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Making space for women in Australian Rugby

The Australian Rugby Union now has a woman on board. In an exciting move Ann Sherry moved yesterday from the Australian Sports Commission to the rugby board.One small step. The SMH quoted chairman Michael Hawker saying: “”The first female director of t…

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Death of Kenyan rugby player

Aberdeen SkikoyiCaptain of the Kenyan women’s rugby team Aberdeen Shikoyi has died as a result of injuries she received during a game last weekend.Reports from the match against Uganda say she was hit in the spine during a tackle  – kneed – and th…

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Good luck to the women in green tonight!

The Irish women’s rugby team play England in their final match of the Six Nations championships tonight. Best of luck to them – having beaten Scotland and Wales, they’re on track for the Triple Crown if they can keep winning.I talked to manager Gemma C…

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Ireland’s women win over Wales in 6 nations

Great afternoon of rugby today for the Irish team against Wales in the women’s 6 nations tournament, with a scoreline of  36 – nil. Clare Molloy runs past Laura Prosser of Wales Stand-out player for me was winger Alison Miller who scored one try, …