No Woman No Try — release date, trailer, who appears, and all about the documentary on women's rugby

No Woman No Try on Amazon Prime Video will look at some of the problems faced in women's rugby.
No Woman No Try on Amazon Prime Video will look at some of the problems faced in women's rugby. (Image credit: Prime Video)

No Woman No Try is a revealing watch for those involved in women’s rugby, in the UK and globally. The sport is soaring in popularity all around the world but those leading the way are still plagued by inequality when it comes to gender, ethnicity and sexuality.  

Prime Video's brutally honest documentary, featuring professional rugby players, women’s sports advocates and their male allies, shows the obstacles women have to climb in order to succeed in rugby and shines a light on the abuse they face. 

Posing the question, "how do you defeat the opposition when they’re not on the field?", the show introduces us to the pioneers on and off the rugby field and shows how they are championing change and becoming role models for future generations. 

Directed by rugby player Victoria Rush (pictured with the ball above), here's everything you need to know about No Woman No Try on Prime Video...

No Woman No Try release date

No Woman No Try is one-off documentary that premieres worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on Friday March 25. Prepare to be inspired!

Is there a trailer for No Woman No Try? 

Yes! The trailer for No Woman No Try asks, "what is the reality of being a female rugby player?" with those involved in the game vowing to prove that they are every bit as talented as their male counterparts. 

What No Woman No Try will show

Rugby is the fastest-growing sport in the world, with women’s rugby, in particular, becoming increasingly popular. No Woman No Try, which was filmed through the 20/21 rugby season, shows how those involved are still battling for equality, both on and off the field. The game is at a pivotal time in its development and we see the players, such as Zainab Alema, Shaunagh Brown and Stefania Evans who are at the forefront of this, fighting to inspire future generations to embrace the game. "Us as women will show you that we are worthy," says Harlequins player Shaunagh Brown. "As we always do".

Rugby training is often tough.

Training is often tough. Here's rugby star Zainab Alema being put through her paces. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Who appears in No Woman No Try

England and Harlequins player Shaunagh Brown is fighting to show that women are just as capable as men of playing rugby. She’s joined by Barnes RFC player Zainab Alema, who shares her experience of being a Black Muslim in the game, Stefania Evans, who plays for Worcester Warriors, and Sue Anstiss a leading advocate for women’s sport.  We'll also hear from women's player Victoria Rush, who also directed the documentary.

Victoria Rush is tackled!

Rugby star Victoria Rush is tackled!  (Image credit: Prime Video)

No Woman No Try — their male allies

England and Harlequins star Ugo Monye is seen on the No Woman No Try trailer above asking what male players can do to help their female colleagues. Ugo is now a rugby pundit, team captain on A Question of Sport and competed on Strictly Come Dancing last year. Look out for other male allies on the documentary too. 

Oti Mabuse and Ugo Monye

Rugby star Ugo Monye in Strictly 2021 with pro partner Oti Mabuse. (Image credit: BBC)

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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.