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England Rugby October 2014 In Review

By Kath
November 13 2014

Plenty going on this month, New Contracts, New Doctors, New TV Deals and concussion management changes







This season will see major changes to the way the risk of concussion is managed across the professional game in England. The Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have worked together to focus specifically on concussion awareness and education, game day management and the graduated return to play for those players who have suffered a concussion. Changes to concussion management for professional game


Nigel Jones has been appointed the new England Senior Men’s Team Doctor.  Recently team doctor at Gloucester Rugby and Consultant in Sports Medicine at Aintree University Hospital in Merseyside, Dr Jones (right) is renewing a long-standing involvement with England Rugby.   Full story including Nigel Jones and Stuart Lancaster quotes



The RFU & Sky Sports have extended their partnership with a new five-year broadcast deal which will also see Sky Sports become a top level RFU partner, with a range of partnership rights for the first time. RFU & Sky Sports new partnership deal from 2015




The RFU has extended the contract of England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster until 2020. And in a ringing endorsement of Lancaster and his coaching team, Backs Coach Andy Farrell, Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree and Attacking Skills Coach Mike Catt have also been contracted to the end of the 2019-20 season as well.



Stuart Lancaster is spicing things up with three new caps for the QBE Internationals - and with one eye on the World Cup. Semesa Rokoduguni is grabbing the headlines but the inclusion of Callum Clarke and George Kruis will put pressure on places where it really matters ...

Chris Ashton and Danny Cipriani are not selected, while Manu Tuilagi is also not in the 33 man Autumn squad because he is injured. Chris Robshaw continues as skipper as Stuart Lancaster explains ...

Bold Approach For Lancaster  Plus Moody View on England Centres



England 7s named their squad for the first leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the Gold Coast in Australia.   The first sevens tournament of the season will be played over the weekend 11-12 October.  Fixtures and Results here




The England Women Elite Player Squad (EPS) and England Women U20s squad for the 2014-2015 season have t been announced. England Women EPS & England Women U20s Squads Announced






Prince Harry joined teachers learning to coach rugby as part of England Rugby’s All Schools programme  Prince Harry joined teachers and student volunteers for a training session to remember at Eccles RFC in Greater Manchester, alongside Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter.

Prince Harry goes back to school


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