Yearly Archives: 2021

December 2021

End of 2021 THANK YOU #WRD Patreons

This post was first written for my Patreons only, on August 27th - but I wanted to round off the year by thanking them again. Some small changes have been made to reflect the last 4 months. It's been a busy year here at #WRD, so I thought I would share some insights [...]

October 2021

MATCH REPORT – Abbey Women v Hove Women 26.9.21

After last week’s disappointing result against Henley, Abbey Women regrouped to deliver a bonus-point victory over a strong Hove side to kickstart their Championship 1 South campaign.  Four tries apiece from Abbey and Hove ensured a well-contested game of rugby for the crowd, but in the end it was the boot of Rose Brown [...]

September 2021


Congratulations to Claire Molloy on an Outstanding International Rugby Career Congratulations to Claire Molloy who, this week, announced her retirement from International Rugby after what has been an incredible twelve years. A true legend of the game and role model to so many- Molloy has had an international career to be proud of. Having [...]

Match Report: UKAF Women v Equipe de France Militaire Féminine

by Matt Merritt from It’s been a long wait for the return of forces rugby, with inter services games suspended for the last two years due to Covid we’ve missed out on some great matchups, so it was somehow fitting for the return of military women’s rugby to come in the form of [...]

Class of 2021: First wave to see rugby go professional

By Susan Ninan Meerarani Hembram and Arti Kumari are roughly ten years apart in age and at the far ends of their career graphs. The former has spent close to a decade in rugby and the latter is coming off her first-ever international tournament. For both, though, Indian rugby taking strides towards professionalization and players [...]

August 2021


All five matches from the opening round will be broadcast followed by two fixtures per round for the remainder of the 2021/22 season. How to watch Allianz Premier 15s live streams Allianz Premier 15s fixtures announced for 2021/22 Quality highlights packages from the three non-streamed games will also be produced. Following a successful pilot, we [...]

2021/22 Energia All-Ireland League Fixtures Confirmed

The fixtures for the Energia All-Ireland League 2021/22 season have been confirmed. The action gets underway with a full round of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League on Saturday September 25th. The default kick-off times for men’s games will be 2:30pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Saturdays for women’s games but can be adjusted based on [...]

Four Autumn Tests for Red Roses

England Women will play four home Tests this autumn, including back-to-back matches against New Zealand. The Red Roses, ranked No.1 in the world, will take on the Black Ferns (weekends of 29-31 October and 5-7 November) as well as Canada (weekend of 12-14 November) and USA (weekend of 19-21 November).* The quartet of matches [...]

Amy Cokayne Re-Signs with Harlequins Women

Harlequins Women are delighted to announce that hooker Amy Cokayne has re-signed with the Club ahead of the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. 25-year-old England international Cokayne has run out 57 times for her country and played a pivotal part in last season’s successes scoring two tries in the Allianz Premier 15s final at Kingsholm [...]

Allianz Premier 15s 2021/22 season fixtures announced

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced fixtures for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. It will once again be played over 18 rounds, culminating with play-offs (21 May 2022) and a title final (4 June 2022, venue TBC). With no promotion or relegation, there are no changes to the 10 teams within [...]

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