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Good morning, Team Newsround - Jenny here with all you need to know
The Women's Rugby World Cup kicks off today,
with England, Wales and Ireland all playing their first games.
But as the action gets underway, there's a row over
whether the England team are getting fair treatment, from
We asked Ayshah, and one rugby super fan,
to speak to some top players about what's going on.
And Miss Rebecca, I'm 14 and a massive rugby fan. I play local team
and I love rugby. Rebecca, reducing rugby as you want to do in the
future? It is definitely a dream. It's something I'd love to do. But
there is a problem. At the moment the women's England team are all
professional that means they get paid to play the game. But in the
future the people who run rugby in England say they will only pay women
who play the seven aside version of the game. Instead of the traditional
15 aside. This is different from the men who get paid to play both.
Someone who thinks this is a problem is World Cup winner Maggie. She
captained the England team to victory in 2014. As a former player
I am disappointed because understandably you want to ensure
there is full investment in both formats of the game. A governing
bodies can still invest my in their women's sports and teams because we
have seen with further investment greater success can come. We put
these points to the car and England vice captain. I think there are
contracts next year, they've talked about how they want to bring 15 's
contract back into play. I think when Rebecca reaches an age where
she could be playing women's rugby professionally, hopefully they will
be back in play and it's really important girls can aspire to be
professional rugby players. So after hearing from these two players, what
is Rebecca thing? Personally, I believe is not fair they've made
these contract changes, the men's they've kept us at the same and if
changed it for the women. I don't believe it is right. What is it mean
fewer future in playing rugby? I think eventually it go back but at
the moment it is a bit worrying to see whether I could make it onto
sevens. He's on a mammoth mission
to cycle around the world, And he's just about at the halfway
point of his journey He wants to be on the record books.
Back in 2008, he cycled around the world in 194 days and set a new
world record. His next adventure took him from Alaska in North
America to Argentina in south America. And in 2015 he cycled the
length of Africa from Cairo to Cape Town in just 42 days. But nearly ten
years on from his first round the world record it has been broken by
other writers and now stands at 123 days. This time he isn't just trying
to beat the existing record by a couple of days. That would be too
easy! He is aiming to do it in just 80. It has not been easy. Putting
miles in the bank feels great. My front wheel went in, it was a huge
hole. I felt a broken tooth in my mouth, I've chipped a good amount of
it. End of day 26. That is the Chinese border. And it is closed.
This is the end of leg one. I am in Australia. That's it, it hasn't sunk
in. It feels a bit weird. I am here with my hot water bottle, food and I
will be asleep in about 20 minutes. It is an 18,000 mile journey in
total which means he will have to bike more than 2000 miles each day
to set the record. Watch this space. If you've been watching
the World Athletics Championships you may have noticed the event's
official mascot - Hero the Hedgehog -
and he's been trying to get Here he is trying to balance
himself, but can he make it? That's all from me,
but Newsround's back at 8:15am. # I also love Got-Got-Got
What It Takes now. # My favourite show is
The Dumping Ground.