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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 13:13

Canalina wrote:Maybe the only one in the world for a national team, XV or 7s?
She is fijian, her name is Elenoa Kunatuba and she already coached the PNG women team, between main other duties in Oceania rugby


Germany had, with Susanne Wiedmann, a female 7s coach. At that time, the German women's 7s was far ahead in results to the men's 7s and had a small chance to make it to the Olympics she even got a full-time-contract if I recall that right. In the end we have to state, that it didn't work out. The German women's program, despite having a great setup, didn't improve and even got relegated from the European GPS, which lead to the cut of (nearly?) all Olympic funds from the state.

I think that it would already be a big bet to have a coach from your own country as your national team coach for any t2+3 sides in men's rugby, but as there are barely any pro-setups in women's rugby that is totally of the odds. The experience you get in a professional environment heavily favours men as coaches.

But why not, maybe Kunatuba is an exception, what would her targets be? Finish ahead of one of NZ, Oz, Samoa, Tonga or Fiji?
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby rey200 » Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 19:12

Wiedmann was the male 7s head coach?
Ceterum censeo Sex Nationes esse augendas.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 09:09

The Safari 7s in Nairobi, Kenya had a 4 team women's category of 2 Kenyan and 2 Ugandan teams - Kenya Lionesses, Kenya Club Select, Uganda Lady Cranes and Emerging Lady Cranes. Lionesses and Lady Cranes were the national sides of Kenya and Uganda respectively while the other 2 teams were the second/development sides.

Results
Saturday 10th November: Round robin pool games
• Kenya 42-05 Emerging Lady Cranes (HT 21-00).
• Uganda 20-05 Kenya Club Select (HT 05-05).
• Kenya Club Select 17-05 Emerging Lady Cranes (HT 05-10).
• Kenya 27-00 Uganda (HT 10-00).
• Uganda 34-00 Emerging Lady Cranes (HT 22-00).
• Kenya 50-00 Kenya Club Select (HT 24-00).

Ranking after pool games:
1. Kenya
2. Uganda
3. Kenya Club Select
4. Emerging Lady Cranes

Sunday 11th November
Semifinal 1: Kenya 50-00 Emerging Lady Cranes (HT 29-00).

Semifinal 2: Uganda 12-07 Kenya Club Select AET (HT 00-07).

3rd/4th playoff: Kenya Club Select 20-00 Emerging Lady Cranes (HT 10-00)

Final: Kenya 47-00 Uganda (HT 21-00).


Squads

Kenya Lionesses
1. Philadelphia Olando – Northern Suburbs (captain)
2. Sheila Chajira - Homeboyz (assistant captain)
3. Cynthia Camilla- Homeboyz
4. Janet Okello – Mwamba
5. Sinaida Aura – Northern Suburbs
6. Grace Adhiambo - Nakuru
7. Sophie Ayieta - Homeboyz
8. Diana Awino - Impala
9. *Christabel Lindo Tata - Impala
10. *Anne Goretti Koki - Impala
11. *Stellah Wafula – Impala
12. Sarah Oluche – Mwamba

*Debutantes

Head coach – Kevin Wambua
Team manager – Janet Owino
Physiotherapist – Ben Mahinda
S & C coach – Samuel Njogu


Uganda Lady Cranes
1. Nakityo Aisha Nabulime (Thunderbirds) - captain
2. Grace Auma (Black Pearls) - assistant captain
3. Flavia Agenorwot (Black Pearls)
4. Immaculate Mufuwa (Black Pearls)
5. Juliet Nandawula (Entebbe Ladies)
6. Odoyi Mary Kyoita (Thunderbirds)
7. Peace Lekuru (Entebbe Ladies)
8. Peace Mirembe (Black Panthers)
9. Ritta Nadunga (Black Panthers)
10. Samiya Ayikoru (Thunderbirds)
11. *Trusty Edinah Angeyo (Black Pearls)
12. *Winnie Nabulo (Thunderbirds)

*Debutantes

Head coach – Helen Koyokoyo Buteme
Team manager – Regina Hellen Okoit Lunyolo
Physiotherapist – Prossy Namusisi
Doctor – Sulaiman Wasukira

Kenya Club Select
1. Faith Marindany – Northern Suburbs (captain)
2. Winnie Awino - Impala (assistant captain)
3. Enid Auma - Homeboyz
4. Laurine Akoth – Nakuru
5. Faith Keino – Northern Suburbs
6. Fresha Awino - Nakuru
7. Maureen Njoki - Nakuru
8. Mitchelle Akinyi - Impala
9. Monica Mweni - Impala
10. Veronica Wanjiku - Nakuru
11. Dorcas Sinaida – Comras
12. Stacy Atieno – Mwamba
13. Daisy Jiveti - – Northern Suburbs

Head coach – Felix Oloo
Team manager – Joyce Odhiambo
Physiotherapist – Ben Mahinda

Emerging Lady Cranes
1. Angella Nanyonjo (Entebbe Ladies) - captain
2. Justine Namagembe (Entebbe Ladies) - assistant captain
3. Agatha Nakalema (Entebbe Ladies)
4. Angel Apio (Black Pearls)
5. Christine Nakamya (Entebbe Ladies)
6. Comfort Angayika (Thunderbirds)
7. Diana Kwagala (Thunderbirds)
8. Lydia Namabiro (Black Pearls)
9. Nora Nabasirye (Thunderbirds)
10. Proscovia Ayero (Black Pearls)
11. Racheal Mufuwa (Black Pearls)
12. Yvonne Najjuma (Thunderbirds)

Head coach – Helen Koyokoyo Buteme
Team manager – Regina Hellen Okoit Lunyolo
Physiotherapist – Prossy Namusisi
Doctor – Sulaiman Wasukira

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 09:28

rey200 wrote:ok so assuming we have the same distribution over the continents, the Hong Kong 7s Qualifier should look like this:

Kenya
Uganda
Japan
Kazakhstan
Hong Kong
Papua New Guinea
Mexico
Scotland
Belgium
Poland
Brazil
Argentina


Yes, that should be it if they have not suddenly changed the qualifying format. Uganda will make her debut and I think Scotland as well?

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby sjbret » Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 09:54

ugrugbychiclet wrote:The Safari 7s in Nairobi, Kenya had a 4 team women's category of 2 Kenyan and 2 Ugandan teams - Kenya Lionesses, Kenya Club Select, Uganda Lady Cranes and Emerging Lady Cranes. Lionesses and Lady Cranes were the national sides of Kenya and Uganda respectively while the other 2 teams were the second/development sides.

All the results were integrated into the calculation of Serge's Women Sevens rankings, with now Kenya 23rd and Uganda 44th.
http://les-archives-de-serge.over-blog. ... 31036.html
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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 13:54

rey200 wrote:Wiedmann was the male 7s head coach?


No, Wiedmann was the full-time women's 7s coach. And when they professionalized the women's setup (which was one or two years before the men's 7s setup) she was the coach. The had 8 female "sport soldiers" (employed by the German army to play rugby), which basically meant that 8 women in the German women's 7s setup were pro players at a time when only 2 men were "sport soldiers"

Well the women weren't even close to qualify for the Olympics, despite this very good setup and even got relegated to the Trophy (which lead to all state fund to be withdrawn). So as an outsider I have to state, that her tenure wasn't exactly a success.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Rugby7 » Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 17:01

RugbyLiebe wrote:
rey200 wrote:Wiedmann was the male 7s head coach?


No, Wiedmann was the full-time women's 7s coach. And when they professionalized the women's setup (which was one or two years before the men's 7s setup) she was the coach. The had 8 female "sport soldiers" (employed by the German army to play rugby), which basically meant that 8 women in the German women's 7s setup were pro players at a time when only 2 men were "sport soldiers"

Well the women weren't even close to qualify for the Olympics, despite this very good setup and even got relegated to the Trophy (which lead to all state fund to be withdrawn). So as an outsider I have to state, that her tenure wasn't exactly a success.
As far as I remember, the descent to the Trophy took place 12 month after the resignation of Wiedemann as womens's 7s coach and after her tenure was terminated.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 21 Nov 2018, 03:58

Ryan Carlyle has retired from interenational 7s.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 10:06

Watching the schedule of the Dubai 7s. Many women's day 2 fixtures (friday) are simultaneous to men's day 1 fixtures. Women play on pitch 2 until the quarterfinals; starting by the semifinals they are finally "admitted" on pitch 1. It's always easy to criticize but I can't understand the move to have men and women playing at the same time

https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/s ... 7/fixtures
https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/s ... 8/fixtures
https://dubairugby7s.com/schedule-resul ... 2018-11-30

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 12:35

Russia best european team in Dubai, they are always surprising

I hope they will improve in XV too (but not enough to beat Italy)

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Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 12:52

China clinches 9th spot and tightens the fight to avoid relegation.

Horrible tournament by Spain, one wonders whether it's wise to use 7s players in XV test matches...

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby vino_93 » Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 13:48

Canada & USA doing well could let one surprising Olympic spot for Mexico, Trinidad, Jamaica, or Saint Lucia .. that would be major for them (but less interesting for Olympic games).

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 15:21

Barbados World 7s in the weekend.
Interesting to see that there are more women's teams (13) than men's (10)
Some national teams in it: St.Lucia, Guadeloupe and maybe Barbados

https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosSevens ... =3&theater

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 19:24

vino_93 wrote:Canada & USA doing well could let one surprising Olympic spot for Mexico, Trinidad, Jamaica, or Saint Lucia .. that would be major for them (but less interesting for Olympic games).

... and utter carnage in the European Championship.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby NedRugby » Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 23:59

I was thinking that too.

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Postby victorsra » Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 04:31

Niterói won for the second year in a row the Brazilian Super Sevens (Women's national series). More info and videos here: http://www.portaldorugby.com.br/noticia ... gby-sevens
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby carbonero » Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 17:55

Peru will host the South American Olympic qualifier and they want to make it an annual event like Valentín Martinez > http://www.sudamericarugby.org/2018/12/ ... 2018-peru/

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Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 13:22

That's an interesting project.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 12:36

Uganda Lady Cranes and Kenya Lionesses this week received official invitations from World Rugby for the Series qualifiers.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 02 Feb 2019, 02:33

Can't imagine a more frustrating defeat than the Russian one against the USA. Led most of the game, screwed lots of chances, huge mistakes by the star player... And European chances of a Top 4 finish keep dwindling.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 02:33

Triple game between Guyane (Fra) and Guyana, with three victories by the french territory

1ere rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 5 à 26

2ème rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 12 à 26

3ème rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 0 à 19

https://comite-territorial-rugby-guyane ... erome.html

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Postby johnbirch » Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 14:02

Canalina wrote:Triple game between Guyane (Fra) and Guyana, with three victories by the french territory

1ere rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 5 à 26

2ème rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 12 à 26

3ème rencontre, Victoire de la Guyane : 0 à 19

https://comite-territorial-rugby-guyane ... erome.html

If Guyane were not a French territory (and assuming they were part of RAN, like Guyana) they'd be top two or three in the region at least - which means they'd now be close to an Olympic spot!

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 14:42

Armchair Fan wrote:Can't imagine a more frustrating defeat than the Russian one against the USA. Led most of the game, screwed lots of chances, huge mistakes by the star player... And European chances of a Top 4 finish keep dwindling.

Looking at the gap now between France (the top European team) and fourth (Australia/Canada) I think there is now no chance of any European team taking an automatic spot. 14 points would basically mean France having to finish more two places clear of Australia or Canada in each of the remaining events - which means a minimum of two finals, on current form. Not going to happen.

And Europe don't deserve it anyway. As I have said elsewhere the best European finish has been 4th this year, but the worst USA finish has been 4th.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 21:25

http://www.rugbyeurope.eu published most of the details of the Euro Championship 2019. Thirty-six nations competing, definitively not bad

Grand Prix, probably two tournaments
Marcoussis 29-30/6
(a third tournament in the middle?)
Kazan 13-14/7
1 - RUSSIA
2 - FRANCE
3 - IRELAND
4 - SCOTLAND
5 - BELGIUM
6 - ENGLAND
7 - POLAND
8 - WALES
9 - ITALY
10 - SPAIN
11 - NETHERLANDS
12 - UKRAINE

Trophy, two tournaments presumably
Budapest 8-9/6
Venue unknown 22-23/6
1 - GERMANY
2 - PORTUGAL
3 - SWEDEN
4 - ROMANIA
5 - HUNGARY
6 - CZECHIA
7 - SWITZERLAND
8 - FINLAND
9 - NORWAY
10 - ISRAEL
11 - GEORGIA
12 - TURKEY

Conference, one tournament
Venue unknown 15-16/6
1 - AUSTRIA
2 - LATVIA
3 - CROATIA
4 - BULGARIA
5 - DENMARK
6 - MOLDOVA
7 - MALTA
8 - SLOVAKIA
9 - ANDORRA
10 - LUXEMBOURG
11 - LITHUANIA
12 - SLOVENIA

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 12:49

Germany has a new coaching team for the Women's 7s.
It consists of
Max Pietrek (World Rugby Educator and Olympic base coach in Heidelberg, double funtion as coach of the male U18 7s. (the ones that beat Great Britain in last year's Euro))
Rafael Pyrasch (former 7s and 15s international, World Rugby A-licence and Olympic base coach in Hannover)
Svetlana Hess (former 7s international and during that time sport soldier)

https://www.rugby-verband.de/neues-trai ... er-frauen/

I think it is a budget solution, as Germany shouldn't get any significant funds by the state for Women's 7s while playing in the Trophy. All three are quite young (Pietrek and Hess are 30, Pyrasch 32), but seem to be very motivated to bring German rugby forward.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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