Category Archives: Women’s Rugby

The Last Game of Rugby (2029)

The following article by Leonard R Tosswill was first published in Rugby Football Weekly in January of 1929. It involves an imagined future (2029) in which women and men played rugby on the same team- women as backs, men as forwards. … Continue reading

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Emily Valentine – the first lady of rugby

‘Omnes Honorate’ or ‘Honour all men’ is the school motto of Portora Royal School for Boys, in Ennsikillen, Northern Ireland. However ‘with a fine disregard for the rules’ 10 year old Emily Valentine did precisely the opposite and convinced the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: How to win the Women’s Rugby World Cup by Gill Burns

Name: Gillian Ann Burns Position: Number 8 Club: Waterloo International Career: England 1988-2002, Captain 1994-1999 World Cups: 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002 Winner: 1994

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