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The different faces of the women's rugby boom - 3 weeks ago, 19:46

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Women's participation in rugby around the world is at an all-time high, with latest figures showing 2.7 million players involved in the game.

World Rugby launched the global campaign 'Try And Stop Us' on Tuesday to build on that success and get even more involved.

AFP Sports spoke to three women from different backgrounds about how they ended up involved in the sport.

Filopon's rugby-playing foster family were key in her decision to opt for the sport, although for a time she preferred judo. The dashing centre has not regretted her choice despite the crushing blow of two torn cruciate ligaments - one in each knee.

The highlight of the Toulouse star's career was a stunning try for France against New Zealand last November in front of her home crowd in Grenoble.

"I was the last one to come out of the dressing room and there was a huge crowd of people. There must have ...
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