The girls and women of Welwyn Rugby Club have noticed something ever since lockdown rules were eased – their schedules have got a lot busier.
A former pupil of Dame Alice Owens School has ended a 16-year association with Saracens – to jet off for an “unbelievable opportunity” with South Africa.
Plans for grassroots rugby clubs to return to competitive action have been released by the RFU – although all are dependent on reaching the final stage of the return to rugby roadmap.
Welwyn are going back to one of their former heroes in the hope of earning an instant return to the higher division.
Potential changes to the rugby union season for adult males will be discussed over the summer before final proposals are communicated later in the year.