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September 2021

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 [...]

June 2021

Leanne Riley departs Quins

Harlequins Women can confirm that scrum-half Leanne Riley has joined Bristol Bears Women ahead of the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. The Red Roses international joins the West Country outfit after appearing 56 times for the Quarters over a four-season period. An integral part of the Club’s title-winning squad, Riley departs South West London [...]

Abbie Ward to depart Quins

Harlequins Women can confirm that second row Abbie Ward will leave South West London and join Bristol Bears Women ahead of the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s season. The England international has made 48 appearances in the famous Quarters since joining in 2017 from DMP Sharks, playing her last match in the Club’s Premier 15s [...]

May 2021

WRD Website to become walled archive

"So sad that your website had to come down, Max" That's the message I got from a few people when I closed the website down a few days ago in order to work out what I was doing and more importantly, who I was doing it for ... and WHY?! More and more, people [...]

Harlequins announce partnership with Orreco

Harlequins announce partnership with Orreco, world-leading experts in female athlete wellness, including nutrition, recovery and wellness around menstrual cycles Harlequins is delighted to become the first rugby club in the world to establish a relationship with Orreco, the leading sports performance and biomarker company. Orreco will provide its female Athlete Consultancy program to Harlequins Women, [...]

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