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The Barbarians will on Tuesday officially launch its first-ever women’s team Andre Branch Youth Jersey with the side set to make their debut in Ireland next month in what can be considered further evidence of the growth of women’s rugby.The invitational side will run out for the first time against Munster at Thomond Park on 10 November – taking to the field before the men’s side face Tonga – and will be led by Giselle Mather, a World Cup-winner with England and currently the Wasps director of rugby.Players from seven nations including New Zealand, France and Canada have already been recruited for the match, which will be followed by future contests against international sides, with a full schedule to be confirmed later this year. In August the Women’s World Cup in Ireland broke numerous records in terms of attendances and TV viewing figures – a peak of 2.65m watched New Zealand beat England in the final on ITV – while the Rugby Football Union has committed to investing £2.4m into revamping its women’s domestic league“We’re delighted to open a new chapter in the Barbarian FC’s history with the creation of our women’s team this season,” said the chairman, John Spencer. “Its formation is something we’ve been working towards for a number of years and it is a reflection of the excellence of the global women’s game which was showcased so brilliantly at this year’s World Cup.“Our aim is to welcome more talented players into this iconic club to forge new friendships and play http://www.officialnikedolphinsshop.com/andrew-franks-jersey-for-sale-c-36.html with the style and passion for which the Barbarians are famous. We are working with clubs and unions around the world to make sure it benefits the players and the game.” Among the players already confirmed to face Munster are England’s Megan Goddard and Claire Cripps – who was part of the 2014 World Cup-winning squad – as well as the former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan. Scotland’s Susie Brown, New Zealand’s three-times World Cup-winner Emma Jensen, France’s Christelle Le Duff and Kelly Russell of Canada will also take the field at Thomond Park.“The Barbarians are one of the reasons I fell in love with rugby and to be coaching this side is a massive honour,” Mather said. “It’s going to be a massive opportunity for all these athletes. The state of the women’s game is phenomenal at the moment following events like the World Cup and the launch of the Premier 15s in England. With the Barbarians coming in on top of that it’s taking the game to a different level.” The Barbarians men’s team will face New Zealand at Twickenham on 4 November to celebrate the All Aaron Ripkowski Youth Jersey Blacks’ 125th anniversary before facing Tonga six days later.The Pro14 has announced that a playoff between the two fourth-placed teams in each conference at the end of the season will determine who takes the seventh and final qualification place in next season’s Champions Cup.From the start of this season there is no longer a guaranteed Champions Cup place for at least one team per country  in the Pro14 but the addition of the two South African franchises – who are at this stage not eligible for the Champions or Challenge Cup – led to the creation of two conferences, which initially muddied the waters as to how the seventh qualifier would be determined.Some disconnect, it seems, emerged from what F1’s owner says it wants to do and how it goes about it. The Formula One Group has stressed it is committed to increasing the audience for F1 in the US. But it announced before the Japanese Grand Prix it had done a new deal for US TV coverage, switching from NBC to ESPN. The deal was arranged by the commercial director Sean Bratches, who previously worked for ESPN. The rights are understood to have been given to the broadcaster, without charge, in return for the sport’s owner retaining the rights to sell streaming coverage itself in the US – a conflict of interest NBC deemed unacceptable. It is http://www.packersnflofficialshop.com/authentic-aaron-rodgers-jersey.html a good deal for ESPN but is it the way to grow the sport? ESPN will broadcast all sessions but nothing around them, “shoulder content” as it is known. Perhaps most crucially it will take the world feed – F1’s coverage, with a feed commentary or that of Sky, with no dedicated US commentators, analysts or drivers. NBC broadcasts between 200 and 300 hours a season, EPSN will, it is understood, air 125. None of which appears to be the best way of building a new audience. http://dog-gilde.bsw-portal.de/include.php?path=forumsnewpost

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