The rise of female rugby is growing everyday. There had been concerns about the ability of the female folk to play the sport, but the increase in the safety standards has ensured that it was a matter of when, not if to actively promote the sport as regards women. Famous Rugby invitation team, The Barbarians have announced plans to launch a women’s team in November, that will feature five of the Six Nations. The aim according to Barbarians chairman, John Spencer is willing to bet bright free bets to take women’s rugby to the next level.
The Barbarians have been in existence since 1890 and have featured some of the greatest male Rugby players of all time. The women’s team play their first game against Munster next month with subsequent matches against club, provincial and international teams to follow. The match will be played at Thormond Park on November 10 with players representing 7 nationalities on display. Speaking at the announcement, chairman, Spencer said, “We’re delighted to open a new chapter in the Barbarian FC’s history,” said Barbarians chairman
The players to have accepted invitations are Scotland’s Susie Brown, Fiona Coghlan of Ireland, Claire Cripps and Megan Goddard of England Wales’ Ellen Evans, Emma Jenson of New Zealand, Frenchwoman Christelle Le Duff and Canadian, Russell. There is no shortage of big match quality along all seven, with 440 international caps among them. Managing the team will be Fiona Stockley while the team will be coached by Giselle Mather, a World Cup winner with England.
The women’s team of Barbarians has received support from the Women’s Sport Trust, with Joint CEO, Jo Bostock saying it is a welcome development. She said, Women’s rugby has made great strides in 2017 in terms of high-quality competition, investment and infrastructure,” “It is a further indication of the progress of women’s sport as a whole.” She added.
A full fixture schedule will be confirmed later this year.