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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Women's Rugby

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Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals
A big win over Fiji to start the day made all the difference as France await in the quarter-finals.
Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals
The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.
Ireland look to defence for next building block against France
The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.
Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more
The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.
Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat
Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.
Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate
Video footage was damning for Patu, though the minimum sentence for the offence was halved by the disciplinary committee.
Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo
Here’s what you may have missed in the 12th round of women’s AIL fixtures this weekend.
Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland
Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.
In-form Niamh Briggs shines once again as UL Bohs beat Railway Union
Meanwhile, there were wins for Cooke and Blackrock in the Women’s AIL.
17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney
The young flyer is one of three players travelling after being involved in Six Nations prep with the 15-a-side team.
Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales
Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.
RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts
Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.
Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders
Blackrock also recorded a big win in the Women’s AIL this weekend.
Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai
Anthony Eddy’s side finished the women’s tournament in eighth place, but ran England and France close along the way.
Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s
The Black Ferns were clinical, scoring two tries either side of half-time to swing the pool decider away from Ireland.
Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham
Adam Griggs’ side conclude their two-game November schedule against England this evening.
Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan
The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.
'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'
Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.
Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.
'A big step': England hand out 28 full-time contracts to women's squad
The RFU say they want to drive growth in the women’s game at every level.
Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds
Head coach Ben Armstrong says his players are keen for more inter-provincial fixtures in the future.
'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'
Nora Stapleton explains how the ‘Give It a Try’ campaign worked out over the summer.
'We're all equal... A female coach with a female team shows it's not all male-orientated'
Clondalkin RFC have ambitions to grow the female side of their club in the coming years.
AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list
The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.
Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland
After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.
IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'
The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.
Murphy Crowe strikes twice to deliver Challenge Trophy for Ireland at Paris 7s
Ireland remained calm under pressure to finish on a high note at the World Series event.
November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin
Adam Griggs’ side will face the world’s fifth-ranked team the day after Ireland’s men host the All Blacks.
17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women
The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.
'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'
Leah Lyons talks to The42 about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and why she decided to call out a spectator who made a horrible remark about her.
Ireland internationals inspire Railway Union to All-Ireland glory
Blackrock and Tullamore also claimed silverware at Dubarry Park yesterday.
Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing
Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.
Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil
Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.
Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France
The 7s international will win her first cap for Ireland in 15s.
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.
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.
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.
'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland
They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.
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.