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England Rugby November 2015 - In Review

By kbm
December 3 2015

One Head Coach falls on the sword --- The Rugby Football Union confirms that Stuart Lancaster has, by mutual consent, stepped down as England Head Coach.  And another steps in stage right!

England Rugby

November 2015 - In Review



File photo dated 20-11-2015 of Newly confirmed England coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during

ENGLAND today appointed Eddie Jones as England Head Coach on a four-year contract, starting in December. Jones will take charge of England ahead of their opening RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland at Murrayfield on 6 February. More here Eddie Jones appointed Head Coach of England Rugby


RFU) has announced a partnership with the (NFL) which will see the professional American football league play a minimum of three regular season games at Twickenham Stadium over a three-year period.

The deal, which is a first-of-its-kind for the RFU, will start in October 2016 with the selected teams for this game being revealed later this year. The agreement will also give the NFL the opportunity to stage two additional games over the same period.


 Rugby clubs in England and Wales benefit from Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy

  • 392 clubs in England and 45 clubs in Wales offered equipment used during Tournament
  • 42 Team Bases keep pitch kit and equipment used by teams
  • 22 Kick Start schools given stationery, ruck sacks and caps
  • Equipment to be used at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester next year
  • Equipment given to LTA for distribution to tennis clubs
  • Medical equipment to be distributed to clubs

Rugby clubs across England and Wales are benefiting from the legacy of Rugby World Cup 2015 through the distribution of equipment used during the Tournament. 

Working closely with the RFU and WRU to ensure that as many clubs as possible are benefiting, 392 clubs in England and 45 clubs in Wales were offered equipment that was used at the venues, ranging from tables and chairs to fencing, lockers and bar furniture.

  RFU, RPA & PRL agree landmark player welfare funding deal

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced a new multi-year funding deal with its industry stakeholders, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL).

The new 5-year deal will deliver a minimum of £7m into the RPA welfare, personal development and education programmes that supports the 650 current and over 350 former RPA members.

 The RFU Annual Report & Accounts, published today, show record revenues and investment in rugby for 2014/15.


Revenues exceeded £200m for the first time thanks to the effect of the high number of Twickenham matches on ticket, broadcasting, hospitality and other match-day revenues, non-match day conference and event revenues, renewed long-term sponsorship deals and the recognition of Rugby World Cup Revenues to match costs incurred.


Rugby investment increased 2% over the previous year to £76.8m, with investment in professional rugby broadly flat with 2013/14 but rugby development investment up by 5% (£1.5m) due to increased spending on game development and growth initiatives.


 England Elite:     

England Rugby - RBS Six Nations 2016 Fixtures   The BBC and ITV are sharing the TV coverage and if the 2016 fixtures


 England U20s   England U20s will defend their Six Nations title this season with home games against Ireland at Newcastle’s Kingston Park and Wales at Ashton Gate, Bristol.

RWC 2019

 World Rugby has announced details of the regional qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.  Regional Qualification Process for RWC 2019 Japan


 England Men's Sevens:  Only Nine months away from the rugby sevens' debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the pools and match schedule are listed below for the opening round of the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai on 3-5 December 2015. With global excitement building ahead of sevens’ biggest season, the world’s top players representing 28 national teams will compete at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.  

England 7s Fixtures Dubai 2015


England Men: Tom Bowen; Dan Bibby; John Brake; Phil Burgess; Cameron Cowell; Richard De Carpentier; Alex Gray; Dan Norton; Ruaridh McConnochie; Tom Mitchell (capt); James Rodwell; Josh Watkins

Fixtures: Friday, December 4(all times local, GMT +4 hours) - Wales (11.14pm), Kenya (2.58pm) and Australia (8.42pm)

All games live on Sky Sports 3 with coverage from 5am GMT Friday and 5.30am GMT Saturday.

The Royals:  Henry Cheeseman (Harlequins), James Cordy-Redden (C), Sam Egerton, Harry Glover, Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, Lewis Jones (Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds Beckett Uni), Warwick Lahmert, Seb Nagle-Taylor, Gift Sankoh, Steph Reynolds (Gloucester), Ethan Waddleton, Tom Whiteley (Saracens)

Fixtures: Friday, December 4(all times local, GMT +4 hours) - Spain (1pm), Germany Development (3.40pm), Canada Maple Leaf (6.20pm) England Women:

England Women's Team to face Ireland Sat., 4Nov at the Stoop


England Women’s has been announced ahead of two autumn internationals England Women Squad for Autumn Tests 2015

France Women 11 v 0 England Women
ENGLAND Women headed into the first fixture of their autumn series having experienced a mixed previous season, finishing fourth in the Six Nations before going on to beat the USA and Canada in the Rugby Super Series.


Women's 7s Dubai 2015

England Women Sevens: Claire Allan; Rachael Burford; Heather Fisher; Vicky Fleetwood; Fran Matthews; Katy Mclean; Alice Richardson (vice-capt); Emily Scarratt (capt); Michaela Staniford; Jo Watmore; Kay Wilson; Amy Wilson-Hardy

Fixtures: Thursday, December 3 (all times local, GMT +4 hours) - Japan (2.10pm), Spain (5.06pm) and Australia (7.41pm)

Highlights and live coverage on Sky Sports 3 from midday on Friday 4 December 




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