DYLAN HARTLEY and Joe Launchbury dissect the scrum in the run up to England v France at Twickenham. But what else have the England squad been up to in camp? In this week’s video, Ben Youngs takes us to breakfast, plus we go behind the scenes Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola, and meet England’s kit man…
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THE RFU has launched a new performance academy, sponsored by BMW, that will provide 30 young players with tailor made support to help them progress onto the elite England team.
The scheme, which is part of the RFU National Academy Programme, will see an initial pool of 30 rising stars picked from the existing age-grade system (U16,U18,U20) work closely with their…
Posted 346 days ago
JONATHAN JOSEPH will start his first England international in Saturday’s second Test against South Africa at Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg.
The London Irish centre comes in at No 13 in place of Manus Tuilagi, who switches inside for Brad Barritt in a side showing five changes – two positional – from the one that started the 1st Test.
Toby Flood replaces Owen…
Posted 353 days ago
TOM JOHNSON and Joe Marler will make their England debuts in the 1st Test of the Castle series in Durban on Saturday.
The Exeter Chiefs flanker and Harlequins prop will win their first caps at Mr Price Kings Park in a team showing four personnel and one positional change from the starting line-up against Ireland in the final RBS 6 Nations…
Posted 362 days ago
GLOUCESTER PROP Rupert Harden has been called into the England squad for the tour to South Africa.
Harden replaces Saracens’ Matt Stevens, who suffered a shoulder rotator cuff injury during Sunday’s Killik Cup victory against the Barbarians.
With EPS members Henry Thomas and David Wilson injured, 26-year-old Harden will join England training this afternoon ahead of flying tomorrow.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster…
Posted 422 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
STUART LANCASTER has revealed his plan for the future now he has been given the England head coach role on a permanent basis.
Lancaster, who guided England to second place in the recent Six Nations having won four matches out of five, has a three-step plan for the national squad now he has been given…
Posted 450 days ago
THE RFU have signed a four-year deal with Canterbury, who will supply kit for England’s senior team, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age-grade teams from September 2012 until after the World Cup in 2015, as the official kit partner to England Rugby.
England’s kit has been provided by Nike in recent years, who were the mastermind behind the controversial black kit unveiled…
Posted 544 days ago
Mike Tindall has asked the RPA to send out the following statement on his behalf with regard to the disciplinary appeal decision made last night:
“While I accept the decision made by the disciplinary appeal panel last night I still maintain that the level of fine is not in line with other RFU disciplinary cases.
“I absolutely accept my share of responsibility…
Posted 571 days ago
The Rugby Football Union Council has approved a Board of Directors recommendation for the appointment of Miles Templeman and Andrew Higginson as Independent Non Executive Directors of the RFU.
Miles Templeman has spent the last seven years as Director General of the Institute of Directors and was previously CEO of Bulmers and Managing Director of Whitbread Beer and Thresher. He has…
Posted 831 days ago
MORE SUITED to mauls, more used to scrums, an intrepid trio is challenging the rugby community to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding peak with them or back their ascent to the snowcapped summit on the roof of Africa. Already 35 have signed up for the AXA Wealth Kilimanjaro Challenge 2011 and there are now just a few places…