The Irish Rugby Football Union has been likened to an “old boys club” after a damning investigation by Telegraph Sport uncovered an alarming amount of sexism towards its women’s team.
Scrutiny has intensified over the IRFU’s severe lack of support for its female national side at a time when its men’s team are ranked No1 in the world and among the favourites to win this year’s men’s World Cup.
Andy Farrell’s players capped off a fairy-tale Six Nations campaign last month by winning a Grand Slam in Dublin, with Ireland’s men’s Under-20s repeating the feat the day after.
England, Wales and Scotland have all professionalised their women’s teams but the same cannot be said of Ireland, who are the only team in the Women’s Six Nations who failed to qualify for last year’s World Cup.
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