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England Rugby March 2016 - In Review

By K
April 12 2016

Wow how good was March 2016 - not just Six Nations Champions but Grand Slam Winners as well.  Huge thanks has to go to Eddie Jones and his backstaff team.  Who would have thought of this outcome after the awful showing in the RWC2015.    Anyway, brilliant stuff and lots of reasons to be very cheerful!



England Rugby  March 2016 - In Review

 Grand Slam Winners 2016

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After nearly three years as Head of International Player Development, Joe Lydon has resigned from the RFU to pursue fresh challenges.       

Lydon arrived in August 2013, and has been responsible for managing the performance pathway and pipeline of international players for England Rugby. His remit of teams included Saxons, U20s, U18s, sevens, and the women’s senior, sevens and U20s teams.

In that time the women’s side won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 and subsequently the RFU introduced the first-ever set of professional contracts for the women's sevens squad.


The 2014-15 Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) has been published which monitors and analyses the injury risk of Premiership Rugby players in Premiership Rugby, European and National competition and training.

The study is the most comprehensive and longest running injury surveillance project in professional rugby.

Results from the latest study show the overall likelihood of a player sustaining a match or training injury remained stable last season and within the expected range of variation seen since the project began in 2002.

The severity of match and training injuries (the time taken to return to play) was the highest reported. Although the average severity of 29 and 28 days respectively, still falls within the expected range, there appears to be a trend for an increasing severity of injuries.   Full Report Here


Following Rugby World Cup 2015, the RFU is focusing on the legacy of the tournament both on and off the pitch. A particular part of this is a commitment to supporting and developing young ambassadors in the game to become future influencers and leaders.

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 RBS Six Nations Table 2016

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England v France RBS Six Nations Preview

England v France Post Match thoughts

England U20:  Martin Haag will take up the role of England U20 Head Coach at the end of the season, joining from Greene King IPA Championship side Nottingham Rugby.      Haag brings 15 years’ coaching experience, including previous involvement with the England age grade sides, and will lead the U20s into their first home World Rugby Championship in Manchester in June.

Working alongside recently appointed backs coach Rory Teague, Haag will take over from Jon Callard who held the role in the interim and will now focus on the post 20s programme.    

Haag said: “I’m delighted to be back at the RFU and working with the best young talent in this country and with their respective clubs.  It is an exciting opportunity to be able to support them in their rugby journey and hopefully, along with the other coaches, help them shape their futures.

“A lot of good work has been done by those involved in the pathway over the years and I hope that by bringing the experience I’ve had as a player and coach I can continue that, mentoring and developing players to be the best they can be.”


England U20 fell to a 41-17 defeat this evening at the Stade du Hameau with a particularly strong opening 20 minutes from France proving too much for the visitors.

 England U20s named to face Wales 2016  A poor first half performance caused England Under-20s to fall short against Wales 42-16 last night in Bristol in the fourth round of the Six Nations.

U20 Six Nations Results 2016:

Scotland 24 - 6 England
Italy 7 - 42 England
England 20-26 Ireland
England 42-16 Wales
France 41-17 England

England Women:  

England Women’s dream of landing the 2016 Six Nations Grand Slam ended in heartbreak on Friday night when the side lost 17-12 to France in a winner-takes-all decider.

Kelly Smith came off the bench to score a late try and rescue a draw for England Women U20 against France U20 at Esher RFC.  The home side lost a 17 point advantage at half time to draw 25-25 on Saturday.

England Women's Team named to face Wales 6N 2016   England Women held off a determined Wales to land a 20-13 victory at the Stoop on Saturday.   This puts England at four from four for the 2016 Six Nations, landing the side the Triple Crown, with just France left to play next Friday.

England Women Six Nations 2016:

Scotland 0 - 32 England
Italy 24 - 33 England
England 13-9 Ireland
England 20-13 Wales
England 12 - 17 France

Men's 7s 

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