Under the Posts – Sep 29-Oct 5

This week we’re covering top women’s rugby news including the first stop of the 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens, Scrum Queens names 7s and 15s Teams of the Decade, Japan swept the Asian Sevens Championship and England has named their 28 player contracts.

But wait, there is always more! Squads are being named ahead of Autumn Internationals as squads continue to prepare for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, Scotland defeated South Africa twice on their tour and we get more details about what teams will be at Oceania 7s, a 2020 Olympic Qualifier.

We bring you all of the women’s rugby news every week but if you can’t wait a week for our summary…join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram as we post daily. We also have a bit more dialogue on Twitter if you’d like to join in.

Squads confirmed for opening round of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in Glendale https://buff.ly/30PnmMa

4:00 PM – Oct 4, 2019

2019-2020 HSBC Sevens Series – Glendale 7s | Oct 5-6 #USAW7s

12:17 PM – Oct 4, 2019

Warren Abrahams appointed Assistant Coach to USA Women’s Sevens https://buff.ly/2ngBikz

6:00 PM – Oct 4, 2019
USA picked up a new assistant coach in Warren Abrahams. He is the former England Sevens Coach as well as having extensive experience across the RFU, Harlequins and German Rugby Union (DRV).

Abrahams [said], “I’m humbled and excited by the opportunity to work with USA Rugby and support a group of incredible women on their learning journey. I have no doubt my delivery style will challenge players individual capabilities but most importantly I want to help them see the world differently. I am looking forward to adding value to USA Rugby, from the community game to the elite level.”

Patricia García: ‘We are full of energy for a hard year ahead’ https://buff.ly/2IiqcTu

9:00 AM – Oct 4, 2019
Patricia Garcia of Spain talks with World Rugby about missing out on Tokyo 2020 qualification and her travels to Chile for Rugby Libre.

USA Rugby
#USAW7s Captains take on the Wild Wild West.

The Olympic season begins at @infinitypark this weekend.

BE THERE » http://usarug.by/USAW7s19

24:35 PM – Oct 3, 2019
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The 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens Series kicked off this weekend in Glendale, CO. USA went on to win the tournament but we’ll cover how they got there more next week!

http://Scrumqueens.com – 7s squad of the decade https://buff.ly/2OhPK72

12:00 PM – Oct 4, 2019

Scrumqueens – Women’s Rugby
http://Scrumqueens.com 10 years on. We choose our XV Team of the Decade. A huge challenge – in the end our 23 includes 7 players from England, 6 from NZ, 4 from France, 3 from Ireland, 2 from Canada and 1 from the USA. So who has made the cut & why?https://www.scrumqueens.com/news/scrumqueenscom-xv-team-decade …

1110:22 AM – Sep 30, 2019
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Scrum Queens is celebrating their 10th anniversary and as part of the fun, they’ve chosen their 7s and 15s squads of the decade.

As they state in each article, selections were an agonizing process and we can see why. In each game there are those iconic players that roll off your tongue but when you start to look deeper, there are just so many amazing players.

For 7s it came down to four New Zealanders, two Canadians, two Russians and one player each is from Australia, France, Netherlands and Spain.

In 15s it was a bit more balanced but a big portion of the squad unsurprisingly comes from England, New Zealand and France.

Japan complete Asian clean sweep https://buff.ly/2oBia0W

3:00 PM – Sep 30, 2019
No real bumps in the road for Japan as they took home the Asian Sevens Championship. However, other teams did cause some bumps such as Thailand and Kazakhstan. Both improved in each leg with surprise wins throughout.

Kazakhstan in particular bumped China in pool play which caused them to face Japan in a semi-final, rather than the expected final. Japan defeated China 22-14 and then romped Thailand 26-5 in the final.

Red Roses contracts for the 2019/20 season announced https://buff.ly/2nNQUw0

9:00 AM – Sep 30, 2019
England has named 28 player contracts for 15s until August 2020. With an eye towards the 2021 WRWC and no other unions matching this level of commitment, will this put England in another league?


Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Women)
Sarah Beckett (Harlequins Women)
Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women)
Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women)
Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Women)
Bryony Cleall (Saracens Women)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women)
Amy Cokayne (Harlequins Women/RAF)
Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Women)
Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning)
Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens Women)
Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning)
Cath O’ Donnell (Loughborough Lightning)
Marlie Packer (Saracens Women)
Abbie Scott (Harlequins Women)

Jess Breach (Harlequins Women)
Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury Women)
Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies)
Sarah McKenna (Saracens Women)
Amber Reed (Bristol Bears Women)
Leanne Riley (Harlequins Women)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning)
Emily Scott (Harlequins Women)
Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury Women)
Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors Women)
Lagi Tuima (Harlequins Women)

Scottish Rugby

Your Scotland team for the second test against @WomenBoks on Saturday! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Kick-off 3pm local time, 2pm BST – watch live on http://scottishrugby.org . #AsOne

158:00 AM – Oct 3, 2019
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Bok Women’s coach Myners wants better performance in second Scotland Test https://buff.ly/31JZzyy

12:00 PM – Oct 3, 2019

Raubenheimer shuffles WomenBoks for Scotland decider | IOL https://buff.ly/2VbUhJA

1:17 PM – Oct 4, 2019

Scottish Rugby
FULL-TIME | An impressive start to the season for Scotland in Cape Town, running in seven tries and defending well to hold the lead. 🙌

🇿🇦 5-47 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿#AsOne

11:44 AM – Sep 30, 2019
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Scotland Women team named for tour opener | Scottish Rugby Union https://buff.ly/2opDSVT

3:00 PM – Sep 29, 2019
Scotland women’s tour to South Africa was a positive one, two wins and a one-place rise to 11th in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings. South Africa have dropped four places to their lowest-ever ranking of 15th.


Sep 30: South Africa 5 Scotland 4
Oct 5: South Africa 15 Scotland 3

NZ make head coach role full time https://buff.ly/2m6wDAY

3:00 PM – Oct 1, 2019
Glenn Moore has been the head coach of the Black Ferns since 2015. New Zealand have made his role full time and included a a contract extension to the end of 2021. Touting a fantastic record of 23/26 wins as well as the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup title, the Black Ferns look all but unstoppable as they march into the 2021 WRWC.

WPL Round-Up Week 7 https://buff.ly/2msf6nk

6:00 PM – Sep 30, 2019
Week 7 of the WPL saw a one point victory by Life West over a feisty Berkeley as well as a close one between the Amazons and Beantown.


Berkeley 14 Life West 1San Diego 58 ORSU
New York 12 Atlanta 5Twin Cities 20 Beantown 2

2019 TRU All Star Challenge – Dec 7-8 in Austin, TX https://buff.ly/2nexekX

9:00 AM – Oct 1, 2019
The Texas Rugby Union is hosting their annual Women’s All Star Challenge in Austin, TX on December 7-8. They’ve double participation from last year and will have six senior teams as well as two U24 collegiate sides.

All matches will be live streamed on Facebook and Youtube or you can attend in person for free.

Scott Forrest named head coach of GB Women’s sevens for Olympic Games https://buff.ly/2nSxuGz

4:00 PM – Oct 2, 2019
Scott Forrest, the head coach of the Scotland Women’s Sevens team, has been appointed the Great Britain women’s team head coach.

As a reminder, Great Britain encompasses three national teams, England, Scotland and Wales. Forrest will head up the permanent Great Britain training squad, while England, Scotland and Wales continue to play separately in the HSBC Seven Series. Great Britain will compete at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

More women’s team to play at Oceania 7s tourney in Fiji – The National https://buff.ly/2otSKCt

3:00 PM – Oct 2, 2019
Oceania 7s on November 7-9 will include 12 women teams. This tournament is a regional qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Participating Teams

Cook Islands
Japan SDS
New Caledonia
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Solomon Islands

‘My rugby team fought for equality in Japan, but the fight isn’t over’ https://buff.ly/2lmO3ZQ

9:00 AM – Oct 3, 2019
We highlighted this story a few weeks ago but we love it so much, we’re giving it a spotlight again. Noriko Kishida and friends created the first women’s rugby team in Japan. The story of Liberty Fields RFC has been immortalized in a five-minute mini documentary and TV advert that shines a light on their story. Watch it today!

Ten Uncapped Players Included In Ireland Women’s Squad – Irish Rugby https://buff.ly/2mWVIP6

4:00 PM – Oct 5, 2019
Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 37 ahead of their busy November schedule, which will see them travel to Scotland and France for training and practice games ahead of a November 10 Test against Wales at the UCD Bowl.

We previously reported that Ireland fell short of their two test goal. Seems that they have added in additional training dates ahead of their test against Wales. Of course they aren’t completely in the cold as they also have the 2020 Six Nations.


November 10: Ireland v Wales
February 2: Ireland v Scotland
February 9: Ireland v Wales
February 23: England v Ireland
March 8: Ireland v Italy
March 15: France v Ireland

Only one #rugbyjobs post this week. Sale 1861 is searching for a co-coach/head coach for the 2019-2020 season.

Sale 1861 Co-Coach / Head Coach Job Description #RugbyJobs https://buff.ly/2M423B7

12:00 PM – Sep 30, 2019
Results from the past week. Don’t see your team? Make sure to tag us on Twitter!

Lightning Rugby
Con ✅@LightningRugby 24 – 27 @SaracensWomen

9:46 AM – Oct 5, 2019
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Tyrrells Premier 15s
FULL TIME | @RichmondFC1861 35-8 @WorcsWarriorsW #Premier15s

12:48 PM – Oct 5, 2019
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The Rugby Breakdown
#wrugby @WPLRugby Week
FT @SDSurfersRugby (2-3) 58-0 @ORSURugby (0-6)

11:50 AM – Sep 29, 2019
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Tyrrells Premier 15s
TODAY’S RESULT | @SaracensWomen 46 – 0 @RichmondFC1861#Premier15s

11:13 AM – Sep 29, 2019
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· Sep 29, 2019
Lunde so close to making it in. But she’s put in touch, and that’s match.

Final is Zons 20 Beantown 22?

1:48 PM – Sep 29, 2019

The Rugby Breakdown
#wrugby @WPLRugby Week
FT @AHWRFC (5-1) 51-10 @NewYorkRugby (2-3)

1:23 PM – Sep 29, 2019
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Great game played by both teams
FT: @LadiesLNRFC 20 – 20 @SwanseaRFCWomen #onthebus #arybws #rugby #Northfamily#LlandaffNorth #Thewhites #swansea

210:06 AM – Sep 29, 2019
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Tyrrells Premier 15s
Week two! ✅@SaracensWomen, @HarlequinsWomen and @Glos_PuryWRFC all make it two wins from two in the #Premier15s 🏉

1:49 PM – Sep 29, 2019
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Tyrrells Premier 15s
It’s @HarlequinsWomen who lead the way in week two after recording another impressive victory against @WorcsWarriorsW!@SaracensWomen, @BristolBearsW, @DMP_Sharks and @Glos_PuryWRFC all picked up wins this weekend #Premier15s

41:53 PM – Sep 29, 2019
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Life Women’s Rugby
Final from Penn State

11:58 PM – Sep 29, 2019
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That’s match. #wplrugby @BeantownRFC @TheRugbyBD

2:18 PM – Sep 29, 2019
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Black Ferns
FT | @HarbourRugby come out on top in a fast-paced game over @TaranakiRugby.#HARvTAR

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