As the Women’s Soccer World Cup moves into the quarterfinals, the women’s rugby news hasn’t stopped rolling in. The big stories this week surround the Asia Women’s Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship, the revived Elgon Cup, European Sevens Trophy, and the upcoming Super Series.
Here’s all the stories we highlighted this week:
- China won the Asia Women’s Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship
- China will now Kazakhastan for a spot in next year’s Asia Rugby Women’s Championship. The winner of that tournament will qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021
- India won their first ever International 15s match, defeating Singapore 21-19
- Kenya and Uganda revived their Elgon Cup rivalry, Kenya took home the first leg
- Germany has won the European Sevens Trophy
- Lots of press, team announcements and more around the upcoming Super Series
- South Africa U20 defated Zimbabwe 43-0 in their first meeting
- Munster touts all female coaching staff for their Senior and U-18s teams
- England Deaf announce a men’s and women’s tour to South Africa
- PGN Rugby has announced their team ahead of next month’s Pacific Games
- 2019 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame includes Jen Crawford, who played in three World Cup Finals and captained the team in 1998. She earned 20 caps and lead the Berkeley All Blues to nine consecutive USA Rugby national Women’s Club Championships as a player and assistant coach.
- Claire Allan announces her retirement after 12 years, 23 England 7s and 36 England 15s caps
- New Zealand’s Geri Paul, Cherry Blyde and Vicky Dombroski reminisce about their time coming up in rugby