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England Rugby in Review June 2012

By Kath
July 25 2012

England Rugby In Review - June 2012


England Rugby June 2012 - In Reveiw

England Rugby June 2012 - In Review.    What we had to look forward to Summer Tours, Junior World Championships, European Men and Women's 7s Series, Squad Announcements plus lots more, Oh? and fisty-cuffs with the RFU and London Welsh - Whey hey London Welsh won.



The RFU announced the appointment of Quentin Smith to the England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015) Board, the body set up to deliver Rugby World Cup 2015 in England full article here.  Quentin Smith Appointed to the England Rugby 2015 Board

England Women’s Rugby star Margaret Alphonsi has been honoured with an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.  Alphonsi awarded a MBE

London Welsh’s appeal against the decision that the club failed to meet the Minimum Standards Criteria, set out by the Professional Game Board, for promotion to the Aviva Premiership has been upheld by an independent panel. As a result, London Welsh are promoted to the Aviva Premiership and Newcastle Falcons relegated to the RFU London Welsh appeal outcome

The number of people playing rugby union in England grew by 26,000 in the year to April 2012 according to figures released by Sport England's Active People Survey (APS) records that participation increased in each of the last four quarters from 170,300 to 196,300 and that the Rugby Football Union is on track to meet growth targets.  Rugby participation in England up by 26,000

ANDY FARRELL will join the England coaching team from July 2.Farrell, who helped England to second place in the RBS 6 Nations, has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract through Rugby World Cup 2015 to January 31, 2016.  Andy Farrell to join England coaching team




VIDEOSSSE rugby ambassador and England and Leicester flanker Tom Croft on his recovery from a neck injury and all things rugby.  Tom Croft determined to return to fitness




Representative Tests / Championships /Games:  

England Elite Squad were out in South Africa for their Summer Tour check out what they got up to here.  England Squad Community Events in SA 2012  England are to play three Tests but also midweek games based on a Lions Tour format.  Match previews / reviews listed.

England Team to face South Africa 9/6/12       England look to bounce back against the Boks

England Team v SA Southern Barbarians, GWK Park 13/6/12

England Lions v SA Barbarians 'Midweek Tour Match' 2012   England Lions 54 v 26 SA Barbarians South - Match View

SA 36 v England 27 2nd Test 2012

England v SA Northern Baa Baas - 19/6/12   England v SA Northern Baa Baas - match thoughts

England look to finish on a high in final Test    England 14 - 14 South Africa - A Draw!


England Juniors were also down in South Africa competing in the Junior World Championships 

IRB Junior World Championship Fixtures 2012

England v Italy Junior World Championship 


England Counties were also down on the African Continent and winning...

A winning start for the England Counties


FP_Sevens_4England 7s use this three-tournament series – they visit Moscow and Odense over the coming month – to bed in new signings, look at new talent and road test new tactics outside the pressurised atmosphere of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

England win opening leg of European sevens series





The England Women’s Elite Playing squad (EPS) and England Women’s Under 20s squad for the 2012/13 season has been named.  The EPS, which has been selected through the traditional England trial process, the RFUW Divisional Programme and the England Sevens Open Trials, includes 12 newcomers. England Women's EPS & England U20s Squads 2012/13 here

Richardson to captain England Women in first leg of European 7s




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