Women's Rugby

Howat not feeling sheepish as she prepares to test herself in the top-flight

All rugby players have had to adapt to different ways of training to keep themselves ticking over for when the sport does eventually return - and for one of Shale Sharks’ newest recruits Nicola Howat, that has meant workouts on her family farm.
15 June 2020

Caity Mattinson on why Worcester Women will be ‘unrecognisable’

After a season spent coaching and playing in Canada, England scrum half Caity Mattinson was unveiled as one of Jo Yapp’s recruits for the 2020/21 season at Worcester Warriors.
4 June 2020

‘Playing in a World Cup in New Zealand would be a very special moment’

When Molly Wright arrived in Scotland from New Zealand - via a stint in London to work within the NHS in early 2017- playing rugby again, let along winning an international cap, was the furthest thing from her mind.
4 June 2020

Sale Sharks secure six more signings ahead of Premier 15s debut

Sale Sharks have strengthened their squad further with six more signings ahead of the 2020/21 season.
3 June 2020

Women's Premier 15s competition loses Tyrrells sponsorship

Tyrrells have confirmed that they will end the sponsor of Women's Premier 15s at the end of its three-year contract in August.
26 May 2020

Mhairi Grieve is ready to jump in and swim with the Sharks

A return to competitive rugby in the UK may still be some way away, but Sale Sharks new recruit Mhairi Grieve is buzzing about the thought of playing for the Tyrrells Premier 15s newcomers in 2020/21.
21 May 2020

Sydney Gregson: Hopefully we can help as much as we can

Sydney Gregson was set to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games this summer, but the England 7s star and her teammates are now turning a negative into a fantastic positive.
18 May 2020

Leanne Riley: It’s the unknown we are having to adapt to

Just eight weeks ago, Leanne Riley was leaving the field having started in England Women’s comprehensive 66-7 win over Wales.
8 May 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Amber Reed, Bristol/England

Latest to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is England international and Bristol centre Amber Reed.
7 May 2020

Richmond omission from Premier 15s ‘gutting’ - Kapo

One of Richmond’s longest serving players, Laura Kapo, reflects on the decision to omit her illustrious club from the Tyrrells Premier 15s, plus, she also looks forward to the next challenge.
6 May 2020

Davinia Catlin: Excitement of being professional is definitely going to pull some players

Since joining Harlequins for the 2016/17 season, Davinia Catlin has become a club stalwart. A combative hooker, Catlin also runs an independent sports shop in Croydon, The Winning Margin.
1 May 2020

Appleby ‘incredibly excited’ by new era for Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs Women’s head coach Susie Appleby says she is “incredibly excited” after the club had their place in the Tyrrells Premier 15s confirmed at the start of the month.
28 April 2020

Lauren Delany: I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Waterloo

Following the announcement that Firwood Waterloo have lost their place in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, Joe Harvey caught up with full-back and Ireland international Lauren Delany.
23 April 2020

Darren Lamon: "We see this opportunity as completing the Sharks family"

The Head of Women’s Rugby at Sale Sharks discusses the introduction of their elite team to the Tyrrells Premier 15s and the importance of growing the game and creating an identity.
21 April 2020

Sale Sharks Women sign England international Katy Daley-Mclean

Sale Sharks Women have announced the signing of World Cup winning England captain Katy Daley-McLean ahead of the 2020/21 season.
17 April 2020

Burford: We need clubs to be ambitious. We can’t sit still.

Rachael Burford chats to TRU about her thriving #LockdownSquad, the decision to award Exeter Chiefs & Sale Sharks places in the Tyrrells Premier 15s and why a strong domestic league can aid the Red Roses.
15 April 2020

The fabric of Loughborough University

Loughborough's season of celebration has hardly ended in the way that they imagined due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Joe Harvey has looked into what makes the institution so successful.
25 March 2020

BUCS Championship Finals suspended

This season's BUCS Championship finals at the Ricoh Arena have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
16 March 2020

England Women - 'We are never going to stop'

England’s Women have been nothing short of dominant in this Six Nations. Having only conceded 20 points the entire tournament, whilst scoring 165 of their own, Simon Middleton and his players end as the champions elect.
10 March 2020

Keay: 'The players have made a statement'

Alex Keay has admitted the hunger expressed by his Durham players to build on their successful BUCS Super Rugby domestic campaign can fuel a run to the Championship final.
8 March 2020