Women

It is an exciting time for Women’s Rugby in Australia, with two forms of the Game, Sevens and 15s, now being played in schools and clubs across the country.

Girls can play Rugby at school and club level in all-girl or mixed gender teams up to the age of 12, starting with U6s Tag, or non-tackle, Rugby. Teenage girls can participate in school-based competitions provide by their State Union, while females aged over 18 can participate in club-based competitions across the country.
 
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Sevens
 
The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has seen global growth of the game, and nowhere stronger than in Australia. A fun, fast and exciting Game, Sevens is being embraced by all ages and abilities. A number of pathways have been developed offering girls the opportunity to play socially and at representative level.

Australian Women’s Sevens Team – Pearls

The Australian Pearls are currently competing in the 2014/2015 Women’s Sevens World Series. This season’s tournament begins at the purpose built Sevens stadium in Dubai, which played host to the first ever IRB Women's Sevens World Series event last year.

The Series will then continue in global destinations USA (Atlanta), Brazil, (Sao Paulo), Canada (Langford), England (London) and Netherlands (Amsterdam), highlighting the ongoing growth and development of women's Rugby around the world.

IRB Women's Sevens World Series - Dates and Venues.

IRB Women's Sevens World Series - Dates and Venues

Round

Location

Date

1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4-5 December 2014

2

Sao Paulo, Brazil

7-8 February 2015

3

Atlanta, USA

14-15 March 2015

4

Langford, Canada

18-19 April 2015

5

London, England

15-16 May 2015

6 Amsterdam, Netherlands 22-23 May 2015
 
 
Australian National Women’s Sevens Championships
The National Women’s Sevens Championships takes place annually, and this year, occured in Sydney in March. Teams from state unions and affiliates will compete to become national champions and individuals vie for National squad selection.

 
Finalists Australian Touch and ACT
National Women's Sevens Championships 2013

Australian Youth Sevens Championships
The second National Schoolgirl Sevens Championship for 2015 took place in Sydney in March with the NSW Blue team taking out the victory in the final.
 
State representative players battle it out to be crowned National Champions, as well as the opportunity to be selected into the Australian Youth squad. For more information on participating in Schoolgirl Sevens programs please contact your local state union.

 
15s
 
Australian Women’s Team – Wallaroos

The Australian Women’s 15-a-side team embarked on the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign in France. The Wallaroos achieved their best ever WRWC position in 2010 by finishing a strong third place and in 2014 secured 7th after a win over Wales in the play-off match.

 

Women’s Rugby in Australia has received a significant boost with the reintroduction of the Australian Rugby Union’s National Women’s XVs Championship to be held in Sydney in June.

The two-day championship will be hosted at St Ignatius College, Riverview across June 23–26 and give female players across the country an ideal opportunity to impress for future Wallaroos and Women’s Sevens Rugby selection.

Teams competing in the championship are Australian Services Rugby Union, Sydney, NSW Country, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. 

In addition, the ARU will host a Wallaroos training camp for an extended squad at Bond University in August, commencing the squad’s preparation for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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