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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil

Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France

The 7s international will win her first cap for Ireland in 15s.

# womens-rugby - Friday 22 December, 2017

Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad

‘I had hoped to finish my career after playing in one last Six Nations, but it is not to be.’

9 uncapped players as Ireland Women build up to Six Nations without Spence and Murphy

New head coach Adam Griggs has plenty of experienced talents in his 38-strong squad.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster

It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Here are the 2018 Six Nations fixtures for the Ireland Women and U20 teams

Both sides will finish off with games against England on St Patrick’s Day weekend.

# womens-rugby - Friday 17 November, 2017

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# womens-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

It's been a difficult road for Tullamore but there were jubilant scenes as they secured first AIL win

Elsewhere, Alison Miller grabbed five tries as Old Belvedere ran riot.

# womens-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leinster's Adam Griggs named as new Ireland Women's XV head coach

New Zealander takes charge until the end of the 2018 Six Nations.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Champions UL Bohs make it five wins from five with impressive show against Belvo

There were plenty of tries and no shortage of exciting action in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Seven Irish players named in Barbarians squad for historic women's game with Munster

Thomond Park hosts the match next weekend.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 26 October, 2017

RFU close to agreeing match fees for Women's 15s squad ahead of their November Tests

England have named a 35-strong elite squad for the season ahead, with 28 women in their November training squad.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Rugby clubs in Ireland and England are protesting against IRFU's advert for new women's head coach

Players have been pictured wearing wristbands that read ‘legacy’ on them.

# womens-rugby - Friday 20 October, 2017

IRFU denies it has downgraded women's head coach role and 'regrets any upset caused'

The union has released a statement this afternoon.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months

The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.

# womens-rugby - Monday 28 August, 2017

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Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup

Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.

# womens-rugby - Friday 18 August, 2017

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test Insight This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test

The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland

The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.

# womens-rugby - Monday 14 August, 2017

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 13 August, 2017

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

# womens-rugby - Friday 11 August, 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool Douze Points! This post contains videos

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

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Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

# womens-rugby - Monday 7 August, 2017

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

# womens-rugby - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'

New Zealand’s brilliant scrum-half is working to create solid pathways for girls to follow in her footsteps.

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

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