Friday, 27 July 2018

England Women disappoint at Rugby World Cup Sevens

Another talking point from the Rugby World Cup Sevens last weekend was the failure of the (professional) England Women's team to progress beyond the first round of the competition after losing their opening match to (part-time) Ireland.

Yes, they went on to lift the Challenge Trophy, but finishing the tournament in 9th place overall was arguably a poor return on the investment made by the RFU in the sevens squad and must surely call into question  RFU's decision to prioritise the resourcing of the sevens programme at the expense of the 15-a-side game?

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