascinating programme for their autumn series. They will play South Africa then New Zealand twice – all home matches. This continues their firm policy of playing the best to become the best. The only pity for them is that that are still not able to meet the Black Ferns down under.

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GB Sevens – An Uncertain Future

The Team GB group who reached the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics must all feel that the show is only just beginning. They had an impossibly difficult run-in to the biggest 7s tournament the world can offer; they nearly reached the peak. Now the future seems worryingly unfocused. The Hong Kong Sevens, one of the

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World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 schedule update

• Following rugby sevens’ successful second appearance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 will return with a pair of men’s Series events, combined with women’s fast-four tournaments in Canada, with Vancouver on 18-19 September followed by Edmonton on 25-26 September • The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will

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RPA appointed as Red Roses commercial and welfare representatives

The RPA have announced that they have been appointed as the exclusive commercial and welfare representatives for the Red Roses. A player elected committee will inform decision making on behalf of the Women’s EPS and work alongside the RPA across all commercial and welfare matters. The RPA’s Team England Rugby arm were appointed as the exclusive

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