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Josephine Sukkar hopes to use historic appointment to help keep Australia mentally and physically healthy
We talk to the first female chair of the Australian Sports Commission about her hopes for the role, and her work in rugby.
Springbok Women
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Springbok Women ready to step out of the shadows at Rugby World Cup 2021
South Africa’s new women’s rugby high performance manager Lynne Cantwell hopes Rugby World Cup 2021 will help inspire a new generation of players.
Kelly Brazier playing Hong Kong at RWC 2017
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Kelly Brazier “pumped” ahead of potential Olympic-Rugby World Cup double
We caught up with the two-time Rugby World Cup winner, who is hoping to play at both Tokyo 2020 and New Zealand 2021.
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USA sevens star Naya Tapper: We want to bring back Olympic gold
As rugby sevens returns from a year-long lay-off in Madrid this weekend, USA star Naya Tapper says she is “super-excited” to be finally back doing what she does best – tearing up the rugby field.
Women's International: Spain v Scotland
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Women’s Rugby Europe Championship: Spain ready to start their road to Rugby World Cup 2021
Las Leonas have a key game against Russia this weekend in Guadalajara in the Women’s Rugby Europe Championship, aiming to continue chasing their dream of qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2021.
Liza Burgess Ronan O'Gara Hall of Fame induction
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Rugby’s Greatest Podcast: Who are the best Six Nations leaders?
The first episode of the new World Rugby podcast welcomes Ronan O’Gara, Ian McGeechan, Liza Burgess, Conor O’Shea and Andy Gomarsall to talk about leadership.
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Bella Milo: Rugby World Cup 2021 could have huge impact on women’s rugby in Hong Kong and Pacific Islands
The Samoa fly-half talks to World Rugby about New Zealand 2021, coaching and how she hopes to “give back” to the game.
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Madrid Sevens: All you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics warm-up tournament
Your guide to the return of rugby sevens, including who is playing, what format it will take and its importance to the participating teams.
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Pioneering Olympic female referee Alhambra Nievas excited by the next generation
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games draw ever closer, we talk to Alhambra Nievas about her experience of refereeing the women’s gold medal match in Rio and look at how far female officials have come since that momentous occasion.
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'Unstoppable' Paule Ella Guei awarded for promoting women's rugby in Ivory Coast
One of the faces of Rugby Africa's 'Try And Stop Us' campaign, the player-turned-referee has received the Sports + Award in recognition of her work developing women's rugby in the Ivory Coast.
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Asia Rugby Women’s Championship update
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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Dubai: Day Three
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Kelly Brazier energised by “scary but exciting” Black Ferns talent
The Rugby World Cup and RWC Sevens winner talks to World Rugby about the depth of talent in New Zealand, Olympic preparations and becoming a mum.
Rio 2016: Patricia Garcia kicks off Olympic sevens
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Project restart: How the kick-off is used to launch attacks in rugby sevens
We take a look at how teams on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series use the restart to set an attacking platform.
Rugby World Cup joint host selection process
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Interested nations begin Rugby World Cup host selection process journey
The process to determine future hosts of the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups has officially kicked off with the start of the Dialogue phase, enabling interested nations to start to shape bids that are great for hosts and rugby.
Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw
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Rugby World Cup 2021 aims to set new match attendance record as match schedule is confirmed
Reigning champions New Zealand to play Australia at Eden Park on opening day
Australian Wallaroos Captain's Run
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Australia’s Grace Hamilton focused on Rugby World Cup 2021
Wallaroos star Grace Hamilton can’t wait to draw a line under the past year and lead her country out at Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Springbok Women ready to step out of the shadows at Rugby World Cup 2021
South Africa’s new women’s rugby high performance manager Lynne Cantwell hopes Rugby World Cup 2021 will help inspire a new generation of players.
Kelly Brazier playing Hong Kong at RWC 2017
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Kelly Brazier “pumped” ahead of potential Olympic-Rugby World Cup double
We caught up with the two-time Rugby World Cup winner, who is hoping to play at both Tokyo 2020 and New Zealand 2021.
Women's International: Spain v Scotland
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Women’s Rugby Europe Championship: Spain ready to start their road to Rugby World Cup 2021
Las Leonas have a key game against Russia this weekend in Guadalajara in the Women’s Rugby Europe Championship, aiming to continue chasing their dream of qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Bella Milo: Rugby World Cup 2021 could have huge impact on women’s rugby in Hong Kong and Pacific Islands
The Samoa fly-half talks to World Rugby about New Zealand 2021, coaching and how she hopes to “give back” to the game.
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Pioneering Olympic female referee Alhambra Nievas excited by the next generation
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games draw ever closer, we talk to Alhambra Nievas about her experience of refereeing the women’s gold medal match in Rio and look at how far female officials have come since that momentous occasion.
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Asia Rugby Women’s Championship update
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Interested nations begin Rugby World Cup host selection process journey
The process to determine future hosts of the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups has officially kicked off with the start of the Dialogue phase, enabling interested nations to start to shape bids that are great for hosts and rugby.
Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw
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Rugby World Cup 2021 aims to set new match attendance record as match schedule is confirmed
Reigning champions New Zealand to play Australia at Eden Park on opening day
Australian Wallaroos Captain's Run
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Australia’s Grace Hamilton focused on Rugby World Cup 2021
Wallaroos star Grace Hamilton can’t wait to draw a line under the past year and lead her country out at Rugby World Cup 2021.
Whitney Hansen of New Zealand
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Whitney Hansen hoping to hone her craft on Rugby World Cup 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
World Rugby caught up with the Canterbury women’s assistant coach following the news she will join the Black Ferns management team on the road to New Zealand 2021.
Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw
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New Zealand confirm Rugby World Cup 2021 coaching intern
World Rugby and New Zealand Rugby today announced that New Zealand Barbarians assistant coach Whitney Hansen will join the Black Ferns management team as their selected Rugby World Cup 2021 coach intern.
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Sophie Spence keen to learn and improve through RWC 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
The former Ireland international talks to World Rugby about joining the Wales coaching staff on the road to New Zealand 2021.
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Wales Women confirm Rugby World Cup 2021 coaching intern
World Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union today announced that former Ireland international Sophie Spence will join the Wales Women management team as their selected Rugby World Cup 2021 coach intern.
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Zenay Jordaan “proud” of South Africa career as she looks ahead to Rugby World Cup 2021
The Springbok Women fly-half talks to World Rugby about her 11-year international career, which could stretch to a sixth Rugby World Cup appearance in 2021.
Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw
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Rugby World Cup 2025 set to break new ground as tournament expands to 16 teams
World Rugby has confirmed that the women’s edition of the Rugby World Cup will expand to 16 teams from 2025 onwards.
Wales Women coaches Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor
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Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor “building for the future” in Wales
The incoming Wales head coach and skills coach hope to inspire future generations of female players while creating a stable and competitive environment.
Around The Regions
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Ex-England star Mercedes Foy supports Cayman Islands girls at start of rugby journey
Foy, who now works as a teacher on the Cayman Islands, led a two-day rugby camp for more than 100 girls in December.
Italy Women v England Women - Womens Six Nations
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Katy Daley-Mclean “overwhelmed” by reaction to England retirement
Daley-Mclean, who was picked at fly-half in the World Rugby Women’s 15s Team of the Decade, looks back on her trophy-laden career in international rugby.
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World Rugby reveals interim findings of independent-led governance review
World Rugby continues to move towards progressive governance reform after its Council endorsed a package of interim recommendations by the independent-led Governance Working Group.
Rasika Thilangani Warakagoda with Sri Lanka women's team
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Rasika Warakagoda: A mother figure to Sri Lanka’s women in rugby
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient discusses her decade in the game.
Deneka Borden Bermuda
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Hard work behind Deneka Borden’s inspirational return to international rugby
Four years on from the accident that almost left her paralysed, the Bermuda women’s sevens player discusses the journey she took back to the international sevens circuit.
Philippine Rugby Football Union President Ada Milby
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Ada Milby: Presidential appointment sign of “progressive” Philippine Rugby Football Union
World Rugby caught up with the new PRFU President after she became the first woman to lead the union.
Jenn Heinrich
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Jenn Heinrich striving to create opportunities for women and girls “in every corner” of USA
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient and Girls Rugby, Inc. co-founder discusses her career in the game.
McCaw & Tremouliere
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Richie McCaw and Jessy Trémoulière lead winners at World Rugby Awards Special Edition
Black Ferns star Portia Woodman scooped two awards during the online show that celebrated sporting excellence as well as outstanding public service in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“TG4 have set the benchmark — it's up to everyone else to follow suit”
Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, Eimear Considine, Máire Ní Bhraonáin and Kieran Hartigan talk to World Rugby about the Rugbaí Beo broadcast which made Irish history.
Glasgow Warriors v Southern Kings - Guinness Pro14 Round 5
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Joy Neville helping to change perceptions as she creates history in Autumn Nations Cup
The former Ireland captain will achieve the latest in a long list of accomplishments when she performs TMO duties in the match between Wales and Georgia in Llanelli.
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World Rugby continues global expansion with new members
Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos achieve World Rugby full member status while Nepal and Panama become new associate members of international federation
Tonga v Samoa
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Samoa maintain Rugby World Cup 2021 hopes with six-try defeat of Tonga
Manusina maintained their impressive record against their Pacific Island neighbours, and booked a place at the Final Qualification Tournament for RWC 2021 with a 40-0 win in Auckland.
Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2018 - Samoa v Tonga
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Samoa and Tonga to meet in Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifier
The journey on the road to Rugby World Cup 2021 continues for the two rivals in Auckland on 14 November, when they meet in the final match of the Oceania regional qualification process.
Karina Soerjanatamihardja
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Karina Soerjanatamihardja putting structures in place for Indonesia women’s rugby
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship discusses how rugby has shaped her life and her hopes for the women’s game in Indonesia.
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Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifying update: Europe
World Rugby and Rugby Europe have taken the decision to postpone the Rugby World Cup 2021 European qualification tournament.
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Cathy Wong: Fijiana can eclipse the men’s team at Rugby World Cup
Cathy Wong predicts a bright future for women’s rugby in the Pacific island after receiving a Fiji 50th Anniversary of Independence commemorative medal.
Power Game
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Josephine Sukkar hopes to use historic appointment to help keep Australia mentally and physically healthy
We talk to the first female chair of the Australian Sports Commission about her hopes for the role, and her work in rugby.
Angela del Pan at Rugby World Cup 2017
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Angela del Pan: Retention key to growth of women’s rugby in Spain
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient and former Spain international discusses her hopes for the future of the game in the Iberian country.
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Ando Niaina Herimahefa: The pioneer working to drive women's rugby in Madagascar
Young referee and World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient Ando Niaina Herimahefa has recently been entrusted with the task of developing women's rugby in Madagascar with the support of Rugby Africa. As she tells World Rugby, it's a mission she intends to take on with everything she has.
Rasika Thilangani Warakagoda with Sri Lanka women's team
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Rasika Warakagoda: A mother figure to Sri Lanka’s women in rugby
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient discusses her decade in the game.
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Brazil heading into new era with appointment of first female CEO
The new CEO of Brazil Rugby, Mariana Miné speaks to World Rugby about what drove her to the job: the passion and values of the game in one of the world's biggest countries.
Philippine Rugby Football Union President Ada Milby
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Ada Milby: Presidential appointment sign of “progressive” Philippine Rugby Football Union
World Rugby caught up with the new PRFU President after she became the first woman to lead the union.
Nicki Nicol
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Resilient Nicki Nicol helping New Zealand Rugby rebuild from COVID-19
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient is playing a key role in the efforts to limit the impact of the pandemic on the game in New Zealand.
Jenn Heinrich
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Jenn Heinrich striving to create opportunities for women and girls “in every corner” of USA
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient and Girls Rugby, Inc. co-founder discusses her career in the game.
Su Carty
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Su Carty put scholarship plans on hold to answer ‘Ireland’s Call’
The World Rugby Council and IRFU Committee member returned to work as a psychiatric nurse in Dublin during Ireland’s initial period of lockdown.
ChildFund - Pass It Back Programme in Laos
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Viengsamai Souksavanh keen to share rugby’s values with Lao women
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient is driven by a desire to provide all women and girls in Laos with an opportunity to play the game.
Karina Soerjanatamihardja
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Karina Soerjanatamihardja putting structures in place for Indonesia women’s rugby
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship discusses how rugby has shaped her life and her hopes for the women’s game in Indonesia.
Keisha-Ann Down
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Keisha-Ann Down working hard to realise Jamaica’s potential in rugby
Down tells World Rugby that the Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship has “blown open the doors” of possibility for both her and her country.
Rugby Americas North Unstoppables
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Rugby Americas North “keeping focus on women” with ‘Unstoppables’ month
The regional association launched an online campaign on Monday that will showcase the inspirational stories of women from the Caribbean and North America.
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Doris Chow aiming to inspire women and girls in Hong Kong
The World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient wants to make it easier for young women in the region to connect with the game.
Vanessa Doble with Webb Ellis Cup
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Vanessa Doble using World Rugby scholarship to put a “zoom lens” on gender-based violence
World Rugby Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipient believes rugby can provide a refuge for women suffering violence and is a tool that can transform the world.
Taulapapa Brenda Heather-Latu
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Heather-Latu makes history as first woman chair of Oceania Rugby judiciary
Taulapapa Brenda Heather-Latu speaks about her love of rugby and the honour of becoming the first woman chair of Oceania Rugby’s Judicial Committee.
Born Leaders
Liza Burgess Ronan O'Gara Hall of Fame induction
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Rugby’s Greatest Podcast: Who are the best Six Nations leaders?
The first episode of the new World Rugby podcast welcomes Ronan O’Gara, Ian McGeechan, Liza Burgess, Conor O’Shea and Andy Gomarsall to talk about leadership.
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Bella Milo: Rugby World Cup 2021 could have huge impact on women’s rugby in Hong Kong and Pacific Islands
The Samoa fly-half talks to World Rugby about New Zealand 2021, coaching and how she hopes to “give back” to the game.
Whitney Hansen of New Zealand
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Whitney Hansen hoping to hone her craft on Rugby World Cup 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
World Rugby caught up with the Canterbury women’s assistant coach following the news she will join the Black Ferns management team on the road to New Zealand 2021.
Italy Women v England Women - Womens Six Nations
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Katy Daley-Mclean “overwhelmed” by reaction to England retirement
Daley-Mclean, who was picked at fly-half in the World Rugby Women’s 15s Team of the Decade, looks back on her trophy-laden career in international rugby.
Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw
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New Zealand confirm Rugby World Cup 2021 coaching intern
World Rugby and New Zealand Rugby today announced that New Zealand Barbarians assistant coach Whitney Hansen will join the Black Ferns management team as their selected Rugby World Cup 2021 coach intern.
Ireland v Australia - Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
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Sophie Spence keen to learn and improve through RWC 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
The former Ireland international talks to World Rugby about joining the Wales coaching staff on the road to New Zealand 2021.
Sophie Spence
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Wales Women confirm Rugby World Cup 2021 coaching intern
World Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union today announced that former Ireland international Sophie Spence will join the Wales Women management team as their selected Rugby World Cup 2021 coach intern.
Wales Women coaches Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor
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Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor “building for the future” in Wales
The incoming Wales head coach and skills coach hope to inspire future generations of female players while creating a stable and competitive environment.
Madagascar’s Unstoppable, Donatienne Rasoampamonjy
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Meet Donatienne Rasoampamonjy, Madagascar’s tireless Unstoppable
Since Donatienne Rasoampamonjy discovered rugby as a teenager, the game has changed her life. Now she helps other players discover the sport in turn.
Glasgow Warriors v Southern Kings - Guinness Pro14 Round 5
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Joy Neville helping to change perceptions as she creates history in Autumn Nations Cup
The former Ireland captain will achieve the latest in a long list of accomplishments when she performs TMO duties in the match between Wales and Georgia in Llanelli.
Melbourne Rebels Squad Prepare for Their Opening Super W Match
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Rugby World Cup 2021 coaching intern confirmed for Fiji
World Rugby and the Fiji Rugby Union today announced former Australian international and Melbourne Rebels head coach Alana Thomas will join the Fijiana 15s squad management team.
Exeter Chiefs Women v Worcester Warriors Women - Allianz Premier 15s
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Ambition of Exeter Chiefs Women “has no limits”
Susie Appleby and Amy Garnett talk to World Rugby about how they built a new team in the midst of a pandemic.
Women in rugby certification ceremony at Sogi in Samoa
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New rugby pathway open to women in Samoa
Oceania Rugby recently staged a Women in Rugby month. In Samoa that meant recognition for all those who contribute to the game in a number of areas.
Rugby Africa Unstoppable CJ Kotze
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Rugby Africa Unstoppable CJ Kotze using her voice to promote women’s game in Namibia
Kotze, whose father Jaco played test and sevens rugby for Namibia, is one of 12 women who have been chosen to front Rugby Africa’s ‘Try And Stop Us’ campaign.
Céline Allainmat
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Coaching intern Allainmat excited by life on “the other side of the fence”
Former France full-back/winger Céline Allainmat is looking forward to a third Rugby World Cup in 15s – thanks to World Rugby’s Coaching Internship Programme.
Farah Palmer Cup Rd 2 - Northland v Auckland
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Farah Palmer Cup playing “hugely important” role in development of female rugby coaches
There are currently seven female coaches and eight managers working across the 13 Farah Palmer Cup sides.
Sevens Heaven
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USA sevens star Naya Tapper: We want to bring back Olympic gold
As rugby sevens returns from a year-long lay-off in Madrid this weekend, USA star Naya Tapper says she is “super-excited” to be finally back doing what she does best – tearing up the rugby field.
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Pioneering Olympic female referee Alhambra Nievas excited by the next generation
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games draw ever closer, we talk to Alhambra Nievas about her experience of refereeing the women’s gold medal match in Rio and look at how far female officials have come since that momentous occasion.
Rio 2016: Patricia Garcia kicks off Olympic sevens
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Project restart: How the kick-off is used to launch attacks in rugby sevens
We take a look at how teams on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series use the restart to set an attacking platform.
Rio 2016: Brazil v Great Britain
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Katy Daley-Mclean: “I’ve never experienced anything on the scale of Rio”
World Rugby talks to the former England Women captain, who represented Great Britain in rugby sevens at the Olympic Games in 2016.
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Monaco to host repechage event as rugby sevens prepares for Tokyo Olympics
Monaco has been selected to host the World Rugby Sevens Repechage, the final qualification event for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on 19-20 June, 2021.
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Richie McCaw and Jessy Trémoulière lead winners at World Rugby Awards Special Edition
Black Ferns star Portia Woodman scooped two awards during the online show that celebrated sporting excellence as well as outstanding public service in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020
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World Rugby Awards: The Sevens Players of the Decade contenders
On Monday, 7 December, we’ll discover who has won the Men’s and Women’s Sevens Player of the Decade awards, in association with HSBC. Here’s a reminder of the contenders.
HSBC Sydney Sevens 2017 - Canada
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10 classic moments from 10 years of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
To celebrate HSBC’s decade-long title partnership with the World Rugby Sevens Series, we pick out some of the highlights from that time in both the men’s and women’s series.
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The seven rules driving Japan women’s Tokyo 2020 preparation
Team manager Akane Kagawa gave an insight into the Sakura’s Olympic ambitions during a recent appearance on Asia Rugby Live.
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Timings confirmed for World Rugby Awards Special Edition
The #WorldRugbyAwards are set to take place at 20:00 GMT on 7 December when the Players of the Decade will be unveiled following a worldwide public vote
Photo of Brazil sevens player Baby Futuro at Rio 2016
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Women’s sevens returns in South America as they bid farewell to a star
Women’s rugby sevens returns in Uruguay with the annual South American Sevens, played in Montevideo this weekend. The tournament, which will mark Baby Futuro’s final outing for Brazil, will be streamed live on the SAR’s app.
Shanae Gordon playing for Jamaica
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Shanae Gordon hopes to use JOA scholarship to benefit rugby in Jamaica
The Jamaica women’s sevens player is keen to help spread awareness of the game on the Caribbean island as one of four recipients of the scholarship scheme.
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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced
Twenty-four winners have been confirmed across six men’s and women’s award categories.
HSBC Canada Women's Sevens 2019
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From sevens to 15s: The likely stars of New Zealand 2021
We profile seven stars of the sevens circuit ready to make an impact at Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.
Jodie Ounsley playing for England U18
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Inspirational Jodie Ounsley breaking down barriers on and off the rugby pitch
World Rugby caught up with Sale Sharks Women and England Sevens winger Jodie Ounsley to talk about her meteoric rise within the game.
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Date set for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Awards 2020
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards winners will be announced on Monday, 21 September.
Classic Matches
Ireland v Wales - Guinness Six Nations
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Ireland v Wales: How big is this rugby rivalry? Where is it played? And who wins it?
Ahead of the Six Nations 2021, we look at one of the fiercest rugby rivalries in the test arena: Ireland v Wales.
WRWC 2014 - New Zealand v Ireland
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Eight classic women’s pool matches at Rugby World Cup
Following the Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw, we look back at eight of the best women’s pool matches from the archives.
New Zealand v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
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World Rugby Awards: Vote for the IRP 15s Tries of the Decade
Fans from across the globe are being invited to cast their vote on the International Rugby Players Men’s and Women’s 15s Try of the Decade.
Photo of Fiji men's sevens at Rio 2016
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Fiji legend Rauluni reflects on five of the nation’s greatest rugby wins
Former Fiji captain and assistant coach, Mosese Rauluni, knows firsthand what it’s like to be part of one of the most exciting teams in rugby. Here he picks out five of Fiji’s most memorable wins.
Huw Jones playing for Scotland against England in the 2018 Six Nations Championship
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15 miracle rugby plays throughout history
We take a look at some of the moments of magic that have lit up the international arena in men’s, women’s, sevens and U20 rugby.
Philippe Bernat-Salles celebrates against New Zealand
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10 of the greatest rugby match comebacks of all time
We take a look at some of the biggest, and most unlikely, comeback victories that have occurred in international sevens and 15s rugby.
Ireland women celebrate
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Making a statement: How Alison Miller and Ireland stunned England
Former Ireland winger Alison Miller and captain Fiona Coghlan reminisce about the team’s first ever victory against England, which came during the Women’s Six Nations 2013.
Rugby - Olympics: Day 3
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Rugby gold: Australia edge New Zealand to Olympic title in Rio
We revisit the Olympic Games women’s sevens tournament final from Rio 2016, which Australia won to create history.
2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … USA v Canada at the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2017
Relive the first-ever HSBC Sydney Sevens women’s Cup final as Canada beat the USA despite a stunning Naya Tapper hat-trick.
5th Place Play-off: USA v Canada
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USA trust in basics to beat Canada at RWC 2010
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight remembers the Rugby World Cup 2010 fifth-place play-off, in which the USA edged old rivals Canada at Surrey Sports Park.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … New Zealand v France, RWC 2010
Re-live the Black Ferns’ stunning Rugby World Cup 2010 semi-final performance against France at the Twickenham Stoop.
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019 - Women's
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Doubleheader at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019
Late drama is the order of the day as World Rugby streams two nail-biting encounters from the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019.
England v France - Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Semi Final
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … England v France, RWC 2017
Watch how tries from Sarah Bern and Megan Jones, allied to a huge defensive effort, helped England reach a seventh Rugby World Cup final.
WRWC 2017 semi-final: New Zealand v USA
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... New Zealand v USA, RWC 2017
Portia Woodman races in four tries in Friday’s live streamed match, as New Zealand overcome USA in the semi-finals of Rugby World Cup 2017.
RWC Sevens 2018 - Sarah Goss
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … New Zealand v France, RWC Sevens 2018
Watch the Black Fern Sevens at their best as they win back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens titles at the expense of France in 2018.
Women's Rugby World Cup 2014
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Waterman: 'It was just a huge emotion of relief'
Ahead of the live streaming of England's Rugby World Cup 2014 final victory over Canada on Friday, try-scorer Danielle Waterman shared her memories of the historic match with World Rugby.