RFU showing ‘lack of leadership’ over contracts, says Catherine Spencer

Spencer was capped 63 times in a seven-year England career

Former England captain Catherine Spencer has criticised the Rugby Football Union’s “lack of leadership”.

Contracts for England’s 15-a-side women were not renewed after the 2017 World Cup as the RFU focused on sevens rugby.

RFU chief Steve Brown told BBC Sport on Monday it was their “ambition” to award full-time contracts in both formats of the game this season.

But Spencer said: “The players are stuck in the middle of a lot of misinformation and they’re frustrated.”

The Times reported