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Premiership Women’s Rugby: Gloucester-Hartpury, Saracens & Loughborough win

Sarah Beckett scored the opening try for Gloucester-Hartpury after five minutes Gloucester-Hartpury continued their Premiership Women’s Rugby title defence with a 12-0 win over Bristol Bears. Sarah Beckett opened the scoring before Emma Sing added the rest to claim victory at Shaftesbury Park. Kelsey Jones was sin-binned for dropping the maul in the 61st minute […]

Owen Farrell: World Rugby chair Bill Beaumont hopes England captain can return ‘reinvigorated’

Owen Farrell surpassed Jonny Wilkinson as England’s all-time leading points scorer in October World Rugby chair Bill Beaumont hopes England captain Owen Farrell can return “reinvigorated” after making himself unavailable for the 2024 Six Nations. Beaumont, himself a former England captain, said the decision was not one the player “would have taken lightly”. “As a […]

England women’s rugby: Natasha Hunt and Ella Wyrwas awarded contracts

Ella Wyrwas made her England debut in the 2023 Six Nations Natasha Hunt and Ella Wyrwas have been awarded England women’s contracts before next year’s Six Nations. The duo bolster options at scrum-half, with Harlequins’ Lucy Packer previously the only specialist nine named. Gloucester-Hartpury’s Hunt, 34, was not selected for the last World Cup, but […]

United Rugby Championship: Ospreys 31-9 Scarlets – Hosts overpower local rivals

Keiran Williams, who was playing against Wales rival Johnny Williams, celebrates the opening try Ospreys (17) 31 Tries: K Williams 2, Morris, Edwards Cons: Walsh 3, Edwards Pens: Walsh Scarlets (9) 9 Pens: Lloyd 3 Ospreys moved to ninth in the United Rugby Championship (URC) table as they celebrated a bonus-point win over local rivals […]

Premiership Women’s Rugby: Saracens, Gloucester-Hartpury and Sale Sharks win

Zoe Harrison excelled with conversions as Saracens won for a second successive week Zoe Harrison inspired Saracens to a 52-18 win against Trailfinders Women to make it two wins from two in Premiership Women’s Rugby. Harrison converted five of Saracens’ eight tries and scored one herself after Ella Wywras and May Campbell crossed early for […]

United Rugby Championship: Cardiff 31-24 Stormers – Hosts snatch last-gasp bonus-point win

Mason Grady scored his fourth try in six games Cardiff (14) 31 Tries: Hamer-Webb, Belcher, Grady, Litterick Cons: De Beer 4 Pen: De Beer Stormers (17) 24 Tries: Venter, Nel 2 Cons: Feinberg-Mngomezulu 3 Pen: Feinberg-Mngomezulu Rhys Litterick grabbed a last-gasp winning try as Cardiff came from behind to shock Stormers on a dramatic night […]

United Rugby Championship: World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff named on Ulster bench for Glasgow trip

Kitshoff has won the last two World Cups with South Africa Double World Cup winner Steven Kitshoff is in line to make his Ulster debut in Saturday’s United Rugby Championship trip to Glasgow Warriors. The prop, who has not played since winning his second World Cup with South Africa last month, is named on the […]

Welsh rugby: What we learned from another weekend of derbies, defeats and fond farewells

After four defeats, Dragons celebrated a first league win of the 2023-24 season against Ospreys A rare Dragons home win, a backroom coaching member putting his hands on a referee in a Welsh derby, a Scarlets drubbing in Dublin and farewell to a Welsh rugby legend. Just another weekend in Welsh rugby. Following a week […]

Premiership Women’s Rugby: A quick guide to the new season

Gloucester-Hartpury are the defending champions After a summer of change, English rugby union’s top-tier women’s domestic league returns this weekend. The rebranded Premiership Women’s Rugby – which features new teams and global stars – is widely regarded as the best of its kind in the world. Saracens’ newly crowned World Player of the Year Marlie […]

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