"Test themselves" - Brian Moore wants England Women to take on the men - Ruck

“Test themselves” – Brian Moore wants England Women to take on the men

England women should play the men’s Under-20s if they really want to test themselves for the World Cup, according to Brian Moore.

Simon Middleton’s side are streets ahead of the rest of the women’s game that still isn’t taking the sport seriously according to the former England hooker.

Moore wrote in his column for The Telegraph: “If the England Women’s team cannot find the sort of physical and technical challenge that they need in ordinary fixtures against conventional opponents, they should look to see if it is possible to have structured training sessions and games against the England Under-18 or Under-20 male teams. 

“Purists might baulk at this sort of crossover and in an ideal world, where every Tier 1 union valued and invested in women’s rugby, this would not be necessary. Until then, they might have to be creative.”

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Carter’s personal favourite moment from his career comes from New Zealand’s 2015 Rugby World Cup final triumph against Australia at Twickenham however, as he slotted a drop goal from 40 metres out to stem the tide of a Wallabies comeback.

“All such special memories but hard to go past the RWC final drop goal,” Carter tweeted, in response to a Rugby World Cup post asking fans what their favourite moment from the All Blacks fly-half was.

He added: “Twickenham, the home of rugby, was certainly bouncing that night.

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