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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 04:46

From ScrumQueens, interesting news about this year's Oceania XV Championship: it will be in november on three dates. Venue are the Fiji, if I have correctly read. Participating teams? They don't specify. The three days of competitions suggest four teams, but they could be also three, or six. I'd say Fiji (moreover if they are hosts), Samoa and PNG, then perhaps Tonga, perhaps Vanuatu (the article mentions the Vanuatu XV all-time debut), perhaps some other... The article mentions also New Zealand A and Australia A but probably it's referring to the 7s championship hosted by same Fiji few weeks before.
I think the XV championship will be a qualifier to the WRWC

https://postcourier.com.pg/future-ocean ... promising/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 20:40

I don't know if it was already known but there will be Zambia v Zimbabwe this saturday, as curtain opener before the men's same match.
The info comes directly from the World Rugby fixtures list https://www.world.rugby

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Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 20:53

Three different sources say the Spain v Ireland expected test match in November has been canned in favor of an Occitanie v Spain men+women doubleheader in Toulouse. Let's see if confirmation falls soon.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 15:40

Spain wins 17-5 in the uncapped game that opened its South African tour:
https://www.springboks.rugby/en/article ... -XV-defeat

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 16:05

Zambia beat Zimbabwe 21 - 15 in Lusaka. https://www.facebook.com/Zimbabwewomensrugby/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 19:42

Nice to see good results for Zambia's team

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 14 Sep 2019, 19:52

It's a pity though that there was a complete lack of information about the game and teams before the game, and I'm not sure we'll see much post-match either!

It looks like it was three tries apiece and either two penalties for Zambia or they managed to convert all three tries...

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 06:27

Three tries converted by Zambia, you may find some infos and photos on Tom Chaloba fb page. Curiously the score was 0-0 at halftime

* Zambia draws first blood with a try via Natasha Musonda on the 3rd min of the 2nd half
* 12 mins in the 2nd half and Zimbabwe score a try but missing the conversion. Scores are now 07-05
* Scores are now 14:05 for Zambia with a try by Mildred Malopa and a conversion by Anna Wilima Suzi
* Scores are now #Zambia 14: 10 as Zimbabwe respond with a try
* Zimbabwe scores their 3rd try but miss the conversion... Scores are now Zambia 14:15 Zimbabwe with less than 5 minutes to go
* Zambia scores their 3rd try via Prisca Samutela on the full time whistle with a successful conversion from Anna Suzi

Zambia line-up https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 20:04

Samoa confirms more or less the dates of the Oceania Championship (18-30 november, while PNG article said 18-26 november) and they're going to organize trails in Samoa, NZ and Australia to form the team.
So at least three teams competing: Fiji (hosts), Samoa, PNG.
The new supposed dates 18-30 could mean four days of games instead of three? We'll see
Also confirmed that the tournament will be also a World Cup qualifier

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby sjbret » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 22:01

And Fiji too.
Fiji Vs New Zealand A on 18th, Vs Samoa on 22th & Vs Tonga on 26th. Finals on 30th. All games in Lautoka.

World Rugby wrote:Oceania: The expanded Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship 2019 will act as the WRWC 2021 qualifier with the winner qualifying directly to WRWC 2021
Expanded maybe to eight teams with Australia A, PNG, Vanuatu and "X" but it would be a weaker pool than the other.

https://www.fijirugby.com/latest-news/f ... ualifiers/
https://www.world.rugby/news/410898
https://postcourier.com.pg/future-ocean ... promising/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 05:08

Thanks, Sjbret, very interesting. Of course I hope they will be 8 teams and not just 4. Even if, as you pointed out, it would be strange to have Fiji, Samoa and Tonga (1st, 2nd, 3rd classified last year) all in a pool and the other Oceania minor teams in the other pool.
This second hypothetic pool could be formed by Australia A, PNG and two hosts like Canada A and Japan Students

An other article indeed says (talking about the Oceania 7s)
The Canadian Women’s team and the Japan SDS Men’s and Women’s team will feature in this year’s format including Oceania’s Vanuatu Women’s team, who will feature in their first international rugby outing.
https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/sports/seven ... ceania-7s/

I suspect that Vanuatu will play just on the 7s tournament, they have never participated in Oceania 7s and it's unlikely they will debut directly with the XV format

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 12:26

Canalina wrote:Three tries converted by Zambia, you may find some infos and photos on Tom Chaloba fb page. Curiously the score was 0-0 at halftime

* Zambia draws first blood with a try via Natasha Musonda on the 3rd min of the 2nd half
* 12 mins in the 2nd half and Zimbabwe score a try but missing the conversion. Scores are now 07-05
* Scores are now 14:05 for Zambia with a try by Mildred Malopa and a conversion by Anna Wilima Suzi
* Scores are now #Zambia 14: 10 as Zimbabwe respond with a try
* Zimbabwe scores their 3rd try but miss the conversion... Scores are now Zambia 14:15 Zimbabwe with less than 5 minutes to go
* Zambia scores their 3rd try via Prisca Samutela on the full time whistle with a successful conversion from Anna Suzi

Zambia line-up https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Thanks for this :thumbup:

https://www.world.rugby/news/460846

Zambia will move up to 34th in the World Rugby Women's Rankings above Uzbekistan as a result of the win with Zimbabwe falling below Botswana and Madagascar to 44th.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 22:26

There will be live streaming for tomorrow's test match between South Africa and Spain:
https://www.laligasports.es/directos/ru ... -sudafrica

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 14:01

HT 5-15. Strong wind and lack of discipline from local side.

FT 12-29

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 04:17

23 women's ranked teams have still not played a test match during 2019 (according to my search)
Many european nations in the list

15 PORTUGAL
19 SWEDEN (should play in november's Euro Trophy)
22 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
23 BELGIUM
25 DENMARK
27 JAMAICA
29 GUYANA
30 ROMANIA
31 NORWAY
32 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
33 THAILAND
34 UZBEKISTAN
36 TONGA (should play in november's Oceania Cup)
37 CAYMAN
39 NAMIBIA
40 SWITZERLAND (should play in november's Euro Trophy, they already played one or two no-full tests)
42 BOTSWANA
43 LUXEMBOURG
46 PAPUA NEW GUINEA (should play in november's Oceania Cup)
47 SERBIA
50 BARBADOS
51 ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES
52 BAHAMAS

Not ranked teams that played a test match
RWANDA, BURUNDI, MALAYSIA, KYRGYZSTAN, AUSTRIA, VENEZUELA
Laos played against a Vietnam club
Vanuatu could play in november's Oceania Cup

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Tue, 24 Sep 2019, 18:12

Tomorrow the Mozambique national team play a match versus a south african club. XV? 7s? The poster doesn't specify it. It could be one only XV game or a series of 7s matches (from 14.00 to 17.00, the advise says)
https://www.facebook.com/federacaomocam ... =3&theater
EDIT: no, sorry, it says "friendly games". Plural. It must be 7s

According to ScrumQueens also Portugal would (finally!) re-giving life to their women XV team, with a series of stages programmed in the incoming season

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 16:51

Under 17
Mozambique v Overberg Rugby (Saf) 5-7

https://www.facebook.com/federacaomocam ... =3&theater

Not bad to see an U17 girls XV match in a country where one or two years ago rugby seemed not existing

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 07:47

South Africa v Scotland should be interesting: #11 in the World versus #12

Someone knows a live stream maybe?

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 08:48

Also Moçambique senior has played a match vs Overberg (Saf). Result: 0-38

Was it XV? So it seems

www.facebook.com/federacaomocambicanade ... =3&theater

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby sjbret » Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 19:38

Canalina wrote:Also Moçambique senior has played a match vs Overberg (Saf). Result: 0-38
Or 0-44 (Boland women's rugby facebook, Michelle Bosch, september 25th)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1595551137135151/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 20:02

Anyway their senior team seems pretty young too

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 13:08

I was wondering why the men's RWC board didn't organize a women test match as curtain raiser of a RWC match. To promote women's rugby. In a minor town like Kamaishi, for example. A thing like Japan vs Rest of the World. Maybe it's the same World Rugby that don't want to mush up the things, letting the World Cup to stand alone

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Canalina » Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 22:03

An other image of Mozambique senior. Their red & black uniform seems ideal for that Coca Cola sponsor :)

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Return_of_BG_97 » Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 01:04

Wow, even the token white player included!

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Thomas » Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 05:21

I picked up RTL 2 Channel here in Croatia which is my current stop and currently on RTL 2 they are showing a Female Rugby Player on atv the commercial is for Personal or Pension insurance etc. It has aired the last 3 nights and wondering does any know who the player is who gets the channel?

it is on Prime time hours. 2nd TV commercial I come across here in the Balkans that shows female Rugby players.

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