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RFU unveils 10-year plan for Premier15s to turn professional

Saracens Women celebrate winning the Premier15s in 2022

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced an ambitious plan to make the Premier15s the world’s first fully-professional women’s rugby club competition.

Announcing a 10-year strategy plan to professionalise women’s club rugby, the RFU said the revamped league, starting in the 2023-24 season, will cost £222m (€258.2m) to establish over 10 seasons.

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