Women's Six Nations

  • New Quality Standards Applied To Women's 6N

    ... venue. Each match will be attended by a Six Nations Rugby match manager to ensure that these standards are applied in all aspects. There will also be new dedicated social channels. A new especially developed logo has also been introduced to give the Women's Six Nations Championship its own identity. John Feehan, chief executive of Six Nations Rugby said: "This is an exciting development for Women's rugby and it will give us a great base to work on for the future. For the first time in the his...

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  • First Pro Contracts For 15-A-Side Women

    Player contracts will be granted by the RFU for the 15-a-side game for the first time as part of England Rugby’s on-going commitment to the professionalisation of women’s rugby. There will be 48 player contracts for the 2016/17 season as the squad build towards their bid to retain the Women’s Rugby World Cup next year. Following the Olympic Games in Rio, 16 players will be awarded full-time contracts with a focus on the 15-a-side game. “This is a really exciting time for women’s rugby...

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  • Women's Sevens To Join 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Women's sevens rugby will join the Commonwealth Games programme at the Gold Coast event in Australia in 2018. Confirmation by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation follows earlier approval by the Commonwealth Games Federation and fulfils the IRB's objective to see Women's sevens showcased at the games. The Women's event will be run alongside the men's at the Robina Stadium. Rugby sevens has long been a major fan attraction at the Commonwealth Games with a world-record 171,000 fans...

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  • Ireland Launch Women's RWC2017 Bid

    The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced that it has submitted a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017 at locations in both Dublin and Belfast. University College Dublin is the intended host for the tournament pool stages before the play-offs and finals stages at Queen's University Sport and the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The IRFU is also tabling a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and chief executive Phillip Browne said this new bid was a reflection of the growing mome...

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  • Women's Game Posts Some Serious Numbers

    Milestones galore in women’s rugby this week as a Six Nations attendance record was set in Grenoble, a club record in the women’s premiership at Quins, female participation numbers reported to have risen dramatically in Wales and New Zealand's Black Ferns were told they were to be granted pro contracts for the first time. England’s dreams of a second successive grand slam were shattered by France at Stade des Alpes, Grenoble on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 17,434. 20,000 were said...

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  • Women's World Cup Winners Target Professional Status

    It is just a few days since England's Women's Rugby World Cup triumph but thoughts are already turning to the future and several high-profile figures are insisting that turning professional has to be the next step for the Women's game on these shores. England defeated Canada 21-9 to win their first Women's World Cup in 20 years with a squad of part-time players and vice-captain Sarah Hunter has been vocal with her suggestions that professional status is crucial for England to stay competitive o...

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  • Lydon Leaves RFU

    Head of international player development Joe Lydon has left the Rugby Football Union to pursue fresh challenges. Lydon arrived in August 2013 and was responsible for managing the performance pathway and pipeline of international players for England Rugby. His remit of teams included the Saxons, U20s, U18s, sevens, and the women’s senior, sevens and U20s teams. In that time the women’s side won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 and subsequently the RFU introduced the first ever set of pr...

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  • Sheila Begbie Swaps Scottish Football For Rugby

    Sheila Begbie MBE, the head of Women's football at the Scottish Football Association, is to take up a new role as head of Women's rugby at the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) in August. The former Scotland international (football) said said she would bring a "blueprint of success" from 16 years in her role in Women's football. The role is a brand new one within the SRU and Begbie will report to director of rugby Scott Johnson. Johnson said: "Sheila has had a great career in Scottish Women's soccer...

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  • Lions Return In RLIF Four-Year Programme

    A combined Great Britain touring side will return in 2019 as part of a new four-year calendar agreed by the RLIF in Sydney this week. The four-year cycle, beginning in 2018, will include a New Zealand tour to Europe and an Emerging Nations championship in 2018, followed by a Lions Tour to the southern hemisphere in 2019, and a Kangaroos Tour to Europe in 2020. The Kangaroos Tour will feature at least three test matches against England and one against France. The final year of the next cycle, 202...

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  • Sky Wins Rights To Junior And Women’s World Cups

    The IRB has revealed that Sky Sports has won the UK broadcasting rights for both the Women’s Rugby World Cup and IRB Junior World Championship taking place later this year. Sky has aired previous editions of the tournaments, including the record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010, and further information on the details of the rights and any other bidders have not been released. Pool matches, semi-finals and finals of both the women’s tournament in Paris from 1-17 August  and the junior...

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