Women's Rugby

TRU Talks: Jessica Hayden on the Rugby World Cup postponement and more

On our latest TRU Talks, Joe Harvey spoke to freelance rugby journalist Jessica Hayden about the 2021 Rugby World Cup which is set to be delayed by a year + they discuss the women's game as a whole.
5 March 2021

Supporting the LGBTQ+ community in rugby: “It is about building knowledge, listening and understanding”

Harlequins and Scotland No.8 Jade Konkel believes strides are being made to make the LGBTQ+ community feel an inclusive part of the rugby family.
19 February 2021

Stef Evans Exclusive - Falling back in love with rugby and turning #ICare awareness into action

TRU's columnist Charlie Beckett exclusively chatted to Bristol Bears star Stef Evans about her rugby journey and the importance of building on the #ICare movement.
16 February 2021

Series Three: Looseheadz x TRU Podcast: Nolli Waterman on punditry, mental health and the Red Roses

On the latest episode of the Looseheadz x TRU Podcast, we chatted to Nolli Waterman about her career in the media, her battles with injury as well as looking back at her World Cup win in 2014.
10 February 2021

TRU Podcast - 2021 Six Nations Preview ft. Charlie Beckett

With the 2021 Guinness Six Nations upon us, the TRU Podcast is back! Joe Harvey hosts the pod and is as ever joined by TRU Editor Chris Heal and very special guest, Charlie Beckett.
4 February 2021

Rugby World Cup 2021 scheduled unveiled

World Rugby has unveiled the fixtures for the 2021 Rugby World Cup that will be hosted in New Zealand.
29 January 2021

Allianz Premier 15s to return and players will be tested for Covid-19

The Allianz Premier 15s will return to action on Saturday and all players and staff will be tested twice a week for Covid-19.
27 January 2021

Exclusive: Amber Reed - 'We’re going to stand up for what we believe in to inspire the next generation'

Talking Rugby Union caught up with England international Amber Reed to discuss her support for the #icare campaign and why it can play a crucial role in protecting the future stars of the game.
21 January 2021

Charlie Beckett Column: Why #ICare

In his latest column for TRU, Charlie Beckett discusses the women's game after a number of negative comments were posted on social media following the postponement of the Six Nations.
20 January 2021

Exeter's Patricia Garcia handed five-week ban

Exeter Chiefs Women back Patricia García Rodriguez has been handed a five-week ban following her red-card incident against Bristol Bears at Shaftesbury Park.
17 January 2021

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