Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

U20s: A place in history

Just to show how remarkable yesterday's performance by the U20s was, here are the highest scores ever recorded in women's international rugby...

1. 141 Netherlands v Denmark (141-3), Toulouse, 2004
2. 134 New Zealand v Germany (134-6), Amsterdam, 1998
3. 121 United States v Germany (121-0), Melrose, 1994
4. 117 New Zealand v Germany (117-0), Barcelona, 2002
5. 113 Netherlands v Denmark (113-0), Amsterdam, 2003
6. 111 United States v Sweden (111-0), Melrose, 1994
7. 110 England U20 v USA U20 (110-0), Brunel University, 2009
8. 109 New Zealand v France (109-0), Edmonton (Canada), 1996
9. 105 Netherlands v Belgium (105-0) , Amsterdam, 2001
10. 101 England v South Africa (101-0), Imber Court, 2005
11. 100 Netherlands v Belgium (100-0) , Enköping, Sweden, 2009


  1. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Congrats to England on this little piece of the history books. My little sister was the captain of the USA team that had this score posted against them and it was very hard for her to accept as we lived in England for 5 years so inherently have a bit of a built in rivalry.
    I would just like to add a little here that the author of this blog has failed to recognize, in his often shotty, errant and insulting writing. The USA was picked to lose every game. The USA played very well against and beat Wales and Canada. With 30 minutes left to play in the championship game the USA had every able body on the field including a lock and a scrumhalf in the backrow and a hooker on the wing. And from every other match report it seems like the English team was flawless and the ball was consistently bouncing in their favor, seemingly playing “the perfect game”. Please remember author, that girls from the USA and Canada raised thousands and thousands of dollars/pounds to come and compete. They deserve a tiny bit of respect and your writing offers none.

  2. Sorry if you feel that way.

    I should point out that, however, that all information on here comes from other published sources (or occasionally eye-witnesses - but not in this case). I don't make anything up and I do try to steer a middle way if I am given the chance.

    I always aim to publish a synthesis of reports taken from both sides. Unfortunately, though RFUW were pretty quick off the mark, USA rugby and the team blog went very quiet and published no information on the final at all until many days later. If they had then maybe things might have been more balanced.

    As a result no information about the injury problems appeared on here because the only source - RFUW - neglected to mention them. News about that only reached the outside world about a week or more later.

    And any hint of about England playing the "perfect game" comes directly from RFUW and the comments of England officials. Read the RFUW's reports - they have a level of triumphalism way in excess of what appears here.

    So please take these matters up with them - and also USA Rugby for their inability to let the world know their side of he story.


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