Time will benefit Wallaroos Rugby World Cup campaign

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Last week World Rugby formally ratified a recommendation to postpone the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in Auckland from 18 September until 16 October 2021. The tournament will now be held in 2022. Your expectation may be that this […]

Sharni Williams recommits to sevens ahead of Tokyo Olympics

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. In a significant boost to the Australian women’s rugby sevens program, last week veterans Sharni Williams and Shannon Parry recommitted for an additional year. This means the pair will be available to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where the Aussies are hoping to […]

Claudia ringing the Bell for women’s rugby

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Claudia Bell was recently recognised for her outstanding achievements in advancing the opportunities for women and girls to play rugby at the Her Sport Her Way Awards. Bell was named Young Achiever of the Year. I was fortunate enough to be at the awards ceremony […]

Rebels co-captain Melanie Kawa ready for a big season

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. The opening two seasons of the Super W have been challenging for the Melbourne Rebels, who are yet to register a win. Heading into season three, the Rebels have added experienced campaigner Melanie Kawa to their squad.

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. In the past, the Wallaroos were not given the opportunity to play together regularly. Over the last decade, there have been some years during which the Aussie women have played together as a team as little as twice. In some years, the team have […]

Season 2 of Super W has arrived!

This article was first written and published by The Roar. Rugby Australia launched season two of the Super W competition in this week and I continue to be pleased with the increased focus and attention that Rugby Australia is giving to the women’s XV version of the game. This has not always been the case. […]