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England Rugby October 2015 - In Review

December 3 2015

England Rugby October 2015 - In Review.  Well it did not take long for the fall out from the RWC 2015 to start......  I have a feeling it won't be bloodless! Yikes

England Rugby October 2015 - In Review



As is normal after tournaments, tours or test series a review will be conducted to identify recommendations and actions to enable the England senior team to be in the best possible position to compete and win at the highest level. With the assistance of the Panel*, RFU CEO Ian Ritchie will make recommendations to the RFU Board after the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup.


  • To review the preparations for and performances in the Rugby World Cup.
  • To review the effectiveness of the coaching, management and support team.
  • To consider all feedback given by relevant stakeholders.

RFU CEO Ian Ritchie said, “While the RFU will be focussing on continuing to deliver a fantastic tournament over the next two weeks, it is hugely disappointing not to have progressed through to the knockout stages. With that in mind, we have begun to review the senior team’s campaign to ensure that we learn and improve from this experience in order to be consistently successful. There will be extensive input from players, coaches and management staff, as well as an external perspective gathered. The details of this feedback will remain confidential, with recommendations then made to the RFU Board.”

*Panel: Ian Ritchie (RFU CEO & Panel Chairman), Ian Metcalfe (Professional Game Board Chairman), Ben Kay MBE – (former England International & World Cup Winner), Ian Watmore (ER2015 Board member, former Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office, former FA CEO and former Accenture Managing Director), Sir Ian McGeechan OBE (former British & Irish Lions and Scotland Coach).



England Elite RWC 2015:

England Rugby can't get any bigger than this match!  It is do or die for England this weekend, they just have to beat Australia at Twickenham otherwise it is thank you and good night! 

RWC 2015 England v Australia Group of Death Match

England were dumped out of the RWC2015 by a far better side and they are the first hosts to go out in the group stages.  

RWC2015 England v Australia - Fan's Thoughts


England head north to the Etihad Stadium for their last Pool match of this Rugby World Cup.  All over bar the shouting for England, I hope that the players selected enjoy themselves and do England proud. England v Uruguay RWC 2015 - Final Pool Match

England played their last game in the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.  Although Uruguay claimed first blood of a penalty and 3points, plus they fought really hard for Semi Professionals.  It was really all England in the end, 10 tries in all and a couple of hat tricks for Easter & Nowell.  If it had not been so heartbreaking it would have been fantastic.   More Match thougth here



England's RWC Winner Neil Back on Chris Robshaw

Stuart Lancaster and Ian Ritchie react to England's RWC Exit


England U20s

Tickets for the 2016 World Rugby U20s Championship in Manchester have been launched, alongside the official fixture schedule and pools.   As the England senior team head to Manchester next week for the final pool game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the next generation of rugby stars will be looking ahead to the age grade equivalent that kicks off in the city next June. 

England World Rugby Championship 2016 -U20s Schedule here


England name U20 Elite Player Squad for 2016


England Women:

Reigning World Champions England Women will play France and Ireland in an autumn international series England Women to play France & Ireland in Autumn., Ints.,

Women Sevens: Team GB’s Rugby Women Sevens preparations have started in earnest with players from Wales, Scotland and England coming together for a three-month training programme in Guildford.


The WRU and SRU have nominated two players each to join England’s training base at Surrey Sports Park to train full time.


 Men's Sevens

EUROPE'S top Rugby Sevens stars will be heading back to Exeter next July after it was confirmed Sandy Park will again host a leg of the Rugby Europe 2016 Grand PRIX 7s series.

Thousands of spectators packed into the Devon venue for this year’s hugely successful event, which brought together Europe’s top 12 countries for two days of thrilling on-field action.

As one of the 13 venues for this year's Rugby World Cup, Sandy Park is ideally placed amongst a hot bed of rugby in the South West, creating an ideal opportunity for supporters from around the region, and further afield, to enjoy yet more international rugby following the success of three sell-out Rugby World Cup fixtures at Sandy Park.

The 2016 leg of the tournament at Sandy Park will take place on July 9 and 10 - with competing teams confirmed in due course.



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