England Women's

England captain Sarah Hunter to retire after Six Nations opener against Scotland

England captain Sarah Hunter has announced that she will be retiring following the opening game of the Six Nations tournament against Scotland on Saturday.
21 March 2023

Shaunagh Brown Exclusive: 'Now I have that time to spread my wings wider and make a difference'

The former Red Rose discusses the recent feasibility study into a British and Irish Lions Women's tour, whether she is enjoying retirement, her reflections on last year's World Cup and her hopes for England and the growth of the women's game.
19 March 2023

Red Roses Six Nations squad a look to the future by necessity for Middleton’s final act

Naming a 42-player squad for the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, Simon Middleton is on the hunt for a finish with a flourish as his time as Red Roses coach comes to a close this year.
2 March 2023

Hunt returns to England fray as Middleton names Red Roses training squad for TikTok Six Nations

Outgoing England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named a 42-player training squad for the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations.
2 March 2023

Simon Middleton: Red Roses looking to 'bring in more female coaches'

Departing head coach Middleton has emphasised the need to have more female coaches working in the Red Roses set-up as England begin to look to the future.
13 February 2023

Red Roses boss Simon Middleton to step down after Six Nations

Following the conclusion of the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, England Women head coach, Simon Middleton, will leave his role.
6 February 2023

Simon Middleton Interview: I would be “absolutely honoured” to lead England in 2025

TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright caught up with Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton to reflect on the last 12 months, World Cup final heartache and what the future may hold for the England boss.
17 January 2023

England prop Shaunagh Brown to retire at end of 2022

England forward Shaunagh Brown has announced that she will be retiring from professional rugby at the end of the year.
21 December 2022

Ealing and Leicester offered place in Allianz Premier 15s but Sale, Worcester, Wasps and Darlington omitted

After going through the tender process to take part in the next cycle of the Allianz Premier 15s, Ealing Trailfinders and Leicester Tigers will take part in the league from 2023/24.
17 December 2022

Lydia Thompson Exclusive – Red Roses wing talks Black Ferns redemption, self-doubt and gratitude

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup Final this weekend, Red Roses wing Lydia Thompson spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about her team’s road to the final, confidence and how injury in 2014 helped forge the 30-year-olds rugby career.
9 November 2022

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand hold off France 25-24 to set up final against England

New Zealand staged a second half comeback as they edged out France 25-24 in the World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
5 November 2022

Sarah Bern: We’d love to win the World Cup, but it’s also about making sure we’re getting better each week

Exclusive: The Red Roses prop was the youngest member of the England squad that reached the last four in 2017 and she chats to Elizabeth Cartwright about this World Cup campaign, who she’s been rooming with and what it meant to earn her 50th cap.
4 November 2022

Claudia MacDonald starts for England in World Cup semi-finals against Canada

England coach Simon Middleton has named wing Claudia MacDonald in the matchday squad for the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Canada to be played in Auckland on Saturday.
3 November 2022

Rugby World Cup: England thrash Australia 41-5 to reach World Cup semi-finals

Marlie Packer scored a hat-trick as England ran seven tries to trounce Australia 41-5 in the World Cup quarter-final at Waitakere Stadium in Auckland on Saturday.
30 October 2022

Sarah Hunter to become most-capped England international in quarter-final against Australia

Skipper Sarah Hunter is set to become England's most-capped Test player as they lock horns with Australia in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Auckland on Sunday.
28 October 2022

Rachael Burford Interview: Aussie motivation, England's style of play and dealing with pressure

The World Cup winner looks ahead to the Red Roses' quarter-final in Auckland, discusses why there is more to come from Simon Middleton's side and gives us an insight into what it is like as a player at this stage of the tournament.
27 October 2022

Rugby World Cup: Quarter-finals fixtures unveiled

The fixtures for the quarter-finals in the ongoing Rugby World Cup 2021 has been confirmed following the conclusion of the final group games.
23 October 2022

Marlie Packer to lead England in World Cup game against South Africa

England head coach Simon Middleton has made 13 changes to the final Rugby World Cup pool game against South Africa to be played on Sunday.
21 October 2022

Game against France 'learning experience' for England - Simon Middleton

England head coach Simon Middleton feels the recently concluded World Cup game against France will be learning experience for his side.
16 October 2022

Rugby World Cup: England edge out France 13-7 to maintain winning streak

Emily Scarratt kicked all 13 points as England managed to hold off France with a 13-7 victory in their second Pool C clash in the ongoing Rugby World Cup in Whangarei.
15 October 2022