Olympic Qualifiers, European Championships, and International Test Matches | WRR 144

Welcome to Women’s Rugby Rundown 144 for June 3-9. The World Rugby Sevens Repechage schedule is out, and we’ll know the final Olympic teams after the three-day competition from June 21-23 in Monaco. Poland defeated France in the first leg of the European Championship, with the final leg set for June 28-30 in Hamburg, Germany. Canada A beat Spain in a training matchup as they prepare for their WXV playoff against Wales, with a second game set for June 15. Fiji announced two matches against Japan on June 14 and 20. 32 Red Roses received contracts for the 2024-25 season with a few surprises, and we round up all the global Premier and Club competitions worldwide.

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@yscrugby Welcome to WRR 144 for June 3-9: The World Rugby Sevens Repechage is June 21-23 in Monaco, and at the conclusion of the three-day competition, we will know the final teams for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Poland defeated France in the first leg of the European Championship, Canada A beat Spain in a training match, Fiji announced matches against Japan on June 14 and 20, 32 Red Roses received contracts for the 2024-25 season, 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

  • The World Rugby Sevens Repechage in Monaco on June 21-23 will determine the final women’s qualifiers for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, featuring 12 teams competing for the last spot [link]
    • Pool A: Argentina, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Samoa
    • Pool B: Uganda, Hong Kong, Paraguay, Jamaica
    • Pool C: China, Poland, Czechia, Mexico
  • Poland defeated France in the first leg of the European Championship, with the final leg set for June 28-30 in Hamburg, Germany [link]

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International

  • Canada A beat Spain 27-12 in a training matchup as the Lionesses prepare for their WXV playoff against Wales, with a second game set for June 15 [link]
  • Fiji announced two matches against Japan on June 14 and 20 in Suva and Lautoka [link]
  • 32 Red Roses received contracts for the 2024-25 season with a few surprises [link]
    • No Natasha ‘Mo’ Hunt, Poppy Cleal or Emma Sing among others…

Premier & Club

  • Stade Bordelaises dominated ASM Romagnat 32-17 in the Elite 1 final, retaining their title as champions of France [link]
  • Defending champions Gloucester-Hartpury will face Bristol Bears in their first-ever PWR Final after a stunning comeback against Saracens [link]
    • PWR SFs
      • Gloucester-Hartpury 50 Exeter 19 [link]
      • Saracens 21 Bristol 29 [link]
  • In Week 6 of the WPL, CO Gray Wolves toppled undefeated New York, leaving Berkeley as the last unbeaten team [link]
  • Sanlam Boland Dames rebounded impressively in South Africa’s Premier Division on Saturday, scoring 11 tries against Free State, while the Bulls Daisies and DHL Western Province maintained their strong form with wins over Border Ladies and the Sharks [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Features

  • Rachael Burford struggled to hold back the tears as she bid farewell to a legendary career in rugby following Harlequins’ final game of the Allianz Premiership season [link]
  • Reneeqa Bonner, the 20-year-old from North Somerset, was named Bristol Bears’ Back of the Season after a breakout year [link]
  • Concussion in women: New research under way into impact on female athletes [link]
  • Poppy Cleall misses out on England contract [link]
    • Poppy shares her thoughts on the lack of contract [link]
  • Scotland will be one of the first countries in the world to acknowledge a difference between males and females in concussion protocol [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Media

  • Jo Yapp refelects on PAC4 and what’s next for the Wallaroos [link]
  • WRP 190 hsa Alana Thomas on as a guest and they cover PWR, Oceania Championship, 2025 RWC and more [link]

Women’s Rugby Rundown Jobs

  • DC Revolution is searching for a Head Coach [link]

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