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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Women's Rugby

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WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.
Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022
The decision was made because of the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby
Cantwell will become SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.
Strong club structure essential for Ireland to make next step up, says Considine
Eimear Considine will wait well over a year between competitive matches for Ireland.
Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.
France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille
Ireland’s final game of the competition was due to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday.
Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress
The 18-year-old was due to skip the second half of the Six Nations, but its postponement means she is back in Ireland’s ranks.
World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby
New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.
'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'
Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.
Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad
The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.
'Ireland need to qualify for a World Cup and I wanted to be a better player'
Clare woman Edel McMahon is feeling the benefits of moving away to play with Wasps.
Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England
Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.
IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook
The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.
Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland
The Rush woman was grateful to the Donnybrook crowd that kept her going when her ‘lungs were bursting, body is screaming.’
Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'
Adam Griggs’ side are chasing a repeat of the 2018 win over Wales. They have only beaten Scotland since.
Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio
Eimear Considine will face a fitness test later this week, while Cliodhna Moloney is progressing through concussion RTP protocols.
'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle
The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.
'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'
Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.
Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway
The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.
Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland
A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.
'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women
Three wins is the stated goal for this year’s Championship. So Ireland Women must make their home a foreboding place for opponents.
'Until you go into the trenches you never know'
After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.
Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile
The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.
Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town
Here are your ridiculously early Women’s Six Nations predictions.
Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash
Ben Armstrong’s side will take on in-form Harlequins after a Premiership fixture.
New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland
Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.
Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX
The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.
'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'
Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.
Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy
Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.
Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad
Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.
Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'
The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.
'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals
The international fullback captains the southern province against Connacht in Templeville Road today.
Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster
‘There’s nothing they did that we couldn’t have a response to,’ says Beth Cregan after looking back on the loss to Leinster in the round robin stage.
Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster
Connacht are next up for Munster after the western province forced a win in Ulster.
Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster
Molly Scuffil McCabe set Leinster on course for a convincing win in Armagh.
Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand
This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.
'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'
Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.
Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games
This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.
Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career
Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.
Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s
Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.