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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

England U20s fast-tracked into national sevens squad

Just over 12 months ago she was playing (against us) at Herts Sevens, but in a few weeks time Hannah Field (ex-Reading, now London Wasps) will be playing for the full England Sevens team in the European Championships in Moscow. She will be joined there by fellow England U20 player Rosie Fong of Darlington. The two players are the latest example of the growing impact teenage players are beginning to have on the senior game - often within months of becoming seniors - as the growth in the size and quality of junior rugby, which began around six or seven years ago, begins to have an impact.

Even ten years ago the junior game was very small indeed. Regions were begun as a means of bringing enough players together to play a 15-a-side game - very, very few clubs could field anything close to a full side. Many - even most - women rugby players did not start playing the game until they went to university. But today that is all changing. England teams are becoming younger and the future England team will be playing U15 - even U12 - rugby next season.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:55 PM

    given the previous posts on here it is very very doubtful that any England players will be doing anything until they get to University which might be a tad more organised than the current RFUW offering.


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