Women's Rugby

Rachael Burford Exclusive: Postponement of Women’s Six Nations presents window of opportunity

The Women’s Six Nations has been pushed back due to the challenges of Covid-19, but could it be a silver lining for the sport?
15 January 2021

“She is a student of the game who knows it inside out”: The refereeing rise of Hollie Davidson

With the next two rounds of European games postponed, it means some clubs won't be able to continue their respective continental campaigns and for referee Hollie Davidson, a landmark moment has also been put on hold.
15 January 2021

World Cup 2021 Squad Selector: Which Red Roses are in the frame?

It is World Cup year and England head coach Simon Middleton will be selecting his squad to travel to New Zealand over the coming months. For now though, TRU's Harry Latham-Coyle is in the hot seat...
6 January 2021

Jess Breach Exclusive: “Having time on the ball allows me to do what I like to do best"

Harlequins winger Jess Breach has been in scintillating form for both club and country in 2020 and the England international is now targeting more individual and team success in a massive year for women's rugby.
1 January 2021

Exeter's dominance and England shine - TRU's 2020 Rugby Review

With 2021 inbound, Joe Harvey takes a look at the 2020 calendar year as a difficult 12 months for rugby, and the world, comes to an end.
30 December 2020

Harrison and Rowland duel will be key battle in World Cup year

Following the retirement of Katy Daley-Mclean from international rugby, 2021 could prove to be a big year for Zoe Harrison and Helena Rowland as both target a World Cup starting berth for England.
24 December 2020

Why wearable technologies could create more informed decisions around head injuries

Northumbria University are conducting extensive research into concussion injuries by testing wearable technologies on their leading rugby teams.
22 December 2020

Katy Daley-Mclean "one of the greats" as Red Roses legend announces international retirement

2014 World Cup winning head coach Gary Street tells Harry Latham-Coyle why Katy Daley-Mclean has not only boosted the profile of the sport, but why she has also created a legacy.
18 December 2020

England Women fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean announces retirement from international rugby

England Women fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean has announced her retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
18 December 2020

Exclusive: England star Shaunagh Brown champions the rise of female referees

Harlequins forward Shaunagh Brown was pleased to see football referee Stephanie Frappart take charge of a Champions League fixture last week and she hopes female representation amongst officials can continue to grow.
10 December 2020

Harlequins see off Bristol Bears to maintain unbeaten start in Premier 15s

Harlequins continued their perfect start to the Allianz Premier 15s season, overpowering a gutsy Bristol Bears performance at the Twickenham Stoop.
7 December 2020

Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded from 12 to 16 teams from 2025

World Rugby has confirmed that the women's edition of the Rugby World Cup will see an increase in number of teams from 12 to 16 from 2025 onwards.
1 December 2020

Sale Sharks off the mark with first Allianz Premier 15s win

With the Red Roses back from international duty and all ten teams in action, there was a lot of excitement ahead of round six which would turn out to be a day to remember for Sale Sharks.
28 November 2020

Charlotte Caslick pens new deal with Australian Rugby

Rugby Australia has confirmed that Charlotte Caslick has penned a new deal with the national women's side and the sevens programme for another year.
26 November 2020

Draws for Rugby World Cup 2021 announced

The draws for the 2021 edition of Rugby World Cup scheduled to be played between 18th September and 16th October has been revealed.
20 November 2020

Harlequins and Saracens go five from five in Allianz Premier 15s

With all ten teams in action and a number of new-look line-ups due to England call-ups, here's a look back at what happened in round five of the Allianz Premier 15s.
16 November 2020

Final three games of Women's Six Nations cancelled

The final three games of the Women's Six Nations have been cancelled following the recent government restrictions created following the pandemic coronavirus.
10 November 2020

Exeter Chiefs claim first victory in Allianz Premier 15s

The Allianz Premier 15s returned with a bang this weekend with all ten teams in action and a historic first win for Exeter Chiefs.
9 November 2020

Exclusive: Mullen and Harlequins building in the right direction after eye-catching start

Allianz Premier 15s league leaders Harlequins travel to Loughborough Lightning on Saturday as head coach Gerard Mullen returns to some familiar surroundings.
6 November 2020

England Women clinch Six Nations Grand Slam after 54-0 win over Italy

England Women rounded off a perfect Six Nations tournament as they thrashed Italy Women 54-0 at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi to clinch the Grand Slam.
2 November 2020