Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Apr 4-10

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Apr 4-10. We look at round three of the TikTok Six Nations and the winners of the 1991 and 1994 Rugby World Cup (USA and England) will have their names finally etched into the Rugby World Cup trophy.

More tickets have been released for the 2021 Rugby World Cup, another encouraging sign that we might actually be able to attend! Also, Japan announced a tour of Australia with matches against the hosts, an Australian Barbarians side and Fiji in mid-May.

The Crocodiles have won Spain’s Iberdrola league, Allianz Premier 15s announced that their final will be played at Sixways Stadium and be broadcast while the Super W Finals will take place on April 23 and be part of the Super Round in Melbourne.

We close out the week with 4 articles in “Other News”, 13 features and 12 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for April 4-10 includes Round 3 of the TikTok Six Nations and the winners of the 1991 and 1994 Rugby World Cups (USA & England) will finally have their names etched into the Rugby World Cup trophy.

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The third week of the TikTok Six Nations didn’t disappoint, with England, France and Ireland taking home wins. England handled Wales pretty easily while Scotland held France to 28 points in the first half and scoreless in the second. Ireland took home their first win of the tournament as they stifled Italy on defense and with overall possession.

More attendance records tumbled and we’re already hearing good ticket sales for round 4 in two weeks! 14,689 was a record audience for a standalone women’s England match while Cork had 5,039 spectators for their first ever women’s International.

Results

  • England 58 Wales 5
  • Scotland 8 France 28
  • Ireland 29 Italy 8

Teams take a break and return on April 22 with Wales hosting France, Italy sees Scotland and England takes on Ireland.

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International

  • World Rugby announces that Team & Venue-specific ticket packages are available! The Opening Match Day Pass is still available as well.
    • They also announced the start of the Rugby World Cup 2021 Trophy Tour starting in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland on a journey spanning six months and more than 2,000 kilometers
  • The inaugural Under-18 Women’s Six Nations Festival kicked off in Edinburgh on Saturday, heralding the dawn of a new era
  • Japan announces a tour down under with matches against Australia, Australia Barbarians (non-test) and Fiji from May 1-10

Domestic

  • The Crocodiles have won Spain’s 2022 Iberdrola League after defeating Majadahonda 36-29
  • USA’s WPL wrapped up week 1 with wins by Life West, San Diego, Colorado while Atlanta and Berkeley tied
  • Allianz Premier 15s has confirmed that the final at Sixways Stadium will be broadcast live on BT Sport, BBC iPlayer and Premier15s.com
    • The top four teams in the competition will progress to semi-finals, played at the home ground of the top two teams on Sunday 22 May with the finalists competing for the title at the home of Worcester Warriors on June 3
  • The Super W Finals will take place on April 23 as part of the Super Round in Melbourne
    • Fijiana Drua has already qualified and will face the winner of NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds
  • The women’s rugby team at Norwich is being investigated for hazing after a player on the squad was allegedly branded and waterboarded last month

Other News

  • YSC is celebrating 16 years! Read about our major milestones and enter a raffle to win a signed women’s England warmup top or jersey from Japan
  • The former captain of the Ukraine Men’s team, Oleksi Tsibko has been killed in the battle for Bucha and Irpin Stadium “Champion” has suffered severe damage after occupation by the Russian military
  • World Rugby announced that the 1991 & 1994 winners would be engraved into the Rugby World Cup trophy
    • 1991 United States
    • 1994 England
  • Maryanne “MA” Sorenson will be inducted into the US Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Women’s Rugby Features

  • “It’s been dubbed the ‘Golden Decade’ for rugby in Australia, particularly so for a women’s game” writes Brittany Mitchell for ESPN UK
  • “Australian rugby has been given a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalise the game in this country with the prospect of hosting back-to-back men’s and women’s World Cups only two years apart” writes Bret Harris for The Guardian
  • We learn more about the women who played in the first world cup in 1991 and the second in 1994 and what it means to be included in the World Rugby World Cup trophy
  • Captain Rachel Malcolm says Scotland must “act now” to improve
  • Victoria Rush believes that the “fight for equality in women’s sports is far from over, but rugby on the brink of a revolution”
  • England head coach Simon Middleton says New Zealand’s recruitment of former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith for their home World Cup shows “massive respect” for the other teams in the tournament
  • Ciaran Ó Flaithearta interviews Ireland’s Aoife McDermott where she shares her journey to the sport
  • England’s Emma Sing Shares that “every opportunity I get I try to take it with two hands”
  • Singapore’s Ong Pei Yi is excited about the upcoming local 7s series and the chance to rebuild their team
  • Linda Djougang has the potential to become one of the best props in the world according to Ireland assistant coach Rob Sweeney
  • England’s Lucy Packer made her maiden international start when in Round 3 of TikTok Six Nations
  • Ireland’s Neve Jones is “constantly learning and growing as a player”

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Scotland gives us a peek at their Round 2 preparation
  • England’s Shaunagh Brown talks race, gender and her unusual path into rugby
  • Rugby Union Weekly covers the England camp as they continue in the TikTok Six Nations
  • PostingCast had New Zealand’s Alice Soper on to talk about her Sport/Cake Kids TV Show, Women In Rugby Aotearoa and dig into the history of the Womens World Cup
  • Wales shares #HerStory Episode 3
  • Her Story Six Nations talks about how Ireland must improve against Italy
  • Try Hards talks garlic and TikTok Six Nations on Episode 20
  • The Nick and Mo Show discusses all things Round 2 from the TikTok Six Nations
  • Nick Heath takes us all behind the commentators mic!
  • The Good, The Scaz And the Rugby chat with Victoria Rush about No Woman, No Try
  • Back the Girls talks all things scrums, referees, life after rugby, scrums again and the community game
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