Source: David Howlett

Try of the Millennium

Picking ‘the best of’ is all the rage. How on earth do we decide the best try of a group? Here are some possible criteria: 1. A solo effort 2. A team effort 3. A game changer 4. Against all the odds 5. Patriotism (jingoism?) 6. Personal favouritism Then comes the question: who picks the

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Source: INPHO

A Round-up of recent Events in Rugby

Things have been happening in rugby recently that vary from the most delightful of surprises to the totally predictable. The Honours Board We must start with the double award of MBEs to Simon Middleton, Head Coach of the Red Roses, and Emily Scarratt, the rosiest of the Roses. A third consecutive Grand Slam was seen as a

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Source: Harlequins

Harlequins sign Sarah Bonar

Harlequins Women have announced the signing of Scotland international lock Sarah Bonar from Gloucester-Hartpury ahead of the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. The Scotland international has featured 22 times for her country, including being involved in every game of the 2017 Six Nations as she made her first start against England at the Stoop. The

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Emma Swords returns to Harlequins

Harlequins Women have announced the signing of scrum-half Emma Swords who has returned to the Club after one season away at Saracens Women. Swords started her rugby career as a teenager spending time at London Irish and Esher before joining Saracens at the age of 17. The scrum-half has joined Quins for the second time

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Quest for Gold Sevens – Day Two

The GB Sevens team managed a 12-12 draw in the last game they played against the USA, so can take a measure of comfort from their performances. But this finale revealed the shortcomings that still betray the effort. After going 0-7 down, Meg Jones switched back to the right where she found Emma Uren. As

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