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England Rugby in Review August 2013

By Kath
October 11 2013

England Rugby August 2013 Review........  New Squads, New Appointments, England Counties Spring Fixtures, Seven and England Women .... lots to check up on this month


England Rugby August 2013 - In Review


England head coach Stuart Lancaster 

England Elite: Head Coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes to the Senior Elite Player Squad  England announce new Elite Player Squads





England Under 18s beaten 19-14 by South Africa Schools in Cape Town England U18s  Result details here

However, a last-gasp try from prop Alex Lundberg and a pressure conversion from fly half Sam Olver gave England Under 18s a  win against Wales at Outeniqua Park in George. Last-gasp try for England U18s seals 17-15 win ......... and then England U18s round off tour with France win


Eng Counties James Shanahan Backs Coach

England Counties appointed Plymouth Albion’s James Shanahan as Backs Coach and support to Head Coach Steve Pope. Shanahan takes over from Jan Bonney and his first duty will be to contribute to selection and to work with the chosen squad for the 2014 Spring Internationals against France and Ireland.Picture Courtesy of the Herald


England Counties Spring Internationals 2014:

 France Federale (Macon nr, Lyon) Friday 31st January
Ireland Clubs (venue TBC) Friday 21st February

England 7s

Ben Ryan, England Sevens coach

  Shock news Ben Ryan to leave England Sevens


After being handed the summer off by England head coach Stuart Lancaster, Saracens wing Chris Ashton admits his J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series run out was all about reminding everyone of his talents.Chris Ashton and Tom Varndell on JP Morgan 7s



 Eng Women celebrate purpleEngland Women’s youthful and largely inexperienced squad produced an outstanding performance to defeat Nations Cup host side the USA 36-21 at the University of Northern Colorado and book their place in the final against Canada.   England Women through to Nations Cup final

 However, England Women were unable to defend their Nations Cup crown on Sunday when they were defeated 27-13 by Canada in the final at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. England Women fall short in Nations Cup final


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