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Imogen Ainsworth

A lifelong rugby fan, Imogen spent four years studying and living in Twickenham, where she completed a BSc in Sport Science and an MA in Sports Journalism from St Mary’s University.  She is passionate about women’s sport, and is part of the editorial team for RugbyPass alongside predominantly working for Eurosport (covering cycling) and TNT Sports in addition to other freelance jobs. 

England's second-half resurgence provides bonus-point win over Italy in the Women's Six Nations

England started their 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations campaign with a 48-0 victory over Italy to open their account with a bon…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
24 Mar 2024, 13:49

Wales and Scotland name sides for Six Nations opening round clash in Cardiff

Two debuts are on the cards for the home side as former England under-20s captain Jenny Hesketh makes her first appearance in a We…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
21 Mar 2024, 12:52

Marlie Packer to reach Test century as England name team to face Italy in round one of the Six Nations

England captain Marlie Packer will make her 100th appearance for the Red Roses in the opening round of the 2024 Women’s Six Nati…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
21 Mar 2024, 10:00

Sale Sharks Women to make history in Premiership Women's Rugby round 14

Sale Sharks Women will make history this weekend in round 14 of Premiership Women’s Rugby when they play at Salford Stadium for …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar 2024, 10:23
Exclusive

International Women’s Day: Highlighting women working behind the scenes

In the second of our two Q&A pieces focusing on women working in men’s rugby, hear from Ailie Gardner and Charlotte Gibbons of t…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar 2024, 7:01
Exclusive

International Women’s Day: Celebrating women working in men’s rugby

In many of the men’s teams competing in the Guinness Six Nations and beyond, women work in important roles which support the per…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
08 Mar 2024, 3:52

Cunningham names seven uncapped players in Wales squad for the Guinness Women's Six Nations

This year’s Six Nations campaign will see Wales women play their first-ever standalone fixture at the Principality Stadium when …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
07 Mar 2024, 10:08
Interview

Maud Muir: 'A big thing that we need to do in the women's game is be different to the men'

England and Gloucester-Hartpury prop Maud Muir already has multiple Six Nations championships and a Rugby World Cup under her belt…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
05 Mar 2024, 8:23

WXV 2024 announcement: Canada to host the top level for the first time

The three levels of the tournament will be played on three consecutive weekends in September and October with six places for the W…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
28 Feb 2024, 10:00

Guinness Women’s Six Nations and Pacific Four Series 2024 Emirates match official appointments announced

World Rugby has announced the Emirates match official appointments for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations and Pacific Four Series …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
13 Feb 2024, 4:35

Maddison Levi and Eva Karpani receive accolades at Rugby Australia Awards

Maddison Levi and Eva Karpani have been recognised for their standout performances last year at the Rugby Australia Awards in Sydn…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
07 Feb 2024, 11:25

South Africa Rugby workshop pushes to increase girls' participation and find more female coaches and referees

South Africa Rugby’s recent Community Rugby Workshop brought a push to increase the number of girls playing rugby and a desire t…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
06 Feb 2024, 11:00
Interview

Tuipulotu and McGhie: ‘For young players it's amazing that we can now get that opportunity’

Scotland’s Francesca McGhie and Wales’ Sisilia Tuipulotu cut their teeth on the senior international scene with standout perfo…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
06 Feb 2024, 5:48
Interview

Sam Monaghan: 'It was the strongest we've been as a group in the last couple of years'

With the announcement of a British and Irish Lions tour sparking conversation, Sam Monaghan spoke to RugbyPass about the impact of…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
31 Jan 2024, 9:24

World Rugby Pacific Four Series 2024 announced with the USA, Australia, and New Zealand as hosts

The World Rugby Pacific Four Series will return for a fourth year with Australia, New Zealand, and the USA all hosting matches bet…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
30 Jan 2024, 11:00

Leicester Tigers Women's forwards coach receives seven-match ban for match official abuse

Luke Stratford, Leicester Tigers Women’s forwards coach has received a seven-match ban for conduct prejudicial to the interests …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
25 Jan 2024, 12:56

'We've helped pave the way. We have a part of that history': Briggs and Snowsill back Lions tour

When 2027 happens, I have no doubt that I will sit back and think, 'We've helped pave the way for that', because that's going to b…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
17 Jan 2024, 11:20
Opinion

2023 women's roundup: History made, records broken, and new eras dawning

History was made in 2023 as the inaugural WXV competition was played across October and November. England were crowned winners of …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
20 Dec 2023, 7:45

PWR round one: Bristol Bears top the table and newcomers stand tall in defeat

The first round of the 2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby got underway in fine fashion last weekend. At the end of the ro…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
21 Nov 2023, 13:02

Premiership Women's Rugby and TNT Sports announce multi-year broadcast deal

A landmark deal to broadcast top-flight women’s club rugby has been announced this week that will see over 20 PWR matches shown …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
09 Nov 2023, 12:34
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