Mary’s Wonder Women: Super W grand final – tonight!

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. Tonight, the inaugural season of the Super W comes to a conclusion, when the New South Wales Waratahs take on the Queensland Reds at Allianz Stadium from 4:45pm. The two most dominant teams have made it to the final, with NSW and Queensland finishing […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Sport Presses for Progress

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is always an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come on our journey towards gender equality, but also a reminder of how much work we still have to do. When it comes to sport, we have […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Super W kicks off

This article was first written and published for The Roar. Rugby fans, Super W has officially arrived. Yesterday was a big day for rugby in Australia. There were several key announcements made about the women’s XV game, including the announcement of the draw for the inaugural Super W competition, details about where fans can watch […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: The Pearls come home to Sydney

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  Flashback to 2009. An announcement was made that rugby sevens would become an Olympic sport, set to make its debut in 2016 at Rio. It was at this point that preparations began in Australia to not only feature men’s and women’s teams in that Olympics, […]

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 […]