09/08/2017 Newsround


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Good morning, Team Newsround - Jenny here with all you need to know

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The Women's Rugby World Cup kicks off today,

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with England, Wales and Ireland all playing their first games.

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But as the action gets underway, there's a row over

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whether the England team are getting fair treatment, from

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We asked Ayshah, and one rugby super fan,

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to speak to some top players about what's going on.

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And Miss Rebecca, I'm 14 and a massive rugby fan. I play local team

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and I love rugby. Rebecca, reducing rugby as you want to do in the

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future? It is definitely a dream. It's something I'd love to do. But

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there is a problem. At the moment the women's England team are all

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professional that means they get paid to play the game. But in the

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future the people who run rugby in England say they will only pay women

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who play the seven aside version of the game. Instead of the traditional

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15 aside. This is different from the men who get paid to play both.

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Someone who thinks this is a problem is World Cup winner Maggie. She

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captained the England team to victory in 2014. As a former player

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I am disappointed because understandably you want to ensure

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there is full investment in both formats of the game. A governing

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bodies can still invest my in their women's sports and teams because we

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have seen with further investment greater success can come. We put

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these points to the car and England vice captain. I think there are

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contracts next year, they've talked about how they want to bring 15 's

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contract back into play. I think when Rebecca reaches an age where

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she could be playing women's rugby professionally, hopefully they will

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be back in play and it's really important girls can aspire to be

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professional rugby players. So after hearing from these two players, what

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is Rebecca thing? Personally, I believe is not fair they've made

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these contract changes, the men's they've kept us at the same and if

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changed it for the women. I don't believe it is right. What is it mean

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fewer future in playing rugby? I think eventually it go back but at

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the moment it is a bit worrying to see whether I could make it onto

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sevens. He's on a mammoth mission

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to cycle around the world, And he's just about at the halfway

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point of his journey He wants to be on the record books.

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Back in 2008, he cycled around the world in 194 days and set a new

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world record. His next adventure took him from Alaska in North

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America to Argentina in south America. And in 2015 he cycled the

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length of Africa from Cairo to Cape Town in just 42 days. But nearly ten

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years on from his first round the world record it has been broken by

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other writers and now stands at 123 days. This time he isn't just trying

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to beat the existing record by a couple of days. That would be too

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easy! He is aiming to do it in just 80. It has not been easy. Putting

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miles in the bank feels great. My front wheel went in, it was a huge

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hole. I felt a broken tooth in my mouth, I've chipped a good amount of

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it. End of day 26. That is the Chinese border. And it is closed.

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This is the end of leg one. I am in Australia. That's it, it hasn't sunk

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in. It feels a bit weird. I am here with my hot water bottle, food and I

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will be asleep in about 20 minutes. It is an 18,000 mile journey in

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total which means he will have to bike more than 2000 miles each day

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to set the record. Watch this space. If you've been watching

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the World Athletics Championships you may have noticed the event's

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official mascot - Hero the Hedgehog -

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and he's been trying to get Here he is trying to balance

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himself, but can he make it? That's all from me,

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but Newsround's back at 8:15am. # I also love Got-Got-Got

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