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England Rugby February 2015 - In Review

By Kath
February 22 2015

England Rugby February 2015 - In Review - Well we the start of the RBS Six Nations Championship and England started with two wins Walws and Italy.  Plus lots more.


Competition time: Can you predict the final outcome of the RBS Six Nations Championship? if so you could win Inside England Rugby - Sweet Chariot DVD  or choose the Rugby in focus Book - Why not give it a go now still not too late to enter.  
England Rugby Union Elite Fixtures Schedule for 2015.  Includes Six Nations, QBE Internationals and Rugby World Cup.  England Rugby 2015 - All Scheduled Fixtures
Sportsbeat attended the official 6N launch recently and caught up with Sam to discuss Wales’ chances of winning the trophy, who their biggest rivals for the crown will be. Six Nations - What Wales Captain Sam Warburton has to say
England and the 'House of Lancaster' kick off an exciting year of rugby with the opening match of the RBS Six Nations at the Millennium Stadium against the old 'Dragon Wales
 Talk about starting with a bang.  The 6N is stuffed full to bursting with classic fixtures, but there's no doubting that some carry just that little bit more weight than the others and Wales v England.   Wales v England Match Preview by Mike 
England's Chris Robshaw (left) and Mike Brown (centre) celebrate as Wales Aaron Jarvis (right) stands
 All Photos PAZ/Empics
England took on the Dragon and won!   England fought for an excellent win against Wales in their own back yard.  RBS 6N 2015 - Wales v England Post Match thoughts
England will not take Italy lightly this weekend at Twickenham, in fact they have given them full respect by putting out the team that faced Wales last weekend.   RBS 6N - England v Italy Pre match thoughts
Englands Ben Youngs scores a try

England it would appear want to put themselves under pressure right at the start of every match so far.    England v Italy post match thoughts

England's Dave Attwood: & Jack Nowell Chat to Sportsbeat about the their next task Ireland Video: England's Dave Attwood: & Jack Nowell Chat

England take on Ireland this weekend and it has to be said that this is a huge match for them.  It could actually be the defining match of the championship
RBS 6N - Ireland v England 2015 pre match thoughts 

RBS 6N - Ireland v England 2015 -Mike's preview

RBS Six Nations Table - 2015 




Joe Marchant in action - Picture RFU

England U20 have named their side to take on Wales in Saturday night’s game at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay Charlie Ewels to lead England U20s against Wales

England U20 have made one change to their side for Friday’s Six Nations game against Italy  

England Under 20 make one change for Italy

England U20 got their first win of the Six Nations with a comprehensive nine-try 61-0 win against Italy at The Brickfields in Plymouth.

 England Under 20 beat Italy 61-0 in Plymouth

ENGLAND Under 20 have named their side to take on Ireland on Friday night at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin   England U20s team to face Ireland




 England Under 18 have named their side to take on France at Doncaster Knights’ Castle Park  England Under 18 name side to face France

ENGLAND Under 18 got their first win of the new season, beating France 21-5 at Castle Park in Doncaster. In wet conditions, a first half try from wing Sam Aspland-Robinson set England on their way, before second half scores from Max Malins and Mathew Protheroe sealed the win. Protheroe also added six points with the boot.

 England Under 18 beat France 21-5 in Doncaster


England CountiesENGLAND Counties Under 20s have appointed a new coaching team of Richie Williams and Paul Arnold.  

England Counties U20s unveil new coaching team

England Counties XV have appointed Old Albanians lock Billy Johnson as captain for their international against Scotland Club XV Johnson appointed England Counties XV captain   

England Counties XV have called up Worthing Raiders lock Charlie McGowand England Counties XV call up McGowan





Photo Courtesy of Big Al ©

England Women have made three changes for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at Ashbourne RFC  Katy Mclean to Captain England against Ireland

 The RFU announced that Simon Middleton has been appointed to a newly created combined Head Coach role in which he will oversee both the England Women’s XVs and Sevens programmes. Simon Middleton appointed as England Women’s & Sevens Coach

The England Women’s team to play Wales in their opening Six Nations encounter their first starts for England.  England Women's team to face Wales

Reigning world champions England Women were unable to get their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with a tough opening 13-0 defeat to Wales

England Women suffer opening 6N in Wales


England Women have made seven changes to the starting line-up, England Women squad for clash against Italy  

England Women recorded their first win of the Six Nations championship with a six-try, 39-7 victory over.  England Women record six-try win over Italy in Six Nations    


England Women Under 20s Head Coach Jo Yapp has made three changes to the starting line-up that defeated the Army last week for Saturday’s game against France England Women U20s squad named for France clash


England Women’s Under 20s Head Coach Jo Yapp has named her team to take on the Army  England Women U20s name side to face Army Women


England Women's Captain katy mclean 

 England Women's Squad for World 7s Series in Brazil

England Women Sevens secured their second consecutive Plate final victory of the season with a 14-5 victory over the USA in the Brazil leg of the Sevens World Series.  

England Women Sevens win the Plate in Brazil




World Rugby has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, round five of the HSBC Sevens World England will be looking for another good performance having come second to New Zeland in Wellington last week.

England 7s - Las Vagas 2015 





School children in England and Wales to welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Schools across England and Wales can now apply to be part of Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremonies
  • The 20 competing teams  will be welcomed to the Tournament and the local area in September 2015
  • Schools will form part of the vocal performances
  • Open to all schools in England and Wales
  • Application process via Youth Sport Trust website
  • Schools have until 5pm on Sunday March 22 to apply
With excitement building ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015, schools are being offered the opportunity to be part of the ceremonies which will welcome the 20 participating teams to the Tournament in England and Wales.

Each of the 20 teams will be officially welcomed to the Tournament and their respective Team Base regions by local schools in September 2015. The Welcome Ceremonies, delivered by Tournament Organiser, England Rugby 2015, will feature a performance by the selected schools, as well as a celebration of the local community and the game.

The ceremonies will also include the formal presentation of official Tournament caps and Rugby World Cup 2015 participation medals.

Chief Executive of England Rugby 2015, Debbie Jevans, said: “We are delighted to offer schools across England and Wales the opportunity to be part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremonies. The ceremonies will welcome each of the teams to the Tournament and will celebrate the game of Rugby, the local community and the participating teams.

“As part of the next phase of our young person programme, which looks to engage young people with Rugby World Cup 2015, we are looking for vocal performers to be part of the ceremonies and help us to welcome the world to the Tournament.  Schools can now apply to be part of the Welcome Ceremonies programme via the Youth Sport Trust website.”

Primary, secondary and special schools in England and Wales are invited to apply to be part of the Welcome Ceremonies. England Rugby 2015, with the support of the Youth Sport Trust, has opened an online application system via their website.  It is open to groups of between five and 50 pupils who will form part of the vocal performance element of the Welcome Ceremonies, so applications should demonstrate previous experience and capability via a video submission.

Applications can be submitted from, Friday February 20, until 5pm, Sunday March 22. For full details of how to apply, visit the Youth Sport Trust website. More details including the format and location of Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremonies will be released in the coming months.

Welcome Ceremonies are just one part of the Young Person Programme for Rugby World Cup 2015, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust and the Rugby Football Union (RFU), which has so far seen thousands of young people engaging in the excitement of the Tournament. 

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