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England Rugby February 2011 - In Review

By Kath
March 10 2011

England Rugby February 2011 - In Review.  Lots to celebrate this month, England win against Wales, Italy and France. 

England Rugby February 2011 - In Review

England Rugby February 2011.  Blimey a jam packed month this one, huge amounts to get through........... so let's crack on. We have News and Events,  England Elite Match Preview / Reviews, Saxons, U20s, U18s, Schools, Women's .........check it all out below.


The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby have today announced that Ian Metcalfe, RFU Board Director, will replace Martyn Thomas, Chairman of the RFU Board, as Chairman of the Professional Game Board (PGB) with immediate effect.  RFU Director Ian Metcalfe to become Chairman of PGB



BBC AMERICA, the channel which reaches 68m homes, has confirmed it will broadcast the games after a terrific response from US-based fans who followed last year’s debut coverage on the channel. BBC AMERICA to bring 6N to a huge audience


Rugby Players & Troops in Need:  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 snow-capped summit on the roof of Africa.  Moving Mountains for Rugby Players and Troops in Need


Come to London Irish, The Avenue in Sunbury-On-Thames on Saturday 9th April for a benefit rugby match in honour of a now sadly disabled player as a result of a brain haemorrhage in 2007.  England Legends v Ireland Legends Benefit Match



   RBS Six Nations Table 2011

WALES:   So after all the namby-pamby ness of the Autumn Internationals, we are now getting to the real business end of the pre- world cup season and what a lot of fans see as the big one – England taking on Wales – in Cardiff! - Here is what our regular 'Mole' previews.   England v Wales RBS 6Nations Preview

England got off to a brilliant start last night with a win for the first time in eight years at the Millennium Stadium but my nerves are already shattered   Wales v England  Review


ITALY:   London Irish prop Alex Corbisiero makes his Test debut in England's 6N meeting with Italy, after Andrew Sheridan was ruled out with a back injury.  

England v Italy - Match Preview    ----->  Riders of the Storm.... That seemed to fit Italy against England at Twickenham.   England ran riot and Italy tried their very best to ride out the storm.    England v Italy  - Review


FRANCE:  England to Win that is what our fan Blencathra has predicted. This of course is the crunch match of this year's tournament.  The French have already commented this week they 'don't like the English' ...Hey Ho what is new!  Get ready folks this weekend's match is likely to be a classic. Eng v France Preview  England Team to play France 26 Feb

As classics go, this really was one for the pure rugby fan.   6 Nations games don’t come much tougher that this as England and France, the oldest of foes, went at it hammer and tongue for 80 plus minutes in a contest that typified a lot of what this tournament is a about.  England 17 - 9 France - Match Review

England v France 26/2/11 -Pre Match Video Sights & Sounds at Twickenham.  I did my very best this year to try and bring a bit of pre match flavour back home with me.  At times I did struggle to keep my camera from wobbling but hope you like it anyway.  Cheers Kath 

Pre Match Sights & Sounds Twickenham


VIDEOS:   The stand out player for England has been winger Chris Ashton. Not only did he become the first person to score 4 tries in a Six Nations match against Italy, he has also matched the Six Nations Championship record of 6 tries held by Shane Williams and Will Greenwood -- and that's with 3 games left to play. 

Johnson and Ashton on the Six Nations so far [video]

In this video, Toby Flood, James Haskell and Dan Cole all look forward to the big game.  England v France - Flood, Haskell & Cole video interviews

Rugby squad players competed against a team of print sports media in a series of driving challenges. England stars take on the Land Rover Challenge


England Saxons: England Saxons head coach Stuart Lancaster has made three changes to his side for the match against Ireland A. England Saxon Team to face Ireland A    England Saxons’ six-match winning run was halted in Belfast when they went down 20-11 against Ireland A.


England U20s:  Newcastle Falcons No. 8 Alex Gray, 20, will captain the side as part of a strong pack including Worcester Warriors flanker Matt Kvesic at 6 and Bristol Rugby prop Mako Vunipola at loosehead.  England U20 squad to face Wales 

England U20 head coach Rob Hunter has made three changes from the side that defeated Wales 26-20 last Saturday to face Italy at Bath’s Recreation Ground England U20 squad to face Italy announced  

England U20 centre Elliot Daly

England U20 emphatically maintained their 100 per cent record in this season's 6 Nations campaign after running in 11 tries against Italy in a 74-3 victory at the Recreation Ground, Bath.  Match report: England U20 74-3 Italy U20

England U20 flanker Matt Kvesic has played his part in Worcester’s Championship topping success this season, and the 19-year-old wants to use his home advantage when Rob Hunter’s England U20 side take on France  England U20 star Kvesic ready for France test

England U20 Head Coach Rob Hunter has made one change to the starting XV that comprehensively beat Italy 74-3 when his side takes on France in Worcester England U20 name side to face France




England U18s  England U18 Head Coach John Fletcher has made six changes to the team which beat Ireland at Donnybrook for their game against Italy, at Heywood Road, Sale.  Six changes for England U18 against Italy

England U18 Clubs and Schools have named their squad to play Ireland U18s Clubs in April.  The selection process concluded this weekend at the Divisional Festival, Broadstreet RFC, Coventry.  England U18 Clubs & Schools Name Squad - Fixtures March/Apr

England Students:    Loughborough University captain and second row Will Warden, 23, will skipper the side, as one of five Loughborough players in the starting XV, with another on the bench.  England Students name team to face France Universities









Nigel Starmer-Smith thinks one of the England Players to look out for is: James Rodwell  - Viva Las Vegas 2011 -Listed  fixtures/results for both days .   England 7s Fixtures & Results- Las Vegas USA 2011










England Women became the third English side to defeat Wales this weekend when they inflicted a 19-0 victory over their fierce rivals..  England Women complete the treble over Wales in RBS 6 Nation

England Women’s Head Coach Gary Street has made a raft of changes for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy at Esher England Women's Team Announced to face Italy

Reigning RBS 6 Nations champions England demolished Italy at Esher RFC, England Women run in 11 tries for Italy victory

England Women’s Head Coach Gary Street has made four changes to the starting line-up for ‘Super Sunday’s  Six Nations clash against France, at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium.   England Women's team announced for 'Super Sunday' 6Nations



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