France, Scotland, and England Triumph in Six Nations and South Africa Prevails Over Spain | WRR 146

Welcome to the Women’s Rugby Rundown for March 18-24. In the opening matches of the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations, France, Scotland, and England emerged victorious, with England’s Marlie Packer reaching a significant milestone as she joined the centurion club, South Africa claimed victory over Spain, while Societe Generale Valley secured consecutive Championships in the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Premiership, and  we also provide a global overview of Premier and Club competitions worldwide!

In XVs news, France, Scotland, and England kicked off the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations with impressive victories. France secured a 38-17 win over Ireland, scoring five tries in Le Mans. Scotland extended their winning streak to seven games with a heroic 20-18 triumph over Wales, marking their first away win against Wales in two decades. Meanwhile, England began their title defense with a dominant 48-0 victory over Italy in Parma, despite an early Sarah Beckett sending off.

Marlie Packer earned her 100th cap for England and led the Red Roses as captain in their Six Nations win against Italy. Packer’s illustrious rugby journey began at Ivel Barbarians at the age of five before stints at Wasps and Bristol. Notably, she played a crucial role in England’s World Cup victories in 2014 and their consecutive appearances in the 2017 and 2021 finals. Joining Saracens, Packer continued her success, aiding in back-to-back league titles. In last year’s WXV1 tournament, she guided England to victory over New Zealand, securing the trophy and the World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year award on her 99th appearance.

South Africa narrowly defeated Spain 15-13, with Jakkie Cilliers sealing the win with a late penalty goal. Despite Spain’s efforts, they failed to capitalize on a penalty opportunity in the final minute. Springbok’s head coach Louis Koen praised his team for their resilient performance, emphasizing their ability to grind out the victory.

In Premier & Clubs news, Societe Generale Valley clinched consecutive Championships in the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Premiership with an 11-3 victory over Natixis Ice.

We’ve refreshed our 2023-24 USA Club Rugby Standings, highlighting the latest in both WD1 and D2 competitions. In WD1: SoCal standings remain unchanged with Tempe leading the Surfers by a slim 1-point margin, while in the Red River region, SHARCs clinched victory in the first of their two matches against the Valkyries, gearing up for a rematch on April 6th. Frontier sees Utah leading with matches resuming on April 6, and NOVA made waves in East Coast South by defeating Philadelphia 66-15.

In D2: Red River sees Little Rock surging to claim the top spot, while San Antonio impressively leapt from last to fourth place. True South witnessed Knoxville and Chattanooga swapping spots, while Tampa Bay maintained its lead in Florida. In the Carolinas, Charleston reigns supreme amidst position swaps among other teams. LA leads in SoCal with Ventura surpassing SLO Beaches. All Blues dominate in NorCal, and St. Louis remains in the lead in Mid-America. Boulder leads by a mere 1 point in Rocky Mtn. The Capital Championship matchup is set, featuring Severn River against James River, while NE Philly secured victory in EPRU, though Phoenixville still leads. Las Vegas continues to hold the lead in Southwest. As regions lock in their Super Regional seeds and the final stretch approaches, stay tuned for more updates.

BC Premier is heading towards their semifinals on April 27 and Finals on May 4, although there have been issues with the standings table, we believe Capilano is leading.

After 4 rounds, Chiefs Manawa maintained their undefeated record in the Sky Super Rugby Aupiki league, securing the first semifinal spot in the competition.

In the Super W competition, the NSW Waratahs lead with an undefeated record and 10 points, closely followed by the Western Force, Fijiana Drua, and the ACT Brumbies.

The Black Pearls continue to dominate the Nile Special Rugby Championship after seven rounds, with Thunderbirds, Avengers, and Ewes in pursuit.

In Germany’s Bundesliga A semifinals, Neuenheim and Heidelberger secured spots in the Championship, while Dortmund faces relegation threats alongside the loser of the Lionesses vs. Köln match.

The Netherlands Premiership sees CL Blue Babes leading undefeated, chased closely by DIOK, AAC, and BRC.

Lastly, the Welsh Premiership continues to face postponements, with no matches played since February 18 and four weekends left in the season.

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tl;dr: In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Mar 18-24: France, Scotland, and England secured victories in the opening matches of the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations. England’s Marlie Packer reached the centurion club milestone. South Africa triumphed over Spain, and Societe Generale Valley clinched consecutive Championships in the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Women’s Premiership. Additionally, we offer a global overview of Premier and Club competitions worldwide!

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@yscrugby In the Women’s Rugby Rundown for Mar 18-24: France, Scotland, and England secured victories in the opening matches of the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations. England’s Marlie Packer reached the centurion club milestone. South Africa triumphed over Spain, and Societe Generale Valley clinched consecutive Championships in the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Women’s Premiership. Additionally, we offer a global overview of Premier and Club competitions worldwide! Watch our video & read all the news using the link in our bio! Never miss one of our episodes! Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube or Patreon and be sure to follow us on all your favorite social media platforms. #womensrugbyrundown #WRR #rugby #womensrugby #wrugby ♬ original sound – YSCRugby


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XVs

International

  • France, Scotland and England won the matches of the opening 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations
  • England’s Marlie Packer joined the centurion club over the weekend [link]
  • In a closely fought battle, South Africa clinched victory over Spain with a 15-13 score as the Boks secured a late penalty goal, granting a two-point lead, while Spain’s hopes were dashed when they failed to capitalize on a penalty opportunity in the final minute [link]

Premier & Club

  • Societe Generale Valley secured consecutive Championships in the Nan Fung Group | SEWIT Women’s Premiership by defeating Natixis Ice with a score of 11-3 [link]
  • USA’s Club competitions are getting closer to knowing their Super Regional seeds [link]
  • BC Premier continues to move closer to their semifinals on April 27 and Finals on May 4; unfortunately their standings table appears to be malfunctioning but we believe Capilano is still leading [link]
  • Chief Manawa continues to lead Sky Super Rugby Aupiki and with their undefeated record they have secured the first semifinal spot [link]
  • The NSW Waratahs lead the Super W competition with an undefeated record, 10 points in the standings but are followed closely by the Western Force with nine points, Fijiana Drua with five points, and the ACT Brumbies with four points [link]
  • After 7 rounds of the Nile Special Rugby Championship the Black Pearls are undefeated and on top of the standings with Thunderbirds, Avengers and Ewes in pursuit [link]
  • Neuenheim emerged victorious over the Lionesses and Heidelberger triumphed over Köln in the Bundesliga A semifinals, securing their places in the Championship on April 6; meanwhile, Dortmund faces the threat of relegation alongside the loser of the 3rd/4th match between the Lionesses and Köln [link]
  • After 6 rounds of Netherlands Premiership, CL Blue Babes continue to lead and are undefeated but are chased by DIOK, AAC and BRC [link]
  • The Welsh Premiership continues to see matches postponed with no matches played since February 18, there are 4 weekends left [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • 6 Nations: What We Learned from Scrum Queens [link]
  • England women want Pennyhill Park as ‘consistent training base’ [link]
  • ‘It messed with me’ – Italy’s Sara Seye on body image battle as a teenager [link]
  • ‘My boobs were a hindrance’: How breast reduction saved Rosie Galligan’s rugby career [link]
  • Irene Gardner: We need more female coaches [link]
  • “It’s not just about me” – Moana Leilua keen to inspire Pasifika leaders [link]
  • ‘Heartbroken’: Waratahs, Wallaroos flanker Emily Chancellor suffers season ending injury [link]
  • Legend Donna Kennedy thrilled with statuesque Scotland [link]
  • The first Six Nations without Sara Barattin: “I miss the blue shirt, but this is a young and talented group” [link]
  • Grafter, leader, plumber: Marlie Packer’s journey to 100 England caps [link]
  • The nominees for the 2024 MA Sorenson Award have been revealed! [link]
  • Women’s Six Nations 2024: ‘I’m a big girl and not going to cry about it’ – Cliodhna Moloney [link]
  • W6N guide from Sara Orchard and BBC [link]
  • Silvia Turani: “The goal is the podium at the Six Nations. England will give us important signals” [link]
  • ‘We Want To Set New Standards On And Off The Field’ – Brittany Hogan [link]
  • Helen Nelson says “it is all coming together really nicely” ahead of tournament [link]
  • Italy look to build on WXV performance [link]
  • Wills and Marston-Mulhearn shortlisted for Rugby Black List Awards [link]
  • Recent student McIntosh now keen to graduate to a full Scotland cap [link]
  • South Africa is calling on all former national and provincial women players to make contact in a major drive to identify and create more female rugby coaches in the county [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Watch highlights from the opening round of the W6N:
  • The LTW Fancast reviewed the last week of the PWR before they go on break and they preview the W6N [link]
  • Rugby Union Daily reviews Round 1 of W6N with Katy Daley-McLean and Maggie Alphonsi [link]
  • The Left Wing had Ali Donnelly and Anna Caplice on to preview Ireland’s opener against France [link]
  • The Good, The Scaz And The Rugby had guest Nick Heath on as they did a team-by-team deep dive [link]
  • WRP 181 previewed the W6N tournament [link]
  • WRP 180 spoke to the W6N captains [link]
  • WRP 179 spoke to the Head Coaches [link]
  • Eagles Overseas spoke with Charli Jacoby from Australia where she is playing with the Queensland Reds about playing in Oz, her future plans, her love for her Eagles teammates and more [link]
  • The Breakdown sat down with legends from each nation to discuss the insights behind key moments in their careers [link]
  • British Gas and Scottish Rugby unveiled three iconic, sustainable statues in the heart of Edinburgh ahead of the W6N [link]

Rugby Jobs

  • Warwick Schools Foundation, full-time graduate & Gap sport roles [link]

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