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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Neptune » Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 15:04

I fail to understand how WR can talk about a World cup in XVs rugby for women, yet Africa has totally been ommitted. What is going on?
South Africa, Kenya and Uganda have active women rugby leagues. Please include Africa next time in the qualifiers. Thankyou and have a blessed day ahead. :|

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby johnbirch » Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 20:37

Not entirely true. Kenya and Uganda took part in the 2013 qualifiers, but this time around World Rugby and Rugby Afrique said that their domestic rugby set-up needed to be stronger before they could be allowed to enter (a highly debatable point admittedly, but the KRU and URU did not go out of their way to protest). So South Africa were offered an automatic place in an Asia/Oceania/African qualifier, but then the SARU withdrew only a few weeks before it was due to take place.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Neptune » Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 13:48

johnbirch wrote:Not entirely true. Kenya and Uganda took part in the 2013 qualifiers, but this time around World Rugby and Rugby Afrique said that their domestic rugby set-up needed to be stronger before they could be allowed to enter (a highly debatable point admittedly, but the KRU and URU did not go out of their way to protest). So South Africa were offered an automatic place in an Asia/Oceania/African qualifier, but then the SARU withdrew only a few weeks before it was due to take place.


Johnbirch, I wouldn't know what your source of information is, but I highly doubt if a country would deny to participate if given an opportunity. In the case of South Africa, they could be having some issues with their women's rugby, which could also be alluded to their refusal to go for the olympics.
Secondly, if world rugby were serious about growing women's rugby, they would not cluster us with Asia and Oceania, who are far more superior. We just need to compete for a slot by ourselves. Kenya plays spectacularly well in women's 7s, and given an opportunity, would also compete in the longer version.
The Kenyan women's league is peaking at a very fast rate, and will soon be the best in Africa. It is played between January and April and is currently ongoing.
Check out the rugby afrique womens page for more insight on our league. Thankyou, and thanks for giving me an audience. ;)

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 20:11

Congratulations to Scotland for their win over Wales tonight. I imagine this doesn't help the case for promotion and relegation, but a seven years wait was too much, especially after their good game v Ireland.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Feb 2017, 14:35

I agree a win is a win, I despair at the current state of women's rugby as there is no clear strategy that i can see. A good win but what is the long term future and development of the sport.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Feb 2017, 17:04

England Women's (Red Roses) sealed their third bonus-point victory after defeating Italy 29-15 at the Twickenham Stoop. Good performance from Italy they looked solid compared to Wales.

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Postby Thomas » Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 15:44

South Africa returning to the test arena, can only be good news

Training camp kicks off preparations for Bok Women15 UK tour

http://www.blitzbokke.com/2017/02/train ... 5-uk-tour/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 16:31

Neptune wrote:
johnbirch wrote:Not entirely true. Kenya and Uganda took part in the 2013 qualifiers, but this time around World Rugby and Rugby Afrique said that their domestic rugby set-up needed to be stronger before they could be allowed to enter (a highly debatable point admittedly, but the KRU and URU did not go out of their way to protest). So South Africa were offered an automatic place in an Asia/Oceania/African qualifier, but then the SARU withdrew only a few weeks before it was due to take place.


Johnbirch, I wouldn't know what your source of information is, but I highly doubt if a country would deny to participate if given an opportunity. In the case of South Africa, they could be having some issues with their women's rugby, which could also be alluded to their refusal to go for the olympics.
Secondly, if world rugby were serious about growing women's rugby, they would not cluster us with Asia and Oceania, who are far more superior. We just need to compete for a slot by ourselves. Kenya plays spectacularly well in women's 7s, and given an opportunity, would also compete in the longer version.
The Kenyan women's league is peaking at a very fast rate, and will soon be the best in Africa. It is played between January and April and is currently ongoing.
Check out the rugby afrique womens page for more insight on our league. Thankyou, and thanks for giving me an audience. ;)


Neptune, the KRU women's league is a 10 aside league with uncontested scrums :shock: those are hardly grounds to inspire WR to take Kenya seriously in women's 15s. Currently, only SA and Uganda (and I think Zimbabwe - I am not sure) in Africa are running 15 aside women's leagues - the Ugandan one is ongoing. Zimbabwe has started sending under 18 girls' teams to participate in the South African 15 aside under 18 girls' competitions. Uganda also has an under 19 girls' 15 aside league that is ongoing.

John Birch is right, neither KRU nor URU protested their exclusion in the latest round of qualifiers - the players did but the people who make the big decisions did not. Same way that KRU and URU cancelled the women's Elgon cup last year ... players wanted to play but the decision makers decided otherwise.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 16:41

Thomas wrote:England Women's (Red Roses) sealed their third bonus-point victory after defeating Italy 29-15 at the Twickenham Stoop. Good performance from Italy they looked solid compared to Wales.


Italy does seem to raise it's performance against England? Great score.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Neptune » Wed, 08 Mar 2017, 14:11

ugrugbychiclet wrote:
Thomas wrote:England Women's (Red Roses) sealed their third bonus-point victory after defeating Italy 29-15 at the Twickenham Stoop. Good performance from Italy they looked solid compared to Wales.


Italy does seem to raise it's performance against England? Great score.


Kwese sports seems to be very interested in women's rugby. They have consistently broadcasted FTA games on their channel. ugrugbychiclet, I wonder if you also saw them in your country. So far, i know Kwese broadcasts in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda and want to expand to Ghana and Nigeria.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Wed, 08 Mar 2017, 23:09

Neptune wrote:
Kwese sports seems to be very interested in women's rugby. They have consistently broadcasted FTA games on their channel. ugrugbychiclet, I wonder if you also saw them in your country. So far, i know Kwese broadcasts in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda and want to expand to Ghana and Nigeria.


I have never heard of Kwese. If they are showing rugby games in Uganda then that is great news. I need to find out more about this.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Neptune » Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 11:18

ugrugbychiclet wrote:
Neptune wrote:
Kwese sports seems to be very interested in women's rugby. They have consistently broadcasted FTA games on their channel. ugrugbychiclet, I wonder if you also saw them in your country. So far, i know Kwese broadcasts in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda and want to expand to Ghana and Nigeria.


I have never heard of Kwese. If they are showing rugby games in Uganda then that is great news. I need to find out more about this.


Go to google and check out Kwese Sports

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby sjbret » Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 08:17

USA will play only one test match Vs Canada before the next World Cup in the Can-Am series on saturday, April 1st in Chula Vista, near San Diego.
An other game was scheduled 4 days earlier on tuesday, March 28th, but it seems that it will be only a training or a behind close doors match.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 15:32

What are people's pick for this weekend? Ireland v England. both undefeated.

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Postby grande » Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 14:52

I'm not usually an England fan, but I'm hoping they can do the "triple grand slam" (men's, women's & U20)

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 20:16

Good result for Scotland

Scotland 14 - 12 Italy

2 wins this year!
Italy no victories since 2009.

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Postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 22:43

I watched just the second half and Italy was horrible. Don't want to be offensive but I think that neither the men's teams in the lowest italian category make so many mistakes as Italy made today. It was discomforting: pass, pass, mistake; pass, pass, mistake... I have the feeling that italian team has to be rebuild with younger talents; Barattin is formidable but very light and also Sillari and Furlan seem to me too few powerful to be constantly performing, even if I know that they are doing good things in the english championship. I don't know, maybe in august in Ireland the azzurre will surprise us, but today's performance was very very low
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Postby johnbirch » Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 22:52

Canalina wrote:I watched just the second half and Italy was horrible. Don't want to be offensive but I think that neither the men's teams in the lowest italian category make so many mistakes as Italy made today. It was discomforting: pass, pass, mistake; pass, pass, mistake... I have the feeling that italian team has to be rebuild with younger talents; Barattin is formidable but very light and also Sillari and Furlan seem to me too few powerful to be constantly performing, even if I know that they are doing good things in the english championship. I don't know, maybe in august in Ireland the azzurre will surprise us, but today's performance was very very low

All of the Six Nations teams had Autumn internationals, and/or pre-tournament warm-up games.

All, that is, except one.

A team cannot improve if it does not play. Italy used to play Autumn internationals, and used to play European Championships, and with that they were able to develop new players and try out new things and generally get to where they were. They do not seem to do that any more.

England - 8 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 1st
Ireland - 4 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 2nd
France - 6 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 3rd
Scotland & Wales - 4 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 4th & 5th
Italy - 0 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished last.

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Postby NedRugby » Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 00:06

Thomas wrote:Good result for Scotland

Scotland 14 - 12 Italy

2 wins this year!
Italy no victories since 2009.


I'm not sure what you mean by this, but Italy have won at least one match every year in the 6N for the last few years. If you meant to say "First time Italy has had no victories since 2009" then that would be correct.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Six_Nations_Championship

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 07:51

NedRugby wrote:
Thomas wrote:Good result for Scotland

Scotland 14 - 12 Italy

2 wins this year!
Italy no victories since 2009.


I'm not sure what you mean by this, but Italy have won at least one match every year in the 6N for the last few years. If you meant to say "First time Italy has had no victories since 2009" then that would be correct.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Six_Nations_Championship


I meant the other way around! Italy had won every year since 2009. this championship was the first time there was no victories.

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Canalina wrote:I watched just the second half and Italy was horrible. Don't want to be offensive but I think that neither the men's teams in the lowest italian category make so many mistakes as Italy made today. It was discomforting: pass, pass, mistake; pass, pass, mistake... I have the feeling that italian team has to be rebuild with younger talents; Barattin is formidable but very light and also Sillari and Furlan seem to me too few powerful to be constantly performing, even if I know that they are doing good things in the english championship. I don't know, maybe in august in Ireland the azzurre will surprise us, but today's performance was very very low

All of the Six Nations teams had Autumn internationals, and/or pre-tournament warm-up games.

All, that is, except one.

A team cannot improve if it does not play. Italy used to play Autumn internationals, and used to play European Championships, and with that they were able to develop new players and try out new things and generally get to where they were. They do not seem to do that any more.

England - 8 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 1st
Ireland - 4 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 2nd
France - 6 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 3rd
Scotland & Wales - 4 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished 4th & 5th
Italy - 0 games between 2016 & 2017 6Ns. Finished last.


Beat me to it, it was not pleasant to watch granted, particularly the second half but unless Women are given more games quality will come down. Italy need more games before the World Cup.

Congratulations on England... Grand Slam winners! considering the weather conditions it was a good win. Triple is on the cards.

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Postby sjbret » Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 08:47

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I was in Brive last saturday for the match France Vs Wales.
Without an interest for the 6 nations ranking (the final was played the day before in Donnybrook) and with the match broadcasted on French public TV, there was a crowd of 8.710 spectators !!! 8-)
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Postby Canalina » Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 19:58

Yes, I like a lot women rugby's french crowd; they are many and passionate. The best is when they start singing "La Marseillaise" after a try
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby grande » Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 18:15

Tonight's Canada/USA game will be shown on USA Rugby's Facebook.

https://twitter.com/RugbyCanada/status/ ... 9159643137

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Postby grande » Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 23:41

Canada up 10-5 at half time. Good game from both sides, but Canada just dominating in the scrums. Stolen at least three so far.

Edit: Final score: 39-5 for Canada.

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Postby NaBUru38 » Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 20:04

http://www.sudamericarugby.org/2017/03/ ... -femenino/

In our region, women's rugby XV is makins the first steps

Rugby 7s is settled in most countries, with domestic competitions and national teams competing in regional tournaments and the Sevens World Series.

Currently there's domestic XV competitions in Colombia and, in a lesser degree, as friendly in Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Panama.

Currently there's ongoing work to adopt rugby XVs in unions and regionally.

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