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blogCAST – A History of Rugby


The history of the sport  from its origins through to the present day’s games of 15’s and sevens

In A History of Rugby, written by Penny Hopkins and narrated by Chris Stafford, we explore the origins of the game and why women were first playing in secret. We learn about Miss Emily Valentine’s role in the game and chronicle the sport’s development from World War II through to the establishment of Rugby Sevens. The introduction of international competitions and participating nations through to the advent of a professional status for women is concluded with the prospects for the 2017 World Cup.

Podcast length: 30 mins



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