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Category: Women’s rugby union

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Ireland to face Italy at Soldier Field as part of Chicago November triple-header

Six Nations champions return to scene of historic All Blacks winUSA men and women face New Zealand opponents on undercardIreland will return to Soldier Field in Chicago, the scene of their first and only win over the All Blacks, to face Italy on 3 Nove…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s action

England rivals may enliven play-offs, Bath keep up bizarre trend and a thrilling final raises exciting questions for women’s gameSale will qualify for the European Champions Cup if they defeat Leicester at home and Gloucester fail to beat Saracens. The…

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Saracens beat Harlequins on historic afternoon of progress for women’s game | Robert Kitson

A crowd of 2,000 saw an engrossing final of the Tyrrells Premier 15s as talk of the game going professional increasesEnglish rugby has its share of thorny issues at present but there is one fast-emerging success story out there. If a distinctly chilly …

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Harlequins hoping to take final steps to glory under Gary Street

The former England head coach will hope his winning habit gives Harlequins the edge over Saracens in the Tyrrells Premier 15s finalThere can be few better qualified to pass judgment on the current state of women’s rugby than Gary Street. England’s head…

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Harlequins hope Jess Breach is available for Saracens final showdown

• Star wing has just returned from England duty in Japan • London sides meet in Tyrells Premier15s final on SundayHarlequins are hopeful their star winger Jess Breach will be available for the inaugural Tyrrells Premier 15s final on Sunday after flying…

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Joy Neville: ‘Coping in a male-dominated world? I don’t know anything else’

Former Ireland women’s captain turned referee has had a remarkable rise, culminating in her beating the men to win the World Rugby Referee of the Year AwardJoy Neville never wanted to be a referee. The former Ireland rugby captain had only just retired…

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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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Six Nations: talking points from the weekend’s action

France must not get carried after beating England, while Ireland will need to bolster their defence at TwickenhamWhen the post-match debate centres on whether England were poorer in Murrayfield or Paris, there is definitely trouble at mill. They never …

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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…