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Category: England women’s rugby union team

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England’s groundbreaking pro contracts will change women’s rugby for ever | Ali Donnelly

The RFU’s decision to award contracts is groundbreaking, says the editor of women’s rugby website Scrumqueens.comThere is nothing new about professionalism in women’s rugby. Since the Netherlands became the first country to award contracts to their wom…

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England’s groundbreaking pro contracts will change women’s rugby for ever | Ali Donnelly

The RFU’s decision to award contracts is groundbreaking, says the editor of women’s rugby website Scrumqueens.comThere is nothing new about professionalism in women’s rugby. Since the Netherlands became the first country to award contracts to their wom…

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RFU to re-introduce full-time contracts for England women’s team

Total of 28 contracts will be available for the 15s sideSteve Brown: ‘We are at a tipping point for women’s rugby’The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it will re-introduce full-time contracts for the England women’s 15-a-side team from 1 J…

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RFU to re-introduce full-time contracts for England women’s team

Total of 28 contracts will be available for the 15s sideSteve Brown: ‘We are at a tipping point for women’s rugby’The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it will re-introduce full-time contracts for the England women’s 15-a-side team from 1 J…

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New Zealand to face France in women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens final

Black Ferns concede first points before beating US EaglesFrance shock world series champions AustraliaAmerica’s women fell in the semifinals of their own Rugby World Cup Sevens, losing an entertaining game to New Zealand at AT&T Park in San Francis…

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England’s Ellie Kildunne dazzles again in Six Nations win over Ireland

• England beat Ireland 33-11 but France win Grand Slam• Danielle Waterman scores record 47th try for EnglandEngland’s women, with their fly-half Katy Daley-McLean controlling the game impressively behind a powerful pack, secured a triple crown with vic…

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How can women’s sport become equal to men’s? Through bravery | Catherine Spencer

As former captain of the England rugby team, I can see that a vicious circle of underinvestment must be brokenIf I had a pound for every time I have been asked what barriers women face in sport, I would be a rich woman by now. As it is, I remain a woma…

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England women focused on Ireland but braced for France to deliver bad news

• France can seal Six Nations half an hour after England game ends• England coach Simon Middleton rings changes for Ireland matchEngland are bracing themselves for a bittersweet evening in Coventry on Friday. For while Sarah Hunter’s side should overco…

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England women’s grand slam dreams shattered by France in Six Nations

• France 18-17 England• Last-minute try by full-back Jessy Tremouliere seals France winEngland’s dreams of a second successive grand slam were shattered at Stade des Alpes last night. The team, led again by Sarah Hunter, can still win the Six Nations t…

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England women make adjustments for Six Nations grand slam crunch in France

• Simon Middleton makes seven changes, two positional• France keen to avenge 2017 World Cup semi-final defeatEngland’s women will be in the Stade des Alpes on Saturday night knowing they have to take their game to new heights against a French side itch…

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Nolli Waterman: ‘I’m very driven – what I do after retiring must be challenging’

England full-back’s thoughts are turning to life after rugby but for now the 33-year-old has another Six Nations grand slam in her sightsMuch of Britain has been carpeted in white this week, pristine and unblemished. The top of the women’s Six Nations …

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

Scotland’s next task is to improve on the road, Wales show their worth with the ball and France still off the paceIt seems cruel that anyone in Scotland should have to talk about anything other than their victory, but in the hours after the match Grego…

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Katy Daley-McLean takes control as England overwhelm Scotland

• Scotland 8 England 43• England score seven tries in Women’s Six NationsEngland’s surge to another grand slam continued in Glasgow on Friday as they scored seven tries to overwhelm their opponents on another difficult night for the Scots. A much-chang…

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England’s latest Fijian recruit, Lagi Tuima: ‘I get a thrill from chaos’

The 19-year-old niece of Fiji’s men’s captain will start for England against Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations and says it is an honour to represent her adopted countryEngland roll into Scotland on Friday night to continue their pursuit of another Wo…

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England’s latest Fijian recruit, Lagi Tuima: ‘I get a thrill from chaos’

The 19-year-old niece of Fiji’s men’s captain will start for England against Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations and says it is an honour to represent her adopted countryEngland roll into Scotland on Friday night to continue their pursuit of another Wo…

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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

Wales have case for moral victory in loss to England, Scotland prepare for ‘Big One’ and Ellie Kildunne’s stock continues to riseOne minute Eddie Jones is using the media to put pressure on opposition captains and fly-halves, the next he is criticising…

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England run rampant against Wales in Women’s Six Nations

• England 52-0 Wales• Teenager Ellie Kildunne scores England’s last and best tryEngland are on course for another grand slam. In miserable conditions at the Stoop they ran in eight tries against a Wales side every bit as outclassed as they had been in …

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Women’s Six Nations: England not taking Wales lightly

• Middleton names strong side to take on Wales at The Stoop• ‘There will be a lot of pressure on us when we have the ball’England are taking nothing for granted as they prepare for their first home match of their Women’s Six Nations campaign.Simon Midd…

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Women’s Six Nations: England not taking Wales lightly

• Middleton names strong side to take on Wales at The Stoop• ‘There will be a lot of pressure on us when we have the ball’England are taking nothing for granted as they prepare for their first home match of their Women’s Six Nations campaign.Simon Midd…

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England’s Sarah Bern expects fresh ideas and creativity against Italy

Tighthead prop only 20 but in opening match in Women’s Six Nations she is considered an old hand in England squad blend young and oldSarah Bern was a young member of England’s World Cup squad but such has been her rise she is already considered one of …