Ten years ago the Wests Bulldogs rugby club in Brisbane was in need of some help. The club house was run-down; filled with weeds and the odd graffiti tag. Junior player numbers were dwindling and the Club struggled with a solution to turn this around. The on field results told a similar concerning story – no finals football for over ten years and a premiership was a distant memory.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today resolved to discontinue the Western Force Super Rugby licence.
Wallaroos Head Coach Paul Verrell has named his match-day 23 ahead of the team’s opening pool game of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World, against host-nation Ireland, at the University College Dublin (UCD) Bowl at 4:00am (AEST) on Thursday, 10 August.
The inaugural Aon Women’s University Sevens Series (Aon Uni 7s) was officially launched at Macquarie University in Sydney today, hailing the evolution of Women’s Rugby Sevens in Australia with the five-week tournament to kick off on August 25.