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. […]

Wallabies and Wallaroos in a Bledisloe double header

This story was first written and published for The Roar. My dad has tickets for the Bledisloe Cup tomorrow night at ANZ Stadium. When he looked at the event information he noticed though that there wasn’t just one game of rugby happening, but two. He then called me to ask whether he should go to […]

Women’s World Cups part of strategic bidding plan

This article was first written and published for The Roar. This week the New South Wales government signalled its intention to be a heavy hitter in the sporting event space over the next ten years with a strategic decision announced on Monday to bid for ten world cups in the next ten years. When it […]

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, […]