Women’s Rugby News for Mar 27 – Apr 2

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Mar 27 – Apr 2. England beat Italy 68-5 and continues to lead the TikTok Six Nations while Wales won a tight affair over Scotland 34-22 and France romped Ireland 53-3. The Black Ferns won their fifth HSBC 7s tournament in a row and Australia and USA joined them in qualifying for the 2024 Olympics.

In more 7s news, the last auto qualifier spot for the 2024 Olympics will be settled in Toulouse and Great Britain, Fiji and Ireland are essentially in a three-way tie. This event will not want to be missed May 12-14.

In more XVs news, Canada beat the USA 50-17 in the first Pacific Four Series, South Africa beat Spain 35-20, the Reds lead Australia’s Super W and only a few changes worth noting in USA’s Club D1 and D2 including NOVA and Raleigh advance to Super Regionals from MAC, the Quins overtook Little Rock in Red River, the Warriors overtook SLO Beaches in SoCal and Berkeley leads NorCal.

We close out the week with 17 features and 14 media.

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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for Mar 27 – Apr 2 saw England continue to lead the TikTok Six Nations while the Black Ferns won Hong Kong 7s and Australia and USA qualified for the 2024 Olympics.

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Your wrugby News in under 60 seconds for Mar 27 - Apr 2 saw England continue to lead the TikTok Six Nations while the Black Ferns won Hong Kong 7s and Australia and USA qualified for the 2024 Olympics. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! womensrugby wrugby rugbyunion rugbytok

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Top Women’s Rugby Stories

XVs

International

  • England continues to lead the TikTok Six Nations, Wales is in second, France in third, and Scotland, Italy and Ireland round out the bottom of the table
    • France defeated Ireland 53-3
    • Wales defeated Scotland 34-22
    • England defeated Italy 68-5
  • Canada beat the USA 50-17 in the first Pacific Four Series
    • Matches continue in July
  • South Africa beat Spain 35-20 over the weekend

Domestic

  • The Reds are leading Super W after round 2
    • Reds beat Western Force 29-14
    • Fijiana Drua beat the Rebels 39-12
    • Waratahs beat Brumbies 24-13
  • Railway Union continues to lead the Energia AIL Cup Series but are chased by UL Bohemian, Galwegians and Blackrock College
  • Bristol and Gloucester-Hartpury lead in the Allianz Premier Cup
  • USA Club D1 and D2 action:
    • D1
      • NOVA and Raleigh advance from MAC
      • San Diego Surfers and Santa Monica lead SoCal
      • HARC still leads Red River/Frontier
    • D2
      • Phoenixville continues to lead EPRU
      • Knoxville continues to lead True South
      • Charleston Hurricanes continues to lead the Carolinas
      • Quins overtook Little Rock in Red River
      • Warriors overtook SLO Beaches in SoCal
      • Berkeley All Blues lead NorCal
      • Las Vegas continues to lead the Southwest

7s

  • The Black Ferns won Hong Kong 7s, they haven’t lost since Cape Town (5 tournaments)
    • Australia placed second, Great Britain third, Fiji fourth, France fifth and Canada was sixth
    • Australia and USA qualified for the 2024 Olympics as they both made it to the quarterfinals
    • The final place for the 2024 Olympics is between Great Britain, Fiji and Ireland (France auto qualifies as host) and it will all be settled in the first few matches in Toulouse
  • The last HSBC 7s Series stop is in Toulouse, France and the pools are:
    • Pool A: Black Ferns, Australia, Great Britain, TBC
    • Pool B: Canada, France, Fiji, TBC
    • Pool C: USA, Ireland, Spain, TBC
    • Pool D: Poland, Brazil, Japan, TBC

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Top Women's Rugby News

XVs

International

https://twitter.com/Womens6Nations/status/1642595250668720128

https://twitter.com/RugbyCanada/status/1642207719166705667

Domestic

https://twitter.com/the22rugby/status/1642270979769368577

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1642980293492756480

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1642986542057811969

7s

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1642915455626014723

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1642498177096982528

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1642486909720055808

https://twitter.com/Aussie7s/status/1642021470946701312

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1642561276399468544

Women's Rugby Features

https://twitter.com/BBCSportWales/status/1642909506349744129

https://twitter.com/SportsGazette/status/1642072709944188930

https://twitter.com/BBCSportWales/status/1641779877891428354

https://twitter.com/yscrugby/status/1641172833815388161

https://twitter.com/WomenBoks/status/1642888751725572096

https://twitter.com/standardsport/status/1642088142235738113

https://twitter.com/Womens6Nations/status/1641349541780680704

https://twitter.com/RugbyCanada/status/1641171498403766273

Brain Injury Crisis

https://twitter.com/ProgressiveRug/status/1642430064720592897

Women's Rugby Media

https://twitter.com/Sara_Orchard/status/1642820851190976513

https://twitter.com/WelshRugbyUnion/status/1641138400861224971

https://twitter.com/ABCPacific/status/1642346262832861185

https://twitter.com/VMSportIE/status/1642203564297601025

https://twitter.com/WelshRugbyUnion/status/1642107471262109699

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby/status/1641496732813914112

https://twitter.com/HarlequinsWomen/status/1641102876364750850

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1641810171054764033

https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status/1642175174517886976

https://twitter.com/EaglesOverseas/status/1641916796163817474


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