London Welsh Women group huddle before a league game with posts in the background

WATCH: Teddington Antlers Ladies and London Welsh Women give their reaction to the Rugby World Cup final

The day after New Zealand beat England’s Red Roses to defend their world champion status at the Rugby World Cup Final, women’s rugby teams across London continued their league fixtures.

Teddington Antlers is the third oldest women’s club in the country but continues to struggle with numbers at training and games.

London Welsh Women are located in Richmond and benefit from the strength of the men’s team who play regional level five having previously had stints in the RFU Championship.

Despite this, their NC 1 clash went ahead last Sunday at Old Deer Park with only ten players in each outfit due to poor uptake.

After the game, both teams give their reaction to the Red Roses’ performance and outline their hopes for a positive impact on participation and perception.

Watch below to see how these south-west London clubs think this World Cup will change women’s grassroots rugby.

Featured image credit: Elise Hamersley

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