The year is almost half over and there is still so much women’s rugby happening! This week we’re highlighting the last HSBC Sevens Series stop, Biarritz 7s as well as England’s win over the Barbarians, USA Rugby names their Club 15s Champions and more on World Rugby’s #Tryandstopus campaign.
Keep reading for all the details:
- Brazil women qualified for Tokyo 2020
- Biarritz 7s pools and schedule announced
- England names squad
- Canada squad announcement
- USA squad announcement
- Scrum Queens does a deep dive into World Rugby’s campaign launch around women’s rugby
- Poppy Cleall highlights England’s win over the Barbarians as they turn focus to the Super Series
- The Samoa women’s rugby team have won the inaugural Asia Pacific Championship after wins over Hong Kong and Fiji.
- Wales announces matches against Crawshays and the Barbarians in November
- Kayla Canett and Marcus Tupuola of USA Rugby Eagle 7s highlight their pathway to the National Team
- USA Rugby’s National Club 15s Champions are revealed
- D1: NOVA
- D2: Sacramento Amazons
- Abigail Kawonza has stepped down as Zimbabwe National Women’s Seven’s side, the Lady Cheetahs coach. Kaqonza holds a long list of records breaking new ground as the first woman in Africa to be appointed as a senior national team coach – this has inspired and opened doors for other women in Africa such as Uganda Sevens head coach Helen Buteme who was appointed in 2009.
- Laurian Johannes will become the first woman to coach a national rugby team in South Africa following her appointment to take charge of the country’s Under-20 women’s side. The union also announced two other former female internationals in team management roles with ex-captain Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe to be Springbok women’s team manager and Natasha Hofmeester the Under-20 women’s team manager.
- One #rugbyjobs advert this week:
- Dallas Athletic Rugby Club (DARC) is searching for a men’s head coach