Under the Posts – Sep 8-14

Some big  announcements in the women’s rugby world this week, the 2020 Six Nations fixtures were announced,  a quick update on the Farah Palmer  Cup, WPL and more details around the RugbyX tournament.

Of course there is more news, keep reading:

  • 2020 Six Nations fixtures announced, first matches are in February
  • Canterbury and Counties are at the top of the table in the Farah Palmer Cup after round 2
  • Atlanta and Life West are leading the WPL East and West conferences
  • Mexico won the first international 7s tournament in Costa Rica
  • RugbyX tournament takes place in October and will include top talent from the men’s and women’s game
  • Vodafone become official sponsor of the IRFU women’s interprovincial competition
  • Premiership Rugby Scholarships awarded to 25 American Coaches
  • Alan Gattinger of Canada breaks ground as the first female team manager at the Men’s Rugby World Cup
  • Alyssa Conley turns away from sprinting to pick up rugby for South Africa
  • Wayne Smith of The Australian opens his op-ed with this firecracker “World Rugby describes its rebranding of the men’s and women’s World Cups to the one-size-fits-all Rugby World Cups as “the ultimate statement in equality”. I call it the ultimate example of stupidity.”
  • Laura Kapo wins 2019 Women’s Player of the Year at the National Rugby Awards
  • ADi Vela Naucikidi of Fiji wants more women involved in leadership positions
  • Philip Doyle talks with Scottish Rugby TV about Scotland’s season ahead and their training
  • The Women’s Rugby Show visits The Rachel Burford Academy
  • One #rugbyjobs advert this week:
    • Winona State Women looking  for Head Coach

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