Great Britain women's national rugby union team

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Union Women's Rugby Football Union
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First international
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 8-14 France  Flag of France.svg
( London, England, 19 April 1986)
Largest win
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 32-0 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg
( Birmingham, England, 18 March 1990)
Largest defeat
Flag of France.svg  France 28-6 Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
( Chalon-sur-Saône, France 2 May 1987)

The Great Britain women's national rugby union team were a national sporting side of Great Britain, representing them at rugby union from 1986 to 1990. The team was organised by the Women's Rugby Football Union (which was responsible for women's rugby across the UK from 1983 to 1994) but was gradually replaced by separate teams representing England, Scotland and Wales between 1987 and 1990.

Great Britain island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe

Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

The England women's national rugby union team first played in 1982. England were the 2014 Rugby World Cup champions after beating Canada in the final. Their coach is Simon Middleton after their coach Gary Street, who had been head coach since 2006, contract wasn't renewed. Street now coaches Harlequins Ladies.

Contents

History

Results summary

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Great Britain internationals 1986-1990
OpponentFirst gamePlayedWonDrawnLostPercentage
Flag of France.svg  France 1986410325.00%
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 19882200100.00%
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 19872200100.00%
Summary1986850362.50%

Results

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals

[8]
1986-04-19 Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg8-14Flag of France.svg  France Richmond [1/6/1]
[14]
1987-05-02 France  Flag of France.svg28-6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Chalon-sur-Saône [9/2/2]
[18]
1987-11-22 Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg16-0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Richmond [3/10/1]
[21]
1988-05-21 (EC) Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg32-9Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Bourg en Bresse [4/4/1]
[23]
1988-05-22 (EC) Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg26-0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Bourg en Bresse [5/11/1]
[24]
1988-05-23 (EC) France  Flag of France.svg8-6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Bourg en Bresse [14/6/3]
[32]
1989-05-04 Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg13-0Flag of France.svg  France Rosslyn Park [7/17/4]
[36]
1990-03-18 Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg32-0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Moseley [8/7/2]

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