Student Rugby

New concussion study in women's rugby

An international study on concussion in sportswomen has been announced by the company that developed a concussion test for adult males based on research led by Dr Valentina Di Pietro and Professor Tony Belli at the University of Birmingham .

Research suggests that female athletes suffer a higher rate of concussion, which may be accompanied by a wider range of more severe and...


World Rugby welcomes Gallagher as official partner of Women's Rugby

World Rugby and Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services company, today announced a multi-year global partnership establishing Gallagher as an Official Partner of Women's Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2025. The announcement signifies Gallagher's commitment to developing participation in the women's game around the world.

As part of the partnership...

Alison Mower driving forward for Bideford RFC

A remarkable rugby story

When Bideford RFC Ladies happily trudged off the field with a 78-5 victory over Withycombe on December 4, the moment of sporting satisfaction was overwhelmed by a sense of deep pride felt all around the club.

Flanker Alison Mower played the opening 20 minutes of a terrific display and performed with a level of intensity that told just a fraction of her incredible story.


Red Roses set to inspire the next generation of female rugby players

England’s Red Roses will take on New Zealand’s Black Ferns at Exeter’s Sandy Park at the end of the month in a fixture that could “inspire the next generation of female rugby players.”

England Women take on New Zealand in the first of their autumn internationals at Sandy Park on Sunday 31 October - kick-off 2.30pm. Tickets have already gone on sale.

It’s the first of a...

Exeter Chiefs head coach Sue Appleby looks ahead to new Allianz Premier 15s season

EXETER CHIEFS’ emphatic introduction to the Allianz Premier 15s has sparked more players dreaming of Devon, says head coach Susie Appleby.

Chiefs finished sixth last year, their maiden top-flight season, tying fifth-placed Gloucester-Hartpury Women with 50 points apiece but missing out on the top half of the table on points difference.

It’s been a busy offseason for Appleby...

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Focus On: Shaunagh Brown, Harlequins Women

With clubs beginning to prepare for the new Premier 15s season, Women's Sport Daily takes an in-depth look at some of the players expected to star in the new campaign:

Player Profile

Name: Shaunagh Brown

Club: Harlequins Women

Position: Back Row/Prop

Country: England (17 caps)

Not all superheroes wear capes. Firefighter by day, rising rugby star by...

England Women, Red Roses, Six Nations, England rugby, women's rugby

Red Roses given Grand Slam chance as Six Nation matches rescheduled

England will have the chance to win the Grand Slam this season after World Rugby confirmed the remaining matches in the Women's Six Nations will be rescheduled.

The Red Roses beat Wales 66-7 at the Twickenham Stoop in their final match before lockdown in March, their fourth consecutive victory to leave them top of the table.

Their final match against Italy was postponed but...

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Community rugby likely to be reduced from 15-a-side

Women and schools rugby teams are likely to face major short-term changes to the sport - including the reduction of the number of players on each side - as the Rugby Football Union searches for ways to resume training and playing in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

The RFU has reacted to the latest government framework for the return of recreational team sport which came into...

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Wales start search for new head coach

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced major changes to the structure of women's rugby in Wales as it begins looking for a new head coach.

The successful candidate will not only be responsible for leading the squad to the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand but also preparing the sevens side for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

In addition, two new roles of physical performance...

Foreign stars to help Exeter Chiefs "hit the ground running"

Exeter Chiefs have been forced into the foreign transfer market as they prepare for their first season in the Women's Premier 15s.

The club have confirmed they will be recruiting players from countries such as Japan, New Zealand, the United States, Spain, Canada and the Netherlands as they attept to put together a competitive squad from scratch.

However, the bulk of the side...