Women's Rugby

Why Claire Cruikshank's involvement with Scotland is another major tick in the box for university rugby

Cruikshank is one of several excellent coaches in charge of women's rugby programmes at university level and experiencing a World Cup will only help drive the standards at Edinburgh and across the BUCS National League.
6 October 2022

Sadia Kabeya to start for England in Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji

England head coach Simon Middleton has named 20-year-old flanker Sadia Kabeya in the starting line up for the Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji to be played on Saturday.
6 October 2022

France, South Africa unveil matchday squad for Rugby World Cup opener

Springbok Women coach Stanley Raubenheime has unveiled the matchday squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup opener against France to be played in Auckland.
5 October 2022

The time is now for England. The World Cup is what they have been waiting for

TRU has been lucky enough to speak to many coaches and players who have all been connected to the Red Roses during this World Cup cycle. Their progress has been remarkable and now it is their time to deliver in New Zealand.
4 October 2022

England prop Shaunagh Brown to miss Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji due to Covid-19

England's preparations for the Rugby World Cup has been hampered with prop Shaunagh Brown ruled out of the tournament opener against Fiji after testing positive for Covid-19.
4 October 2022

Red Hot Favourites

A global pandemic has meant the Rugby World Cup starts a year late, with England the hot favourites; and not the New Zealand hosts. There are 12 teams in contention with 6 weeks of competition.
4 October 2022

Black Ferns great Fiao'o Fa'amausili to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Hame

Black Ferns great Fiao'o Fa'amausili will be inducted into the World Rugby's Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in November.
30 September 2022

Red Roses to play to play first standalone Twickenham match during Women's Six Nations

England Women's 2023 Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed with the Twickenham Stadium set to host their first-ever standalone game.
28 September 2022

Student rugby experience has helped many Scots, including Meryl Smith

A core of past and present Edinburgh University players run through Scotland's World Cup squad and Smith is certainly a talent to look out for in New Zealand.
23 September 2022

Sarah Hunter retains captaincy as England unveil 32-member squad for Rugby World Cup

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named a 32-member squad for the Rugby World Cup to be played in New Zealand next year.
20 September 2022

Scotland aiming to hit the ground running in New Zealand on return to big stage

Scotland’s women have not been at a Rugby World Cup since 2010, but that does not mean the current squad are just heading to New Zealand to make up the numbers.
16 September 2022

Vicky Macqueen Exclusive: It’s so exciting and what I’ve been fighting for my whole career

Leicester Tigers' head of women’s rugby says she is delighted to be part of a new era at the club as the side prepare for their maiden campaign in Championship North 1.
16 September 2022

11-try England set World Record after beating Wales 73-7

England rounded off the preparations for the Rugby World Cup with a 11-try performance against their Wales counterparts with a 73-7 win at Ashton Gate on Wednesday.
15 September 2022

Match Centre: England Women 52-14 USA Women

England Women ran eight try riot as they trounced their USA counterpart with a 52-14 margin at Sandy Park stepping up their preparations for the Rugby World Cup next month.
4 September 2022

An invite to Pennyhill, a chat with Simon Middleton and how excited we should all be for the Red Roses

TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright was invited down to Pennyhill Park by Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton to find out how England are preparing for the World Cup.
2 September 2022

Abbie Ward Exclusive: “I don’t think you have seen the Red Roses in full flow yet”

England may not have tasted defeat since July 2019, but the message from forward Abbie Ward highlights exactly why Simon Middleton’s side are the favourites to win the World Cup in New Zealand.
31 August 2022

England head coach Simon Middleton trim squad to 35 players

England head coach Simon Middleton has trimmed the squad to 35 players ahead of the weekend's clash against the United States to be played at Sandy Park.
29 August 2022

Ireland centre Sene Naoupu announces retirement from international rugby

Ireland centre Sene Naoupu has announced his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
15 August 2022

Saracens skipper Lotte Clapp signs new deal for 2022/23 season

Saracens have announced that skipper Lotte Clapp has signed a new deal with the club for the 2022/23 season.
2 August 2022

Harlequins Women quartet sign new deals

Harlequins have announced that Emily Robinson, Katy Mew, Rosie Dobson and Sheree Cooper have penned new deals with the club ahead of the 2022/23 season.
1 August 2022