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England Rugby January 2011 - In Review

By Kath
March 10 2011

England Rugby January 2011 - In Review

England Rugby January 2011 - In Review

England Rugby January 2011.  You think it has been a quiet month but when you actually look back, it never is!  Lots happening again to kick of the New Year.  The RFU set out their stall for restructure and what the expect from England's 2011 RBS Six Nations campaign.  We have a new prediction league competition for you plus lots more..... Six Nations 2011 Prediction League ........  check it all out below.



The changes, unanimously approved by the RFU Board of Directors, will ensure the organisation is in the best shape for the challenges currently facing the game as it approaches the five year run up to the Rugby World Cup in 2015 in England. The agreed changes will create a new streamlined executive leadership with more emphasis on delivering rugby at all levels and will simplify the organisational structure and way of working. Much more here- RFU Announces significant organisational restructure


RFU CEO John Steele said “We know that Martin and the team will be striving to win every game but it is important to outline what we think is realistic. Given we have three matches at home and have some momentum from the autumn we believe finishing in the top two of the Championship is a realistic expectation. Coming third or below would be disappointing given our current position.  Full interview here...  RFU expectations for RBS 6 Nations 2011

Rugby players and club secretaries up and down the country can now ensure their results and fixtures are just the tap of a finger away with the iTeam app for iPhone.  iTeam: Convert matches into stats on the iPhone




A look ahead at the 2011 Six Nations, one of the more open and unpredictable competitions for years.   

2011 Six Nations Preview






January 2011 England and England Saxons Elite Player Squads have been announced today by England Team Manager Martin Johnson and England Saxons Head Coach Stuart Lancaster.  England & England Saxons Elite Player Squads announced 2011

England U20 head coach Rob Hunter today announced his revised Under 20 Elite Player Squad for this season's major tournaments.  Hunter, assisted by Diccon Edwards, has made two changes to the 32-man group taking part in the U20 6 Nations, kicking off in February against Wales in Llanelli, and in this summer's IRB Junior World Championship in Italy.  England announce revised Under 20 EPS


England Saxons will hand debuts to five new players when they face Italy A  - England Saxon Team to face Italy announced 2011

England Saxons 45 Italy A 17 James Simpson-Daniel struck twice as England Saxons ran in seven sparkling tries to get their international season off to an impressive start against Italy A at Worcester  - Report here....England Saxons 45 Italy A 17

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The IRB Sevens Series 2011 swings into action again in New Zealand. England will be looking to continue their good form They are still standing top of the table in the series. They are in Pool A along with Wales, USA and The Cook Islands.  Ben Ryan England 7s Coach makes just one change to their squad for the next two legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Eng 7s make one change for Wellington & Las Vegas    

England 7s Fixtures & Results - New Zealand 4th February 2011





Catherine Spencer, who most recently led England to the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, has decided to step down as England Captain ahead of the new international season.   

England Women's RBS 6N Fixtures2011 & Catherine Spencer Retires





Darlington Mowden Park Sharks fly half Katy McLean has been named as the new captain of the England Women’s team.  McLean named as England Women’s Captain

The England Women’s team to take on Wales in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations. England Head Coach Gary Street has named a strong 22 that includes 17 players who featured in last September’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) final defeat against New Zealand The England Women’s team announced for Wales RBS 6N clash




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