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England Rugby - December 2017 - In Review

By K
December 28 2017

England Rugby December 2017 - New CEO chcks out Twicks., Diciplinary verdict, Six Nations officials plus much more


 **England Line Up


Stephen Brown, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, is to implement a number of changes to the match-day experience at Twickenham after admitting he got lost trying to find his seat when he went undercover as an anonymous supporter during England’s victory over Samoa last Saturday.

Brown has already compiled an eight-page report on his experience after deciding to eschew the luxury of the President’s Suite and a seat in the Council Box and, instead, undertake a “mystery shopper” exercise, as revealed in The Talk of Rugby column on Thursday.   Telegraph Sport - Gavin Mairs full story here


 Jonny May is free to play immediately after an RFU disciplinary.  

The charges against May were heard on papers by an Independent single Judicial Officer. The player was shown a red card after receiving two yellow cards – Law 10.4(m) – in the match between Leicester Tigers and Saracens on Sunday 24 December 2017.

 Both yellow cards were awarded for deliberate knock ons. The first yellow card was issued in the 9th minute of the match and the second was issued in the 69th minute of the match.

 The sanction table set out at Appendix 1 to RFU Regulation 19 determines that the sanction for two yellow cards, where both are given for technical offences, is sending off sufficient.




England head coach Eddie Jones has selected a 34-man training squad to take part in a new year training camp in Brighton for two days from  1 January.  The camp will be used to begin preparations for England’s opening match of the NatWest 6 Nations against Italy on 4 February in Rome.   More Here

Bath Rugby prop Beno Obano, 23, and Newcastle Falcons’ openside flanker Gary Graham receive their first call ups into the England squad.

Nat West Six Nations: World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the NatWest 6 Nations 2018. Match Officials.

Plus......England and Wasps duo Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes are expected to be side lined for up to 10 weeks through injury and will miss the opening two rounds of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations.  More here



Want to watch England in the May sunshine? Tickets for the match against the Barbarians on Sunday 27 May 2018 are now available. 2018 England v Barbarians - Tickets


The dates for England’s southern hemisphere tour to South Africa next June have been confirmed by South Africa Rugby Union.   England will face the Springboks in a three-Test series 

June Series 2018:

9 June: South Africa v England - Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

16 June: South Africa v England - Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

23 June: South Africa v England - DHL Newlands, Cape Town



France will host the World Rugby U20 Championship in 2018 with matches being played in Béziers, Perpignan and Narbonne.

  More here   The five match days will take place on 30 May, 3 June, 7 June, 12 June and 17 June.



England Sevens South Africa 2017   A late try saw England beaten 19-12 by Fiji in their fifth-place semi-final at the HSBC Cape Town sevens as they finished joint eighth in South Africa

England Sevens Dubai 2017 - Fixtures



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