Under the Posts – Jun 9-15

We’ve been watching every match of the Women’s Soccer World Cup but that doesn’t mean that the rugby news has stopped! This week we’re covering the last stop of the HSBC Sevens Series, Biarritz 7s, more on the USA’s Super Series, the TRU Women’s Rugby All Star Challenge and lots of news out of Asia Rugby.

Keep reading for all the details:

  • Last stop of the HSBC Sevens Series in France, Biarritz 7s
    • Scotland made their debut
    • HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Rookie of the Year Nominees
  • Super Series squads announced for USA and England
  • The Texas Rugby Union has announced the 2019 All Star Women’s Rugby Challenge, Dec 7-8 in Austin, TX
  • Sri Lanka has named their 27 member nation pool ahead of the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Series
  • India, Singapore, China and the Philippines will compete for this year’s Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Division I title
  • Asia Rugby has chosen to include individual naming structures for their men and women’s rugby competitions (BIG STEP forward)
  • Wales women announce the first ever female Crawshay’s side and then will have a double-header with the men against the Barbarians in November
  • Anna Richards recaps her rise in rugby and what she sees in the future
  • Lydia Furse is working with the World Rugby Museum and De Montfort University on a PhD project, get involved!
  • The Second Captain’s podcast highlights Hannah Tyrrell and her rapid rise in 7s
  • Jenny Murphy on the PlayXPlay podcast talks about the World Cup pressure and honest analysis
  • Portia Woodman is primed for her return to 7s next season
  • Leinsters woes around equality continue as a motion by the Railway Union rugby club calling for women on teams in the All Ireland League (AIL) to be considered senior players was shot down at the province’s annual general meeting last week
  • Erin Kennedy shares the power of the “oval ball” and how it can impact youth rugby
  • More pressure to create British and Irish Lions women’s teams
  • Parallels between the upcoming Women’s Soccer World Cup and investing in women’s sports

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