Somerset Ladies XV

Somerset Ladies tour of Ulster - World Cup 2017 

Women and girls rugby in Somerset

Women’s rugby at representative & development level is managed by Senior Rugby. The contact is Mark Hawkes ( Girl’s representative & development rugby at under 15 & U 18 level (the two recognised representative groups) are managed by age grade rugby. The contact for age grade is Jason Wheatley (

Our community rugby section supports all club rugby.


2017/2018 Somerset Rugby Football Union Ladies Fixtures


29th April 2018 v Hertfordshire A

6th May 2018 v Cornwall A

13th May 2018 v Dorset & Wiltshire H


Updates will follow regarding Trials & development days.

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The 23 Ladies, 3 Coaches, Manager, Physio and Videographer returned from a hugely successful "Rugby Tour" to Belfast.

What is Success ?

The ladies who were identified over along season and invited to tour based on who they were as people & rugby players continued to grow and were empowered  to make decisons that effected everything they did on tour.

They grew to select their teams to play in the Malone 10's & Carrick Fergus RFC Tournament. They led their tour.

Their attitudes to rugby both on and off the field were exemplary as was their rugby. It took them to the cup final of the Malone international 10's where their performance in all they did was outstanding. After a long day at the world cup final the ladies then played in the Carrick Fergus RFC world cup event. They again showed how their Skill and Qualities.  Their ability just to work hard at things where no talent is required and perform magnificently.

Our own social media coverage was quite outstanding getting reports to all points of the county which are still available.

So overall a terrific tour that has produced enjoyable rugby, identified real leaders and independent decision makers who can all get on together and have fun no matter who they are or where they are from. 

The future of ladies rugby in our county is bright as is yours ladies. Go forward.

 Thank You it was a pleasure, history was made.

 "Conceive, Believe, Achieve"





For developing and emerging female rugby players, this team is open to all who want to be the best they can be and have a desire to represent their County. Players who are eligible and attend county development days and training sessions will have the opportunity to be selected to represent this side.

A team that has no pressure other than that applied by the players themselves and one where all receive something new.

A non RFU funded or pathway side. 


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SOMERSET RFU Ladies open development session's & Coach development (County trial)

"Ladies come and challenge yourself" Better never stops.

Any Player playing in the county is welcome to attend, whether it is just for personal development or an opportunity to represent their county. 

This invitation is extended to club coaches working with Womens & Girls teams in the county.

The criteria to play for the county are as follows:

  • Born in the county of Somerset
  • Playing Club or FE/HE rugby in the county
  • Living in the county

(The County includes Bristol clubs south of the river)