Category: Rugby Union

#42) Harlequins

Photo credit: @HarlequinsWomen Women’s rugby is on an incredible upward curve right now. It seems that every five minutes something groundbreaking occurs, whether it be the introduction of full-time contracts, new sponsors for major tournaments or outstanding performances. Attendance figures have also been smashed…

Women’s Six Nations Special: Jade Konkel

There are few better sights in rugby than seeing a forward charging at full pelt, ball in hand, bouncing off tackles left, right and centre. The modern era of the game has been privileged to see some of the best exponents of this, from…

Women’s Six Nations Special – Leah Lyons

Despite all its flaws, social media can be a powerful tool for discussing some of the biggest issues in today’s society. No-one knows this better than Leah Lyons, the Irish star who shot to prominence during the 2018 Women’s Six Nations with just one…

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

There isn’t much that can be said about Katy Daley-McLean that hasn’t been uttered on numerous occasions already. The caytoo athlete has been an icon of English rugby for more than a decade, inspiring thousands of women and young girls the length and breadth…

#33) Women’s Six Nations Special – England

The 2019 Women’s Six Nations kicks off tonight when England take on Ireland determined to overcome the disappointment of finishing second last year. Captain Sarah Hunter and her Red Roses side missed out on a second consecutive title with an agonising one point defeat…

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore…

#6 Inner Warrior

Sport as we know it may have only existed for less than 200 years but already it has deep rooted perceptions that can be difficult to alter. Some are positive but equally plenty are negative, arguably the most prevalent of which is that women…

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017: The Beginner’s Guide

In just a few days’ time 12 teams will lock horns, scrum down and kick for glory as they battle to win the eighth Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. With England (also known as the Red Roses) looking to retain the tournament they…

Something needs to be done, NOW

After receiving four huge blows to his head recently, the decision to rest Welsh rugby star George North for a month seems like a good one, especially with the increasing worries surrounding concussion in contact sports. Whilst I am all in agreement that he should…

Heroics cover over the cracks

After England’s rugby union side almost pulled off a sensational result against France last Sunday, many fans were left feeling extremely positive about their chances at the upcoming World Cup. However, they didn’t do quite enough and finished runners-up for the fourth successive Six…