Under the Posts – May 5-11

This week we’re wrapping up Kitakyushu 7s and looking forward to Langford 7s as the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series is in its last couple of stops. We’re also looking at USA Rugby’s College National Championships, a few award ceremonies, and World Rugby debuts their HP Academy in Stellenbosch.

For more women’s rugby news, keep reading:

  • World Rugby is hosting a groundbreaking High Performance Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Academy involves 43 delegates from 16 unions over a week-long program and forms a key element of World Rugby’s strategic plan.
  • NowThisNews covers Tiffany Faaee and her rise to coach in Major League Rugby
  • The Paraguayan capital of Asunción hosted the Sudamérica Rugby’s first Women in Rugby Forum. Major goals of the forum included constructing the development plan for 7s and 15s, networking and disseminate World Rugby’s strategic women’s plan.
  • Jade Konkel does a feature with RugbyWorld.com
  • Rachel Burford is dubbed “the best passer in the women’s game” by coach Gary Street
  • Railway Union women claim maiden AIL title
  • Virginia went to Ireland with Irish Rugby Tours and had a “blast”
  • Dartmouth College center Emily Henrich, already capped by USA Rugby as a freshman, has won the MA Sorensen Award as the top women’s college player of 2018-19.
  • USA and Canada look ahead to a few exhibition matches in the CAN-AM Tournament
  • The French Elite league moves into semi-final matches
  • Springboks 7s won the Centrale Sevens tournament in Paris, starting their short tour of France in the best possible way as they were unbeaten in their six matches.
  • Two #rugbyjobs adverts this week:
    • Bay of Plenty Referee Manager
    • 7 Bamboos RFC Team Manager

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