THis MONTH’s WiN­NERs AND LOsERs

Rugby World - - Editor’s Welcome -

WIN­NeR WomeN’s 15s coN­tRacts

Fe­male props re­joice! the rFU are award­ing pro­fes­sional 15s con­tracts in the women’s game for the first time – 48 of them. so it won’t just be sev­ens stars able to de­vote them­selves to high per­for­mance.

LoseR GB seV­eNs se­Lec­tIoN aGoNY

What­ever the out­come for Gb’s men in rio, surely there’s a bet­ter way to han­dle the se­lec­tion process next time? play­ers gut­ted not to be picked were forced to play in Gdy­nia just days later – salt in the wound.

WIN­NeR WeLsh spoRt uNI­fIed

How sat­is­fy­ing to see the WrU wel­come 27,500 foot­ball fans for a spe­cial euro 2016 screen­ing at the prin­ci­pal­ity sta­dium, which the union owns and op­er­ates. there’s none of the petty jeal­ousy of the past.

Pics: getty im­ages

Run­ning on empty the long sea­son took its toll onl Wales in New Zealand this sum­mer

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