December 27 2016
Once again lots going on as you would expect and in particular, England have had a great start to their Old Mutual Wealth Autumn International Campaign.
England Rugby November 2016 - In Review
The Six Nations Council today announced the introduction of a bonus points system in the RBS 6 Nations, The Women's Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations Championships. This system will be implemented on a trial basis in all three Championships in 2017 and will be reviewed post Championships.
The RFU is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in rugby.
We have worked closely with the Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) within the NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children, achieving the CPSU's National Advanced Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport.
We work closely with all our clubs and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
England Rugby captain Dylan Hartley has welcomed confirmation that the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players' Association (RPA) have agreed a new four year Elite Player Squad (EPS) deal from 2016 to 2020.
The deal includes match fees, training fees, image-rights payments and squad-performance bonuses.
“As captain the RPA and RFU have been so forthcoming, it’s been a brilliant process, so smooth," said Hartley.
"I think we’ve got a fantastic deal, both parties are very happy. It’s been a really smooth transition to the next four years so I thank the RFU and the RPA for sorting it.” More information here
England got off to a great start against South Africa in this year's Old Mutual Wealth Autumn Internationals. More here and photos
------------------England kept their unbeaten run against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. However, we had red cards, yellow cards , injuries and now suspension. More reflections here
England Women:England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named his match-day squad for the opening game of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against France at Twickenham Stoop More Here
England SevensEngland Sevens Announce Squads and new kit for a new season. As England’s men and women prepare for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai at the beginning of December, both squads have been announced for the opening tournament of the season. Squad here
Returning Olympians and promising prospects, find out who has been picked for both squads for the series opener in Dubai.