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Monday, April 20, 2009

The most important woman in world rugby

Her name is Susan Carthy, she plays for UL Bohemian RFC in Ireland, and she is now the most important woman in the world of rugby, and arguably the most important ever.

Why? Because she has just taken up work as the IRB's first Development Manager for the women's game - as mentioned when she was appointed back in December - the first woman ever to have a senior position in the IRB. Susan was Ireland's equivilent of Rosie Williams until the Irish Women's RFU "integrated" with the men's IRFU - much as the RFUW will be "integrating" with the RFU next year. 

In recognition of her taking on her new role Susan was interviewed by Colin Duffy of the IRFU last weekend. Not the most enlightening of interviews, it has to be said - and clearly Mr Duffy doesn't know much about women's rugby - but opportunities to hear Susan discuss her work are rare.

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