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England Rugby November 2014 In Review

By Kath
January 13 2015

England Rugby November in Review.  Phew so much going on this month mainly QBE Autumn Iinternationals plus much more









Rugby fans heading to Twickenham Stadium  will be the first to experience the benefits of the new LED floodlights. The new system by Musco Lighting is the latest improvement as part of the RFU's long-term strategy to ensure the home of England Rugby is a world-leading facility and at the forefront of new technology.More here

The fourth Anti-Doping Annual Report for rugby in England has been published on behalf of the Anti-Doping Advisory Group.   The group is responsible for advising on anti-doping policy for rugby in this country and is made up of key stakeholders, including: the RFU, Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Players’ Association and UK Anti-Doping.    The testing programme last season comprised 536 tests, taken in and out of competition, and included both targeted and random selections.  For the full report click  here


THE Rugby Football Union and 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 nominations for World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 have been announced and the IRB have put together the best tries, runs, tackles and more from this fantastic five.   VIDEO: Five nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of 2014



QBE Internationals 2014

 Hilary Shield 2 Well here we go again if it is November, then it has to be the season of Moustaches and the QBE Autumn Internationals at Twickenham.  Not sure how many moustaches we will see but I know we have some stiff tests coming up for England.  First match up is the New Zealand 'All Blacks' playing for the Hillary Shield.

England v All Blacks - Pre Match Thoughts & Teams

They say that you can't have too much of a good thing. Well, that's nonsense. Playing the All Blacks once is an honour, a privilege and spectacle

Eng v NZ 8/11/14  Preview

Well England kicked off their Autumn Internationals against the 'All Blacks' and just like the weather the game for England was good in the first half and very difficult in the second half.  A big thank you to both ExpatChief and Russell for penning their views on the match.  Both of which have their own blogs and you can check out more from them on the links below.

Eng v New Zealand 8/11/ 14 Post Match Thoughts from fans.


VIDEO: Dylan Hartley gives his thoughts on Eng v New Zealand

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Nigel Owens Speaks about Twickenham abuse


VIDEO: Stuart Lancaster talks about Semesa Rokoduguni Debut

VIDEO: Eng Head Coach Talks on Lawes& SA

VIDEO:Sportsbeat talk to Jonny May,Danny Care,Anthony Watson

England v South Africa

Having travelled 600 odd miles in a day last weekend (sharing the driving), I will be honest and say although we did not win I enjoyed the match.   However, at this level England need to play the full 80 minutes, need to convert their kicks and also take the opportunities given to them. Eng v South Africa 15/11/14 - Match Thoughts & Teams

England v Samoa

I am happy to see Ben Morgan in and thought Ford would definitely get his start. However, I think Farrell should have been on the bench and I hope we are not seeing a bit of nepotism by the management here.  England v Samoa 22/11/14 Pre Match thoughts &Lancaster Video

England, in their new kit of red shirts and black shorts............ I don't know why we can't wear white at home they looked like the Welsh to me.  England v Samoa 22/11/14 Post Match thoughts

 England v Australia

Well this is it the final QBE Autumn International Test playing for the 'Cook Cup' and it is a match England just have to win to give any credence to their ambition of winning the RWC2015. 

England v Australia 'Cook Cup' 29/11/14 -Pre Match Thoughts

England v Australia 29/11/14 Post Match Thoughts




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England Women will play Italy, Scotland and France at home this season in the Six Nations Championship with Twickenham Stadium, the Twickenham Stoop and The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington hosting the 2014 Rugby World Cup champions.

England Women EPS &  Women U20s Squads Announced


The international women’s event will run in conjunction with the Marriott London Sevens held at Twickenham next May.  The majority of the matches will be played at the Harlequins’ home ground on Friday 15 May with the final and third and fourth playoffs hosted at Twickenham on Saturday 16 May.

Twickenham & The Stoop to host IRB Women’s 7s 2014/15

WORLD CUP winning women's boss Gary Street insists he has already identified the next crop of England youngsters ready to match the achievements of this season's record-breakers.  Head coach Street masterminded England to their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup title in August as they recorded a 21-9 win over Canada in the final in Paris.   The success has earned the team much adulation and nominations with Street the latest to benefit at the UK Co Gary Street named High Performance &UK Coach of the Year




Russell has set up this club on Facebook and you will find lots of gossip, comments and events just the place to chill out and let off steam about England's wins or defeats!  England Rugby Supporters Club - Perth



RWC 2015 LOGO ENGLANDThe sale of around 300,000 tickets spanning 25 matches will take place in three stages, with priority access given to applicants that were unsuccessful in the ballot.  Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets to go back on sale

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

 Newcastle City Council will unveil a giant Rugby World Cup 2015 mark on the Tyne Bridge on New Year’s Eve (December 31), marking the start of the year of the Tournament, hosted in England and in Cardiff in 2015.  RWC 2015 Mark to light up Newcastle’s New Year Celebrations

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