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Unread postby Thomas » Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 20:45

2 minute video about Guatemala Women's XV


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Unread postby Canalina » Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 07:25

Also the new website of the Algerian federation mentions a national women XV.
No words about the test match in Tunis but surely it has been called off
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Unread postby Thomas » Tue, 24 Mar 2020, 16:29

Based on this release, I assume it has been called off:

http://www.rugbyafrique.com/rugby-africa-adapts-plans-for-the-coming-season/

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Unread postby Thomas » Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 20:50

will USA Women's be the first victim of USA Rugby bankruptcy?

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Unread postby Canalina » Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 09:07

An article by Sudamerica Rugby about the man administrating the minor UAR unions and the UAR women's sector

"Women are already 7% of the total of Argentina's players, but the potential is great and we want to reach 9% in four years".
"What we lack? Women's rugby at the moment is based on little cities' clubs, we need that the major clubs in the big cities abandon their prejudices; fortunately this is starting to happen".

http://sudamerica.rugby/espanol/victor- ... -3?nid=371

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Unread postby mcruic » Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 09:51

Canalina wrote:Laos is playing two XV matches vs Kim Boi Wildcats, today and tuesday.
Kim Boi is a Viet Nam region not far from Hanoi and apparently "Wildcats" is the surname of their select, not the name of a local club

The event is an effect of the Pass It Back project (http://www.childfundpassitback.org/2017 ... vietnam-2/) so I suppose the local team must be very young, even if the game seems senior and not underage

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This team (Kim Boi Wildcats) could be thought of as the de facto national team of Vietnam, as they are classed as the "only all Vietnamese" club in Vietnam.

Many of the Laos players were under-16 (thus, development players for the future national team). I would say it was more like Laos A than Laos.

In any case, the result does not seem to be mentioned anywhere on this forum. In the end, it seems there was only one match:

Kim Boi Wildcats ("Vietnam") 0-35 Laos A
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Unread postby johnbirch » Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 10:11

Sadleir also expressed how 2021 could be used as a model for separating out Sevens and XVs programmes. Currently, England is the only leading nation with no cross over between sevens and XVs players.

“Ultimately our aim is to grow the game and over time less and less overlap between players who choose to be in sevens and players who choose to be in XVs,” said Sadleir.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/womens-sport/2020/04/12/world-rugby-fifa-icc-hold-joint-crisis-talks-amid-fears-fall/
Very interesting quote on one subject, buried in an interesting article on another.

She does also say
“There is some overlap now, but it is not a total overlap – there are [distinct] Sevens and XVs players. Unions will need to take that into consideration in terms of their campaign plans going forward. Long term the aim is to have enough depth in both of those formats, so that isn’t a necessity and that feeds into some of the work we are doing in terms of growing the game.”
but the do we read into this that instead of seeing sevens as a means to bring people/countries into fifteens its World Rugby's aim for these to become almost different sports.

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Unread postby Thomas » Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 12:09

that's the consensus in Latin American countries but I don't think there is a clear understanding they both depend of each other.

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Unread postby victorsra » Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 02:58

It took toooooooooooooooooooo longo for South America to understand the importance of women's XVs....
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Unread postby argie » Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 17:06

Evolution of transfers in Argentina

Women's rugby grew 121% in the last 5 years. Compared to 2018, last year there was a growth of 15%.
Today there are 6084 girls who practice rugby in the country, according to statistics from the end of 2019. In competitive age, that is, from U15 on, there are 5142 girls.

Number of players divided by the 8 regions and the 25 provincial unions.

Región Centro
Unión de Rugby Andina: 257.
Unión Cordobesa de Rugby: 648.

Región Litoral
Unión Entrerriana de Rugby: 348.
Unión de Rugby de Rosario: 228.
Unión Santafesina de Rugby: 210.

Región Noreste Argentino (NEA)
Unión de Rugby de Formosa: 245.
Unión de Rugby de Misiones: 268.
Unión de Rugby de Nordeste: 266.

Región Noroeste Argentino (NOA)
Unión Jujeña de Rugby: 78.
Unión de Rugby de Salta: 256.
Unión Santiagueña de Rugby: 169.
Unión de Rugby de Tucumán: 369.

Región Oeste
Unión de Rugby de Cuyo: 208.
Unión de Rugby de San Luis: 119.
Unión Sanjuanina de Rugby: 127.

Región Pampeana
Unión de Rugby de Mar del Plata: 108.
Unión de Rugby del Oeste de Buenos Aires: 366.
Unión de Rugby del Sur: 148.

Región Patagónica
Unión de Rugby del Alto Valle: 389.
Unión de Rugby Austral: 219.
Unión de Rugby del Valle de Chubut: 123.
Unión de Rugby Lagos del Sur: 98.
Unión Santacruceña de Rugby: 82.
Unión de Rugby de Tierra del Fuego: 143.

Región Buenos Aires
Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires: 596.


Number of players per category
Senior: 48,6%.
Youth: 35,92%.
Childish: 15,62%.


Today in Argentina there are 147 female referees.
URBA (22), Cordobesa (17), Nordeste and Santiagueña (11), are the unions with the highest number of signings.

https://uar.com.ar/2020/04/15/la-evoluc ... to-del-15/

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Unread postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 17:50

5100 players junior/senior is a good amount; if those numbers are "real", Argentina should start soon to internationally debut in XV, and maybe to become a good international team in 7s

I don't know how many female players are there in Italy; I will try to find out

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Unread postby Thomas » Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 07:24

PLEASE VOTE AND CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE OTHER FORUM WHO DO YOU WANT AS PRESIDENT.

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Unread postby victorsra » Sun, 03 May 2020, 18:32

So, World Rugby is discussing a 4 Nations for women's rugby between NZ, Australia, USA and Canada: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rugb ... -fb3m5h2qm
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Unread postby Canalina » Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:35

Top 20 influential women in rugby, by Allison Donnelly on the Times (for subscribers)
#20 is Ugrugbychicklet
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inspiring-au ... -875l35tvq

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Unread postby Canalina » Sun, 24 May 2020, 04:59

Beaumont: "We have already got a few ideas in the pipeline, looking at a global women's competition with promotion and relegation."

http://www.givemesport.com/1566974-wome ... mens-rugby

As I've already said in the men section, I don't like the idea of a yearly competition involving all the best teams of the planet, because it would be a sort of camouflaged World Cup depreciating the real World Cup.
The Six Nations has a good success, in terms of spectators and maybe also in terms of media attention, and it could be an example to imagine some other such competitions; anyway I know that a similar tournament can't be at the moment replicated in the Four Nations (Japan is too less strong than Aus and Nze; Argentina has not even a XV team) and in the ARC (Usa, Can ok; Brazil relatively ok; but Arg, Chi, Uru are still too in the back in women's XV rugby).
I don't know, it's not easy to purpose a solution. The European, African and Asian continental championships are still too few and inconstantly participated to be a solid base of development
Maybe some federations (Portugal, Argentina, maybe Romania and Georgia) should be pressed to start fielding a XV national team, to widen a bit the world panorama; but I haven't other ideas

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