Fiao’o Fa’amausili disappointed more fans did not turn out to watch England Women face Barbarians 

Fiao’o Fa’amausili disappointed more fans did not turn out to watch England Women face Barbarians 

England Women 40 Barbarians Women 14

When Fiao’o Fa’amausili speaks, she cannot be ignored. As captain of New Zealand’s 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup-winning side, the hooker possesses that aura ­reserved for those who have reached the pinnacle of sporting success.

The general consensus from the England camp, and some of her Barbarians colleagues who were undone by a young but disciplined England side, was that the crowd of almost 18,000 generated from having the women play before the men was a great step for the female game. Fa’amausili, however, was disappointed that not more fans had arrived at Twickenham ahead of the men’s match for the historic first fixture between the invitational side…

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