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Between the Lines: Katie Sadleir
On the latest episode of the World Rugby podcast, World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby, Katie Sadleir, talks to Sean Maloney about growing the game across the world.
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Jo Yapp planning for the long-term at Worcester Warriors Women
Jo Yapp talks to World Rugby about her promotion at Worcester, working with the Barbarians and her coaching philosophy.
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Kazakhstan women aiming for Rugby World Cup return
Once one of the leading women’s teams in international rugby, Kazakhstan are attempting to mount a revival in 15s rugby.
Portia Woodman - Sao Paulo Sevens
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Commentator Rikki Swannell picks seven women who helped change the face of rugby sevens
Sky Sports Rugby commentator Rikki Swannell picks seven players who embody the growth that women’s sevens has made since the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Series.
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Elaine Vassie putting down roots with the Dallas Jackals
Dallas Jackals assistant general manager and assistant coach Elaine Vassie talks to World Rugby about her new life in the USA, where she is helping the game to flourish.
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Chiharu Nakamura takes on new challenge to grow women’s game in Japan
Japan sevens star Chiharu Nakamura has taken on the role of player/general manager for a brand-new club in Fukuoka, eager to create more opportunities for women’s rugby in the country and a career pathway when the time comes for players to hang up their boots.
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New Zealand awarded titles as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 concluded
The remaining rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Melissa Ruscoe ready for next step on rugby journey
Melissa Ruscoe, who captained New Zealand in both rugby and football, talks to World Rugby about her career and coaching ambitions.
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Chloe Hill-Huse on developing as both a player and official in Canadian rugby
Canada U18 hooker and certified referee Chloe Hill-Huse is keen to emulate compatriot Julianne Zussman’s success.
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Rugby World Cup: The story so far
World Rugby takes a stroll down memory lane to look back at the eight previous women’s editions of Rugby World Cup.
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Coach Ricardo Ramirez working hard to develop female rugby talent in USA
USA women’s U20s head coach Ricardo Ramirez discusses the growth of female age-grade rugby and helping to provide a pathway for future test stars.
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Rugby sevens stars #StayActive on Olympic Day
Rugby sevens players are joining athletes from all Olympic sports to encourage fans to ‘stay active’ as part of the annual Olympic Day commemorations on 23 June
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Between the Lines: Alicia Lucas
Olympic gold medallist Alicia Lucas tells Sean Maloney about the legacy of Australia’s success at Rio 2016 in the Land Down Under.
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Charity Williams: ‘The most important thing is people are talking’
Canada women’s sevens star Charity Williams discusses her involvement in recent anti-racism protests in Victoria.
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How Phaidra Knight is helping underserved youth through rugby
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight discusses the work being done by her non-profit, PeaK Unleashed, which promotes health and well-being to underserved youth through rugby and yoga.
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Rugby in Mauritius: why the sport is on the rise in the Indian Ocean
As part of an ambitious project leading to the 2024 Olympics, Mauritius Rugby has posted an impressive increase in the number of licensees, driven by the influence of rugby in the Indian Ocean.
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Alana Thomas: “I feel a real obligation to give back”
Melbourne Rebels Women’s head coach Alana Thomas talks to World Rugby about growing the women’s game in Australia and furthering her own coaching ambitions.
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World Rugby launches governance review process
World Rugby has today launched an independent-led governance review, chaired by Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG PC DL.
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24 Sevens: Canada-Black Ferns rivalry becomes a trilogy in episode four
As episode four of 24 Sevens is released, World Rugby takes a look back at Canada’s attempt to topple New Zealand at the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2020.
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‘Trail-blazer’ Burnes planning next step on rugby journey
Fijiana prop Lailanie Burnes discusses her development as a coach and what it would mean to play in her first Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year.
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Black Ferns and England: A “love-hate relationship”
The Black Ferns and England have developed an intense Rugby World Cup rivalry, meeting in four of the last five finals.
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The story behind the first-ever women's international
On this day in 1982, France met the Netherlands in Utrecht – the first-ever women's international match. Here we look back on an historic date which has almost been forgotten.
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Rivalries forged by women in rugby
World Rugby takes a look at some of the biggest rivalries featuring women’s teams across both sevens and 15s.
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Rugby unified in solidarity against racism
World Rugby and the international rugby family condemns discrimination of any kind, including racism, which has no place in our sport or wider society.
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Rugby Europe RWC 2021 qualification tournament postponed
The Rugby Europe Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification tournament will no longer take place in September.
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Le Crunch: What is it? Where is it? And who wins it?
World Rugby examines the facts and figures behind England’s 114-year rivalry with France.
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Between the Lines: Women’s Rugby World Cup 1991 special
Deborah Griffin, Sue Dorrington and Carol Isherwood join Sean Maloney to discuss the stories behind the first ever women’s Rugby World Cup.
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Rugby India harnesses power of ‘Unstoppable’ women
Black Fern Stacey Fluhler was the guest of honour as Rugby India celebrated the work being done by World Rugby’s ‘Try And Stop Us’ ambassadors.
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‘Inspirational’ Jim Greenwood left lasting legacy in women’s rugby
Emma Mitchell, Cheryl Stennett and Amanda Bennett discuss the impact World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Jim Greenwood had on the women’s game.
Rugby - Olympics: Day 6
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How rugby sevens became an Olympic sport
Humphrey Kayange talks to World Rugby about the “humbling” experience of being part of the team that earned sevens’ inclusion in the Olympic Games.
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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.
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Claire Cruikshank: ‘I want to be a coach people want to play for’
Former Scotland international Claire Cruikshank talks to World Rugby about her coaching journey and taking charge of Sweden alongside old friend Tamara Taylor.
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History-making Khalik keen to lead by example
Jennifer Khalik hopes to inspire more Pacific Islanders to follow in her footsteps after she became the first Fijian medical trainer to deliver the World Rugby Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby course.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Ireland v USA, RWC 2010
Ireland and the USA served up a pool-stage classic at Rugby World Cup 2010 — and you can relive all the action this Sunday.
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Brazilian pioneers continue to open new roads as referees
Former Brazilian internationals Natasha Olsen and Cristiana Futuro Mühlbauer have risen in the refereeing ranks both in their country and the region.
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Between the Lines: Joy Neville
World Rugby Referee Award 2017 recipient Joy Neville joins Sean Maloney on the latest episode of the Between the Lines podcast and discusses the match officials she looks up to.
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World Rugby creates access to optional domestic law trials to further reduce COVID-19 risk
Ten optional law trials provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk reduction options if required.
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Nievas: World Rugby committed to supporting female referees
World Rugby’s Referee Development Manager, Alhambra Nievas is confident that progress made in the support of female match officials can be maintained amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Doubleheader at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020
Fans were treated to some brilliant action as Canada, France, Australia and the USA contested two matches that had a huge bearing on the outcome of the women's tournament in Hamilton.
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Five women in the middle
At the beginning of a referee-themed week, we look at five women who are helping to blaze a trail for female match officials.
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.
Pool C: Canada v Sweden
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Between the Lines: Heather Moyse
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Heather Moyse opens up about her double life as an international rugby player and Olympic bobsledder on a special episode of the Between the Lines podcast.
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Palmer leads by example in New Zealand
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Farah Palmer discusses her career in the game, life in the boardroom and her hopes for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Rugby greats honoured during Hall of Fame themed week
This week, World Rugby will shine a light on the greatest of our game with a series of podcasts, features, interviews, documentary, and classic match footage featuring World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees who have contributed to the history of our sport.
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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.
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Winning women — how it feels to captain your country to Rugby World Cup glory
In Rugby World Cup winners’ week, we hear the views of six female captains to have lifted the famous trophy and discover what the moment meant to them.
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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.
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Fleming: "I feel like rugby is a sport that helps you find that balance"
In Trinidad and Tobago, coach Schezelle Fleming introduced rugby to South East Port of Spain Secondary School because she wanted students to experience the rugby family she credits for changing her life and teach them values that can help them unlock their true potential, on and off the field.
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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.
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World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit to recruit and retain more female rugby coaches
A new, online Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit, developed by World Rugby to assist unions and regional associations in recruiting, developing and retaining more female rugby coaches at every level of the game, has been launched.
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World Rugby announce Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipients in Asia
World Rugby and Asia Rugby have announced the four recipients awarded Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships from the region in 2020.
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Drive behind Burke’s ascent through coaching ranks
Former USA prop Jamie Burke talks to World Rugby about her transition into coaching, providing opportunities for female coaches and her inclusion in the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
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Burford: ‘It’s really important we keep girls engaged with sport’
England centre Rachael Burford chats to World Rugby about her ‘Lockdown Squad’ programme and why it is important to keep women’s sport visible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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South America names first Women's Referee Panel
Twelve women have been named to South America's first Women's Referee Panel to work with regional manager Joaquín Montes and World Rugby's Alhambra Nievas.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … France v Canada, RWC 2014
Watch how Magali Harvey steals the show with a breathtaking try against France that earned Canada a place in the Rugby World Cup 2014 final.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... England v Canada, RWC 2014
Friday’s live stream offering is England’s 21-9 victory over Canada in the final of Rugby World Cup 2014.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Fiji double at the HSBC Sydney Sevens
On Wednesday, we have a double dose of women’s rugby sevens to bring to you from Sydney, as Fiji defy the odds to stun the USA before losing to Canada in their next game in this year's tournament.
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Coghlan: ‘We believed we could do it’
With the historic encounter between Ireland and New Zealand at Rugby World Cup 2014 streaming live on Sunday, we asked captain Fiona Coghlan to share her memories of that day.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Ireland v New Zealand, RWC 2014
Relive how Ireland’s women made history with a stunning victory against the mighty Black Ferns at Rugby World Cup 2014 via our live streaming service this Sunday.
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Czechia's women enjoying 'special moment' of glory
Since winning their maiden test in November 2018, Czechia have remained unbeaten and lifted back-to-back Rugby Europe Women's Trophy titles.
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Cancer survivor credits rugby for giving her hope
Venezuelan Virginia Varela credits her faith, her family and rugby as crucial in her fight against cancer.
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On this day: ‘We were better than them but they were relentless’
Twenty-nine years to the day since England's defeat to the USA in the first women's Rugby World Cup final, Gill Burns, Sue Dorrington, Carol Isherwood and Sam Robson share their memories of the match.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... England v Australia, RWC 2010
England and Australia put on a spectacle worthy of any semi-final when they met to decide who would play New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup 2010 title.
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Spain not resting on laurels despite huge growth in women's rugby
The Federación Española de Rugby’s ‘Mujeres en Rugby’ programme has reached its halfway point and women’s rugby player registrations have almost doubled. Yet there’s still work to do.
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Girls Rugby creating L.E.A.D.E.R.S. in lockdown
Devised as a way for Girls Rugby, Inc. to stay connected to its community in the USA, the organisation's new free online programme could have a global impact.
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Lucas preparing for life behind a microphone
Australia sevens star Alicia Lucas is one of seven female rugby players enrolled on a broadcasting course as they plan for their post-playing careers.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... New Zealand v England, RWC 2017
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.
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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.
HSBC France Women's Sevens 2019
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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.
HSBC Canada Women's Sevens 2019
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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.
Mitre 10 Cup Rd 5 - Hawke's Bay v Southland
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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.
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Dubai: Day Three
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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.
Fiji qualify for Rugby World Cup 2021
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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.
Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2019: Samoa v PNG
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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.
Oceania Rugby Women's Championship 2018: Fijiana v Manusina
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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.