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The opening day of the Women’s Rugby World Cup kicked off in Dublin on Wednesday with hosts Ireland and holders England both victorious.
This year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup starts in Dublin on August 9 and England will be determined to defend the title they won in 2014.
New Zealand have been crowned the 2016/17 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series champions whilst also winning in Clermont-Ferrand.
Guy Novès has been given the backing of the French rugby president Bernard Laporte despite going down 3-0 to South Africa in their series.
South Africa wrapped up a 3-0 series whitewash of France with a 35-12 victory, running in four tries at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Ahead of another busy weekend of international matches, it’s clear which game stands out as the 2017 British & Irish Lions series starts.
Check on the June Test line-ups as they come in with our team tracker.