Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Nov 7-13

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Nov 7-13. We’re back with our weekly recap after a hiatus where we covered every single match of the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Speaking of the RWC, hosts New Zealand became the first host nation to win a Women’s Rugby World Cup after they defeated England 34-31. They have now won an astounding six of the nine Women’s Rugby World Cups. France took third after they blanked Canada, the only amateur side in the Final Four 36-0.

42,579 watched in person at a sold-out Eden Park while 1.7 million watched the Final on ITV. The Bronze medal match had over 2 million views in France. Both matches were broadcast in the wee morning hours and so those viewing figures are even more impressive.

In other XVs news, Colombia took home the first ever Sudamerica Championship after the defeated Brazil 25-17 and next year’s Rugby Africa’s Cup and African qualifier for the 2025 Rugby World Cup is set with South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya and Cameroon participating.

In 7s news, Mexico has won the RAN Super 7s while also qualifying for the Pan American and Central American & Caribbean Games, Jamaica was the runner up and also qualifies for the Pan American and Central American & Caribbean Games and Trinidad & Tobago was third and qualified for the Central American & Caribbean Games while Asia completed their second leg of Asia 7s Series where Japan got revenge from the first leg winning 19-14 against China, the third and final leg is in the UAE on November 26-27.

We close out the week with 6 features and 8 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Nov 7-13 saw New Zealand won their 6th Rugby World Cup and France won the Bronze Medal.

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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Nov 7-13 saw New Zealand win their sixth Rugby World Cup and France won the Bronze Medal. 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

XVs

International

  • New Zealand have won the 2021 Rugby World after defeating England 34-31
    • They’ve now won 6 of 9 RWCs (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2017 and 2021)
    • England still remains ranked as the overall #1 with New Zealand behind them by 1.1 ranking points
    • 42,579 watched in person at a sold-out Eden Park
    • 1.7 million watched on ITV
  • France took third place after they blanked Canada 36-0
    • Over 2 million watched in France
  • Colombia took home the first ever Sudamerica Championship after the defeated Brazil 25-17
  • Next year’s Rugby Africa’s Cup is set with South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya and Cameroon participating
    • This event also serves as the African qualifier for the 2025 Rugby World Cup
  • World Rugby added new members:
    • St. Lucia ascended to full member status
    • Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Syria were confirmed as Associate Members

Domestic

  • Ireland’s Energia AIL is in Round 8 and Blackrock is leading with 33 points, Railway Union has 30 and Old Bevedere has 29
  • England’s Allianz Premier begins next week with a full slate of matches

7s

  • Mexico has won the RAN Super 7s while also qualifying for the Pan American and Central American & Caribbean Games
    • Jamaica was the runner up and also qualifies for the Pan American and Central American & Caribbean Games
    • Trinidad & Tobago was third and qualified for the Central American & Caribbean Games
  • Asia completed their second leg of Asia 7s Series in Korea where Japan got revenge from the first leg winning 19-14 against China
    • The third and final leg is in the UAE on November 26-27

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Simon Middleton faced the press the morning after his side lost and had lots to say
  • Suzanne McFadden recounts New Zealand’s win over England
  • How SafeSport turned on a rugby referee who reported misconduct
  • Leading rugby writer and broadcaster Jim Kayes says NZ Rugby cannot ignore the vitality and commercial appeal of the Black Ferns any longer – and things must change
  • When men went to fight in World War One, women at a munitions factory in Newport formed rugby teams, inspiring a movement that “pushed boundaries”
  • Kat Merchant ‘livid’ at Abby Dow head injury decision

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Relive the 2021 Rugby World Cup Final
  • Watch the extended highlights from the 2021 Rugby World Cup Bronze medal match
  • Her Sport’s Energia AIL Show is back and covers the hot topics of the week
  • France’s Gabrielle Vernier was on fire in the Bronze Medal match
  • Ruby Tui’s post match interviews are gems
  • The Rugby Union Daily covers the 2021 RWC Final
  • Ivory Coast’s captain Andréa Dirabou Kouassi shares her thought after their win against Burkina Faso
  • England’s Hannah Botterman opens up about her relationship with team mate Holly Aitchison, her unusual route to Test rugby and her time working as a painter & decorator

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Top Women's Rugby News

XVs

International

https://twitter.com/rugbyworldcup/status/1591367953089384448

https://twitter.com/FranceRugby/status/1591301127944908803

https://twitter.com/sudamericarugby/status/1591520845159362560

XVs

Domestic

https://twitter.com/Premier15s/status/1590027502109749248

7s

https://twitter.com/QaisUAE/status/1591742479745028097

Women's Rugby Features

https://twitter.com/waleswomenrugby/status/1590970563849093121

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Women's Rugby Media

https://twitter.com/rugbyworldcup/status/1591853399108001793

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