Lots of exciting news this week as we cover the newest World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees, broadcast numbers from the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s, the second test between New Zealand and Australia, and week 2 of the WPL.
Scotland’s rugby has declared a structure for their cup, sevens and league rugby to “enable clubs to attract bigger, more consistent squad sizes as the majority of inclement seasonal weather falls outwith the playing window”. League fixtures will kick-off in August and run until the beginning of December; then, after a mid-winter break, Cup competitions will be played from March through to Cup Finals Day in April; while Sevens competitions keep their traditional place in the calendar in May and June. “The aim is to make playing rugby as easy and stress-free as possible,” said Gemma Fay, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Women & Girls’ Rugby. “Better weather and considered timings for the season should make playing more attractive for a greater number of women, whatever level they are at.”
Scottish Rugby unveil season structure revamp for women's domestic game https://t.co/bXoOY8DoDS— YSC Rugby (@yscrugby) August 19, 2018
“On Saturday afternoon, before playing an international test match at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the World Champion Black Ferns warmed up on a small patch of astroturf by the road. Warming up on that same turf…were their opponents the Wallaroos.” https://t.co/EMNxBlQgMu pic.twitter.com/LEL0UvOhKZ— YSC Rugby (@yscrugby) August 21, 2018
Excitement builds as we prepare to take in the second Australia vs New Zealand match at Eden Park.
“There’s a lot of momentum since the last World Cup” – Selica WiniataMake sure you get down to Eden Park early for the 5pm kick off when we take on @WallaroosRugby this Saturday night!#NZLvAUS #DoubleHeader pic.twitter.com/mFgHSZrFeZ — Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) August 21, 2018
https://t.co/OBb6l572KJ#NZLvAUS #DoubleHeader pic.twitter.com/BOVD9tR2yp — Black Ferns (@BlackFerns) August 22, 2018
Riordan returns, Wallaroos full of belief ahead of Eden Park trip https://t.co/0lBwbfIorH— YSC Rugby (@yscrugby) August 23, 2018
Uganda Lady Cranes were honored as the winners of the Reach A Hand, Uganga 2018 Young Achievers Award Outstanding Sports Personality.
They sure do clean up good 😊 @LadyCranesrugby 7s – Winners of the @reachahand 2018 @achievers_award Outstanding Sports Personality. 👏 So proud of these girls. Looking forward to more from them and other upcoming young girls. 💪🏉 pic.twitter.com/9q7xPQQA6u— Koyokoyo (@Helkoybut) August 21, 2018
NY kicks it out. That’s game.NY wins 50-38. Fantastic match!! — ATL Harlequins WRFC (@AHWRFC) August 25, 2018
This game ends in a tie: beantown 15, Zons 15— Beantown RFC (@BeantownRFC) August 26, 2018
FT Score – @AllBluesRugby 41-7 @ORSURugby! Your All Blues take their second victory of the season. Congratulations on a hard fought game! #allbluesallday #biggerbetterbluer #wplrugby pic.twitter.com/KRj6SWAdwK— All Blues Rugby (@AllBluesRugby) August 25, 2018