Womans Rugby


Kim Oliver, the former Bristol Ladies and England international fly-half or centre, has taken temporary charge of Bristol Ladies following the departure, by mutual agreement, of head coach Kris de Scossa. De Scossa took up the post of head coach in June, having been Canada Women’s co-coach and Wales Women head coach, and having also …

Bristol Rugby have reported that Kris de Scossa has left his position as Head Coach of Bristol Ladies Rugby by mutual agreement. De Scossa the former Canada Womens co-coach and Wales Women head coach arrived at Bristol this summer. Assistant head coach and ex Bristol Ladies player Kim Oliver will take temporary charge. She has …

Women’s NC South West One unbeaten leaders St Mary’s Old Boys travel to Bournemouth to face Oakmeadians, while North Petherton host second-placed Ellingham and Ringwood. Yeovil are finding life tough since their promotion as they have yet to register a league point ahead of today’s home game against unbeaten Topsham, who are third in the …

Marlie Packer is the latest member of the England World Cup 2017 squad to leave Bristol Ladies, with the Yeovil-born player, who has been capped on 51 occasions by the Red Roses, joining Saracens Ladies. Packer follows England captain Sarah Hunter, Noelli Waterman, Poppy Cleall and Sarah Bern out of the Cleve-based club. The 27-year-old, …

Bristol Ladies bounced back from their 31-24 home defeat by Richmond with a clinical 62-10 victory against Worcester Valkyries at Sixways Stadium. Lillan Stoeger crossed for five tries plus a hat-tick from fly-half Lucy Attwood, along with her six conversions, and tries for Cat McNaney and Caity Mattinson did the damage for the visitors and …

Sarah Hunter, who led England to the final of the 2017 Women’s World Cup, is leaving Bristol Ladies to take up a post as a performance coach with the new Loughborough Lightning franchise in the Tyrrell’s Women’s Premier 15s. Hunter will also be heading up the university side in British Universities & Colleges Sports side …

ENGLAND’S women fell agonisingly short of lifting rugby’s World Cup last night. They were relentlessly reeled in by New Zealand after leading 17-5 at one stage in the first half. The Black Ferns overcame a first half yellow card to close the gap on England by half-time, and stepped up the pace after the break. …

The Red Roses were beaten in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final 32-41 to New Zealand at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. As the top two ranked sides in the world, both teams produced an engaging game, where the lead changed between them five times. Emily Scarratt said of the final “Gutted is an understatement …