Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Oct 11-17

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Oct 11-17*. Tunisia has won the 2021 Africa Cup, Sweden is undefeated so far in the European Trophy & Ireland announced two Autumn International matches against USA and Japan in November.

We’re also looking at Canada’s announced roster as they prepare for matches against the USA, England and Wales. Speaking of Wales, they have appointed Ioan Cunningham as head coach while they prepare for matches against Japan, Wales and Canada. He and his staff will remain in place until through the World Cup, the Black Ferns fill out a High Performance camp with a long-term goal of fielding an U20 team for international fixtures, and Namibia appointed CJ Kotze as head coach.

In domestic XVs news, we look at the standings in Ireland’s AIL, France’s Elite 1, and Hong Kong’s Premiership.

We close out the week with 1 “Other News” article where World Rugby announced we can all wear tights now, and then we have 13 features and 4 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Oct 11-17. Tunisia has won the 2021 Africa Cup, Sweden is undefeated so far in the European Trophy & Ireland announces to Autumn Internationals.

*We’re testing out a few new names around our weekly 60 second videos. Same great update but just trying some new names.

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  • Tunisia has won the 2021 Rugby Africa Cup after defeating Ivory Coast and Senegal
  • Sweden leads the Rugby Europe Trophy
  • Ireland announces two Autumn Internationals against USA on November 12 and Japan on the 20th
  • Canada announces their squad ahead of the Autumn Internationals, they first face USA on November 1
  • New Zealand announces a 42 players for a high performance camp with an eye towards fielding an U20 side
  • Namibia announces Christel Janet (CJ) Kotze as their Senior National Head Coach
  • Wales appoints their World Cup Coaching team


  • Texas is hosting their 6th Annual Senior All Star Tournament in the DFW area the first weekend of December
  • Houston will see the Colleges in an All Star Tournament in January
  • UL Bohemian remains on top of Ireland’s AIL
  • Valence has overtaken Stade for first in France’s Elite 1
  • Societe Generale Valley is on top of Hong Kong’s Premiership

Other News

  • World Rugby announces that all players can wear tights

Women’s Rugby Features

  • PACE explores generations of rugby players and how gender roles are changing
  • Ireland look to put World Cup disappointment behind them in Autumn Internationals
  • The Welsh Rugby Union has presented caps to a number of Wales Women internationals who, for various reasons, didn’t receive one at the time of their first cap – and is calling for all Wales Women internationals past and present to come forward as part of an initiative to collate online records
  • Jennifer Boyd’s holistic approach to coaching paying dividends at the University of Ottawa
  • Black Fern Kendra Cocksedge shares her excitement around the newly announced Matatū Super Rugby team
  • Takunda Rusike has started a women’s rugby club at Howard, the second known at a historically Black University
  • Asia’s Gabriel Lee stepped way from refereeing in 2017 but is back after been appointed to the Asia Rugby Selection and Appointments Panel
  • England profiles Carol Isherwood, whose resume boasts captaining both Great Britain and England and helping to establish the Rugby Football Union for Women
  • Wales women’s interim coaching team will stay in place for the 2022 Rugby World Cup, the Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed
  • Sir Ian McGeechan writes for Telegraph that the women’s Lions team needs to contain at least two players from all four nations
  • Hugh Godwin also looks at the topic of a women’s Lion side and looks at questions around “if” it should occur

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Women’s Rugby Pod is joined by Wales’ Siwan Lillicrap and Saracens’ Sonia Green
  • South Africa’s Cindy Booi answers fan’s questions
  • Black Ferns’ Krystal ‘Muzza’ Murray was mic’d up for a team photo & went undercover
  • Try Hards dropped another episode with Danielle Waterman and Laura-Jane Jones
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