The prospect of a women’s British and Lions team was hailed by world cup winner maggie Alphonsi and called it a game-changer for the rugby unon. Insurance company Royal London is conducting a study to examine the feasibility of the project and will post the results at the end of the year. Alphonsi has recently been working as a pundit and won the World Cup in 2014.
“I wish I was still playing because I would love to wear a red jersey,” Alphonsi said. “The feasibility study is huge for the women’s game – not just the potential Lions team – but the investment will help the game grow and it will increase participation.”
The news of this study comes at the back of news that the Rugby Women’s World Cup to be held in New Zealand in the autumn was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
“It is disappointing,” England’s record-points scorer Emily Scarratt said. “As players, we were actively training towards it. We planned for it and obviously, that has now changed. We all understand the reasons for it. We live in a very different world at the moment and things are changing, but the postponement gives us a year to be better.”