Jess Treherne wins Community Volunteer of the Year

Jess Treherne with Greg McAweeney, Executive General Manager, RaboDirect Australia and New Zealand

After a tumultuous week for Australian Rugby , particularly for the women of the game, we are happy to report on a feel good news story. Victorian Rugby Volunteer Jess Treherne was today honoured as the inaugural RaboDirect Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year. The Conversions for Community program was created to give the Victorian Rugby community […]

I am a Wife with a capital W


I am a Wife with a capital W; married to a professional rugby player (The Viking) who has spent 10 years in the English Premiership.  Together we have The Dudes our two wrestling, rugby loving boys.  Some people may think that being married to a Premiership rugby player is pretty glamorous, it is in fact, […]

Meet Rugby Player: Sammy Palmer

Sammy Palmer Headshot

      Name:  Sammy Palmer Nickname:  Tank DOB:  12/03/1989 Position:  Second Row Current Club:  Beckenham Rugby Club Occupation:  Assistant Manager at Claire’s Accessories. Facebook:  Sammy Palmer           The Hard Questions How long have you been playing rugby? 7 years. How/Why did you start playing rugby? One of my friends from […]

WAG Help – I’m new to this!

An example of a good WAG

Dear Cat I’ve started dating a rugby player and I really really want to be a good girlfriend. Do you have any tips that would make me the best girlfriend possible? Achiever   Dear Achiever Congratulations on your victory! And if you’re looking for advice, you’ve come to the right place – I watched the […]

Meet Rugby Employee: Rosemary Towner

Rosemary Towner Player Development Manager

  Name:  Rosemary Towner      Occupation:  National Player Development Manager Favourite Team(s): All ! Favourite player(s): All !         How long have you been involved with rugby? My parents took me to my first game of rugby when I was a baby.  Both of my parents loved the sport and we would usually […]

Rugby gives me hours of pleasure

French Rugby Fans

This is the first time that I’ve put pen to paper to write for Pink Rugby. It’s an exciting prospect being able to share my thoughts and experiences with a wider audience. I thought that for this first attempt, I’d set the scene and introduce myself. My special interest is the XV de France along […]

No I’m not a groupie, I just love my Rugby!

Rugby Groupie with men kissing her

‘Oh you like Rugby, you must like watching the muscly men play.’ ‘You must be a groupie!’ As a woman who is very passionate about rugby, these comments are 90% of the time wrong, not to mention hurtful and offensive to the women who play, coach and are generally passionate about the game. But when […]

Meet Rugby Player: Muteremoana Aiatu

Muteremoana Aiatu

  Name: Muteremoana Aiatu Nickname: Mo, Moana DOB: 11/08/1981 Position: Prop Current Club: Norths Caps: 1 Occupation: Security       The Hard Questions: How long have you been playing rugby? Since I was 10 years old. How/Why did you start playing rugby? The boys next door use to play outside my house. What do […]

Meet Rugby Player: Hazel Tubic

Hazel Tubic

  Name: Hazel Tubic Nickname: Haze, Gaga, Baz DOB: 31/12/1990 Position: Fullback Current Club: Manurewa Caps:3 Occupation: Student Twitter: @HazelTubic     The Hard Questions: How long have you been playing rugby? Since I was 10. How/Why did you start playing rugby? Few of my friends decided to start playing on a Saturday morning before […]

Rugby Widow

Rugby Widow

So it’s now mid-January, 2012, and the inevitable has come around. My big lump of a fiancé deciding he wants to be a flanker rather than the hooker he was born to play. The “I gotta get fit before Narromine” gruffness, the spending more time with “the boys”…. yup, it’s Rugby season again. Now now […]