Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Jan 10-16

Wales awards their first ever women's player contracts

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jan 10-16. New Zealand has upgraded their player contracts, moving them to “as close to full time employment” as possible and Wales awarded their first ever player contracts. Huge huge steps forward for both of these programs. In more XVs news, Spain announced … Read more

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Jan 3-9

Spain's announcement of two "warm-up" matches before 2022 European Championships

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jan 3-9. We start with Spain’s announcement of “warm-up” matches against Italy and Colombia as they prepare for the European Championships, we review round 10 of Allianz Premier 15s and we look ahead to Ireland’s AIL semi-final matchups. In more XVs news, Asia … Read more

Women’s Rugby Update – Dec 27-Jan 3

Welcome to the top women’s rugby update for Dec 27-Jan 3. A quiet week with limited rugby as most were celebrating the new year. Harlequins defeated Wasps in the lone Allianz Premier 15s match and Wales is looking for a new forwards coach after Geraint Lewis left his role as assistant coach. Fiji’s Commodore Humphrey Tawake … Read more

Women’s Rugby Update – Dec 20-26

IRFU’s new Chief Executive vows to “tackle issues in women’s game”

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in for Dec 20-26. News of another review broke with New Zealand appointing a panel to oversee a ‘Cultural and Environmental Review’ and the IRFU’s new Chief Executive vows to “tackle issues in women’s game”. World Rugby has amended dates of the Rugby World Cup 2021 Qualifiers to … Read more

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Dec 6-12

2021 World Rugby Awards

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Dec 6-12. We now know the winners of the prestigious World Rugby Awards, Black Fern Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamte has bravely shared her story of experiencing a mental breakdown during the Autumn Internationals, and former Ireland captain Claire Molloy has called for more accountability … Read more

Women’s Rugby Update – Nov 29-Dec 5

Portugal returns to XVs rugby

Welcome to the top women’s rugby update for Nov 29-Dec 5. We learned the next steps for the World Rugby Women’s Rugby Development & Strategic Plan, Six Nations announced their 2022 fixtures and broadcast coverage, Portugal returned to test rugby after 26 years and Australia won the second leg of Dubai 7s. In more XVs news, … Read more