Women's Rugby

Caity Mattinson Interview: 'It has changed my life for the better. I’m so proud to be involved with Scotland'

The Scotland scrum-half may well have been in the Red Roses camp this weekend but instead, she'll be in the opposite dressing room looking to plot England's downfall.
24 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

Rachel Malcolm Interview: 'We now have to turn that hope into belief and we have to find a way'

Scotland's captain discusses a fresh start for her nation, their exciting coaching additions and the players who can shine for Bryan Easson's side in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations.
18 March 2023

Amy Turner: Sale win a 'massive confidence builder' ahead of Twickenham clash with Exeter

The Harlequins head coach feels the character her side displayed against Sale Sharks last Sunday has aided them in the preparations for Big Game 14 this weekend.
1 March 2023

British and Irish Lions women's tour on track after a feasibility study

The chances of the British and Irish Lions women's tour has received a huge boost with a feasibility study delivering positive initial findings.
28 February 2023

Edel McMahon Interview: Our role is to offer a voice for our players

Back-row forward Edel McMahon chatted to TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright about Exeter Chiefs' ambitions in the Allianz Premier 15s, her new role on the board with the Women’s Rugby Association and what Ireland can target in 2023.
16 February 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

Saracens' StoneX Stadium to host 2023 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League finals

Saracens' StoneX Stadium is to host the 2022-23 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League Championship finals on Wednesday 19th April.
26 January 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

Vicky Laflin Exclusive: "We always had a bit of faith and hope that we would be back"

After a summer of turmoil at Worcester Warriors, their women's team have been able to compete in the Allianz Premier 15s this season - and skipper Vicky Laflin is delighted to be back playing again.
9 December 2022

Australia edge out New Zealand to win Dubai leg of Women's World Rugby Sevens Series

Australia successfully overcame a hat-trick from Michaela Blyde as they edged out New Zealand 26-19 in the final to win the Dubai leg of the Women's World Rugby Sevens Series.
5 December 2022

Scottish international Mairi MacDonald to join Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs Women have announced the signing of Scottish international Mairi MacDonald.
1 December 2022

Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap announces international retirement

Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap has announced his decision to retire from international rugby with immediate effect.
30 November 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

The glory days were special at Cardiff Met - but a new era for the Archers is beginning to shine through

Silverware and developing stars of the future such as England's Tatyana Heard used to be the currency of success at Cardiff Met but under the guidance of former player, captain and now head coach Lisa Newton, the Archers are building again.
4 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