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England Rugby in Review January 2014

By Kath
January 31 2014

What a hectic month January has been, Squad Updates, Team Announcements, Competitions (which are still ongoing) so why not give them a go.   England 7s in Action, England Women, Rugby World Cup 2015 updates plus much more.



Professional players and coaches in England will take part in a compulsory concussion education programme before the start of next season. Aviva Premiership, Greene King IPA more here...Concussion Education to be compulsory in professional game


The RFU has launched a ground-breaking project in partnership with the International Rugby Board (IRB), FIRA-AER and UK Sport that will involve them working with seventeen European nations to grow the game of rugby ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015.  More here....  European Nations - Unity Project launched

With this the first season that the England U16s come under the RFU’s Professional Rugby Department, 100 young players with potential and talent have been selected, 25 from each of the four divisions: North, Midlands, London & South East and South West more here  England Rugby: More young players given U16s opportunity


England rugby players put their faith in Guro of Marginal Gains Matt Parker


 Comp Pict 7

England Legends Tickets Competition Win two tickets to go see England Legends v Ireland Legends Friday 22nd February 2014, Twickenham Stoop England v Ireland Legends 22/2/14 - FREE Comp., Win Tickets


Unofficial England Rugby Prediction League competition during the Six Nations.  Free to enter and some good prizes on offer more infor., here England 6N 2014 -Prediction League Competition


 RBS six nations trophy

The RBS 6 Nations kicks off this weekend and rugby fans will be able to follow all of the key action on our official You Tube channel. ( RBS Six Nations 'You Tube Channel'


Well this is the penultimate Six Nations prior to the RWC2015 and one of our regulars takes and in depth look at England's first opponents France. 

RBS 6N France v England Match Thoughts Preview

 Head Coach Stuart Lancaster announced one change to the Senior England Elite Player Squad.  More Information on the various squads here England Senior, Saxons, U20s & RBS 6 Nations Squads 2014

England Rugby 2014 Six Nations - Saxons & U20s Fixtures


SAXONS:  Bath Rugby centre Kyle Eastmond starts in midfield for England Saxons against Scotland A on Friday night 31/1/14(7.30pm).   You can watch Scotland A v England Saxons streamed live on on Friday  England Saxons Team to face Scotland A

England Saxons match against the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds at Gloucester England Saxons Team to face 02 Ireland Wolfhounds

England U20s  England Under 20s named their side to take on France in the opening game of their Six Nations campaign on Friday, 31/1/14  kick off 7.55pm (BST) at the Stade Leo Lagrange in Draguignan.

England U20 v France U20 Team

England Counties:  Eight newcomers in England Counties squad

England Counties XV have named six new caps in their starting line-up for their international against France Federale XV in Nevers on Friday January 31 (8pm).  England Counties XV named to face France 31/1/14

England Students: England Students put in an accomplished display against Portugal on Friday night to record their second successive victory against the side ranked 22nd in the IRB World Rankings.

England Students WIN against Portugal

England Deaf: England Deaf were outgunned by a more experienced Wales side in a competitive Deaf International at Cardiff Arms Park.  England Deaf had been forced to reshuffle their pack for this international

England Deaf beaten in Wales



England Sevens three-day match schedule for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014.  Results here England 7s Fixtures 2014 USA

England have a tough first three games starting with Portugal, Wales and then the very much inform South Africa.   England 7s Fixtures 7 & 8 Feb 14 - New Zealand

 England Women's Captain katy mclean

England Women’s Head Coach Gary Street  named his team for Sat.,1/2/14 Six Nations opener against France at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, kick off 7:55pm (GMT  England Women's Team to face France 1/2/14 named


England Women Under 20s Head Coach Amanda Bennett announced her squad to face France U20s on Sat., 1/2 /14 at Stadium Pierre Brisson in Beauvais, France, kick off 12:30pm GMT.  England Women U20s squad announced for season opener



RWC LOGO 4RFU boss Ian Ritchie wants fans to bring the London 2012 factor to England's World Cup glory bid


TWICKENHAM STATION: A range of improvements at Twickenham station will be delivered in time for the Rugby World Cup tournament in 2015.

The Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance will deliver £5.2m improvements including:

  • Step-free access between the ticket office and platforms
  • New accessible toilets and improvements to the existing toilets
  • Resurfaced platforms
  • New lighting
  • A new footbridge to replace the existing concrete structure.

In addition, Platform 2 will have a greater area set aside to help cope with the growing number of passengers who use the station during stadium events.

More Information here


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