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England Rugby April 2008 in Review

By Kath
May 15 2008

England Rugby April 2008 - In Review. Phew! What a packed month we had from our April Fool's Pink Jerseys, to our New England Team Manager, plus much more on the way. Yes..........England Rugby has a NEW Team Manager - Martin Johnson. The best kept secret in town, NOT! Finally the Rugby Football Union

England Rugby April 2008 In Review

England Rugby April 2008 In Review - Phew! What a packed month we had from our April Fool's Pink Jerseys, to our New England Team Manager, plus much more on the way.

Yes..........England Rugby has a NEW Team Manager - Martin Johnson. The best kept secret in town, NOT! Finally the Rugby Football Union  sealed the deal and have got their man. Whilst Martin may not have coaching certificates to his name, he has a very good rugby brain and I have no doubt will make a huge difference to the England Team moral and style

England Rugby -England Team Manager Martin Johnson 


Martin Johnson & Rob Andrew Podcast Interview

  Martin Johnson appointed as from the 1st July 2008!  We wish Martin the very best of luck and look forward to a resurgence of England Rugby.  

photo by empics

Unofficial England would like to thank Brian Ashton for all his work and endeavour over the last few years and we wish him all the best in his New role as ~Head Coach of the National Academy, responsible for the Saxons, U20s and U18 programmes, which he has been offered and accepted.

England's Martin Johnson - 2008 Summer Rugby Camps UPDATE Dates and venues 2008 The Camps will operate from four different UK venues, unfortunately three camps have been cancelled Bristol, Durham & Ealing. However, there are still places on the remaining four camps, details are as follows:  Martin Johnson Rugby Camps 2008 UPDATE




Our April Fool Article -  this year we tried to catch you all out with our England Rugby announces brand new pink jerseys






England & St. George - Happy St. George's Day



England Flanker Will Radburn led out the England Under 16 A as the 2008 Millfield International Festival - Eight teams in the Under 16/17 age groups gathered in Somerset for the annual festival 

England U16A v France U1 A Millfield Festival


England Under 18s completed their Six Nations Festival campaign on a massive high recording a third consecutive win after a dominant 32-5 victory over Scotland at Musgrave Park RFC in Cork. The victory hands the England young guns a Grand Slam of victories this season following a win over Wales at Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium in March  England U18s Six Nations Festival Grand Slam Win



England Sevens - What a disaster, unfortunately our Sevens squad went out for a duck down under not winning one game.  This is the worst performance from the England Sevens this year.

England 7s Fixtures 5-6April 08



ARGENTINA will complete a six-nation Barclays Churchill Cup 2008 line-up in North America this summer. England Saxons kick off the Barclays Churchill Cup on Saturday June 7th at the Twin Elm Stadium, Ottawa Canada. England Saxons v USA (2pm) local time.

Argentina to join Six Nations Churchill Cup 2008

The Barbarian Football Club are celebrating their 150th anniversary season  invited players from no less than nine nations to represent the famous old club at Raeburn Edinburgh.  The squad of 22 has eight capped players two of which are Scotland's Gordon Bulloch & Ireland's Tyrone Howe.  Baa Baa's Team to face Edinburgh Academicals 9/4

Barbarians - It was Academical - Yes it was ACADEMICAL My Dear Watson! Barbarians Win - A Fantastic evening and a historic occasion, with Edinburgh Accies celebrating their 150th birthday by welcoming the Barbarians . The Barbarians ran in seven tries as they claimed victory. Next Stop Twickenham and England v The Baa Baas on the 1st of June 2008


England Women's Rugby in April 2008 - Cinque Ports Rugby Football Club Promoters of International Women’s Rugby Sponsored by Business Continuity   Belgian National Women’s XV-v-South Select XV England Women's Rugby South Select v Belgian Women 


Lions Tour South Africa 09-Tour Dates Also..........England Rugby Travel is one of the Official British & Irish Lions Tour Operators and has travel packages available now. All of our packages include official tickets to the games. Lions Tour 2009 - Travel Registrations


The fixture list has been announced for the 2009 RBS Six Nations championship. England will begin their campaign with a home game against Italy at Twickenham, followed by a trip to defending champions Wales at the Millenium Stadium. The 2009 Six Nations will be the first time a game will be played on a Friday.  RBS Six Nations 2009 Fixtures



EXETER CHIEFS 13 - 24 NORTHAMPTON SAINTSThousands of Saints fans that made the trip to Rugby HQ were able to cheer on their newly promoted team as they completed the double over Exeter. Northampton Saints complete league and cup double


The IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy kicked off this month in Chile. Eight nations took part in this inaugural competition.  The eventual winner Uruguay took on their hosts in the final.   Chile 8 - 20 Uruguay.  Rugby Junior World Trophy Chile 2008


The Moz Memorial Match is an annual charity fundraising rugby match played between Bath supporters and Bristol supporters & is now in its fourth year  Bath & Bristol fans - Moz Memorial Match


A total of £4000 was raised at last year's Moz Match - Photo: Patrick Khachfe

A Just Giving site for donations has also been set up at


England's only FREE online Rugby Magazine - Next issue out now! Rugby Player magazine uses the latest technology and is issued in five languages. Check it out here....England's only FREE online Rugby Magazine




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