Have you ever thought about playing rugby as a woman or did you even know that there was such a thing as a female rugby league? Then this is the article for you! Ladies sports in general aren’t as well celebrated and televised as that of men's, which is why you have probably never thought about the sport until reading this article, or maybe you dabbled with it a bit during school Physical Education lessons.
This article has been put together in order to provide you with an in-depth look into the sport, covering all you need to know. From the struggles faced by previous women’s teams to how you can get involved today, whether it’s to try out for a team or to watch your local club play.
History of Ladies Rugby
Records of rugby being played by ladies’ date back to the 1800s. However
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