Women’s Rugby News for Feb 13-19

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Feb 13-19. Spain handily defeated Netherlands 70-0 and are on top of the table for the European Championships. They face Sweden next week who are winless so far and so it is expected that Spain will clinch the European Championship title. 

In more XVs news, Combined Provinces moved to three wins after defeating WRU Developmental 19-0 in the Celtic Challenge, Exeter leads Allianz Premier after Gloucester-Hartpury’s match against Wasps was postponed, the Black Pearls remain unbeaten in Uganda’s Central League, Railway over took UL Bohemian in the Energia AIL Cup and and we share the leaders of USA Club.

We close out the week with 18 features and 4 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Feb 13-19 saw Spain defeat Netherlands 70-0 in the European Championships and Combined Provinces have three wins as they beat the Welsh Developmental 19-0 in the Celtic Challenge.

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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Feb 13-19 saw Spain defeat Netherlands 70-0 in the European Championships and Combined Provinces have three wins as they beat the Welsh Developmental 19-0 in the Celtic Challenge. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #womensrugby #wrugby #rugbyunion #rugbytok

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  • Spain defeated Netherlands 70-0 in the European Championships
    • They face Sweden on February 25 and are expected to win which would allow them to clinch the European Championship title
  • Combined Provinces moved to 3 wins after defeating the WRU Developmental 19-0 in the Celtic Challenge
  • Former Court of Appeal judge Dame Anne Rafferty will chair the review panel examining the culture and behaviours at the Welsh Rugby Union, it has been announced


  • Exeter leads Allianz Premier after Gloucester-Hartpury’s match against Wasps was postponed
  • Defending champions Black Pearls remain unbeaten as they beat the Avengers 11-5 in Uganda’s Central League
  • Railway took the top of the Energia AIL Cup this past weekend but is chased by UL Bohemian, Blackrock and Wicklow
  • Valsugana continues to lead Italy’s Excellence and is followed by Color, Villorba and Capitol
  • Bourdeaux continues to lead France’s Elite 1 with Montpellier and Toulouse in pursuit
  • USA’s Club continues:
    •  D1
      • East
        • MAC: NOVA
        • NERFU: Boston and Providence advance to Atlantic Super Regional
      • Midwest: Metropolis Valkyries won the Midwest Championship over the Chicago Lions 35-21 and take the D1 spot in their hybrid league
      • Frontier/Red River: HARC
      • Pacific
        • SoCal: Surfers
        • PNW: Seattle leads hybrid
    • D2
      • East
        • Capital: Severn River
        • Empire: New Haven won the Empire Championship and move on to the Northern Super Regional
        • EPRU: Phoenixville
        • NERFU: Worcester Shamrocks
      • Midwest
        • Midwest Hybrid: Milwaukee Scylla beat Detroit 71-22 in the Midwest final. TBC if Scylla and Detroit to play again at Northern Super Regional.
        • MARFU: St. Louis Sabres
        • Rocky Mtn: Black Ice
      • Gulf Coast
        • Red River: Little Rock
        • True South: Chattanooga
        • Florida: Tampa Krewe
        • Carolinas: Charleston
      • Pacific
        • SoCal: SLO Beaches
        • NorCal: Life West
        • PNW: Salem Attack Owls
        • Southwest: Phoenix

Women’s Rugby Features

  • RNZ looks at what comes next for the Black Ferns after winning the 2021 Rugby World Cup and sweeping the Halberg Awards
  • Worcester Warriors announce that agreement with Sixways Stadium is in the works assuring that they will remain at the home field
  • Telegraph Sport gets exclusive access to the two new top-flight women’s sides – Leicester and Ealing
  • The Rugby Breakdown looks at the recently announced WPL expanded schedule
  • Scott Bemand has announced he will leave his role with England after the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations
  • Former Wallaroo Pauline Piliae-Rasabale swaps Union for League with Wests Tigers
  • Learn more about USA’s Atlantic Super Regional from The Rugby Breakdown
  • Rugby Americas North (RAN) announced another collaboration with ChildFund Rugby, an international development organization using the power of rugby to create positive change within communities
  • Team GB shares how Celia Quansah and Meg Jones didn’t fall in love at first sight
  • The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) are pleased to announce a ground breaking new maternity, pregnant parent and adoption leave policy for contracted England Women’s players
  • Abi Burton was sectioned, then put in a coma, now Abi Burton is aiming for Paris Olympics
  • Wasps’ Edel McMahon shares why she is excited about being elected to the inaugural Women’s Rugby Association Players’ Board
  • Tuesday 14th February 2023 celebrated 30 years since the first ever Scotland Women’s International match took place at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh against Ireland
  • Waratahs hoping Aupiki expedition becomes first of many
  • Emma Brennan and Alana Gattinger appointed to Irish XVs Program
  • This year Blues loose forward Shannon Leota will get to split her time between work and rugby and she’s delighted
  • Australia announced contracts for their players but it pails in the bucket compared to League
  • World Cup winner Steve Thompson hoped rugby would learn from his struggles with dementia, but the Welsh rugby saga shows that players are STILL being treated like cattle – have we learnt nothing?

Women’s Rugby Media

  • Hollie Davidson is on The Good, The Scaz and The Rugby podcast
  • Ireland marked the anniversary of the first Ireland Women’s team and spoke with Jo Moore And Aoife Rodgers
  • Logan Dodds trained with the Wallaroos in the most recent World Rugby Challenge
  • James Price spoke with TW2 Podcast about the Raeburn Shield

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