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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. 

Interview

Milk and motherhood: Referee Holly Wood on donating breast milk and returning to rugby

English referee Holly Wood was recently appointed to referee her first international Test match just shy of four months after givi…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
16 Nov 2023, 12:12

England make five changes for WXV 1 finale with New Zealand

Interim head coach Louis Deacon has made five changes to England’s matchday squad for their final WXV 1 match against New Zealan…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
02 Nov 2023, 8:50

WXV 2 recap: Italy, Scotland, and Japan secure victories in the second round

WXV 2 treated fans to yet more exhilarating action as the teams moved from Stellenbosch to Cape Town for the second round of the i…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
25 Oct 2023, 8:33

WXV 2 returns for a second round of scintillating action in South Africa

WXV 2 kicked off in spectacular fashion in South Africa last Friday. Against Scotland, a bone-rattling tackle from Libbie Janse va…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
19 Oct 2023, 14:05

WXV 1 teams are named as anticipation builds for first round in Wellington

The six teams have been named ahead of the first round of WXV 1 in Wellington. All matches will be played at Sky Stadium, kicking …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
19 Oct 2023, 9:51

Warriors Women withdraw from Premiership Women's Rugby and Allianz Cup

Warriors Women have been withdrawn from the upcoming Premiership Women’s Rugby and Allianz Cup season.

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
17 Oct 2023, 12:57

RWC 2025: Breach looks to Brighton as host venues are announced

Now two years out from the tournament which will run from 22nd August 2025 until the 27th September, host cities of Brighton and H…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
22 Aug 2023, 2:27

2023/24 Allianz Premiership Women's Rugby fixtures announced

A new era for women's rugby in England kicks off this Autumn, and today's confirmation of the fixtures for the Allianz Premiership…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
09 Aug 2023, 8:16

WXV: A brief history of all 18 teams taking part in the new competition

Starting in October, WXV will provide new opportunities for international competition for 18 teams across three tiers. Here's a br…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
11 Aug 2023, 13:58

All 18 teams qualified for WXV- here’s how they did it

All 18 places have now been taken in WXV 1, 2, and 3. Here's how each of the teams qualified for the new competition which begins …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
31 Jul 2023, 10:08
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GB Sevens qualify for Paris 2024: 'It's amazing for the game and for women's sport.'

Great Britain’s women’s sevens team secured an all-important place for the Olympics in Paris next year with a triumphant 33-0 …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
30 Jun 2023, 6:39

Premiership Women’s Rugby launch marks a new era for women's rugby in England

A new era for women’s rugby in England has kicked off with the launch of Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) which has replaced th…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
27 Jun 2023, 9:00

Dubai confirmed to host WVX 3

Dubai is set to host six teams for WXV 3 later this year. Fiji, Ireland, Kazakhstan and Kenya have all secured their places, and t…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
23 Jun 2023, 6:00
Interview

Hope Rogers: 'It is like Christmas! Winning the final, I'd take that as the best Christmas present ever.'

Hope Rogers is often seen arriving at games with a beaming smile on her face complemented by her now trademark Santa hat. The prop…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
23 Jun 2023, 6:32
Interview

'You’re standing on the shoulders of giants, that’s what it is at this club.'

Following Wasps’ final game in the Premier 15s, captain Liz Crake, interim head coach Oli Bishop, and club legend Helen Harding …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
07 Jun 2023, 9:37
Interview

Once a Wasp, always a Wasp: The Premier 15s waves goodbye to an extraordinary team

After 38 years playing top-flight women’s rugby Wasps bowed out in style with a gutsy performance against Bristol Bears, in the …

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
05 Jun 2023, 11:15
Interview

Holly Aitchison: 'Zoe was massively influential in helping me to transition'

Holly Aitchison shone for the Red Roses in their most recent Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign, as she slotted into the numb…

Imogen Ainsworth
Imogen Ainsworth
25 May 2023, 7:01
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