Women's Rugby Union
Women's Rugby - Newfoundland and Labrador
Women's rugby union has been around for over 125 years. According to historians, it made it's start in Ireland. Here are some interesting links offering insight into what has become one of the world's most challenging and increasingly popular women's sport.
History of Women's Rugby Union - Wikipedia
Women's International Rugby Union Rankings - Wikipedia
International Rugby Board
Women's Sevens World Series - Website
Canadian Interuniversity Sport - Women's Rugby
Newfoundland Women's Rugby
Elite Female Athletes
Women's Rugby Union - Newfoundland - NLRU Recruiting
Rock Rugby's provincial U18 and U20 women's rugby teams are actively recruitng and training new players.
The women's teams train at the PowerPlex, located at 90 Crosbie Road, St. John's and at the Swilers pitch. If you are between 13 and 19 years of age, or turn 20 after January 1, 2013, and have an interest in learning about and participating in the women's rugby program, contact Roxanne Butler, Head Coach, via e-mail here, and drop by the PowerPlex during training.
2012 - 2013 Women's Training Schedule
Last Revision: 2012-11-22
Testing Elite Female Rugby Players
Testing for elite female rugby players was conducted on September 3rd at the Swilers Rugby Complex by Rugby Canada's High Performance (HP) Manager, Les Gilson. Thirteen players participated in the session that included triple jumps, broad jump, sprint testing, and ball handling as well as a tackle assessment session.
Analysis of the data collected, utilizing video and check evaluation, is being conducted and will be used for skill comparison of players from across Canada in the U18, U20 and Senior categories. Players will continue to undergo periodic testing with their local provincial coaches and the results will be forwarded to the Canadian High Performance Manager for ongoing assessment.
The following HP players were selected: