Women’s Rugby News for Jan 9-15

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for January 9-15. France has announced they offered contracts to 32 players that go through June 2024 and Australia picked up recently fired Eddie Jones for Wallabies and he will also oversee the Wallaroos program.

In more XVs news, Gloucester-Hartpury continues to lead the Allianz Premier, Bordeaux overtook Montpellier for first place in France’s Elite 1, Corstorphine won their semi-final against Watsonian and move through to Scotland’s Tennent’s Premiership Championship (we await the other SF between Heriots and Stirling), and the Crocodiles (Corteva Cocos) lead Spain’s Iberdrola.

In 7s news, HSBC 7s returns with back-to-back stops in Hamilton and Sydney, PR 7s is holding a Talent ID camp in San Clemente and San Jose this weekend, they’ve also announced the first tournament will be in Austin, TX on June 17 and the 2024 Olympics will see rugby starting July 24 with the men’s competition and the women begin July 28.

We close out the week with 17 features and 8 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Jan 9-15 saw France announce contracts for 32 players and Australia grabbed Eddie Jones for their men’s program and he will also oversee the Wallaroos.

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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Jan 9-15 saw France announce contracts for 32 players and Australia grabbed Eddie Jones for their men's program and he will also oversee the Wallaroos. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #womensrugby #wrugby #rugbyunion

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International

  • France announced they are contracting 32 players until June 2024
  • Eddie Jones was recently let go from England and was quickly picked up by Australia; in their announcement they indicated that he will “also run the women’s Wallaroos program”

Domestic

  • Gloucester-Hartpury remains atop the Allianz Premier table with 34 points but is pursued by Exeter with 30 points, Harlequins with 24 and Bristol at 20 points
  • Bordeaux took over the top spot in France’s Elite 1 with Montpellier moving down to second, Section Paloise remains in third and Toulouse moved into fourth
    • Scrum Queens shared a full round up of the competition this week
  • Corstorphine won their semi-final against Watsonian and move through to Scotland’s Tennent’s Premiership Championship; we await the other SF between Heriots and Stirling
  • Corteva Cocos leads Spain’s Iberdrola with Majadahonda, El Salvador and Sant Cugat in pursuit
  • The Nan Fung | SEWIT Hong Kong Premiership picks back up next weekend, current standings:
    • Natixis Ice leads with 41 points, Kroll Tigers have 32 points, Gai Wu has 27 and Societe Generale has 20 points

7s

  • Hamilton 7s takes place this weekend followed by Sydney 7s
  • PR 7s has a Talent ID camp in California this weekend and they announced the first tournament will be in Austin, TX on June 17
  • The Olympics begin July 24-25 with Men’s pool play and semi-finals/Finals on the 27th; women’s begin on July 28-29 with pool play and SFs/Finals on the 30th

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Spain’s Iberdrola league has added several international super stars and their competition boasts:
    • Canada – Magali Harvey, Caroline Crossley, Sabrina Pauline
    • Ireland – Anna Caplice
    • Argentina – Yamila Otero, Paula Ghiorzi, Luisana Contreras
    • Colombia – Dayana Avendaño, Isabel Romero
    • Ukraine – Yelizaveta Havrylova
    • Venezuala – Daniela Diaz, Diana Guerrero, Mariana Romero
    • Netherlands – Kyra Elzinga, Quen Makkinga, Nicky Dix, Marit Lemmens
    • Chile – Carolina Alfaro
    • Tonga – Lavinia Tauhalalik
    • Portugal – Ines Spinola
    • Germany – Alysha Stone
  • Brown happy to pass the Munster coaching torch to ‘rugby nerd’ Briggs
  • Springbok season starts with Stellenbosch camp
  • Munster’s Kate Sheehan says women’s rugby is behind the men, but that it’s on the right trajectory
  • Ireland’s Eimear Considine believes that the game is in a healthy place within the Banner county
  • Canmore local Krissy Scurfield remains a top prospect and player for Rugby Canada’s women’s sevens team as they look to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics
  • We were given a glimpse of what a fully professional Premier 15s could look like when Wayne Barnes took charge of Harlequins women’s clash with Bristol last month
  • 23 under 23: Looking at the next generation of Australian Rugby stars
  • Leinster profiled Katie Bryne and her role as a referee
  • Irish women’s rugby teams are changing to navy shorts to alleviate concerns over periods
  • Western Force Super W head coach and squad confirmed
  • Sri Lanka women’s matches will precede the men’s inter-club league rugby matches to mark the start of what they call “revolutionizing the activities on a long term strategic plan”
  • Portia Woodman-Wickliffe: That big concussion, wedding nerves and a sad farewell
  • DMP Sharks welcome high flying USA Eagles to their shiver
  • Daisy Hibbert-Jones relishing opportunity to learn at Lightning
  • A wiser Jenny Murphy still getting joy from rugby
  • Wallaroos star Grace Hamilton on loan in France

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Her Sport went behind the scenes at the Energia AIL final to capture the tremendous match between Rock and Railway
  •  YSC attended the 2023 WRCRA Conference this past weekend and one of the highlights was visiting the U.S. Women’s Rugby History Museum
  • Dani Phan looks back at her career in the military as a Staff Sergeant and a rugby journey that led to representing DMP Sharks
  • Watch the highlights from Munster and Leinster in Ireland’s Interpros
  • Interim USA Eagle’s coach Richard Ashfield joined Eagles Overseas to talk about the direction of the program, developing the player pool, and much more
  • A documentary by Liz Linstrom about the DC Furies will be available on Youtube soon!
  • Catch up on all the latest from Scotland’s Tennent’s Women’s Premiership

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Top Women's Rugby News

XVs

International

https://twitter.com/FranceRugby/status/1612796399388598273

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Domestic

https://twitter.com/Premier15s/status/1614594822517526530

https://twitter.com/Elite1Feminine/status/1614945263046516736

https://twitter.com/DHIberdrola/status/1614575297906577410

7s

https://twitter.com/prsevens/status/1613234308243914752

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