Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Forgotten stars; Letter.

Sir, On Saturday England women's rugby team were crowned RBS Six Nations Grand Slam champions for the second consecutive year. I watched a tightly fought game against Wales and picked up your paper on Monday expecting at least a mention of their success, but nothing.

What hope is there for English sport when we give more attention to boozed-up "stars" throwing away their opportunities than amateurs who give their all?

Susan Francombe

St Albans

The Times (London, England) (March 20, 2007): p16

Saturday, 17 March 2007

England chase title

Rugby union England will achieve their second grand slam in successive seasons if they beat Wales in the women's international in Taffs Well today. Sue Day leads an unchanged XV against a Wales side who have lost once in this year's championship, to France, and are celebrating 20 years of international women's rugby in the Principality.

The Times (London, England) (March 17, 2007): p107.

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Scotland; Women's rugby union

SCOTLAND suffered their third loss in four RBS Six Nations matches when they went down 18-6 to Ireland at Meggetland in Edinburgh.

The Irish opened the scoring with a penalty from Jo O'Sullivan and a Sarahjane Belton try gave them an 8-6 half-time lead. Ireland dominated the second half with tries from Jeannette Feighery and Lynne Cantwell sealing their first win of the season.

Sunday Times (London, England) (March 11, 2007): p20.