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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Tue, 30 May 2017, 16:14

3 June - Zimbabwe v Zambia in Harare.

http://sportszone.co.zw/News/NewsArticle?id=3334

Last week, the Sables missed out another opportunity of having game time as the senior side didn’t travel to Botswana. Instead, an A-side travelled to Botswana alongside the Lady Sables.

Zimbabwe A edged Botswana 20-19 while the Lady Sables lost 10-17.

However, the Sables, the A-side and the Lady Sables will all be in action this Saturday as Zambia will tour Zimbabwe with their three sides respectively.
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Tue, 30 May 2017, 16:20

As an aside, I noticed in the 2014 women's friendly matches on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s ... union#2014

France 39-8 South Africa on 5 July.

This match seems to have finished 46-8, and was on 4 July.
http://www.lerugbynistere.fr/news/coupe ... 141030.php
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Tue, 30 May 2017, 16:31

Spain v Hong Kong Youtube link doesn't seem to be working -

It's live here:
https://www.facebook.com/ferugby1923/vi ... 060186577/
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby NedRugby » Tue, 30 May 2017, 21:26

mcruic wrote:As an aside, I noticed in the 2014 women's friendly matches on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s ... union#2014

France 39-8 South Africa on 5 July.

This match seems to have finished 46-8, and was on 4 July.
http://www.lerugbynistere.fr/news/coupe ... 141030.php


mcruic, agreed about the date. The score given in the link you posted doesn't tally with the details at the bottom of the article. There it mentions 7 tries and 4 conversion = 43 points. Presumably the article missed a pen or DG somewhere. I've edited the Wiki, but you could also do that yourself if you have time. I'm not sure what the source for the original scoreline was so can't really say which is the more authentic-looking.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby sjbret » Wed, 31 May 2017, 14:16

NedRugby wrote:
mcruic wrote:France 39-8 South Africa on 5 July.
This match seems to have finished 46-8, and was on 4 July.
mcruic, agreed about the date. The score given in the link you posted doesn't tally with the details at the bottom of the article. There it mentions 7 tries and 4 conversion = 43 points. Presumably the article missed a pen or DG somewhere. I've edited the Wiki, but you could also do that yourself if you have time. I'm not sure what the source for the original scoreline was so can't really say which is the more authentic-looking.

I was in Marcoussis (local club ground and not CNR's as in WRWC, but in front of it) and I confirm the date and the score (46-8 on July 4th). But sorry, I didn't note the scoreline ! And the original one is FFR's with the same mistake.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby johnbirch » Wed, 31 May 2017, 21:11

mcruic wrote:3 June - Zimbabwe v Zambia in Harare.

http://sportszone.co.zw/News/NewsArticle?id=3334

Last week, the Sables missed out another opportunity of having game time as the senior side didn’t travel to Botswana. Instead, an A-side travelled to Botswana alongside the Lady Sables.

Zimbabwe A edged Botswana 20-19 while the Lady Sables lost 10-17.

However, the Sables, the A-side and the Lady Sables will all be in action this Saturday as Zambia will tour Zimbabwe with their three sides respectively.

This was a test match - final score 39-0
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Thu, 01 Jun 2017, 07:30

According to http://www.sareferees.com/News/referees ... 7/2830896/
there's also Ireland v Japan, this weekend

Women's XV games are waking up after two months of total absence

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby grande » Thu, 01 Jun 2017, 13:14

I'm excited. There's quite a few good games in the lead up to the World Cup.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Fri, 02 Jun 2017, 18:40

Canalina wrote:According to http://www.sareferees.com/News/referees ... 7/2830896/
there's also Ireland v Japan, this weekend

Women's XV games are waking up after two months of total absence


Unfortunately, Ireland XV v Japan will be a non-capped international (there will be 2 matches).

3rd June - Ireland XV v Japan (Dublin) - uncapped international
7th June - Ireland XV v Japan (Dublin - uncapped international
11th June- Wales v Japan (Ystrad Mynach) - test match
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 03 Jun 2017, 19:01

Spain beat Hong Kong 41 - 18. Details in Spanish at http://www.ferugby.es/noticias2.php?tit ... ong%20Kong

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Sun, 04 Jun 2017, 11:17

Zimbabwe beat Zambia 39-00. Half time score was 34-00.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Sun, 04 Jun 2017, 14:38

Ireland beat Japan 24-22 in the uncapped international.
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 16:59

World Rugby updated the ranking even if... without any variation
I think they counted just Spain v Hong Kong, with too much difference between the two nations to produce a chance in the ranking points
http://www.worldrugby.org/rankings/wru

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Neptune » Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 06:45

Women's XV's franchise rugby was played in Nakuru over the weekend.
Good start for women's XV's rugby.

http://www.kru.co.ke/women/news/kru-wom ... -round-up/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 15:05

Ireland 24-15 Japan today in the 2nd uncapped international.
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby grande » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 20:01

A bit about the next couple games

New Zealand v Canada, New Zealand leads series 12-0

Canada's Last Five: WWLLW
New Zealand's Last Five: WWWWW

First Meeting: Canada 8-24 New Zealand, 6 June 1991 (World Cup)
Most Recent Meeting: Canada 10-20 New Zealand, 23 November 2016

Australia v England, England lead series 4-0

England's Last Five: WWWWW
Australia's Last Five: LLWLL

First Meeting: Australia 13-30 England, 9 May 1998 (World Cup)
Most Recent Meeting: England 15-0 Australia, 1 September 2010 (World Cup)

Wales v Japan, First meeting

Wales' Last Five: LLLLW
Japan's Last Five: WWLLW

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 11:22

Spanish Rugby Union will discuss this weekend the possibility of holding a second-tier Four Nations championship, according to Patricia García in Play Rugby podcast (from minute 31):
http://cadenaser.com/programa/2017/06/0 ... 39623.html

She mentions Germany, Netherlands and Russia as potential entrants. It would not be directly related to Rugby Europe tournament. Sounds a lot like what Yunque said to MARCA a few months ago but without getting Scotland and Italy involved...

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby NedRugby » Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 22:19

It is really sad for Spain. They are not second tier in women's rugby, but tier 1 teams won't give them regular games.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby johnbirch » Sat, 10 Jun 2017, 10:38

NedRugby wrote:It is really sad for Spain. They are not second tier in women's rugby, but tier 1 teams won't give them regular games.

Not so much sad as criminal. You want to metophorically grab hold of the self-obsessed (invariably English speaking) rugby nations (and World Rugby) and ask them if they really want this to be a "world game" or not. At times it really just sounds like so much hot air. Frankly WR (and RE) should have been doing this years ago - why is it being left to the FER to organise it?

On the plus side this would be great for Netherlands, Russia and Germany (Sweden? Finland? Czechs? Switzerland?), and would also allow Spain to develop their younger players while the seniors are off playing World 7s.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Sat, 10 Jun 2017, 20:10

The 6 nations is essentially the way it is because it's a "neat fit" having the same teams as the men's.

But I think if Spain finish ahead of one of Wales/Ireland/England/France at the World Cup, it will be much harder to justify their exclusion from the 6 nations.

I'd put Spain currently as 6 in Europe - I think Italy have edged ahead due to their experience playing in the 6 Nations, but they are certainly ahead of Scotland at the moment.
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby mcruic » Sun, 11 Jun 2017, 19:41

Wales 10-52 Japan today.

Wales apparently fielded a "youthful side". Why?
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby johnbirch » Sun, 11 Jun 2017, 20:27

mcruic wrote:Wales 10-52 Japan today.

Wales apparently fielded a "youthful side". Why?

A distraction for players preparing for European 7s; and a good way to look at young players before the World Cup.

Might be worth asking why, given this, it was classified a "test" when the games in Ireland were not.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby grande » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 15:01

Rankings Movements

- Wales v Japan was the only match that affected the rankings
- Japans win jumped them to 14th (from 17th) in the world; Wales fell to 10th (from 9th)
- Because of that, Italy gained one place, while Netherlands, Portugal, and Kazakhstan all fell one

New Zealand v Australia, Black Ferns lead 14-0

First Meeting: Australia 0-37 New Zealand, September 2, 1994
Most Recent Meeting: New Zealand 29-3 Australia, October 22, 2016

England v Canada, England leads series 21-3-1

First Meeting: Canada 8-12 England, June 10, 1993 (Canada Cup)
Most Recent Meeting: England 39-6 Canada, November 26, 2016

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby johnbirch » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 20:30

grande wrote:Rankings Movements

- Wales v Japan was the only match that affected the rankings
- Japans win jumped them to 14th (from 17th) in the world; Wales fell to 10th (from 9th)
- Because of that, Italy gained one place, while Netherlands, Portugal, and Kazakhstan all fell one

Zambia and Zimbabwe not included yet despite their test a week or so ago. Somehow guessed that would happen but have written to WR to ask why.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby grande » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 00:43

Stream for Canada v England. There's apparently one on the WR site, but damned if I can find it...

https://livestream.com/accounts/69849/events/7482007

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