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Only the Ball Should Bounce Leave a comment Read more »

Only the Ball Should Bounce

Can you imagine playing rugby without a sports bra? No, me neither – but amazingly, that’s what women used to do. Until recently, when some medieval “breast-bags”- yes that’s the technical term – were found behind a wardrobe in Austria, the bra was believed to…


A Military Approach: Eliminate Fears Leave a comment Read more »

A Military Approach: Eliminate Fears

A rugby match is a lot like a battle. You size up the enemy, don your body armour and go forth onto the field of combat. You put your body on the line for your comrades and either enjoy victory or suffer defeat. In the…


The Rules to Rugby According to Lynx Leave a comment Read more »

The Rules to Rugby According to Lynx

Don’t be fooled by the reassuring 1950s public service announcement style voiceover: this video teaches you very little about rugby and a lot more about how some people perceive women’s rugby. This video, which purports to explain the laws (laws not rules, Lynx!) of rugby…


Why (More) Women Should Play Rugby Read more »

Why (More) Women Should Play Rugby

England won the 6 Nations Grand Slam last weekend after beating Ireland 23-6. Think you read that wrong? That’s because I’m talking about the women’s game. In fact the women’s team have won the tournament every year for the last seven years. England has the…


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