Mary’s Wonder Women: The Wallaroos get their pay day

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  During 2016 I wrote at least one article a week about women’s sport. That’s at least 52 articles covering the talents and successes of women across a number of sports including rugby league, rugby union, AFL, football, basketball, netball, softball and cricket. This year I make […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Rugby joins the women’s sport party

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. For Rugby Australia, 2017 will be a year some key stakeholders will quickly want to forget. It’s a year that will be remembered for stoushes in the Super Rugby, uncertainty at an administrative level and concern about the performance of the Wallabies on the […]

HSBC Rugby 7’s Wrap

This article was first written by Stephen Mortimer. The first round of the HSBC series was won by Australia in emphatic style, beating the USA 34-0.Australia were unbeaten throughout and were easily the best team of the tournament. It was their first tournament win since 2016. The upset of the weekend was the loss by […]

Countdown to the World 7s

This article was first written by Stephen Mortimer. The 2017/18 HSBC Women’s World Rugby 7’s tournament kicks off in Dubai on 30 November and travels to Sydney, Japan, Canada and concludes in Paris in June. This is a watershed year in 7’s rugby as the teams will assemble for the first time, between the Sydney and Japanese […]

Women’s sport weekly wrap: All about participation in league and rugby

This story was first written and published for The Roar. When our major sports talk about establishing women’s competitions, one of the key words is sustainability. It’s important that we aim to develop competitions that are exciting, marketable and that feature exceptional talent, but the core obligation must be to ensure our competitions are sustainable. […]

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Here come the Wallaroos

This story was first written for and published by The Roar Sports. It has been an absolutely remarkable week for the Matildas, who are currently in the United States competing in the Tournament of Nations against three of the top ten best female football teams in the world: Japan, the United States and Brazil. Last […]