September 2023

Baabaas to test Bok Women’s skill and process

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The iconic Barbarian Rugby Football Club will not only bring hype and style to the local rugby scene but will provide an ideal opportunity for the Springbok Women to test themselves against some of the best names in the game. And for interim Springbok Women head coach Louis Koen, the match [...]

July 2023

18 Teams set for inaugural WXV

Following Italy’s WXV play-off win against Spain last week we know how the 18 teams will line up when the first edition of World Rugby’s new global annual women’s 15s competition gets underway in October. Italy’s 23-0 victory against Spain in Piacenza seven days ago means the last piece of the inaugural WXV puzzle [...]

December 2022

MATCH REPORT Abbey Women 5 – 12 OA Saints

MATCH REPORT - Abbey Women 5-12 OA Saints 4.12.22 In one of the best defensive displays so far this season, Abbey Women kept a fourth-placed Old Albanian Saints scoreless until three minutes before halftime, and replacement prop Hannah Gale’s second-half score was enough to secure a losing bonus point for the dogged home side. It [...]

Devon U18s Girls win against Somerset

Devon U18s Girls open the County season with a win against Somerset Sunday saw Devon U18s take on their Neighbours, Somerset, in what was a hard fought battle in very soft conditions. Tiverton Rugby Clubs pitch held strong following several weeks of high rainfall which led to the cancellations of so many fixtures this [...]

September 2022

Abbey Women 17 Richmond Women 34

A dominant Richmond team claimed the bragging rights in the season opener, but Abbey Women produced a valiant display, scoring three well-worked team tries on a day where six players debuted. After some player movement and retirement over the off-season, a new-look Abbey Women brought a mixture of youth and experience as they played [...]

May 2022

London Derby in Final Round of Allianz P15

A London Clash for Final Allianz Premier 15s Fixture This weekend Wasps head to North London for a London Derby against Saracens, marking the end of their 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s Season. Their defeat to Gloucester Hartpury last weekend put Wasps Women out of the runnings for this season's playoffs. However, Captain Claire Molloy [...]

February 2022

MATCH REPORT – Abbey Women 17-50 Bath Ladies

MATCH REPORT A dominant performance from the league title contenders Bath Ladies, including five individual tries from scintillating winger Hannah Meek, kept Abbey Women in their mid-table position despite some promising periods of play from the home side. Three quick tries from the visitors in the opening quarter stunned Abbey, who were caught off-guard by [...]

January 2022

MATCH REPORT – Abbey Women v Thurrock T-Birds 9.1.22

ALL PHOTOS CREDITED TO @rugbygrandad Abbey Women’s impressive 17 home game winning streak came to an end on Sunday as Championship 1 leaders Thurrock secured a bonus-point victory, which Abbey pushed them all the way for. Determined to make improvements on the 50-0 drubbing they endured earlier in the season away to the Essex [...]

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 [...]

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