Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Jun 6-12

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jun 6-12. USA and New Zealand recorded wins in Pacific Fours, and the Border Ladies lifted the Premier Competition trophy in South Africa.

In more XVs news, Land Rover Defender has expanded its partnership by becoming a sponsor of the Rugby Wold Cup 2021 and Midwest and São Paulo were named the first ever Brazilian XVs Champions.

In 7s news, Brazil won South Africa 7s while England took home the first leg of the European Trophy and World Rugby announced the match officials for Rugby World Cup 7s 2022.

We close out the week with 14 features and 5 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Jun 6-12 saw wins for USA and New Zealand in Pacific Fours while the Border Ladies took home the Premier Competition trophy in South Africa.

Top Women’s Rugby Stories



  • USA bounced back in the Pacific Fours with a win over Australia 16-14 while New Zealand blanked Canada 28
  • France announced their 2021 Rugby World Cup training squad
  • Oceania announced their Championship will take place in Auckland on July 9-17
  • Land Rover Defender has expanded its partnership with World Rugby by becoming the fourth Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand


  • Midwest and São Paulo celebrate titles in the 1st Brazilian XV Championship
  • Border Ladies lifted the Premier Competition trophy after defeating DHL in a last gasp effort, 19-16
  • There is one week left in the WPL before the Championships, Berkeley and New York continue to lead their respective conferences


  • Brazil has won South America 7s (SAR7s) as they defeated Colombia in the final
  • England took home the first European Trophy leg, the tournament concludes June 17-18
  • Oceania confirmed that their 7s will take place on June 24 & 26 in Auckland
  • World Rugby has announced the selection of match officials for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, which takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 9-11 September

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Rugby America’s North profiled Mexico’s Mariana Oble for their Women in Leadership Directive Profiles
  • New Zealand Rugby apologises to Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate after culture review
  • Former England International Karen Almond received an MBE for her services to women’s rugby
  • Black Fern Rugby Tui has become the first Accor All Ambassador in New Zealand
  • Former Fijiana Captain Lailanie Burnes excited to be part of Rugby World Cup 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
  • Behind the scenes: Toulouse offered Ireland glimpse of Sevens heaven and pathway to future success
  • Fiji’s Leilani Naiyaga is off to play rugby in Japan
  • Black Fern Chelsea Bremner takes year of unpaid leave from teaching for Rugby World Cup dream
  • NZ Rugby and Sport NZ to create gender-neutral, inclusive bathroom facilities at stadiums and rugby clubs across the motu
  • Linha de Ensaio spoke with three Portugal players about their journeys to the top
  • Jaz Gray embraces the life rugby has given her in a feature by Sports Illustrated
  • USA’s Alena Olsen is among the athlete voices to speak-up on the role of sport to fight climate change
  • The Bremner sisters have became the fifth pair of sisters to play a Test for New Zealand
  • WRCRA Coach of the Month: Myrta Ventura

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Watch the highlights from the Pacific Four matches between USA and Australia and New Zealand and Canada
  • England’s Marlie Packer joined The Good, Scaz And The Rugby
  • Australia followed Sera Naiqama around to see what a day in camp is like
  • The Rugby Pod has an open and honest conversation discussing growth, profile and story telling with Ben Gully and Jim Hamilton
  • Stella Mills chats all things rugby on This is Radio with Tara McCormack
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