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 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

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Nov 8-14

Ciara Griffin

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Nov 8-14. We begin and end with Ireland. Anthony Eddy, the IRFU’s Director of Rugby held an interview where he spoke about the women’s failure to qualify for the 2021 Rugby World Cup. He pinned the fault directly on the players and he … Read more

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Nov 1-7

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Nov 1-7. We begin with all the scores from the Autumn International matches over the weekend and Wales in a surprise announcement is investing more than $2.5 million dollars in contracting up to 25 players. 10 players will become “professional” and the rest … Read more

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Oct 18-24

Japan Qualifies for the 2021 Rugby World Cup

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Oct 18-24. Japan has qualified for the 2021 Rugby World Cup after a revision to the Asia pathway. USA announced their interest in hosting the 2027, 2029 or 2031 Rugby World Cup while England also expressed interest in hosting in 2025. This week … Read more

Women’s Rugby in 60 secs – Oct 11-17

Tunisia has won the 2021 Rugby Africa Cup

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Oct 11-17*. Tunisia has won the 2021 Africa Cup, Sweden is undefeated so far in the European Trophy & Ireland announced two Autumn International matches against USA and Japan in November. We’re also looking at Canada’s announced roster as they prepare for matches … Read more