Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Nov 14-20

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Nov 14-20. We learned the winners of the World Rugby Awards and we look ahead to the first stop of the HSBC 7s Series in Dubai kicking off next week.

New Zealand swept the World Rugby Awards with Ruahei Demant winning the XVs player of the year, Wayne Smith as coach of the year, Ruby Tui as XVs breakthrough player of the year and Dr. Farah Palmer with the Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service. But that’s not it, they also have 4 players on the XVs Dream Team of the year!

Charlotte Caslick picked up the 7s player of the year and Abby Dow won the International try of the year.

In XVs news, the Energia AIL semi-finals are next week, the 2023 Aupiki squads have been announced and we recap USA’s College playoffs including NIRA, CRAA and NCR.

In 7s news, the HSBC 7s return next week in Dubai with Australia, USA, Canada and China in pool A, France, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil in pool B and Fiji, Ireland, Spain and Japan in pool C.

We close out the week with 8 features and 4 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Nov 14-20 sees the winners of the World Rugby Awards and we look ahead to the first stop of the HSBC 7s Series in Dubai.

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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Nov 14-20 saw the winners of the World Rugby Awards announced and we look ahead to the first stop of the HSBC 7s Series in Dubai. 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

  • Czechia defeated Belgium 29-21 in the Europe Trophy
    • Portugal leads the standings with points for (3 teams have 5 points)
    • Matches are done for the year but pick up again in 2023
  • World Rugby Awards
    • World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard – Ruahei Demant (New Zealand)
    • World Rugby Coach of the Year – Wayne Smith (New Zealand Women’s 15s)
    • World Rugby Women’s 15s Breakthrough Player of the Year in partnership with Tudor – Ruby Tui (New Zealand)
    • World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year in partnership with HSBC – Charlotte Caslick (Australia)
    • Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service – Dr Farah Palmer (New Zealand)
    • International Rugby Players Women’s Try of the Year – Abby Dow (England, v Canada on 5 November)
    • World Rugby Women’s 15s Dream Team of the Year in partnership with Capgemini

Domestic

  • The Energia AIL Division and Conference semi-finals are set for December 3-4:
    • Division
      • Blackrock vs UL Bohemians
      • Old Belvedere vs Railway Union
    • Conference
      • Suttonians vs Galwegians
      • Wicklow vs Ballincollig
  • The 2023 Aupiki squads have been announced
    • The Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes & Matatū (a combined South Island team governed by the Crusaders & Highlanders) will play across five weekends in 2023
  • In the opening weekend of the Allianz Premier Bristol, Sale, Gloucester-Hartpury, Saracens and Worcester Warriors recorded wins
  • USA’s WPL continues to envision their future and aim to professionalize women’s rugby for the first time in the States
  • NIRA National Championships
    • D3: Bowdoin 29-0 Univ. New England
    • D2: Queens 34-27 Davenport (OT)
    • D1: Dartmouth 15-10 Harvard
  • National Collegiate Rugby
    • D1 Championship (Dec 4)
      • Michigan vs Notre Dame
    • D2 Semi-finals (Dec 3-4)
      • Wayne State vs Marquette
      • UW – Eau Claire vs Roger Williams
    • Small College Semi-finals (Dec 3-4)
      • St Scholastica vs Lee
      • Endicott vs Northern Michigan
  • CRAA Championships (Dec 3-4)
    • D1 Elite: Lindenwood vs Life
    • D1 Fall Championship: Navy vs Utah State
    • D2 Fall Semi-finals
      • Tempe vs Vassar
      • Colorado School of Mines vs US Coast Guard

7s

  • The HSBC 7s pools were named a few weeks ago for Dubai
    • Pool A: Australia, USA, Canada and China
    • Pool B: France, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil
    • Pool C: Fiji, Ireland, Spain and Japan

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Alice Soper reviews the 2023 Aupiki squads and the many changes…plus where’s Ruby Tui?
  • Sports Innovative Society shared why the 2021 Rugby World Cup was a historical event
  • Warriors Women secured RFU sanction and finance to kick off the Allianz Premier 15 season
  • Kevin Potts goes for the hard sell on Irish women’s rugby and how they’ve ‘turned a corner’
  • Abby Dow incident shows rugby still at concussion crossroads
  • Black Ferns to get $25,000 bonus for winning Rugby World Cup
    • If the All Blacks had won the 2019 Rugby World Cup they would have received $150,000 each; $35,000 for making the final and $115,000 for winning
  • Canadian women at crossroads after 4th-place finish at Rugby World Cup
  • Scrum Queens looks at what is next for the RWC teams

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Women’s Rugby Pod debriefs the RWC with Ali Donnelly
  • A letter to future Black Ferns by Portia Woodman
  • Emma Farnan tells her story as the first transgender professional rugby player
  • Squidge breaks down how the Black Ferns won the 2021 Rugby World Cup

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Top Women's Rugby News

XVs

International

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1594624539572555778

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1594407563306864641

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1594412273694449664

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1594450948155490305

XVs

Domestic

https://twitter.com/SuperRugbyNZ/status/1594504217645154304

https://twitter.com/LUWomensRugby/status/1591612852124647425

 

7s

Women's Rugby Features

Women's Rugby Media

https://twitter.com/prsevens/status/1593302807976738816

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