Shekells helps England win Zagreb Sevens

Warriors Women centre Jade Shekells helped England win the Zagreb 7s as they went unbeaten throughout the competition without conceding a point all weekend.

The tournament in Croatia was part of the Rugby Sevens Trophy Series, the next leg of which will be played in Budapest from 17-19 June.

England beat Italy 56-0 in the final, having been in dominant form against Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Georgia and Moldova.

“We’re pleased for England’s success at the Zagreb 7s and especially for Jade, who has really established herself as a sevens player,” said Warriors Women Attack and Backs Coach Sian Moore.


Elsewhere, Paige Farries started Canada’s Pacific Four Series clash with number two ranked side New Zealand as the Black Ferns ran out 28-0 victors at The Trusts Arena in Auckland.

The explosive wing has started both of Canada’s opening two matches of the competition and will undoubtedly be hoping to return to Sixways having got valuable international minutes under her belt.

“I thought some of Paige’s defensive efforts were excellent,” added Moore.

“She also showed some glimpses of how threatening she is with ball in hand, and she’s certainly a key player in the Canada backline.”

Next up, Canada’s Senior Women’s 15s wrap up their Pacific Four Series against Australia on Friday, 17 June (kick-off 1:30 pm, local time).