Under the Posts – Women’s Rugby News for Sep 6-12

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news for Sep 6-12. Munster are the 2021 Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Champions, Saracens, Harlequins and Bristol are tied for first after two rounds of Allianz Premier 15s, and the Dr Farah Palmer Cup will restart “without Counties Manukau, Auckland and North Harbour” this weekend.

In 7s news, Vancouver 7s will be a “Fast Four” tournament with Canada, Great Britain, the USA and Mexico participating on September 18-19. Mexico replaced France after to COVID-19 related international travel logistics issues.

In Other News, five women who have made pioneering and ground-breaking contributions to rugby and wider society are being inducted into Scotland’s Rugby Hall of Fame, Ireland is roiled by another scandal at an Interpros match between Connacht and Leinster where they had teams change next to dumpsters and  construction debris instead of in the venue’s empty changing rooms.

We close out the week with 14 features and 10 media.

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tl;dr: Under the Posts – Women’s Rugby News for Sep 6-12 begins with the 2021 Interprovincial Championships, Round 2 of Allianz Premier 15s and Vancouver 7s “Fast Four” tournament will include Canada, Great Britain, USA and Mexico.

Video Summary

Top Women’s Rugby News

XVs

  • Munster won the 2021 Vodafone Interprovincial Champions while Leinster won the PwCIreland U18 Interprovincials
  • Saracens, Harlequins and Bristol all have 2 bonus point wins in round 2 of Allianz Premier 15s
  • Spain’s Iberdrola will not start as planned and no definitive date has been announced
  • New Zealand’s Dr Farah Palmer Cup will restart “without Counties Manukau, Auckland and North Harbour” this weekend
  • Scotland’s Tennent’s Premiership will begin next weekend

7s

  • Vancouver 7s will be a “Fast Four” tournament with Canada, Great Britain, the USA and Mexico participating on September 18-19. The format will see all teams play each other before the top two play for gold and the other two teams compete for third place.

Other News

  • Dee Bradbury, Vicky Galbraith, Keri Holdsworth, Kim Littlejohn and Ally Ratcliffe are being inducted into Scotland’s Rugby Hall of Fame
  • Ireland is roiled by another scandal at an Interpros match between Connacht and Leinster where they had teams change next to dumpsters and construction debris instead of in the venue’s empty changing rooms
  • Sale announces 13 signings including Olympic 7s player Lisa Thomson, Ireland prop Leah Lyons, and US international Nick James

Women’s Rugby Features

  • AS Monaco’s Fabien Camin shares how her club has grown by focusing on youth
  • Former Fiji 7s rep Daniele Tabuakuru feels that “girls can’t all be netball or basketball players but the Fijiana just proved that anyone can become an Olympian through rugby”
  • New Zealand’s Amy Rule shares how she fell in love with the sport and is ready to be a Black Fern
  • Stella Mills follows on Crewkerne player Cody Hyland’s spectacle of trying to find gender specific rugby boots
  • Australia’s Tyler Miller is one of the most promising talents coming through the refereeing ranks, rewarded with selection at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Wales’ Jade Knight called time on her career just 12 months from a World Cup due to a lack of support
  • Italy’s Beatrice Rigoni shares why she believes “[we] deserve to be part of Rugby World Cup 2021”
  • Australia’s Emilee Cherry is set to forge a new path as she will be part of an inaugural program headed up by the Australian Institute of Sport to promote athletes transitioning from playing to coaching
  • WRCRA features Brandeis Universities Olivia Benzan-Daniel in their 2021 Coach of Month series
  • Waitaki’s Kayla Hodge shares how her life revolves around rugby
  • England’s Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark has joined Bedford Modern School as a permanent member of coaching staff
  • New Zealand’s Krystal Murray shares how a a moment of tragedy has finally led to a Black Ferns call-up

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Greaux Rugby Show talks with Jenn Salomon of Mexico
  • Ireland’s Ciara Griffin shares how it is their goal to qualify for the 2021 Rugby World Cup
  • Bristol’s Abbie Ward talks with Ugo Monye about joining her husband’s team
  • Women’s Rugby Show looks at round 2 of Allianz Premier 15s
  • Women’s Rugby Pod kicks off season 3 with England’s Johnnie Hammond and Sarah Hunter
  • New Zealand’s Patricia Maliepo will get her first stamp in her passport as a Black Fern
  • England’s Nikki O’Donnell sorts out the two scrum halves from Loughborough and Saracens
  • Rugby Hive talks with Trinidad and Tobago’s Maria Thomas
  • Scotland’s Dr Rachel Malcom shares how her team has been prepping for the 2021 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stefani Loisel tells how rugby is everything
Top Women's Rugby News

XVs

https://twitter.com/IrishRugby/status/1436789928914980867

https://twitter.com/Premier15s/status/1437113742509158403

https://twitter.com/BunningsNPC/status/1435037824693137410

https://twitter.com/Scotlandteam/status/1436283528392626176

7s

https://twitter.com/CanadaSevens/status/1436396497478709250

https://twitter.com/GBRugbySevens/status/1437401057429180419

https://twitter.com/Rugby_Mexico/status/1437528348964659202

Other News

https://twitter.com/Scotlandteam/status/1436354800212402180

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1435286781130428417

Women's Rugby Features

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1435317145932546053

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1435724683949772802

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436011701120479235

https://twitter.com/RugbyPass/status/1436261353594007565

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436449461790814209

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436811929452961792

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1435966377001570310

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436087107819343886

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436373997617360899

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436736465254371337

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1436766500719824896

Women's Rugby Media

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1435241586569449474

https://twitter.com/IrishRugby/status/1435276681837748227

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1436343714767585283

https://twitter.com/BlackFerns/status/1435027947816062977

https://twitter.com/podwomensrugby/status/1435312029494087686

https://twitter.com/Premier15s/status/1434917596982284288

https://twitter.com/rugbyhive/status/1435741351178604546

https://twitter.com/rugbyworldcup/status/1436645161728098307

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