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Tough questions about All Blacks selection and violence against women: Alice Soper
OPINION: Judges around the country are moonlighting as All Black selectors.
Alice Soper: How women’s sport is the loser on finals day
OPINION: It’s time we started to love our fans with the same fervour that they love sport.
Alice Soper: What we can learn from men's Lions tours
OPINION: The women's British and Irish Lions tour may not be the boon it seems.
Alice Soper: Benefits to playing rugby overseas are more than in the pocket
OPINION: Not everything to be gained from playing overseas is related to pay cheques.
Alice Soper: Sport's sleeping giant has finally been roused
OPINION: We’ve finally opened our eyes to what was always plain to see, writes Alice Soper
Alice Soper: Why Wallaroos have just closed the gap on Black Ferns
The new Wallaroos coach is a big get.
Alice Soper: Taking hard look at future of women’s sport
OPINION: Can no longer write cheques for sport paid for by sacrifice of others.
Alice Soper: Aupiki player data tells us who's fighting through the churn
'The statistics alone don’t tell us stories, they just suggest where we might find them.'
Alice Soper: Participation numbers reveal approach needed to realise full potential
OPINION: The more detail you dive into, the more questions present themselves.
Alice Soper: Hayes' appointment as USWNT coach is gold for all of us
OPINION: Hayes represents the new school in coaching.
Alice Soper: Dissecting the WXV attendance issue - what went wrong?
OPINION: Women's rugby needs its marketers to step up their game.
Alice Soper: New Zealand's national sport is finding someone to blame
OPINION: Fans, pundits and players alike, would do well to remember the grassroots way.
Alice Soper: For rugby to get serious about becoming a global game, it needs to follow the feeling
'Every four years, the men’s Rugby World Cup offers us a new darling.'
Alice Soper: The only constant in women’s sport is change
OPINION: There is still no strategic vision attached to Super Rugby Aupiki.
Alice Soper: The rugby character flaw that could prove fatal
OPINION: Rugby loves to tell tales of putting your body on the line.
Alice Soper: Mixing politics and sport the right proper way
Politicians and royals seek wide appeal by joining the cheering crowds
Alice Soper: Black Ferns squads raise questions as to the state of the women’s game
OPINION: The strategy behind Black Ferns XV is just as confusing as the name itself.
Alice Soper: Why rugby coaches should be held to the same rules as players
Player rules have loosened, but their bosses have freedom of movement.
How women's rugby has become unrecognisable in six short years
OPINION: Alice Soper says the goalposts have shifted, and so have the standards.
Alice Soper: The downside of women’s sport finally becoming more visible
OPINION: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Alice Soper: The problem with an all-male Black Ferns coaching lineup
Opinion: It’s not about a lack of talent but rather a lack of opportunity.
Alice Soper: What role do men have in growing women’s sport?
Your assistance is needed but we need to know each other first.
Alice Soper: Women's game stuck in uncertainty after Black Ferns' triumph
“To be confirmed” are the three words that are the bane of women’s rugby in Aotearoa.
Alice Soper: How to fix the crowd issue at Aupiki games
Opinion: Low attendance is not a problem unique to women’s rugby.
Alice Soper: Why British and Irish Lions wouldn’t work in women’s game
OPINION: Is this old idea the right one in this brave new world of rugby?
Alice Soper: What SBW got wrong in anti-trans Twitter storm
OPINION: With great social media audience comes great responsibility.
Alice Soper: How a gay All Black will help open doors
OPINION: Johnstone is now the friendly face for all those still hovering in the doorway.
Alice Soper: Rennie for Black Ferns? The contenders to replace Wayne Smith
OPINION: The different options NZR likely has on the table for next Black Ferns coach.
Alice Soper: The unoffical New Year Honours list of women’s sport
OPINION: It has been a legend-making year for women across multiple sports in 2022.
Alice Soper: Sports that are safe for trans athletes are safe for everyone
Change is a constant part of sport - so open up and play on.
Alice Soper: Cry into your non-alcoholic beer, you cowards - why I’m opting out of Fifa World Cup
Opinion: Acceptance is all we really want from our sporting community.
Alice Soper: Black Ferns schedule clash exposes rugby’s grim vision for women
What is true for me down at the grassroots will be true for the public this Saturday.
Alice Soper: Stories from the crowd at the World Cup
Opinion: There are women in the crowd who brought rugby to this record-breaking moment.
Now is the hour: Alice Soper on why we must get behind the Black Ferns
Saturday looms as an incredible event for rugby fans and the sun is meant to shine.