Red Roses

History of Women’s Rugby: Red Roses break Kiwis’ World Cup stranglehold

Brendan Gallagher concludes his series charting the history of the women’s game

FOLLOWING four consecutive New Zealand Women’s World Cup titles there was an urgent need for somebody else to win the ultimate prize when the top teams gathered in France for the tournament in 2014. Despite the best efforts of opponents it was all getting a bit Groundhog Day.
England, who went so close in 2010, were the most likely side and indeed, ultimately, won the competition more of which anon, while hosts France had ambitions of their own and Canada were a coming force again.
However, it was Ireland, enjo...

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