Book Launch: The Red Roses by Jessica Hayden


Please join us to celebrate the launch of The Red Roses by leading rugby journalist Jessica Hayden, in conversation with BBC Sport’s Sara Orchard.

‘This is huge for the women’s game which, like many women’s sports, lacks records. This will be an important resource for those reading and learning about the game in the future’ – Sue Day, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer, RFU

In January 2019, England’s Red Roses became the first fully professional women’s rugby team in the world – their abiding mission being to win back the Rugby World Cup. After their narrow defeat against New Zealand in 2017, the formidable squad developed a hugely successful game plan that earned them the longest winning streak in rugby union history.

Acclaimed sports journalist Jessica Hayden, who has had unprecedented access to the Red Roses during the writing of this book, goes behind the scenes to follow their challenges, heartbreaks and triumphs. Featuring interviews with all the major players, including Marlie Packer, Jess Breach, Emily Scarratt and many more, this is a truly inspirational story.

The Red Roses will host the Rugby World Cup in 2025. The stakes have never been higher for one of the most dedicated teams in the history of rugby.

Tickets free; registration essential.

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Thursday 21 Mar 2024
The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ. United Kingdom