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England Rugby June 2016 - In Review

By k
September 13 2016

England whitewash Australia in their own back yard!


England Rugby  June  2016 - In Review


June marked the celebrations of volunteering which ran from June 1-12 and highlighted the outstanding work of volunteers across the length and breadth of the UK.  In rugby, volunteers really are the heartbeat of the game, with many thousands across the country giving their time, energy and enthusiasm to grow our sport.  With around 40 roles up being filled up and down the country, there are a wealth of different ways for volunteers to get involved, helping to grow the game and support rugby in their community.

Bill Beaumont, Chairman of England Rugby, said For any team to run out onto the pitch and any rugby club to open its doors, there is a team of selfless volunteers working away, giving up their evenings and weekends so that others can play. Volunteers really are one of our most valuable assets, whether they are flipping burgers, marking out pitches, arranging fixtures or coaching the youngsters. Volunteers, young and old, really are the lifeblood of our game.”

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced new appointments to the RFU Council for the 2016/17 season, following the RFU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

From 1 August 2016, Peter Baines, RFU Senior Vice President will become the President of the RFU, Former England rugby Captain, Maggie Alphonsi MBE will join the RFU Council and Former England Rugby full back, Jonathan Webb will join Ian Ritchie as the RFU’s two representatives on the World Rugby Council. Webb replaces Bill Beaumont CBE who will take office as Chairman of World Rugby on 1 July.



England Elite:     England captain Dylan Hartley will lead out a side against Australia with a total of 539 international caps between them.  Jones names side for first Australia Test

England win opener against Australia  Tries from Jonathan Joseph, Marland Yarde and Jack Nowell saw England seal a 39-28 victory over Australia in a seven-try thriller at Suncorp Stadium.

England team for 2nd Test  George Ford and Jack Nowell return to the England starting 15 for the second Test match against Australia.  

England sealed an historic first-ever series victory over Australia, beating the Wallabies 23-7 in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead with the third and final Test to come in Sydney

Eddie Jones has named Northampton Saints’ back-row forward Teimana Harrison in his starting 15 for the third and final Test match against Australia

England held off Australia in Sydney to win a thrilling third Test 44-40 and rewrite history once more by completing a 3-0 series whitewash over their Antipodean rivals.



England U20s  

England got their World Rugby Under 20 Championship off to a winning start with a six-try bonus point victory (48-10) over Italy at the Manchester City Academy Stadium this evening. 

Martin Haag’s side led 17-3 at the break with tries from George Nott and Sam Aspland-Robinson as well a conversion each for Theo Brophy Clews and captain Harry Mallinder, while the Northampton Saints centre also sent over a penalt






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