Fiji Qualified for 2025 Rugby World Cup, Fiji, Samoa, and Hong Kong Qualify for WXV, Australia Triumphs at HSBC SVNS Grand Final | WRR 143

Welcome to WRR 143 for May 27-Jun 2: Australia claimed the HSBC SVNS Grand Final with a win over France, the line-up for HSBC SVNS 2025 is set with China replacing South Africa while Japan, Brazil, and Spain maintained their qualification, Fiji qualified for the 2025 Rugby World Cup and WXV 3 as Oceania Champions after going undefeated, Samoa placed second and qualified for WXV 3, and Hong Kong qualified for WXV 3 after beating Kazakhstan to become Asia Championship runner-ups, and we round up all the global Premier and Club competitions worldwide.

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@yscrugby Welcome to WRR 143 for May 27-Jun 2: Australia claimed the HSBC SVNS Grand Final with a win over France, the line-up for HSBC SVNS 2025 is set with China replacing South Africa while Japan, Brazil, and Spain maintained their qualification, Fiji qualified for the 2025 Rugby World Cup as Oceania Champions after going undefeated, Samoa, Fiji and Hong Kong qualified for WXV, and we round up all the global 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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International

  • Australia claimed the HSBC SVNS Grand Final with a win over France  24-7 [link]
    • New Zealand beat Canada 26-14 for third and fourth respectively
    • Canada upset New Zealand in Pool Play 26-17, marking their second victory over the Black Ferns in just a few weeks, following their win in the Pacific Four Series
    • Maddi Levi broke 150 tries and Stacy Wakka busted 100
  • The line-up for HSBC SVNS 2025 is set, with China replacing South Africa while Japan, Brazil and Spain maintained their qualification [link]:
    • With South Africa losing their Qualifier Playoff match, that means there are no African teams, 2 Asian teams for the first time ever, 4 European, 1 South American, 3 Oceania and 2 North American
      • New Zealand
      • Australia
      • France
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Fiji
      • Ireland
      • Great Britain
      • China
      • Spain
      • Japan
      • Brazil

XVs

International

  • Fiji qualified for the 2025 Rugby World Cup and WXV 3 as Oceania Champions after they went undefeated; Samoa placed second and qualified for WXV 3 [link]
    • Fiji 85 PNG 6
    • Samoa 29 Tonga 7
    • Tonga 39 PNG 5
    • Samoa 13 Fiji 27
  • Hong Kong qualified for WXV 3 after they beat Kazakhstan 22-0 and became Asia Championship runner-ups [link]
  • Siya Kolisi, Dan Carter and Jonny Wilkinson have helped to launch the Global Rugby Players Foundation [link]

Premier & Club

  • Stade Bordelais will take on ASM Romagnat in the French Elite 1 Final next weekend, a rematch of last year’s final where Stade came out on top [link]
    • Stade Bordelais 29 Blagnac 0
    • ASM Romagnat 27 Stade Toulousain 15
  • Reigning champions Gloucester-Hartpury will host Exeter Chiefs in a repeat of last season’s final while Saracens will see Bristol in the Allianz PWR semifinals next weekend [link]
  • After 5 rounds, New York continues to lead the WPL but Berkeley is nipping at their heels [link]
    • CO Gray Wolves 38 Life West 36
    • Twin Cities Amazons 0 Beantown 62
    • Berkeley All Blues 60 Chicago NS 0
  • The Bulls Daisies continue to lead South Africa’s Premier Division but DHL Western Province made moves into second place this week [link]
  • Centro-Oeste leads Brazil’s XV League with 10 points but it’s a close race with Paraná and São Paulo Capital also having 10 points [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • ‘We’re so far behind England and France that we can’t even see how far we’ve fallen’ [link]
  • Trailblazers in Action: Celebrating the first-ever female rugby match officials in Iraq [link]
  • USA Eagle Kristine Sommer looks to support international rugby players when they step away from the sport [link]
  • Philippine-heritage players are being sought to represent the country at the Asia Rugby Trophy Sevens in Kathmandu, Nepal this October 2024! [link]
  • Caslick and co. eye 15s switch after Wallaroos reality check [link]
  • Stranded and Unpaid: Women’s Rugby Faces Ongoing Disrespect [link]
  • Founding member Emma Mitchell speaks to us about the early years of Saracens women [link]
  • Shannon Ikahihifo: Exploring Irish Roots and Discovering Long-Lost Cousins [link]
  • No simple solutions for Wallaroos after disappointing Pacific Four showing [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Balancing a biology degree with a rugby career isn’t easy, but Georgina Tasker makes it look simple [link]
  • WRP 189 dives into the PWR, Pacific Four Series, WXV and more [link]
  • US Rugby Happy Hour LIVE: USA Eagle #270 Rachel Johnson [link]
  • The untold story of Danielle Waterman and Kim Oliver’s path into rugby is as shocking as it is uplifting [link]
  • Olympian, captain, and all time leading try scorer of women’s Rugby Sevens Team USA, Naya Tapper shares her strategies for remaining goal oriented, avoiding distraction, figuring out your “why,” and fighting for small wins [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Jobs

  • England is searching for a graphic designer [link]

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