Womans Rugby


EXETER’S Abbie Brown helped England finished top of Pool B on day one of the HSBC Dubai Sevens with victories over Australia, USA and China. They will now face Australia in the Cup quarter-final on Friday morning. England opened their Dubai campaign with a 26-12 victory over Australia opening the scoring through captain Brown, but …

CORNISH rugby player Merryn Doidge will start at full-back for England Women’s National Academy XV against Canada A at Cobham RFC on Wednesday (KO 7.30pm). Doidge moving from the bench to the starting line-up is one of three changes the England side make after narrowly losing 25-24 to USA last week.  The other changes see …

ENGLAND Women sealed a 27-19 victory over Canada, scoring five tries on the way to victory at Doncaster’s Castle Park in the second of their three Quilter Internationals. The Red Roses led 15-7 at the break, outscoring their opponents by three tries to one. Hooker Lark Davies scored two of England’s tries, with Poppy Cleall …

AN England National Women’s Academy side narrowly lost 25-24 to a United States Select XV at Newbury RFC on Tuesday. England had gone 14-3 up with tries by tries from Saracens pair Bryony Cleall and Georgina Lingham both of which Ellie Green converted. But the visitors fought back through scores from Evan Hoese as well …

KINGSBRIDGE have been crowned RFU National Under-15 Girls’ Cup champions after beating Leek 27-12 at Ealing’s Vallis Way 3G ground. The Devon side opened the scoring when Molly Thomas touched down the opening try which was converted by Olivia Churcher. The Northern champions responded with their opening unconverted try but Kingsbridge soon restored a five …

Unusually all ten Tyrrells Premier 15s League sides were in action yesterday afternoon before the competition takes a break over the festive period and returns in mid-January with the final seven rounds before the play-offs. Bristol closed the gap on third-placed Wasps to six points with a 89-0 home victory, their third win in a …

Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s award-winning Eagle Project celebrated the end of term with a school rugby festival at North Bristol RFC on Tuesday. More than 50 girls from three Bristol schools – Abbeywood Community School, Winterbourne International Academy and Colston’s – took part in the festival, where they were joined by England international, Bristol Ladies …

Bristol will look to build on last weekend’s 26-3 win at Darlington Mowden Park when they face Richmond (2.30pm) in one of today’s two Tyrrells Premier 15s League matches. Both teams have won four of their five games to date but Richmond are one place and eight points adrift of Bristol, having fewer bonus points …