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England Rugby July 2016 - In Review

By K
October 24 2016

England Rugby July in Review - Plenty going on this month New agreements and new appointments.


England Rugby  July 2016 - In Review


RFU and Premiership Rugby sign new professional game agreement.    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) have agreed a progressive new partnership for the next eight years (July 2024).   The ground-breaking agreement for club and country will see Premiership clubs benefit from the successful financial performance of England Rugby for the first time, as PRL and the RFU have agreed an appropriate share of rugby revenues as a basis for the investment over the life of the deal.   More Here.....


Dean Ryan will join the RFU in August as Head of International Player Development.  Reporting to Nigel Melville, the RFU’s Director of Professional Rugby, Ryan will be responsible for leading and managing the international performance pathway to provide a pipeline of players capable of securing sustainable success for England Rugby.

Ryan will work closely with academies and national-team coaches to align best practice and consistency from the u16 age group going through to the senior team. He will also oversee the development of elite coaches, including current national-team coaches, and the identification of potential future international coaches.


The fixtures for the 2017 Men’s, Women’s and U20 County Championships have been released with all three competitions having been restructured.  Introductions such as seedings for teams, changes to promotion and regulation as well as varying the tiers and match schedule will all be rolled out in 2017 to create a more level playing field across all competitions. More Here....


England Rugby's O2 Touch programme has successfully reached and surpassed its target of introducing 15,000 registered players to the game by summer 2017.  More Here....


England Women:  Professional player contracts will be awarded for the 15-a-side game for the first time as part of England Rugby’s on-going commitment to the professionalisation of women’s rugby.  There will be 48 player contracts for the 2016/17 season as the squad build towards their bid to retain the Women’s Rugby World Cup next year.More Here....


A last-gasp try secured England Women their first victory over France since 2013 on Tuesday night, running out 13-17 winners in the Women's Rugby Super Series in Utah England women defeat France 13-17 in Utah

England Women finsih super series with win over USA

Men's 7s 

Double silverware for GB Sevens  Both the GB Royals and GB Lions claimed silverware at the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s at Sandy Park.

The British Olympic Association has today announced the names of the 24 men and women who will compete in rugby sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It will be the first time in 108 years that Team GB has had representation in rugby at Olympic level and a first for the seven-a-side format. Rio - Great Britain 7s Announced




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