Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Nov 7-13

New Zealand became the first host nation to win a women’s Rugby World Cup as they beat England 34-31 at a sold-out Eden Park.

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Nov 7-13. We’re back with our weekly recap after a hiatus where we covered every single match of the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Speaking of the RWC, hosts New Zealand became the first host nation to win a Women’s Rugby World Cup after … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Sep 19-25

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Sep 19-25. We learned the last squads ahead of the 2021 Rugby World Cup with announcements from South Africa, Italy, Wales and England. Also, the Black Ferns beat Japan 95-12 while Canada defeated Fiji 24-7.  This closes out all of the warmup matches … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Sep 12-18

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Sep 12-18. England defeated Wales 73-7 and now has the longest international rugby winning streak in the world. Note we didn’t say women or men in that sentence because it is the longest regardless of gender. They are looking absolutely unstoppable ahead of … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Sep 5-11

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Sep 5-11. Australia has captured a Triple Crown after winning this past weekend’s Rugby World Cup 7s, the 7s Series and the Commonwealth Games while Italy moved up to fifth place in the World Rugby Rankings after defeating France 26-19. In more 7s … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Aug 29-Sep 4

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Aug 29-Sep 4. France and England recorded wins over the weekend defeating Italy and USA respectively. The RFU and IRFU transgender bans are under further scrutiny as England received a pre-action protocol letter from Julie Curtiss one of seven registered transgender players and … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Aug 15-21

Progressive Rugby issue package of urgent elite player welfare requirements to address brain injury crisis

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Aug 15-21. Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand had wins over the weekend which saw Ireland move up to 6th place in the World Rugby rankings while the Springboks matched their previous high of 11th place.  In more XVs news, Scotland’s Tennents Lager … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Aug 8-14

South Africa Rugby

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Aug 8-14. Ireland has joined England and Wold Rugby in banning transgender women from playing. Exclusionary bans like this are a continuation of a long history of excluding women from competitive sport. The category of women’s sport only came after male athletes were … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Aug 1-7

Siobhan Cattigan

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Aug 1-7. This week we look at three different organizations and individuals who are calling on their Unions and World Rugby to take action around brain injuries. This is what their focus should be on instead of eliminating transgender athletes. In International XVs … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Jul 25-31

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jul 25-31! The RFU has voted to ban transgender women from playing rugby. Exclusionary policies like this only harm women’s sport and worse take the focus away from real problems in rugby. We have rampant problems with concussions and early onset dementia that … Read more

Women’s Rugby News in 60 secs – Jul 18-24

Let Trans Women Play

Welcome to the top women’s rugby news in under 60 seconds for Jul 18-24. England will hold a vote on a gender policy tomorrow which includes banning transgender athletes. We stand with our trans sisters and maintain that trans women are women. We support the IOC guidelines of inclusion of trans athletes and that rugby … Read more