Women's rugby union

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England hit by injuries for Women’s Six Nations game against Italy
The Bristol second row Delaney Burns will make her England debut as Simon Middleton manages an injury-hit squad

Guardian sport

30, Mar, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Tearful Middleton hails Sarah Hunter as ‘the greatest England player of all time’
England coach Simon Middleton has paid tribute to the 37-year-old who retired with a record 141 caps after England’s victory over Scotland in the Six Nations

Sarah Rendell at Kingston Park

25, Mar, 2023 @9:02 PM

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Sarah Hunter signs off in style as Packer lights up England’s rout of Scotland
Sarah Hunter enjoyed a perfect send-off in her final game as England cruised to a 58-7 Six Nations victory against Scotland, with Marlie Packer scoring a hat-trick

Sarah Rendell at Kingston Park

25, Mar, 2023 @7:24 PM

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England 58-7 Scotland: Women’s Six Nations – as it happened
Marlie Packer’s scores a hat-trick as 10-try England blow Scotland away in perfect send-off for Sarah Hunter.

Daniel Gallan

25, Mar, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Sadia Kabeya: ‘I was like: wow, this is what international rugby feels like’
The England flanker Sadia Kabeya replaced her idol in last year’s World Cup final and has earned a starting place in Six Nations opener against Scotland

Emma John

24, Mar, 2023 @3:30 PM

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Women’s Six Nations 2023: team-by-team guide
England, fired by a desire to atone for World Cup heartache, are again favourites but a new-look France will challenge them

Sarah Rendell

22, Mar, 2023 @12:12 PM

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Shaunagh Brown: ‘It would have been the greatest win in rugby history’
England’s retired prop tells Sean Ingle about Women’s World Cup final defeat, the Six Nations and why political leaders make her feel ‘so ashamed’

Sean Ingle

19, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Alex Matthews insists England have put Women’s World Cup agony behind them
England ‘felt lost’ after defeat to New Zealand in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final, says flanker Alex Matthews ahead of their Six Nations defence

Sarah Rendell

15, Mar, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Ireland Women switch to navy shorts for Six Nations over period concerns
The Ireland women’s rugby team will wear navy shorts in this year’s Six Nations, becoming the first home nations team to change from their traditional white shorts over period concerns

John Ashdown

14, Mar, 2023 @11:38 AM

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Exeter’s eight tries sink Harlequins and light up Twickenham in Premier 15s
Claudia MacDonald and Kate Zackary scored two tries apiece as Premier 15s leaders Exeter beat Harlequins 25-54 in front of a bumper crowd

Robert Kitson at Twickenham

04, Mar, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Women’s rugby revolution gathers pace but the sums don’t yet add up
A lack of money and gulf in class between the top teams and the rest could undermine progress in the women’s game

Robert Kitson

03, Mar, 2023 @5:43 PM

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England injuries give nine uncapped players Women’s Six Nations chance
England have named nine uncapped players and recalled the experienced Natasha ‘Mo’ Hunt to their reshuffled squad for the forthcoming Six Nations

Robert Kitson

02, Mar, 2023 @2:12 PM

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