Women have been playing rugby for over one hundred years but you wouldn’t know it from the dearth of coverage that surrounds the women’s game. Players, coaches and supporters alike have come to accept that the spotlight rarely falls on them.
This lack of press interest would generally go unremarked were it not for the fact that the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup is currently underway in south-west London, and that by all accounts there have been some fantastic displays of rugby.
To be fair, some journos have shown an interest. The broadsheets have provided a comment or two as have the red tops, but it remains a crying shame that a game that has mustered such comprehensive support over the years and which is still one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, appears to have been effectively sidelined by the press.
Thanks to the remarkable efforts of Scrum Queens however, who report on developments in the game, score sheets, player profiles and more, anyone can now keep up to date with all aspects of the game. There’s also a great deal of information on the official 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup site.
Women’s rugby is remarkable for a whole of host of reasons: the passion, the commitment, the discipline, the sheer athleticism of the players. The list really does go on.