Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jul 4-10. Wales announced that they have awarded 17 new full-time contracts which brings them to 29 full-time and 2 part-time players. The opening round of the Oceania Championships saw lots of points with Fiji defeating Papua New Guinea 152-0 while Samoa defeated Tonga 25-17.
In 7s news, the Loggerheads took the win for the first stop in Premier Rugby 7s with one more weekend before the Championship in Austin on July 30. We’re also looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games on July 29-31 with Pool A including defending champion New Zealand, England, Canada and Sri Lanka. Australia heads Pool B as runners up and is joined by Fiji, Scotland and South Africa.
We close out the week with 5 features and 5 media.
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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Jul 4-10 saw Wales bring their number of full-time contracts to 29 players! The opening round of the Oceania Championships saw lots of points with Fiji defeating Papua New Guinea 152-0 while Samoa defeated Tonga 25-17.
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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Jul 4-10 saw Wales bring their number of full-time contracts to 29 players! The opening round of the Oceania Championships saw lots of points with Fiji defeating Papua New Guinea 152-0 while Samoa defeated Tonga 25-17. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #womensrugby #wrugby #rugbyunion♬ original sound - YSCRugby
Top Women’s Rugby Stories
- In the first round of the Oceania Championships, Fiji put up an astonishing score of 152-0 over Papua New Guinea while Samoa defeated Tonga 25-17
- Up next is Samoa v Papua New Guinea and Fiji vs Tonga on on 7/13 then Tonga vs Papua New Guinea vs and Fiji vs Samoa on 7/17
- South Africa announced their traveling squad for their Japan tour with matches on July 24 and 30
- Wales has awarded 17 new full-time contracts ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup
- 31 players now on WRU contracts – 29 full-time and 2 part-time
- Further, three- month contracts up for grabs to cover the RWC period
- Head coach Ioan Cunningham takes up long-term contract to take Wales up to and including the 2025 Rugby World Cup
- Additional coaching and sports science staff on board for this period
- Wales Women training squad now in camp full-time until the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, with two international matches in Canada and England beforehand
- The Loggerheads have won the first leg of the Premier Rugby 7s
- Two more weekends of play to come with a stop in Washington D.C. on July 16 and the Championship in Austin, TX on July 30
- We now know the pools for the Commonwealth Games taking place July 29-31
- Pool A: England, New Zealand, Canada, Sri Lanka
- Pool B: Australia, Fiji, Scotland, South Africa
Women’s Rugby Features
- Alice Soper gives us the low down on the New Zealand Possibles vs Possibles or should it have been Possibles vs Probables?
- Coco Sports talks with New Zealand’s Penina and Ashley to learn more about their experience playing in the Pac 4
- Prince William receives Kiwi rugby gift from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
- Fiji’s Olympic captains, Rusila Nagasau and Jerry Tuwai, announced as ambassadors to the Get into Rugby PLUS program
- Black Fern Hazel Tubic is back and and her clever thinking and dependable boot may be just what they need, Suzanne McFadden writes
Women’s Rugby Media
- Go behind-the-scenes and discover how Hollie Davidson and her team prepared to make history in Lisbon
- Canada is sharing a series of video chats between National Team players Elissa Alarie and Paige Farries
- Italy’s Maria Magatti shares her story of how she came to the game
- Wales prop Cerys Hale on becoming a full-time professional player with the women’s rugby squad
- Ex-World Rugby Medical Advisor Dr. Barry O’Driscoll lambasts World Rugby’s handling of concussions on Off the Ball
Consolation games score card: pic.twitter.com/OTLfnrBu0B— Premier Rugby Sevens (@prsevens) July 10, 2022
The pools for women's Rugby Sevens have been announced!— Birmingham 2022 (@birminghamcg22) July 9, 2022
Check out who @TeamEngland will be facing at Coventry Stadium during #B2022.
Get your tickets now at https://t.co/HczklAOMRA pic.twitter.com/LGBlBqV3EC
Absolutely loved watching Vic turn up and school everyone.— Alice Soper (@alicesoapbox) July 10, 2022
Absolutely hated that Vic could turn up and school everyone.
Something still not clicking if raw talent is beating the Black Ferns programme. https://t.co/1kZJr0GgjP
Prince William receives Kiwi rugby gift from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern https://t.co/FgFEayuJh6— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 5, 2022
Hazel Tubic is back, making a play for a second Rugby World Cup title more than a decade after her @BlackFerns debut. And her clever thinking and dependable boot may be just what they need. Watch tonight's trial on Sky Sport 1.@HazelTubic@CountiesRugbyhttps://t.co/GXiZq3zx56— Suzanne McFadden (@suzemcfadden) July 7, 2022
Rugby Canada is pleased to share the third episode of a series of video chats between National Team players Elissa Alarie and Paige Farries.— Rugby Canada (@RugbyCanada) July 5, 2022
Stay tuned as we continue the #Pride conversation past June with participation from young players across Canada.#RugbyCA | @nfpca pic.twitter.com/lbOCNUpquB