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Monday, February 16, 2009

Wales v England: highlights

BBC Wales have posted the highlights of Saturday's dramatic and historic game at Taffs Well. The video is just under two minutes, but all the main scores are included - including the two penalty kicks at the end of the game. Also some great photos to be found here.

However, as with Ireland's equally remarkable win the week before, the weekend's press seem to have comprehensively ignored the event (which I guess England will be rather pleased about!). Quite what the heck women's rugby, or sport in general, has to do in order to break through into the conciousness of TV, radio and newspaper sports editors I really don't know. I suppose they'd say that "there isn't any interest" - but how do they know? 

No reply yet from the BBC to my complaint about their lack of coverage last week, incidentally. Has anyone else complained? You might make mention of this weekend's events, perhaps, if you do. My guess is that one factor behind all this is that people do not complain enough.

Pleased to see that its not me who finds this lack of coverage annoying. Want to know about women in sport? is a new blog from a writer in Devon that is highlighting major news stories about all women's sport (and especially those stories that the media as a whole ignores - because the problem is not just rugby). Worth a look, not least because it includes this blog in a list of only five or six sources - so clearly a writer with taste and discernment as well as talent!

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