A BBC Wales investigation reported claims of a ‘toxic culture’ of sexism and misogyny within Welsh rugby’s governing body.
The dynamism, diversity and leadership the Black Ferns display on the rugby field now needs to be matched in the boardrooms and strategies of sports organisations.
Girls’ rugby is a sport with higher than expected concussion rates. As the sport grows in popularity, preventing concussions is more effective than treating them.
Will Rugby New Zealand’s report into culture within the Black Ferns finally be the tipping point for change – to put women at the heart of their own sports organisations?
From a safety and fairness standpoint, the new guidelines are reasonable and supported by evidence. They are the best way forward, not just for rugby, but for all sports.
During the break in competition caused by COVID-19, sportswomen lost wages, trained less and had poorer access to equipment than their male counterparts
Many parents may insist on their child wearing headgear in the belief they are reducing the injury risk, when in fact the opposite could be true.
But how do you tackle the country’s losing streak?