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England Rugby March 2015 - In Review

By Kath
April 10 2015

England Rugby March 2015 - In Review.  Lots going on the culmination of the Six Nations, Concussion Reports, Every Voice Counts, RWC 2015 Tour Dates plus much more.




World Rugby and leading brain injury charity Headway have given their backing to the latest initiative from the Rugby Football Union on concussion.

The RFU’s new online concussion education courses are aimed at players, coaches and match officials across the community game.

Full Article Here

The courses are at and are available for everyone to learn more about concussion and help to raise awareness across the game.


The Rugby Football Union has launched its Every Voice Counts campaign asking fans to feature on a new recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, which will be the official England Rugby single in 2015.

To find out more about Every Voice Counts click here

To watch the story of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and England Rugby click here


 RFU and O2 launch 'Try for Change', a new social responsibility programme that promotes rugby for social change. 

Johnathan has developed new soft toys, to enable young children to get into the game of Rugby. Schmaze Toys introduce young children to sport at an early age through a range of fun, sports themed toys. NEW Rugby Soft Toys
 This video features international rugby stars such as Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, & Bryan Habana going back to their roots to lend a hand at a grassroots game.  It took place at amateur side Racal Decca RFC, recognised as the 'Smallest Rugby Club in the World. 

VIDEO:World's Greatest Players help World's Smallest Rugby


England Elite:
England Rugby Union Elite Fixtures Schedule for 2015.  Includes Six Nations, QBE Internationals and Rugby World Cup. 
 RBS 6n NEW 2015 Trophy

RBS Six Nations Table - 2015 


CALCUTTA CUP DRAWS [by rugby historian Gary Watton]


England will give the Scots full respect, regardless of what has gone before for Scotland.  England need to perform really, they need to win and they need to win well with lots of points!  England v Scotland 2015 Fan's pre match thoughts

England at last started well and then went to sleep towards the end of the first half  What is the matter with these guys?? Can they not concentrate for 80mins!

RBS 6N - England v Scotland - Fan's Post Match Thoughts


Rugby historian Gary Watton looks at the stalemate draws between England and France over the years.    ANGLO-FRENCH STALEMATES


England will kick off the final match of this year's 6N, knowing what they have to do to win the Championship. RBS 6N 2015 England v France fan's pre match thoughts


First of all many congratulations to Ireland who although had the same 8 championship points as Wales and England, they had the better game points difference over the whole tournament and lifted the new six nations trophy on that basis.  England v France Fan's Post Match Thoughts


 England U18s

ENGLAND U18 put in an impressive display against Scotland, running out 39-27 winners in an entertaining game at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park

England U18 beat Scotland - Match Report 

England are two from two this season, with wins against France and Scotland, and this is their final game before heading to France to defend their European Championship title later in March.   England Under 18 name side to face Wales

ENGLAND U18 Head Coach John Fletcher has named his team to play Portugal as they begin their defence of the Under 18 European Championship  England U18s face Portugal in Euro opener

ENGLAND have won their opening Under 18 European Championship match this afternoon with an emphatic victory over Portugal 85-5 in France.England U18s heavily defeat Portugal in Euro


England U20s

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 20’s hopes of winning the Six Nations are very much alive

 England U20s beat Scotland in Darlington

ENGLAND Under 20 have named their side to take on France in their final game of the Six Nations side for title decider in Brighton

ENGLAND Under 20 have won the 2015 Under 20 Six Nations with a two-try 24-11 win against France at Brighton’s Amex Stadium. In front of over 12,600 fans Joe Marchant and George Perkins scored the decisive tries while Rory Jennings added 14 crucial points with the boot

Match Report - England Under 20 win Six Nations




England CountiesENGLAND Counties XV have made five changes to their squad for the international against France Federale XV in Perigueux
Five changes for England Counties XV

FYLDE fly-half Chris Johnson kicked England Counties to a memorable victory at a rain-soaked Stade Francais  France Federale XV 15 v 24 England Counties XV


England Counties Under 18s selectors have named a final squad of 24 for the International Triangular Festival at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire from March 28 to April 4.  

England Counties U18 name squad for Hartpury Festival


ENGLAND Counties U18s players will have the chance to put themselves in the shop window at the International Triangular Festival at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire from March 28 to April 4.  Hartpury festival is shop window for England Counties U18s

England Counties Under 18s produced a superb defensive display to record their first win over French opposition in nine years in the opening match of the Triangular International Festival at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire this evening.

England Counties Under 18s end French hoodoo


England Women

England Women got back to winning ways with an eight-try Six Nations victory over Scotland.  England Women run in eight tries in Scotland win

Photo Courtesy of Big Al ©

 Clark set to win 100th cap for England Women - Worcester prop Rochelle Clark will become England Women’s joint most capped player of all time on

England Women's Team to face France

A 21-15 defeat for England Women against France tonightat Twickenham Stadium handed the reigning world champions a fourth place finish in this season’s Six Nations.

England Women U20s ring the changes for France rematch

England Women U20s 5 France Women U20s 10

England Women Under 20s were unable to turn the tables on their French counterparts with France making it two wins out of two this season with a 10-5 victory at Esher RFC.

England Women squad for Atlanta leg of Sevens World Series





Former Rugby Union & League star Jonathan Davies (who played in the Hong Kong 7s in the 1980s) talks about the magic of Hong Kong and offers his predictions

Video: England - Hong Kong 7s 2015

England 7s - Hong Kong 2015 Fixtures & Results


England Sevens have been drawn against top seeds Fiji in the pool stages of the Tokyo Sevens this weekend (4-5th April).   World Rugby have confirmed the pool draw of the seventh round of the HSBC Sevens World Series which will see England also face Wales and Hong Kong in Pool A.



Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzones and 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour route announced 


  • Egland Rugby 2015 announce the locations of the Official Fanzones and the route for the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in the UK & Ireland 
  • 15 Fanzones: one in each Host City, one at the birth place of the Game in Rugby, and one in London’s Trafalgar Square
  • Over 1 million people expected to visit Fanzones throughout the Tournament, which will include big screens, entertainment, food and drink and rugby activities 
  • A first for Rugby World Cup with an Official Fanzone in every Host City 
  • June 10 marks 100 days to go and will launch the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in the UK & Ireland 
  • The 100 day continuous Tour will visit Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England and arrive at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony
  • The Trophy Tour will visit over 300 events ranging from community rugby programmes to Host City festivals and iconic national landmarks, with hundreds of opportunities for fans to see the Webb Ellis Cup 
  • Photos and maps can be downloaded here


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