Under the Posts – July 21-27

Another big week in the women’s rugby world. We’re focused on the Pan Am Games, U20 Tri Nations and big developments for Wales and Ireland. 

Of course that isn’t all the news, read on for more:

  • World Rugby marks 1 year until Tokyo 2020
    • The Today Show (USA) profiles Olympic athletes including Naya Tapper
  • U20s Tri-Nations
  • Pan Am Day 1 results
  • Russia have won the second leg of the European Grand Prix and the overall title
    • Scotland secured a place in the 2021 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series qualifying tournament after securing fifth place
  • Colombia will face Brazil in a historic test match on August 25. in Medellin
  • Black Ferns announce traveling squad for matches agains Australia
  • Wales announces new-look women’s league and season structure
  • Ireland announces expanded league season and and two test matches ahead of WRWC 2021 qualifiers
  • Felix Oloo is moving Kenya’s focus from Uganda to the upcoming WRWC 2021 qualifiers
  • Australia’s Hira-Herangi was a new face for Australia when they faced Japan
  • Leinster has confirmed a historic double-header with their men facing Coventry on August 17 and their women facing Connacht
  • Scotland legend Donna Kennedy talks with Rugby Coach Weekly about the need for more change
  • Katy Augustyn talks with Rugby Wrap Up
  • Cape Town 7s will return in December and will include a women’s tournament for the. first time
  • A few #rugbyjobs advert this week:
    • Netherlands is looking for a women’s rugby head coach
    • Mass Participation Internship with USA Rugby
    • Events Internship with USA Rugby
    • Chicago women’s rugby seeking head coach
    • Seattle Saracens are seeking a women’s head coach
    • RFU South West U20 is seeking a divisional manager

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In the next few weeks we’ll be covering a bit of the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup on social media as well. To no one’s surprise, New Zealand is the favorite to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup followed closely by England, Ireland and Wales. Be on the lookout for relative dark horse, South Africa. They are not getting a ton of love from the experts but could be a underdog to back come September 20th when the tournament kicks off

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