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England Rugby February 2016 - In Review

February 19 2016


England Rugby  February 2016 - In Review



English Rugby's three main stakeholders, Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have announced that all professional players, coaches and referees have completed this season’s mandatory online concussion education module within the required five-week window for the second successive year.

Dominic Proctor, one of the most influential figures in the global media and advertising industry and President of GroupM, will become the Rugby Football Union’s third Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) on March 1st 2016.

Richmond Women II Disqualified and lose Championship title  The Women’s Leagues Organising Committee has found Richmond FC in breach of two RFU Regulations and has consequently disqualified the Club’s second team from the 2015-16 Championship Cup, declaring Firwood Waterloo as winners.

Unofficial England Rugby is proud to launch our new Prediction League competition 6N Free to enter prediction league competition 


England's Head Coach & Captain chat to newsbeat

Billy Vunipola out to make a name for himself at 2016 6N

England Elite: 

RBS Six Nations Table 2016

England team to face Ireland England took to the field at Twickenham for the first time in this 2016 six nations championship and won against a very physical but injured Irish side.   England v Ireland 2016 6ix Nations - Match thoughts

England Team to Face Italy  England Won but was I really impressed?  In a word No!  A great deal to work on and the next two matches will be the real Tests! Italy v England thoughts!

England team to face Scotland England Win at Murrayfield in a tense battle that showed courage and promise.  England v Scotland Calcutta Cup 2016 - thoughts review


England U20:  The countdown to the World Rugby U20 Championship has begun with just 100 days to go until the competition kicks-off at the AJ Bell Stadium, home of Sale Sharks.

Credited with showcasing the future stars of rugby, the World Rugby U20 Championship heads to Manchester in June for three weeks of top- class sporting action. Hosted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the tournament will take place across two venues: the AJ Bell Stadium and Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.


Canterbury and Vitality will support the future stars of the game at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester this June.   Hosted by the RFU, the World Rugby U20 Championship will take place at AJ Bell Stadium, home of Sale Sharks, and Manchester City’s Academy Stadium, offering back-to-back international rugby in June 2016. The tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports HD as part of the RFU’s ongoing partnership with the broadcaster.  For more information on the tournament, visit


England U20 name squad to play Ireland England U20 took a 20-6 lead but Ireland battled back at Kingston Park in the third round of the Six Nations.  England led thanks to Sam Smith’s early try, which Mathew Protheroe converted before Johnny McPhillips reduced the deficit with a penalty.  However, Ireland came back full report here

England U20 make six changes for Italy U20s bounced back from their defeat to Scotland with a seven-try victory over Italy, which included four for hooker Jack Singleton. Match Report

Disappointing start for England U20 in Scotland


England Counties XV beaten 27-57 by Scotland Club XV England Counties' opening game of the season ended in disappointment in the Scottish Borders, with a rampant home side scoring nine tries en-route to a 57-27 win.    Scores from Peter McCallum, Paddy Boyer, Fraser Thomson, Ross Curle Jack Turley, Cameron Ferguson and Michael Liness, added to by a brace from Jordan Edmonds, helped the Scottish side avenge the 37-3 defeat they suffered at Fylde last year. Chris Davies’ fifth minute score had put England ahead early on and despite adding a penalty try and a third through Esher’s Spencer Sutherland at the death, they never matched the more cohesive home outfit.


England Women:  England Women's Team to face Ireland 2016.  England Women made it three wins from three with victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday to take the lead in the Six Nations table. Match Report

England Women's team to face Italy 2016  England saw off a determined Italian side in round two of the Women's Six Nations at Stadio Gino Pistoni to land a 33-24 victory.  Match Report


England Women excited by experienced squad for 6N Opener Harriet Millar-Mills scored twice as England beat Scotland 32-0 in the opening round of the Women's Six Nations Championship in Cumbernauld, Glasgow. Eng Women score decisive opening 6N victory

Women's Sevens:

Representatives from England, Wales and Scotland will come together to form a British Women’s Sevens squad for two invitational tournaments as part of preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A squad of 12 players will fly to Las Vegas today (Monday 29 February) for the USA Sevens Invitational Tournament, which takes place 3-5 March, and then travel on to Canada for the Vancouver Rugby Festival, taking place 10-11 March.

England Women Head Coach Simon Middleton has named the squad for the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Squad: 

Men's 7s

Phil Burgess, Charlie Hayter and Dan Norton will return to action for England Sevens in the fifth leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas (4-6th March).  England 7s squad for Las Vagas 2016

All 16 captains gathered to officially launch the tournament at Luna Park, looking out over a stunning backdrop in front of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and with only seven series events left before the teams head to the Olympic Games, a lot of talk was understandably on Rio. England 7s Fixtures 6/7 FEB - Sydney 



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