Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Jul 11-17

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jul 11-17. Fijiana won the Oceania Championship and Spain, England, Poland and Ireland have qualified for the 2022 7s Rugby World Cup.

In more XVs news, South Africa announced additional tests against Spain in August and Japan confirmed their matches against South Africa and Ireland in July and August.

In domestic XVs news, the Farah Palmer Cup returned with wins by Canterbury, Waikato and Auckland while the Elgon Cup which usually sees matches between Uganda and Kenya is canceled for the third year in a row.

In 7s news, The Headliners took home the second PR 7s leg and the Asia Trophy returns next month with 8 teams vying for the title.

We close out the week with 3 articles in our “Other News” section, four features and 3 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Jul 11-17 saw Fijiana win the Oceania Championships and Spain, England, Poland and Ireland have qualified for the 2022 7s Rugby World Cup.

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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Jul 11-17 saw Fijiana win the Oceania Championships and Spain, England, Poland and Ireland have qualified for the 2022 7s Rugby World Cup. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #womensrugby #wrugby #rugbyunion

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Top Women’s Rugby Stories



  • Fijiana has won the Oceania Championship with an undefeated record
  • Springboks will host Spain in two tests on August 13 and 19
  • Japan confirms they will face South Africa and Ireland in four tests in July and August
  • ‘Smart’ mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams to help better understand and reduce concussion


  • The Farah Palmer Cup, presented by Bunnings Warehouse kicked off in style on Saturday
    • Canterbury 43 Wellington 5
    • Waikato 33 Manawatū 24
    • Auckland 39 Counties Manukau 20
  • Kenya and Uganda’s Elgon Cup has been cancelled due to ‘prevailing economic conditions and the looming general election’ (in Kenya)


  • Spain, England, Poland and Ireland qualified for 2022 7s Rugby World Cup after their performance in Bucharest
    • Qualified teams: South Africa, Australia, France, New Zealand, USA, Madagascar, Japan, China, Fiji, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, England, Ireland, Poland and Spain
    • The World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series will take place in Santiago, Chile on August 12-14, with promotion to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 the prize at stake for the tournament winners
  • The Headliners took home their first Premier Rugby 7s Championship this past weekend in DC
    • PR 7s culminates in a Championships event on July 30 in Austin, TX
  • Asia’s Sevens Trophy returns next month for the first time since 2019 – and will include the international debut of Mongolia

Other News

  • Giselle Mather has taken the decision to step down from her role as Wasps Director of Rugby
  • Exeter’s very own ‘Captain America’ Kate Zackary heads up an impressive list of star names who have committed their futures to the Chiefs ahead of the new 2022/23 season
  • Harlequins announce the appointment of a new Women’s coaching structure ahead of the 2022/23 season

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Hannah Stolba is named WRCRA’s Coach of the Month
  • Sara Orchard shares more about Amy Turner’s recent appointment as Harlequins Head Coach
  • Harvard’s Cassidy Bargell tells her journey through being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, surgery, and learning to live with UC
  • Players at this year’s women’s Rugby World Cup will be offered the use of ‘smart’ mouthguards to help monitor the risk of head injury

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Sprinboks’ Lindelwa Gwala talks about a tough first day at camp
  • Flo Williams, Emma Swords and Stef Evans join Elma for this week’s episode on The Good, The Scaz And the Rugby as they talk male allyship, the marketability of the sport, how the game is viewed and much, much more
  • USA’s Kate Zachary is interviewed by Full Contact CEO about playing professional rugby and working another job
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