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Year of progress: Can sport build on a year of successful women’s events?

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16: Kelly Brazier of New Zealand in action during the IRB Womens Sevens match between New Zealand and Spain on May 16, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup saw a 53:47 gender split in ITV audiences in the UK· Crowds of 50,000 attended the first few games of the new AFL Women's Australian Rules tournament

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