Women’s Rugby News for Mar 13-19

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Mar 13-19. Portugal wins the European Trophy which means they move up to the Championship next year while SG Valley won the Nan Fun Group | SEWIT Premiership over HKFC Ice 13-10.

In more domestic XVs news, Chiefs Manawa and Matatū will face off in the Super Rugby Aupiki final next week, the Saracens joined Exeter and Gloucester-Hartpury in the Allianz Premier semi-finals, the Crocodiles, CR Majadahonda and El Salvador sealed their spots in Spain’s Iberdrola semi-finals, and there are no changes in USA Club D1 or D2 as most teams had bye weeks.

We close out the week with 25 features and 10 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Mar 13-19 saw Portugal move up from the European Trophy to the Championship and SG Valley won the Nan Fun Group | SEWIT Hong Kong Premiership.

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  • Finland beat Czechia by a lone penalty goal in the European Trophy
    • This means that Portugal will move up to the European Championship next year
  • The TikTok Women’s Six Nations kick off this weekend with Wales vs Ireland, England vs Scotland and Italy vs France
    • You can watch in the USA on FloRugby; view more viewing options on the TV/Broadcast page


  • SG Valley has won the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Premiership over HKFC Ice 13-10
  • Round 15 of Allianz Premier saw the Saracens book their ticket to the semi-finals; Exeter and Gloucester-Hartpury area already booked
  • The unbeaten Chiefs Manawa will be solid favorites heading into next Saturday’s Super Rugby Aupiki final against Matatū
  • Railway and UL Bohemian have yet to fall in the Energia AIL Cup Series and lead with 30 and 25 points respectively
  • The Crocodiles, CR Majadahonda and El Salvador have notched their spots in Spain’s Iberdrola semi-finals and the last spot remains between Sant Cugat, C.R.A.T., and Eibar
  • No changes in USA Club Women’s D1 or D2 as most teams were off or matches that occurred didn’t change region leaders

Women’s Rugby Features

  • Shaunagh Brown Exclusive: ‘Now I have that time to spread my wings wider and make a difference’
  • ‘We have to get results now’: No excuse for Force as they eye Super W finals
  • Sarah Stevens and her son, Will, both play 1st team rugby at Aylesbury RFC
  • USA Rugby Talent ID Camps Return
  • USA’s Women’s Premier League prepare for turning-point season in 2023
  • Cincinnati Kelts Get Second Shot at Playoffs
  • Fresh perspective for Janse van Rensburg in 2023
  • Alex Matthews insists England have put Women’s World Cup agony behind them
  • Fijiana Drua changing minds and breaking down barriers for women
  • Scrum Queens spoke to Lydia Thompson as she prepares to make her return for England after her disappointing World Cup experience
  • Las Vegas Undefeated Halfway Through DII Southwest Season
  • Ireland women’s captain Nichola Fryday says money wasn’t the only reason that players turned down full-time contracts with the IRFU – and she believes the amount offered to players can “only go up”
  • Rachel Malcolm Interview: ‘We now have to turn that hope into belief and we have to find a way’
  • Ten Years Since Historic Ireland Women’s Grand Slam
  • Hollie Davidson interview: ‘I’d love to referee a men’s World Cup final’
  • England’s retired prop on Women’s World Cup final defeat, the Six Nations and why political leaders make her feel ‘so ashamed’
  • Fiji-born Tanya Kalounivale played an instrumental role in helping the Chiefs Manawa book a spot in the final of Super Rugby Aupiki competition
  • In the first of a two-part look at women’s rugby in Ireland John Cronin exposes the deep-rooted flaws in the game
  • New France captain Audrey Forlani is confident her new look side won’t be fazed by a changing of the guard ahead of the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations
  • Major League Rugby made history as an all-female crew called the week five clash between Rugby ATL and San Diego Legion
  • Sale Sharks Women will start next season in the Allianz Premier15s after the RFU and WP15 confirmed the club had been given a place in English women’s rugby’s elite league
  • Italy prop Silvia Turani hopes her time playing in England can provide an extra cutting edge ahead of the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations
  • Sadia Kabeya interview: ‘I never watched rugby growing up’
  • Severn River: We Want This to be Our Year
  • ROOSTER Chicken Fijiana Drua head coach Inoke Male has welcomed the move to provide contracts to his players ahead of the Super W competition
  • Ireland Women’s Rugby team are swapping their white shorts to navy, following player feedback about period anxieties

Women’s Rugby Media

  • The Good, The Scaz And The Rugby talks with Bristol Bears & England star Abbie Ward
  • Bristol Bears coach Dave Ward shares the games of deception that went into keeping Abbie Ward’s pregnancy a secret at the club
  • Expert Captain Summer Harris-Jones shared her PR7s experience with us
  • Captain Hannah Jones has backed Wales to close the gap on the leading sides in women’s rugby
  • 7s stars Sammy Sullivan & Perry Baker joined USA Rugby Happy Hour LIVE
  • WRP 140 has Johnnie, Elizabeth Crake and Lana Skeldon chatting about the Six Nations, Red Roses, Scotland, Wasps, and more
  • Aid And Abet chatted with Alice Soper about her trusty roving-hairbrush-microphone and how she uses it tells the stories of wāhine sportspeople the world needs to hear
  • Coach Laurian Johannes-Haupt says South Africa’s upcoming tour is important
  • Ealing Trailfinders follows Brunel Women’s 1st XV prop Cassandra Tuffnail as she prepares to captain the side in their BUCS Women’s Cup Semi-Final against Leeds Beckett
  • Ilona Maher was on Financial Feminist talking about pay inequity in women’s athletics

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