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Rugby - 08. May 2007.

Super League makes its Twickenham bow


 


The Rugby Football Union for Women have teamed up with Premier Rugby to bring the women’s series to this great sporting arena on a day when the best of the men’s English league rugby will also be taking to the field for the final of the Guinness Premiership.

Rosie Williams, Managing Director of the RFUW, said: “I am delighted that Premier Rugby and the RFUW have teamed up to bring the final of Super League to Twickenham. It is a great stage for the best of women’s domestic rugby in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.”

John Varney, Commercial Director of Premier Rugby, added: “On a day when we will have the best two men’s teams in English club rugby competing for the Guinness Premiership crown it only seems fitting that the women’s Super League series should also get its showcase. Certainly everyone at Premier Rugby is looking forward to a day packed with thrilling rugby.”

The final of Super League will see regional teams London and the North battle it out for the converted crown which has seen four rounds of fierce competition for England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland’s top players.

The Super League series was devised to provide a high level of intense competition outside of international and domestic rugby, which consistently tested the skills of England’s top players.

 

To add some extra interest this year and to further the development of the women’s rugby between England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland a Celtic team was introduced. Coached by Mark Tomlinson and former Welsh international Liza Burgess the Celtics have been fielding the cream of their players.

The tournament also forms part of the Rugby Football Union for Women’s player pathway system. Players that have been selected from the regional programme to play in Super League could then be selected to go to High Performance Academies in the summer and then to England trials next season.

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Julia Hutton I RFU South West Press Officer & RFUW Media Manager I Rugby Football Union I Rugby House I Rugby Road I Twickenham I TW1 1DS I Tel & Fax: 01985 846392 I Mobile: 07971 474557 I juliahutton@rfu.com I www.rfu.com

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