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RFU awards England Women full-time contracts

The RFU revealed plans for England Women to go fully professional last year, awarding full-time contracts to players for the first time.

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RFU awards 3 England Women full-time deals

England Women internationals Emily Scarratt, Natasha Hunt and Jess Breach have been awarded full time professional contracts for the 2019, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced on Thursday.

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Australia bid to host 2021 Women's RWC

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is confident of delivering a record-breaking women's Rugby World Cup if Australia is granted the right to host the 2021 tournament.

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RFU medical chief wants 'major' concussion campaign

The Rugby Football Union's head of medicine Dr. Simon Kemp has called for a major public health initiative to increase awareness of concussion.

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Harlequins, Saracens aim to inspire next generation

Harlequins and Saracens meet in Ealing on Sunday to contest the inaugural Tyrrells Premier 15s final, with organisers hoping it will act as a springboard to bigger and better things for the fledgling league.

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Daley-McLean: Record attendance the level women's game should be at

There is still bitter disappointment in the squad after the last-gasp defeat to France in front of a world record crowd in Grenoble. We went there to win, give ourselves the best opportunity of going for a Grand Slam this weekend but we fell short.

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France Women end England's Grand Slam bid

Jessy Tremouliere's last minute try ended England Women's Six Nations Grand Slam bid as France Women claimed a dramatic 18-17 victory in Grenoble.

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Daley-McLean: Monumental changes in women's rugby

England's Katy Daley-McLean opens up on how much the women's game has changed, their chances in a Grand Slam showdown with France and how being captain has changed her outlook.

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Daley-McLean: Crazy to underestimate Scotland at home

England Women fly-half Katy Daley-McLean hopes that her team can take the positives from previous Six Nations games against Italy and Wales to produce a third win on Friday evening.

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Daley-McLean: England must cut out errors

England Women fly-half Katy McLean admits her side were below par against Italy -- despite winning 42-7 -- and she expects Wales to come out fighting on Saturday.

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Women's Six Nations column: England's Katy Mclean

England Women's fly-half Katy Mclean previews the start of the Red Roses Six Nations campaign and expresses her excitement about the prospect of trips to Italy, France and Scotland.

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RFU appoints Day as new finance chief

England's record try scorer Sue Day will join the Rugby Football Union's (RFU) board in the spring after being appointed its new chief financial officer.

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England Women seal series whitewash

Jess Breach scored five tries as England Women claimed a 3-0 series win over Canada Women with a 69-19 victory at Twickenham.

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Hunter set to win 100th England cap

England captain Sarah Hunter will make her 100th international appearance in the second Test against Canada Tuesday night.

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England women reach new RFU pay deal

England's women are to be paid squad and match fees after a deal lasting one year was agreed with the Rugby Football Union.

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Wilson announces international retirement

Try-scoring maestro Kay Wilson has announced her international retirement from the England Women's team, effective immediately.

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Tyrrells Premier 15s round 1 wrap

Catch up on all the results as a new era of women's rugby got under way at the weekend with the first round of the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

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RFU to stream Premier 15s games live

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will stream at least five matches from the new women's domestic competition this season as part of the governing body's strategy to grow the women's game.

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England make one change for WRWC final

England boss Simon Middleton has made one change to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.