Womans Rugby


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 …

Devon will be holding trials for their county squad to take part in the 2017/18 Gill Burns County Championship Cup, which will see them play Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Kent in April and May. The trials will be held on Sunday, January 21, at Topsham RFC and Sunday, February 11, at Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC. All …

Last week England Rugby launched an action plan to grow the number of women and girls playing rugby more often over the next four years. Why was it then that so many matches ended as ‘walkovers’? It was a weekend clearly set aside in the ‘RFU Women’s Structured Season’ for the Senior Cup, Intermediate Cup, …

Kim Oliver has taken over the reins as Bristol Ladies head coach, a role she has been covering since the departure of Kris de Scossa, having been appointed by the club as their assistant coach at the start of the season. Bristol have been going through some troubled times, having lost a number of their …

Bristol Ladies have confirmed that England international prop, Sasha Acheson will leave the club to join regional Gloucester-Hartpury. Acheson, who has played for Bristol for seven years, admitted that is was a tough decision to make. She said: “Bristol Ladies has been my club for a long time, it’s one that has gone through the …

Bristol’s Caity Mattinson and Lagi Tuima plus Gloucester-Hartpury’s Ellie Kildunne are among six uncapped players named in the 28-player England Women’s squad for the three-match Old Mutual Wealth Series against Canada next month. Mattinson is no stranger to wearing the Red Rose as she has captained the England U20s side which has also included Tuima, …