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John Steele leaves the RFU

John Steele leaves the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board of Directors can confirm that John Steele has left the Union with immediate effect. Current RFU chairman and now acting Chief Executive Martyn Thomas…

Joe Ford signs for Leeds

Joe Ford signs for Leeds

Leeds Carnegie have announced the signing of fly half Joe Ford, 21, on a two year contract from Heineken Cup finalists Northampton Saints. Ford returns to Headingley Carnegie after a…

England Counties win in Madrid

England Counties win in Madrid

ENGLAND Counties launched their three-match tour to Spain with an eight-try demolition of a Madrid XV, their 53-24 success containing some quality moments laced with the inevitable disjointed moments which…

jordan crane saxons

Crane to captain Saxons v USA

England Saxons today named the side for their opening Churchill Cup game against the USA at Northampton on Saturday (5pm). There are only two survivors from the team that beat…

Counties XV expect Hodgkinson to pack a punch

Counties XV expect Hodgkinson to pack a punch

Halliford School in Shepperton has a reputation for punching above its weight in all departments, not least in its commitment to sport, so it is hardly surprising that the same…

County Championship winner confirmed

County Championship winner confirmed

LANCASHIRE completed a hat trick of Bill Beaumont Cup victories and carried off the County Championship for a record 21st time when they produced a powerful second-half display to get…

Youngest ever England Saxons squad announced

Youngest ever England Saxons squad announced

England Saxons have selected their youngest ever squad as they prepare to launch their defence of the Churchill Cup on home soil this weekend. Head coach Stuart Lancaster today named a…

Stuart Lancaster looks on at the Englang team he's selected for the fixture against the Baa-Baas

Five newcomers in England side against Barbarians

Five newcomers will pull on a senior England shirt for the first time against the Barbarians on Sunday (2.30pm). Centre Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby), prop Joe Marler (Harlequins), lock Graham…

Thomas Waldrom and Manu Tuilagi win top awards

Thomas Waldrom and Manu Tuilagi win top awards

Leicester Tigers did the double at the 13th annual RPA Computacenter Rugby Players’ Awards, scooping both the Computacenter Players’ Player of the Year Award and the Norman Broadbent Young Player…