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Women in rugby: a story of changing perceptives

Rugby has long been known as a “men’s game”. The reasons often quoted for this are physicality, injuries, and competitiveness. But this mentality is being challenged by the growth of the women’s game – girls of all ages are engaging in the sport with no lack of physicality or competitiveness. But are we doing enough […]

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Successive Grand Slams no surprise for dominant Red Roses

England’s wide margins of victory against all but their nearest rivals France paint a picture of dominance. Another title secured with a game to spare. A team which appears far ahead of all others. Whilst the achievement cannot be dismissed, England secured back-to-back Grand Slams on Sunday with a win over Italy, is it particularly […]

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Cruikshank relishing Murrayfield Varsity challenge

By her own admission, the 2015/16 season was perhaps the best yet for Edinburgh University’s Women’s first XV, but Head Coach Claire Cruikshank is desperate for more. The return of the Varsity game to Murrayfield for a second consecutive season will provide the perfect platform to launch another push for honours this campaign. A year […]

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Rugby sevens makes a triumphant return after a 92-year absence

At the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio, rugby union made a triumphant return after a 92-year absence in the form of its abbreviated version, 7-a-side rugby and it did not fail to deliver. At the end of the day, this was to increase the global popularity of the sport, which has been ongoing since […]