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England Rugby - December 2009 Monhtly Review

By Patrick
December 31 2009

After the busy period of the Autumn Internationals, back in November, December proved to be a relatively quiet month for England Rugby. We take a look at the Sevens team campaign in George, South Africa, the England U18's squad to take on Australia and some product news on the England Blagattas we mentioned a few months ago... Untitled Document



England 7s Fixtures and Results - George, South Africa 11th/12th December

No changes to the squad for the next round of the IRB Series Sevens.   The tournament is once again the second stop on the eight-leg IRB Sevens World Series and the only tournament hosted on the African continent.  Outeniqua Park will host the world's leading Sevens players over two days on 11-12 December 2009.  

After having an excellent opening day in George, beating Tunisia 45-0, Argentina 17-7 and Scotland 19-29, the England Sevens team ultimately lost out to New Zealand in the quarter finals, with a hard fought match that ended 19-22.

England did however finish the competition strongly, beating Australia 5-24 in the semis, and South Africa in the Plate Final, 21-7

Full results and fixture list here

England name Under 18 squad for Australia game 13/12/09

England are unbeaten at this level in 17 games - 12 of them internationals - since an 11-3 defeat in their last meeting with Australia in the summer of 2007.

But this is a new squad with only a handful of survivors from the side that finished last season by beating South Africa 45-13 in Kimberley.

One of those returning is George Ford, the fly half who made his first team debut for Leicester Tigers at the age of 16 in the LV= Cup last month, becoming the youngest player ever to appear in a professional club game.

England U18 fly half George Ford

Full squad here

England Blagatta Blazer now in production

England Blagattas:  You may all remember some time ago that we featured the Blagattas and they were in the process of producing an England version, well here it is.   I am sure all you Barmy Army fans will love these.

Full story here


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