Wallabies’ Bonuses, Japan’s Close Win, Haig as Eagles Interim Coach, and RWC Round 2 | WRR 122

Welcome to the Women’s Rugby Rundown for September 11-17. It was revealed this week that the Wallabies may receive substantial bonuses at the Rugby World Cup, further strengthening the women’s team’s argument about gender equity. Japan secured a close victory against Fiji, South Africa dominated Kenya, Milton Haig has been appointed as the USA Women’s Eagles Interim Head Coach for the 2023 WXV2 tournament in South Africa. Finally, Round 2 of the 2023 Rugby World Cup saw wins by France, New Zealand, Samoa, Wales, Ireland, South Africa, Fiji, and England.

In Premier & Club news, Ireland’s Energia All-Ireland League got off to an exciting start with victories from Blackrock, Ballincollig, and UL Bohemian. Meanwhile, the 13th round of the USA’s WPL witnessed wins by Beantown, Gray Wolves, and Berkeley. In Scotland’s Premiership, Watsonian maintains its lead after five rounds, with Stirling County, Corstorphine, Heriot’s Blues, and Hillhead Jordanhill hot on their heels. As the season kickoff of the Allianz Cup on September 22 approaches, PWR has been providing previews for all their upcoming matches.

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tl;dr: In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Sep 11-17, Wallabies may receive bonuses at the Rugby World Cup, further highlighting gender disparity with the Wallaroos. Japan won against Fiji, South Africa dominated Kenya, and Milton Haig is the USA Women’s Eagles Interim Head Coach. In Premier & Club news, we look at an exciting start in Ireland’s Energia All-Ireland League, Round 13 of the WPL, and Round 5 of Scotland’s Premiership.

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In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Sep 11-17, Wallabies may receive bonuses at the Rugby World Cup, further highlighting gender disparity with the Wallaroos. Japan won against Fiji, South Africa dominated Kenya, and Milton Haig is the USA Women’s Eagles Interim Head Coach. In Premier & Club news, we look at an exciting start in Ireland's Energia All-Ireland League, Round 13 of the WPL, and Round 5 of Scotland's Premiership. Watch our video & read the entire update using the link in our bio! #wrugby #rugbyrundown #rugby #rugbyunion #womensrugby

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XVs

International

  • The Wallaroos are back in the news as it was revealed that their counterparts, the Wallabies, could receive substantial bonuses for their performance at the Rugby World Cup, further underscoring the team’s ongoing fight for equality [link]
  • Japan narrowly edged past a determined Fiji team, securing a 41-36 victory as they concluded their series ahead of the WXV [link]
  • South Africa ran in 24 tries to beat Kenya 77-12 over the weekend [link]
    • South Africa now faces the Barbarians on September 23 [link]
    • Kenya will face the San Clemente Rhinos from the USA on September 23 [link]
  • The Barbarians FC will assemble a stellar squad in matches against South Africa on September 23 and Munster on September 30 [link]
  • Milton Haig Appointed USA Women’s Eagles Interim Head Coach for 2023 WXV2 in South Africa [link]
  • Match Official Amy Barrett-Theron and Player Cindy Booi both equalled records for most test caps, with Amy achieving this as a woman referee and Cindy accomplishing it as a Springboks player [link]
  • Round 2 of the 2023 Rugby World Cup saw wins by France, New Zealand, Samoa, Wales, Ireland, South Africa, Fiji and England [link]

Premier & Club

  • Ireland’s Energia AIL began with wins by Blackrock, Ballincollig and UL Bohemian [link]
  • Round 13 for the WPL saw wins for Beantown, Gray Wolves and Berkeley [link]
  • Watsonian continues to lead Scotland’s Premiership after 5 Rounds but they are chased by Stirling County, Corstorphine, Heriot’s Blues and Hillhead Jordanhill [link]
  • PWR has been previewing all of their upcoming matches as the season is set to begin on September 22 [link]

7s

International

  • Brazil’s Super 7s 1st stage was won by Niterói, the second stage is Oct 7-8 with the location to be announced soon [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • Fijiana show why they will be a threat in WXV3 [link]
  • The Vintage Roses were honored with an Honours Board recognition for their 1987 historic victory over Wales and their contribution to the Red Roses [link]
  • Wales’ Bethan Lewis- built of something different [link]
  • The menstrual cycle is being ignored in rugby, but not at the WRU [link]
  • We featured Karl Barth and his many accomplishments of women’s rugby in the United States [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Babalwa Latsha reacted to her sides big win over Kenya as they continue preparations for WXV [link]
  • India has posted a preparatory video as their female athletes gear up for the Asian Games scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to 24 [link]

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