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Free taster sessions to tempt more women to play rugby

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More women are being encouraged to get into rugby- thanks to free taster sessions being held in our region.

England Rugby's holding a course of the fitness sessions - exclusively for women - at the home of Bedford Athletic Rugby Club.

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It's one of more than 100 clubs across the country hoping to get more girls into the game.

More than 18,000 women and girls have already taken part across the country.

The whole tag line is find your inner warrior and maybe get out of your comfort zone and try something new... this is the first of five weeks of the course... after the five weeks hopefully these ladies will enjoy the game so much they'll either progress to either Bedford touch rugby or hopefully into the contact rugby hosted by Bedford Blues.

– Tom Orton, Community coach, England Rugby