Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for June 12-18. Brazil emerged victorious in the South American 7s, securing their qualification for the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile, in a concerning turn of events, Fijiana players have taken to social media to demand the payments that were promised to them. The FRU has responded.
In more XVs news, USA, Canada, and Australia have announced their extended rosters for the Pacific Four Series, which is set to restart on June 29 in Canada. Meanwhile, after a two-year investigation, Wales has published a report addressing complaints from their women’s players regarding sexism and inequalities. The report validates the players’ concerns and recommends significant changes.
In the Women’s Premier League, Berkeley and New York emerged as winners in Round 8 matches. In South Africa’s Premier Division, Bulls Daisies continue their unbeaten run. Excitement builds as Kingsholm prepares to host the Allianz Premier Championship, featuring a clash between Gloucester-Hartpury and Exeter this weekend.
Shifting to 7s news, Ukraine claimed victory in the Rugby Europe Trophy Series, defeating Georgia. Additionally, the Headliners emerged victorious in the first stop of the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens.
We close out the week with 4 features and 6 media.
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tl;dr: Women’s Rugby in 60 secs for June 12-18 saw Brazil emerge victorious in SAR 7s, securing their qualification for the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile, in a concerning turn of events, Fijiana players have taken to social media to demand the payments that were promised to them.
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Your #wrugby News in under 60 seconds for June 12-18 saw Brazil emerge victorious in SAR 7s, securing their qualification for the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile, in a concerning turn of events, Fijiana players have taken to social media to demand the payments that were promised to them. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #womensrugby #wrugby #rugbyunion♬ original sound - YSCRugby
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Top Women’s Rugby Stories
- The WXV will be October 20-21 in Sky Stadium, Wellington, October 27-28 at Forsyth Barr Stadium and November 3-4 at Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, Auckland [link]
- USA announced their traveling roster for the remaining PAC4 matches [link]
- Canada also announced their 40 player roster for PAC4 [link]
- Canada also announced that their U20 team will play USA, Wales and the Univ of Ottawa alongside their Senior side at the PAC4 matches [link]
- The Wallaroos have also announced their roster for the Pac4 Series [link]
- We take a closer look at the PAC4 Series remaining matches including the schedule and how to watch [link]
- USA Rugby Board gave updates to their members including Ross Young stepping away as CEO to work with World Rugby on the 2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cups [link]
- Fijiana players took to social media to request back payment for various events, FRU responds [link]
- Wales report into women’s players concerns released after 2 years and highlights several ‘worrying examples’ of ‘unfavourable treatment’ [link]
- Fiji is searching for a women’s rugby High Performance Manager [link]
Premier & Club
- Berkeley and New York took home wins in Round 8 of the WPL [link]
- Bulls Daisies have won 6 matches in a row as they continue to lead South Africa’s Premier Division [link]
- Kingsholm is preparing to host the Allianz Premier Championship between Gloucester-Hartpury and Exeter [link]
- DMP Sharks are looking for a Head Coach [link]
- Brazil won the South America Rugby (SAR) 7s tournament remaining undefeated and winning over Colombia 27-0 in the Final [link]
- Argentina placed third with Paraguay taking fourth [link]
- Ukraine won the Rugby Europe Trophy Series over Georgia 28-10 [link]
- The Headliners won the first stop of the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens, next up is the Western Conference kickoff in Minneapolis [link]
Women’s Rugby Features
- Exeter head coach Susie Appleby says she and her team are relishing reaching their second successive Allianz Premier final [link]
- Rugby Journal interviews the three Tuipulotus siblings [link]
- Hollie Davidson becomes the first female referee to officiate in the World Rugby U20s Championship [link]
- 41 years ago on June 13 the first women’s international between France and Holland was held in Utrecht [link]
Women’s Rugby Media
- Rewatch the Finals of the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens [link]
- Eagles Overseas talked with Richie Walker about the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens among other guests [link]
- Women’s Rugby Pod episode 153 is joined by Rocky Clark and they discuss the Prem final, Red Roses contracts, Leicester Tigers and other recent news [link]
- New York’s WPL team was highlighted as part of Queer Sports panel on ‘The Next Fight Over Women’s Equality in Sports” [link]
- USA’s Katana Howard shares the journey to led her to signing for Sales Sharks [link]
- Ruby Tui was on the Rugby Sevens Rollercoast [link]