Under the Posts – Mar 23-29 begins with a blitz of videos from our archives, mostly events from 2006-2013. Make sure to check out our Youtube channel as we continue uploading over the next few weeks.
In XVs news, Super W names their 23-players of the Year, the RFU announces pay cuts to certain staff, Rugby Europe cancels everything until further notice, Tyrells Premier cancels their finals, the USA Girls HS Rugby Nationals is cancelled and the MA Sorensen Nominees are announced.
7s news is all about the postponement of the 2020 Olympics and how that is effecting the athletes.
Three #RugbyJobs this week, take a look and apply!
Starting in 2007 we started filming and uploading as much rugby as we could. Over the years we’ve amassed over 250 videos but they were spread across various platforms. We’ve been working over the past weeks to upload everything to our Youtube channel.
We’ve uploaded over 40 so far, so subscribe so you can be alerted as we continue working through the backlog. Matches range from Texas Rugby Union, USA VXs, USA 7s and tons of matches from past Las Vegas Women’s Invitational 7s.
The two videos to the right are two of our most viewed videos in the past year.
The Super W league has chosen their 23-player Super W Team of the Year. They are asking fans to chose the stand-out player from the chosen 23.
A few Salisbury University Women’s Rugby players traveled to Peru for a spring break rugby tour. All was fine until the after the country was locked down due to COVID-19. Skipping forward to the future, Kirby and her teammates are home after two weeks of limbo. Good news!
It seems like all rugby unions are cutting budget everywhere they can and the RFU is no exception. The RFU is bracing for a huge loss revenue loss and they are proposing pay cuts for certain staff.
The contracted England women’s rugby players are under the threshold for cuts but Captain Sarah Hunter has offered to take a pay cut. “Hunter, one of 28 women awarded a central contract by the RFU for the 2019-20 season, says they all have to think about the long-term effects of the coronavirus crisis.”
The RFU can confirm that the Tyrrells #Premier15s final for the 2019/20 season due to take place at @gloucesterrugby's Kingsholm on Sunday 31 May has been cancelled.— Tyrrells Premier 15s (@Premier15s) March 23, 2020
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On the back of cancelling their season recently, Tyrells Premier has officially canceled the final championship event as well.
Rugby Europe has suspended all rugby activities until further notice.
The 2020 Girls High School Rugby National Tournament for single school teams scheduled for May 16-17 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Tournament organizers are hopeful that they can host the 2021 National Championships at Notre Dame College.
USA’s MA Sorensen award nominees have been announced. The award acknowledges the top women’s college player per school year. Voting begins with a general fan poll and then the Sorensen Award Committee, narrowed the field for rounds of continued voting.
The first round begins with 20 players from the NIRA, DI Elite and DI ranks, and the field ranges from capped Eagles to standouts who led their teams to unforgettable seasons.
Wasps Ladies Director of Rugby Giselle Mather chats exclusively to Sky Sports about what the coronavirus outbreak has been like from a professional and personal perspective.
No surprise, Langford 7s has been postponed until later in the year.
World Rugby supports the prudent and necessary decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and @Tokyo2020 Organising Committee to postpone the @Olympics and @Paralympics #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/YVBQWgygPx— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) March 24, 2020
There was tons of speculation that the Olympics would be postponed and the announcement has finally come. “The IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.”
So we don’t have a new date yet…it will need to come pretty quickly as the entire rugby calendar is already pretty twisted.
A few athletes have started speaking about how postponing the Olympics is or will personally affect them. We’re highlighting pieces from USA’s Lauren Doyle and Canada’s Heather Fisher.
Both of these players were considering or already planning retirement after Tokyo and so this pushes those plans out. Lots of difficult choices may be coming…
Our Friends at @Strathmore_RFC are looking for a new Head Coach. For more information on the role please visit their website - https://t.co/44ChU3P9Co@StrathmoreShar1 @SarahHogwood @StewartRoss23 @sportscotland #rugbyjobs #community— Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust (@StrathCommTrust) March 23, 2020