WRWC 2017 final: New Zealand v England
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On Friday, rugby fans get the chance to watch the classic Rugby World Cup final of 2017, featuring the top two sides in the world, New Zealand’s Black Ferns and England’s Red Roses.
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GIR PLUS impact felt on and off the pitch
Noame Rabeni, a Get Into Rugby PLUS coach in Fiji, talks to World Rugby about the positive affect the programme has had on her and her students.
England v Wales - Women's Six Nations
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Accidental referee McLachlan hoping for RWC homecoming
Amber McLachlan took up refereeing as an antidote to a long-term injury but after more than seven years of hard work has set her sights on a place at Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Women's Eagles star nursing the sick in New Jersey
We highlight more members of the rugby family working tirelessly to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Women's Eagles player Tess Feury.
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Guatemala and El Salvador make history
The women's teams of Guatemala and El Salvador played their first international match earlier this month, breaking new ground in their respective countries.
Rugby Europe Trophy 2020: Germany v Switzerland
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Swiss build for a sustainable future
Rugby Suisse CEO Veronika Muehlhofer says there is more to the success of rugby in the country than a record World Rugby Men’s Ranking of 28th.
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Eneliko standing up for women in the Pacific
Former Samoa sevens player Filoi Eneliko discusses the reasons behind her decision to participate in the inaugural Women's Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches.
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Nathalie Amiel: The 'country girl' turned Hall of Fame inductee
Former France international and World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Nathalie Amiel, who won 56 caps and experienced five Rugby World Cups as a player and a coach, discusses her incredible career in the game.
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World Rugby extends Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships programme after global success
Ahead of International Women’s Day, World Rugby has announced an extension of its Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship programme.
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Barrett-Theron 'excited for women's rugby' following Euro trip'
South African referee Aimee Barrett-Theron caught up with World Rugby following her recent experience in the Women's Six Nations.
Papua New Guinea v Tonga - RWC 2021 qualifier
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Tonga keep RWC 2021 dream alive
Tonga battled past Papua New Guinea to set up a play-off with Samoa for a place in the Rugby World Cup 2021 repechage.
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Proud Cassowaries ready for historic test
Papua New Guinea are preparing to face Tonga in a Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifier – the first women's test to be played in the country – and they have a new nickname to mark the occasion.
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García using experience to grow Spanish rugby
Former Spain international Berta García talks to World Rugby about her coaching ambitions and hopes for the women's game in her homeland.
Kenya v Uganda - Rugby Africa Women's World Cup
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Maha Zaoui: ‘We are going to build something special in Africa’
Rugby Africa's new Women's Rugby Manager Maha Zaoui talks to World Rugby about her ambitious plans for female participation on the continent.
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Asia Rugby Women's Championship 2020 rescheduled
Asia Rugby, in coordination with its participating unions, has taken the decision to reschedule the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship 2020, a tournament that acts as a qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Chan: 'Rugby changed my life a lot'
Former Hong Kong hooker Royce Chan Leong-sze talks to World Rugby about "giving back" to rugby and how Jo Hull helped inspire her to concentrate on coaching.
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Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series
Inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 28-29 March, 2020
Super W Grand Final - New South Wales v Queensland
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Visser building a bright future in Australia
UNE Lions head coach and Women’s Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches recipient Inge Visser discusses her role in the development of women's rugby in Australia.
Ollie Phillips conducts Wales training
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Ollie Phillips: 'It's great to be back in international rugby'
Following his appointment as the head of Wales women's sevens, Ollie Phillips discusses his ambitious plans for the programme.
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Black Ferns Sevens go back-to-back in Sydney
New Zealand become the first team to successfully defend the HSBC Sydney Sevens after beating Canada in the title decider.
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Cherry enjoying 'special' return to Australia squad
Emilee Cherry made her HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series return in Hamilton, some seven months after she gave birth to her daughter Alice, and now simply can't wait for her home tournament in Sydney this weekend.
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Coulthard keen to pass on her considerable knowledge
Deb Coulthard talks to World Rugby about life as a citing commissioner and why she believes more women should give the role a go.
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Collins: 'As a leader in sport I have a responsibility'
Jilly Collins, Rugby Australia's Head of Women's Rugby and Rugby Participation, discusses her career in the game and why she wants more female administrators to follow in her footsteps.
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Black Ferns Sevens create history in Hamilton
The inaugural HSBC New Zealand Sevens crown – their third title in a row on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 – has strengthened the Black Ferns Sevens' position at the top of the standings.
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Kelly Brazier: Rugby is not just a sport to me
Described as being “the quiet assassin” by her captain, Kelly Brazier's importance to the Black Ferns Sevens cannot be underestimated as she prepares to play her 30th tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on home soil in Hamilton this weekend.
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Sean Horan: 'It’s woken China up to rugby'
China women's sevens coach Sean Horan believes his side's qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has captured the nation's imagination.
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Abdul Baki takes 'huge step' for rugby in Syria
Sarah Abdul Baki talks to World Rugby about her hopes for the future after becoming the first woman to referee a domestic match in Syria.
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Vázquez hopes to promote change through sport
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Fernanda Vázquez discusses her life in rugby and how her love affair with the game began.
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Nelson: Spain test is start of Rugby World Cup countdown
Scotland, captained for the first time by Helen Nelson, begin a massive year with a challenging test away to Spain in Almeria on Sunday.
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Planning key as Forrest attempts to grow Team GB culture
Great Britain women's sevens coach Scott Forrest talks to World Rugby about plotting a path to Tokyo 2020 while balancing his day-to-day commitments in Scotland.
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Alcaraz: 'Life took me towards rugby'
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Lettizia Alcaraz was an Argentine international futsal player before finding a home in rugby.
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'The onus is on us to inspire girls to play rugby'
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Regina Lunyolo talks about her hopes of growing playing numbers while ensuring there is a pathway for female leaders in Uganda.
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Prospect of fourth Rugby World Cup excites Scarratt
World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2019 Emily Scarratt talks about switching from sevens to 15s, forsaking another Olympic Games and the potential of appearing at a fourth Rugby World Cup.
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'There is a place for women on boards of directors'
Hong Kong Rugby Union Director of Women's, Kim Kan talks about life in her new role and what she hopes to achieve over the next three years.
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Rugby gave Galleguillos the tools to succeed in life
World Rugby Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Soledad Galleguillos has enjoyed a busy 2019 in rugby and beyond.
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Black Ferns Sevens claim first ever Cape Town title
New Zealand win their second title of the season after beating Australia 17-7 in the final of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2019 in South Africa.
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TRC Cup building girls' community in south-east Asia
The third edition of the Singlife Girls Rugby TRC Cup was attended by teams from seven countries and its organisers have bold ambitions for the tournament's future.
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Match officials appointed for Women’s Six Nations 2020
World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Women’s Six Nations 2020 as referees will look to perform at their best with less than two years until Rugby World Cup 2021 kicks off in New Zealand.
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New Zealand create history in Dubai with back-to-back titles
The Black Ferns Sevens become the first team to successful defend the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title after coming from behind to beat Canada.
The first all-female citing commissioner team at the HSBC France Women's Sevens 2019
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Zamboulis refuses to revel in lengthening list of firsts
Citing commissioner Danae Zamboulis discusses her career in rugby, from Greece to Dubai via Merseyside, as she prepares for the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens at 7he Sevens Stadium.
Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2019: Fijiana celebrate
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'It is the biggest achievement of our lives'
Sevens stars Rusila Nagasau and Lavenia Tinai reveal what being part of the first Fijiana team to qualify for a Rugby World Cup in 15s means to them and the impact it has already had on women's rugby in the country.
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Historic highs for Hong Kong and Fiji women
Hong Kong and Fiji are up to all-time highs in the World Rugby Women's Rankings, while Samoa drop to their lowest ever rating after losing their Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifier to the Fijians.
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'For us it's about empowering young girls'
Fatma El-kindiy talks to World Rugby about 'A Try for Change', a pilot programme in Botswana designed to encourage young women to pick up a rugby ball.
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Fiji qualify for Rugby World Cup 2021
Fijiana have qualified for their first Rugby World Cup after beating Samoa in the final round of the Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2019 in Lautoka, Fiji.
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World Series selection quicker than Winiata expected
Rugby World Cup winner Selica Winiata will take another step on her officiating journey when she travels to Dubai and Cape Town in December.
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Women now know rugby 'values women's contributions'
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Cybele Druma believes her success has already had a positive impact on women's rugby in Papua New Guinea.
Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2019: trophy lift
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Black Ferns Development XV cruise to Oceania title
New Zealand convincingly stamped their mark as champions of the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship after a comprehensive victory over Papua New Guinea, while Fiji and Samoa will meet again on Saturday to determine the region's Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifier.
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Dutch women rebuilding under former test prop
A Championship winner in both men’s and women’s rugby in the Netherlands and a former test prop, Sylke Haverkorn has now been tasked with rebuilding the country’s women’s 15s team as the newly-appointed head coach.
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Fiji move a step closer to Rugby World Cup qualification
Fiji power past Samoa in the second round of the Oceania Rugby Women's Championship to boost their chances of Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification, while the Black Ferns Development XV rack up another half-century.
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Pienaar aims to help improve women's pathways in South Africa
Having been awarded a place on the inaugural Women’s Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches, former Springbok Women's Sevens captain Marithy Pienaar discusses her transition into coaching and her hopes for the future.
Women's Rugby Super Series 2019: Canada v USA
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USA taking the long view ahead of momentous Canada double-header
Emilie Bydwell, USA Rugby General Manager for Women’s High Performance, tells World Rugby why this month's CanAm series is such a significant point on the road to Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Black Fern Selica Winiata to referee on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
Current Black Fern and former Black Fern Sevens player, Selica Winiata has been appointed as a match official for two rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020.
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Big wins for Samoa and Black Ferns Development XV at Oceania Women's Championship
There were wins for the New Zealand Blacks Ferns Development XV and Samoa in a truncated opening round of the Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2019 in Lautoka, Fiji.
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Expanded Oceania Championship doubles as Rugby World Cup qualifier
Samoa head coach Ramsey Tomokino admits his new-look side are something of an unknown quantity as they chase qualification for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Minami hopes Japan's women can create their own history
Japan women’s prop Saki Minami is drawing inspiration from the Brave Blossoms' historic Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign ahead of November dates with Italy and Scotland.
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Rugby World Cup qualification would be the jewel in Jade’s crown
As Scotland prepare to take on Wales and Japan in key November internationals, Jade Konkel says there’s no hiding the end goal – Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification.
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Former Black Ferns star Grant ready to give back through coaching scholarship
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Victoria Grant is one of seven female rugby coaches to be awarded a Women's Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches scholarship this month.
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Italy want to be "feared" says captain Furlan
Azzurre captain Manuela Furlan says Italy’s rise in women’s rugby is a decade in the making and they are determined to kick on even further and be seen as a major player in the international game.
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Seven female coaches selected for Women’s Sport Leadership Academy
Seven female coaches have been selected to participate in the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches.
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Historic Oceania Rugby appearance just the start for Vanuatu
Vanuatu women's sevens made their international debut against Fiji in Suva on Thursday and Head of Vanuatu Women’s Rugby, Annie Kalo, is hopeful it can encourage growth in female participation.
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Melodie Robinson: 'It's still reasonably difficult for women in sports broadcasting'
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner and Japan 2019 commentator Melodie Robinson discusses the challenges she faced when starting life as a sports journalist.
Women's Rugby International: South Africa v Scotland
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Doyle clear on what it takes to qualify for Rugby World Cup
Scotland’s new head coach Philip Doyle insists his team will give nothing less than 100 per cent to get to Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.
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November tests announced in biggest year of women's internationals
The November test fixtures and match officials have been announced in what has been the biggest year of women’s internationals in history.
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Physio proud to be with Boks for the long stretch
'This is where I feel I belong,' says South Africa's Rene Naylor, who hopes it will be third time lucky for her at RWC 2019.
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'Just being in the stadium and hearing the crowd was very special'
Rugby Australia 's Head of Women's Rugby and Rugby Participation Jilly Collins on life as a Match Commissioner at Japan 2019.
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Katharina Kuess: 'I want to give girls the opportunity to play'
Rugby Austria Vice-President Katharina Kuess tells World Rugby how she fell in love with rugby and why she wants more of her countrywomen to experience the game.
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Iryna Arkhytska aiming to balance Ukrainian board following 'marathon' southern hemisphere trip
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Iryna Arkhytska embarked on a tour of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand that is already having an impact at home in the Ukraine.
France v USA - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool C
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Kirsten Peterson: The woman behind the USA's mindful approach to RWC 2019
Sport psychologist Kirsten Peterson spent time with the USA as they prepared for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup in July.
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How rugby is empowering women in Fiji
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Vela Naucukidi discusses the changing attitudes towards females and rugby in Fiji.
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Sarah Hirini: "We can’t fall back on what we’ve previously done"
New Zealand captain Sarah Hirini shares how her side are fully focused on what's ahead and are eager to set new markers after a title-winning world series last year.
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Julianne Zussman falling in love with rugby all over again as a referee
Former Canada full-back Julianne Zussman will make her debut as a HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series referee in Glendale this weekend.
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Stacey Waaka: “I believe everything happens for a reason”
One of the ‘Unstoppables’ in World Rugby’s new campaign to promote women in rugby, Black Ferns star Stacey Waaka is one of a select few to have won Rugby World Cups in sevens and 15s but she may never have had the opportunity to write her name into the history books after being involved in a serious bus crash aged 15.
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Rebecca Mahoney breaks new ground as she rises to the challenge in New Zealand
Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Rebecca Mahoney discusses her historic Mitre 10 Cup refereeing debut and her desire to be on the match official panel for New Zealand 2021.
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'At first it was unusual for players but now it’s normal'
Georgia medic Nutsa Shamatava discusses her experiences as the only female team doctor at Rugby World Cup 2019.
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Pearce privileged to watch women flourish during transformative year
Rugby World Cup 2019 Match Press Officer Jayne Pearce headed to Japan on the back of media operations roles at the FIFA women's and netball World Cups.
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Getmanova relishing 'biggest' role of her life in Japan
Russia's logistics manager Ksenia Getmanova hopes that her involvement at Rugby World Cup 2019 can inspire more women to consider sport as a career.
South Africa v Uganda - Rugby Africa Women's World Cup
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Triple test for Springbok Women
Vice-captain Zinhle Ndawonde says the upcoming tests against Spain and Scotland will provide a good yardstick for her Springbok Women’s team.
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History-maker Gattinger relishing Rugby World Cup opportunity
Rugby Canada have broken new ground with team manager Alana Gattinger the first female appointed to the role for a Rugby World Cup.
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Rachel Taylor: “It could be a world first if we do it right”
Former Wales captain Rachel Taylor is excited by her new role as the Welsh Rugby Union's first female regional academy skills coach and believes they can develop a world-leading academy for female players in the years to come.
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Angela Ruggiero appointed independent member on World Rugby’s Executive Committee
World Rugby has announced the appointment of Olympic gold medallist, former International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board Member, and CEO of Sports Innovation Lab’s Angela Ruggiero as an independent member on its Executive Committee.
Women's 15s international: Colombia v Brazil
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Colombia beat Brazil in historic international
Colombia enter the World Rugby Women's Rankings for the first time following a 28-7 win over Brazil in Medellin.
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Colombia and Brazil ready to make history
Colombia and Brazil will play each other for the first time in a women's international at Estadio Cincuentenario in Medellín on Sunday.
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World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for Rugby World Cup tournaments
World Rugby has announced that its flagship 15s and sevens Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles.
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Oceania holds inaugural Women's Leadership Workshop
The inaugural Oceania Women's Rugby Leadership Workshop took place in Fiji last week, attended by coaches, medical officials, development manager and women in leadership roles.
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Annelies Acda: “I’m using this opportunity as a learning curve”
One of the World Rugby Women's Executive Leadership Scholarship recipients in 2019, Annelies Acda is determined to seize this opportunity to help improve her leadership skills in order to promote rugby, its core values and its ability to tackle a range of social issues in the Netherlands.
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Kenya reach historic high in rankings
Despite missing out on automatic qualification for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, Kenya can console themselves with a new all-time high position in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings.
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South Africa qualify for Women's Rugby World Cup 2021
South Africa are the first regional qualifiers for Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 after beating Kenya to win the Rugby Africa Women's Cup which doubled as the qualification pathway.
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Black Ferns go for Moore of the same
New Zealand coach Glenn Moore sticks with a winning formula as his side look to wrap up a 2-0 series win over Australia and cement their place at the top of the World Rugby Women's Rankings.
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Danielle Waterman: "Take any opportunity with both hands"
An unexpected opportunity to coach the Italy men's open sevens side at the World Police and Fire Games in China this week has only reaffirmed Women's Rugby World Cup winner Danielle Waterman's belief that gender isn't what matters in a coach, it's being confident and working hard that earns a team's respect.
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South Africa and Kenya set up title decider
South Africa and Kenya will meet in a winner-takes-all title decider in the Rugby Africa Women's Cup 2019 on Saturday with the victors qualifying for Women's Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Roots Rugby laying foundation for indigenous youths in Canada
Mother and daughter team Melanie Squire and Meagan Wilson are using rugby to provide indigenous youth in Canada with a positive outlet and help to build a sense of community and recently took a girls' U18 team to play in a provincial tournament in Ontario.
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South Africa and Kenya off to winning starts in WRWC 2021 qualifier
South Africa showed why they are favourites to claim Africa's spot at Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 with an emphatic defeat of Uganda, while Kenya overcame test debutants Madagascar in the other Rugby Africa Women's Cup match.
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New Zealand ready for Wallaroos test in Perth
New Zealand may have won all 17 previous meetings with Australia, but experienced Black Ferns Renee Wickliffe and Kendra Cocksedge know they will have to be at their best to maintain that record against a Wallaroos' side growing in confidence after their first ever test victories on home soil against Japan last month.
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Black Ferns out to protect number one status in Perth
We breakdown the team news, key stats and how the World Rugby Women's Rankings might be affected by this weekend's action in Australia and South Africa.
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Springbok Women target place at WRWC 2021
South Africa begin their bid to qualify for Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 on Friday, facing Uganda, Madagascar and Kenya on home soil in the Rugby Africa Women's Cup and coach Stanley Raubenheimer believes they are ready to rise to the challenge.
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Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification continues with Rugby Africa Women’s Cup
The first opportunity for a team to qualify for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 through the regional qualification route will take place at the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 9-17 August.