The Women’s Rugby team have been asked to play their Varsity match after the JPR Williams Cup at the Stoop in Twickenham. The match, which will take place on 18th March, will be contested with ten players a side. It will be 20 minutes each way, to form a 40-minute match. The logistics of the rest of the day, such as timings, aren’t known yet, but it is believed that the men’s match will be first, and the women will headline afterwards.
The captain of Women’s Rugby, Mona Theodoraki, said of the event “This is a great opportunity for women’s rugby and for women’s sports in general. Hopefully it’ll inspire more girls to join and help the club grow. Just hoping people won’t head to the bar the second our match starts though.”
Last year the Imperial College Medicals side were triumphant in the women’s fixture, winning 26-10, which served as sweet revenge for the 26-5 reverse they suffered in 2013.
The Stoop is the home of Harlequins FC and has played host to many high profile matches. Next month, they will host the England Women’s Team as they play Italy. The England Women’s team won the Rugby World Cup in 2014.