Last week, it was announced that the RFU will not renew the contracts for the England women's XVs squad. Instead the contracts will be switched to those of sevens game and only 17 full-time professional contracts will be awarded. When preparation begins for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup, XVs contracts will be awarded once again. This decision came at a strange time - just two weeks before the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup begins in Ireland where England go into the tournament as defending champions. The RFU is the richest union in the world, should it fund both the 7s and XVs contracts for England's women?