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England Rugby January 2008 - In Review

By Kath 5/2/08
February 5 2008

England Rugby January 2008 - In Review. Plenty going on this month, Twickenham Tales, Twickenham Changes, RBS Six Nations Fixtures Men & Women, England Saxons, England Sevens. Plus our FREE to enter Prediction League Competition for the Six Nations Championship. New Page 1

England Rugby January 2008  - In Review

England Rugby January 2008   Well once again a New Year and New hopes, we Hope!   A very busy month, with a wide variety of topics and events covered.


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We started the 1st of January with a Twickenham Tale about the Heineken Cup from one of our regular posters Whingebasher ( don't ask me why he uses that nickname, because he does not bash many posters really)

Twickenham Tale - Heineken Cup Memories  


England Rugby - Twickenham Stadium Changes - Be Prepared! As excitement builds ahead of this Saturday's Royal Bank of Scotland Six Nations, everyone coming to watch England take on Wales is reminded of the new changes at Twickenham Stadium. Best to arrive early!
Twickenham Stadium Changes and Information here

We started to gather momentum as the month progressed, looking forward to the various Internationals to come. Six Nations, Men & Women and Saxons.  U20 Men & Women are covered on our message board.  


 England Saxons  kicked off their season’s campaign against Ireland A at Welford Road. All England Saxons fixtures listed here....

England Saxons at Welford Road

England Head Coach Brian Ashton announced his 32 man squad for this year's RBS Six Nations Championship. Gloucester winger Lesley Vainikolo is rewarded for his impressive form with a place in the squad, although Josh Lewsey and Andy Farrell have been dropped.    England Squad for RBS Six Nations 2008

RBS six nations trophy

Next up was the list of Match Officials for the 2008 Royal Bank of Scotland Six Nations Match Officials. England have referees C. Joubert, on 2nd Feb, A. Rolland on the 10th Feb & our regular favourite (NOT) yes you guess it Steve Walsh on the 23rd Feb, J. Kaplan on the 8th Mar Six Nations Match Officials


First match up for England will be against Wales at London Irish Amateur RFC, Middlesex on Saturday 2nd February, kick off 2.30 pm 

England Women's Six Nations Fixtures

The England Women’s team to face Wales in the opening RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at London Irish RFC, Sunbury, on Saturday February 2nd, kick-off 230pm, has today (Monday) been announced. We wish them the very best of luck and look forward to some cracking photos from our Claire who will be covering this match.   England Women's Team for Wales

Cpr LogoEngland Women's International Rugby Cinque Ports Rugby Football Club and Unofficial England Rugby are delighted to promote the International Women's' Belgian National Women’s XV vs. England South Select XV. This event will take place Saturday, 26th April 2008, The Grove School, St.Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 9JP  ------  Read all about it here

FP_Sevens_3 Our England Sevens team were back in action out in New Zealand  - England Sevens next stop Westpac Stadium, Wellington New Zealand 1-2 February 2008.

Fixtures & Results here...


FP_Oval_GPGamePatrick previewed the final round of the 2007-08 Heineken Cup. This year's competition hasn't disappointed with plenty of star performances and fantastic form, and going into the final weekend, 16 teams are still able to qualify for the quarter finals.             

Final Pool Round of the 2007 Heineken Cup

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Next up we had our Annual FREE to Enter Prediction League Competition.  It is still not too late to enter this, so come on everyone get your predictions in now!  

Unofficial England Rugby is proud to launch our new FREE to enter Prediction League competition just in time for the 2008 RBS Six Nations Championship. Now that the World Cup is over, the international focus is once again on the Six Nations and this year's competition should be a fantastic event, no doubt with a few surprises along the way. Check it out here and enter

FP_News_Fans England Rugby Union - 2008 Autumn Internationals and Ticket Information England Rugby fans can look forward to another Autumn of scintillating International Rugby with a terrific line up from the Southern Hemisphere.                                      

Autumn International Fixtures & Ticket Information here

Armchair Rugby

England RBS Six Nations Armchair Match Preview/Review Volunteer Writers.  The temperature is starting to rise and the predictions are being mulled over, all we need now is to ask who would like to get involved with the match Previews & Reviews.       Check out who is doing what here

Unofficial England Message Board

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