Womans Rugby


ENGLAND Women are set to play in front of a record crowd when they take on Italy at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park on Saturday (12.05pm). Already more than 9,000 tickets have been sold for the Six Nations match. That is record for a home fixture outside of the Women’s Rugby World Cup. England players Marlie …

BRISTOL Bears’ Sarah Bern scored two tries as England Women continued their perfect start to the Women’s Six Nations with a 51-12 bonus-point win against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. The Red Roses made nine changes, two of which were positional, from the win over France, but the cohesion was there straight away as they opened the …

BRISTOL Bears’ 2017 World Cup finalist Sarah Bern is back in the England Women’s team for their opening Six Nations game against Ireland on Friday (5pm). Bern will start at tight-head prop, with Gloucester-Hartpury’s Tatyana Heard lining up at inside centre in the absence of Lagi Tumia, alongside her team-mate Kelly Smith on the wing. …

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 …