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Wallaroos welcome Japanese Test series

Japan aren't elite level opposition but they'll do just nicely for an Australian women's rugby team desperate to beef up their Test program.

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NSW secure back-to back Super W titles

NSW have won back-to-back Super W crowns with a thrilling 8-5 victory over arch-rivals Queensland in the 2019 title decider in Sydney.

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Wallaroos captain banned for six weeks for bite

Wallaroos captain Liz Patu has been suspended for six weeks after pleading guilty to biting an opponent during a Super W game in Australia, Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) said.

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Wallaroos captain Liz Patu cited for biting

Australian women's rugby captain Liz Patu is facing accusations of biting an opponent during a Super W match and will learn her fate at a disciplinary hearing on Monday evening.


Walsh backs Cherry to shine as a mum

Emilee Cherry's former coach has backed the Australian Sevens standout to flourish once she returns from the birth of her first child later this year.

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espnW foresight: Stars, shockers and stories of 2019

As the countdown to the 2019 season begins we look ahead to our four big women's winter codes: AFLW, Super Netball, Super W and rugby league. What will be the same in 2019? What has changed? Read our bold predictions for the season ahead.


Aussies finish fifth at World Series opener

The Australian women's rugby sevens World Series title defence is off to a rocky start after a heavy quarter-final loss to the US in the opening event in Denver, Colorado.

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Wallaroos go West for first time

The Wallaroos and Back Ferns will join the Wallabies and All Blacks in Perth for the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Western Australia, as international rugby makes its debut at the new Burswood stadium in 2019.

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World Rugby hint at new international women's comp

World Rugby have hinted at a potential women's Rugby Championship-style competition in the coming future, with General Manager of Women's Rugby Katie Sadleir telling media in Sydney an international competition could be around the corner.

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Aussie rugby gold medallists re-sign

Australian rugby sevens co-captains Sharni Williams and Shannon Parry and Olympic gold medal-winning teammate Alicia Quirk have re-signed, locking them up until the end of 2020.

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Riordan returns for Wallaroos to face NZ

Centre Sarah Riordan's return from injury is the only change to the Wallaroos as they attempt to improve on their heartening effort against world champions New Zealand.

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RA rejects claims of Wallaroos "snub"

Rugby Australia has rejected accusations of discrimination after the Wallaroos and Black Ferns were unable to warm-up on ANZ Stadium before their first double-header with the Wallabies and All Blacks in Sydney.

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Uni Sevens to have international feel

AON University Sevens series two will have a distinctly international feel when it kicks off in Hobart on Saturday, with players from around the world representing 10 of Australia's universities in the nationwide women's competition.

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World champion Black Ferns rout Wallaroos

New Zealand women's rugby domination over arch rivals Australia has continued with the all-conquering Black Ferns crushing the Wallaroos 31-11 in the Bledisloe Cup curtain raiser in Sydney.

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Wallaroos name experienced Patu as captain

Wallaroos coach Dwayne Nestor has named experienced hooker Liz Patu as the sides new captain ahead of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Black Ferns.

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English backpacker turns Wallaroo

For new Wallaroos recruit Fi Jones, the opportunity to pull on the gold jersey against the Black Ferns would rate among her proudest moments - despite the fact she's a Brit.

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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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Women's RWC receives Gov support

The Australian Government have announced their support for Rugby Australia's bid to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup by providing $300,000 to support the sporting body.

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New-look Wallaroos World Cup focused

The Wallaroos have announced a new-look 15-a-side squad, featuring 13 uncapped players, to play two Tests against world champions New Zealand next month in preparation for the 2021 World Cup.