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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Women's international rugby's first dedicated website is launched

The first independent website dedicated to women's rugby worldwide has been launched.

In a massive step forward for the women's game Scrum Queens is a brand new website. Edited by a professional journalist - the former Irish Women's RFU's press officer Alison Donnelly - it includes contributions from across the rugby world and will aim to cover all aspects of international women's rugby.

There have been a few attempts to do this before, but they have often tended to be "Official" sites promoting (and never questioning) a particular organisation (such as the IRB), or have had a bias towards news from a single nation or point of view, or have been the voice of a single person.

Scrum Queens is much more than that. Alison has said that she and her team will not fall into the trap of simply regurgitating national RFU press releases - as so many other sites do (even supposing they cover women's rugby at all) - but will write attempting to see both sides of the story. Her growing team of writers come from all parts of the world, not just major nations such as England or the USA, but growing nations such as Singapore and Kenya as well.

For anyone with any interest in the game this is a Must Read. Bookmark it. Sign up to its feeds on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your friends. And celebrate the amazing and diverse international world of women's rugby.

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