Under the Posts – May 26-Jun 1

The last week of May held lots of women’s rugby news including USA Rugby College 7s, USA Rugby Club 15s, World Rugby’s Unstoppable campaign, England hosts the Barbarians and Wales announces a doubleheader against the Barbarians.

Keep reading for all the details:

  • World Rugby has announced the match officials for the Autumn Internationals’
  • Wales confirms double header against the Barbarians in Cardiff
  • England’s Sarah Hunter is set to lead against the Barbarians in Twickenham
  • The finals are set for USA Rugby’s Club 15s
  • NSCRO appoints net members to it’s Board of Directors
  • Lindenwood won the D1 Elite, Air Force won D1 and Bryant University took D2 at the 2019 USA Rugby College 7s
  • ARPTC completed their first International rugby tour with Irish Rugby Tours
  • The women’s teams participating in the Marriage Referendum Union Cup, Europe’s biggest LGBT+ inclusive tournament will be playing for the newly named Ann Louise Gilligan Cup
  • USA Rugby announces the return of All Star rugby in August featuring teams from the WPL, D1, D2 and Collegiate All Americans
  • We highlighted World Rugby’s new “Unstoppable” campaign again this week
    • Deborah Griffin tells of how she worked to grow rugby in England and Australia in the early 1970s
    • Biana Silva of Brazil was introduced to rugby through the Rugby Para Todos social project
    • Nahid Biyarjomandi of Iran began playing as a child and wants to share rugby with everyone
    • Kiki Morgan of USA tells how rugby helped her through mental anguish and gave her back everything she thought she’d lost
    • Maelle Filopon hasn’t let a hereditary condition that causes reduced hearing stop her from playing from France
    • Stacey Waaka of New Zealand is one of the few players who has played in both the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Rugby World Cup Sevens
    • Leidy Soto of Colombia credits rugby with giving her the means to escape violence of Castilla and the perceptions of women that pervaded Colombia and her family
    • Norfarahana Aziz was the first to play rugby for Malaysia while wearing a hijab, serving as an inspiration to other Muslim women
    • Rebecca Clough of Australia has had to overcome many injuries and mental challenges
    • Sweta Shahi used rugby as a way to break down barriers in India
    • Leah Lyons used rugby to help grow her confidence as a youngster and play for Ireland
    • Phoenix Xu is China’s first female referee
    • Lita Naiqato was 10 when she saw Fiji play in the 1997 Rugby World Cup 7s and the rest is history
    • Lucky Nirere is 12 years young but her passion for rugby has seen her educating coaching in Uganda
  • S7 rugby is hosting the , an online competition to send 12 teams to Las Vegas for a winner take all one-day showdown on July 6. $1 million dollars in total prize money will be distributed. Entries have been extended till June 18.
  • A few #rugbyjobs advert this week:
    • Philadelphia is searching for a D1 Head Coach
    • Rugby Analytics has 4 openings!
    • USA Rugby is searching for a Team Services/Warehouse Coordinator
    • Texas University women’s rugby is searching for a Head Coach

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