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England Star Tamara Taylor Everest Rugby Challenge with Shane Williams, Ollie Phillips

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ENGLAND, UK –  Lock Tamara Taylor is used to overcoming insurmountable obstacles. She is among a generation of women players who tasted success at the highest level – Taylor was a member of the 2014 World Cup-winning side – with a fraction of the support the men’s game enjoys. While that is starting to change, […]

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Swinging Low and Flying High: Catherine Spencer Inspires Us All

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It’s fair to say that in sport, especially at an international level, winning is everything. Sure, the taking part is important but, by and large, if you don’t come back with a shield, you’re expected to come back on it. It’s a sentiment that former England captain Catherine Spencer is familiar with. […]

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Women’s Six Nations 2015: Round Four Preview

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It’s been a fortnight since we were last in the company of the women’s international sides in this year’s Women’s Six Nations, but there’s been plenty going on in the meantime. First up is the excellent news that the 2015 Women’s Varsity match is going to receive equal billing with the men’s […]

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Women’s Six Nations Round Three Review

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The third round of the Women’s Six Nations 2015 promised to be a mouthwatering affair and it certainly lived up to expectations. We’ll start with the Friday-night action in Montauban, where more than 8,000 people flocked to the Stade Sapiac to watch France take on Wales. Only points difference separated the two […]

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Women’s Six Nations Preview: France Host Wales for Match of Championship

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CASTRES – FRANCE The 2015 Women’s Six Nations competition picks up where it left off a fortnight ago with three mouthwatering games. First up is Ireland v England at Ashbourne on Friday night, and while I’m sure this time around there won’t be any floodlighting slip-ups, my shoulders automatically slump at the prospect of another […]

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Women’s 6 Nations: Week Two – The Lights Go Out in Ireland and England Roar Back

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The opening week’s coverage of the Women’s Six Nations left me foaming at the mouth, so it had to get better for week two, right? Er, no. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Round two of the competition promised much: Ireland taking on France on home soil (though questions will surely […]

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