|Union||Barbados Rugby Football Union|
|World Rugby ranking|
|Current||54 (as of 23 November 2020)|
| Barbados |
The Barbados women's national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Barbados, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 2009.
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(Full internationals only)
See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering
|2009-06-21 (CARIB)|| Barbados ||3-54||Bridgetown, Barbados||[1/6/1]|
|2009-06-24 (CARIB)|| Barbados ||0-78||Bridgetown, Barbados||[2/9/1]|
|2009-06-27 (CARIB)|| Barbados ||49-0||Bridgetown, Barbados||[3/3/1]|
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