Tunisia Climbs World Rugby Rankings After Victories Over Uganda | WRR 131

Welcome to the Women’s Rugby Rundown for November 20-26. Tunisia secured victories in both matches against Uganda, triumphing with scores of 26-17 and 53-13, leading to a two-place climb in the World Rugby Rankings. Brazil and Portugal experienced a split in victories, with Brazil claiming the first match 10-7, and Portugal securing the second with a 13-5 win. The USA appointed Brandon Sparks as the Head of Women’s High Performance.

In 7s news, the first stop of the 2023-24 HSBC SVNs series approaches this weekend, and the official schedule for the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 has been announced.

In Premier & Club news, Round 6 of Ireland’s Energia AIL sees UL Bohemian continue their unbeaten streak and dominance in the standings. In Allianz PWR Round Two, Sale Sharks caused an upset by defeating Harlequins, while Saracens, Gloucester-Hartpury, and Exeter maintained their winning streaks. In France’s Elite 1, Montpellier Herault and Bordeaux Stadium lead the standings after two rounds. In Scotland’s Premiership Round 13, Watsonian FC continued their unbeaten run and have 63 points. Lastly, after Round 2 of Spain’s Iberdrola League, CR Majadahonda leads the standings with 10 points.

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TL;DR: In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Nov 20-26, Tunisia secures two wins, climbing in World Rugby Rankings, Brazil and Portugal split victories, USA appoints Brandon Sparks as Head of Women’s High Performance. In 7s news, squads for HSBC SVNs series are revealed, and World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 schedule is announced. UL Bohemian dominates in Ireland’s Energia AIL Round 6, Sale Sharks upset Harlequins in Allianz PWR Round Two. Montpellier Herault and Bordeaux Stadium lead France’s Elite 1, Watsonian FC remains unbeaten in Scotland’s Premiership, and CR Majadahonda tops Spain’s Iberdrola League after Round 2.

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In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Nov 20-26, Tunisia secures two wins, climbing in World Rugby Rankings, Brazil and Portugal split victories, USA appoints Brandon Sparks as Head of Women's High Performance. In 7s news, squads for HSBC SVNs series are revealed, and World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 schedule is announced. UL Bohemian dominates in Ireland's Energia AIL Round 6, Sale Sharks upset Harlequins in Allianz PWR Round Two. Montpellier Herault and Bordeaux Stadium lead France's Elite 1, Watsonian FC remains unbeaten in Scotland's Premiership, and CR Majadahonda tops Spain's Iberdrola League after Round 2. Watch our video & read all the news using the link in our bio! #wrugby #rugbyrundown #rugby #rugbyunion #womensrugby

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International

  • Tunisia swept their series against Uganda winning 26-17 and 53-13 which moved them up two places in the World Rugby Rankings
  • Brazil and Portugal also faced off in a two match series and it was split with Brazil winning first 10-7 and Portugal winning the second 13-5
  • USA appoints Brandon Sparks as Head of Women’s High Performance [link]

Premier & Club

  • In the sole match of Round 6 in Ireland’s Energia AIL, Railway Union emerged as comprehensive winners with a 78-10 victory over Wicklow [link]
  • Round 7 of the Wales Premiership saw all matches postponed [link]
  • In Round Two of Allianz PWR, Sale Sharks pulled off a shock win over the Harlequins , while Saracens, Gloucester-Hartpury, and Exeter Chiefs continued their winning streaks [link]
  • In Round 2 of France’s Elite 1, Montpellier Herault, Stade Bordelais, and ASM Romagnat secured convincing victories, placing them at the top of the standings [link]
  • In Scotland’s Premiership Round 13, Watsonian FC continued their unbeaten run with a 84-12 win over Heriot’s Blues, Stirling County secured second place with a 83-5 victory against Garioch [link]
  • After Round 2 of Spain’s Iberdrola League, CR Majadahonda leads the standings with 10 points, followed by U.Sevilla CR with 8 points, El Salvador RC with 6 points, and CRAT and AVRFCB with 5 points each [link]

7s

International

  • Squads are being announced ahead of the start of the HSBC SVNs series in Dubai  this weekend [link]
  • The World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024 schedule has been announced [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • Motherhood may have paused her career, but it has also given Alichia Arries a new lease of life [link]
  • Maddison and Teagan Levi are viewing not just gold at the Olympics in Paris but a medal a year later at the 2025 Rugby World Cup [link]
  • Wales’ Kat Evans announced her retirement [link]
  • Abi Burton overcame a rare brain illness to return to rugby and she’s found a home at Trailfinders [link]
  • Siobhan Cattigan: Family need answers on Scotland forward’s death before they can grieve [link]
  • Rugby’s uncomfortable truth – it has a racism problem [link]
  • Despite the positive growth of women’s rugby globally, recent media revelations in Wales and Scotland expose deep-rooted issues of sexism and mistreatment, emphasizing the need for continued scrutiny and change within the sport [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Linde van der Velden’s shares her journey to the PRW and Exeter [link]
  • WRP 164 discusses the PWR, Eva Donaldson, Leicester Tigers and more [link]
  • France’s Pauline Bourdon Sansus reveals her trademark hairstyle [link]
  • TWRS spoke with Saracens head coach Alex Austerberry and winger Jess Breach about the PWR so far [link]
  • Watch a Q&A with Saracens’ Akina Gondwe [link]

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