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England Rugby October 2016 - In Review

By Kath
November 3 2016

England Rugby October  2016 In Review - Once again lots going on this month, squad announcements, new contracts and resignations


England Rugby  October 2016 - In Review


Martin Haag will leave the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after resigning from his position as Head Coach of the England Under 20 side More here


One year on from the Rugby World Cup 2015 final the tournament’s legacy continues to inspire, with 190 new men’s teams launched this season, in large part due to the success of England Rugby’s Return to Rugby programme. 

This year’s Return to Rugby follows on from last year’s Sport England-funded inaugural programme which saw 2,500 people sign up for sessions and 800 go on to play regular, competitive rugby after being reintroduced back into the game. More information here


England Rugby has announced a charity partnership with Sport Relief with an ambition to raise £4 million over four years to support projects and programmes that use rugby to help change people’s lives and as a tool for social good.Money raised through this partnership will be awarded as grants by Comic Relief to charitable projects and programmes, through the Try for Change Fund, which is a fully managed fund by Comic Relief

England Rugby in Partnership with Sport Relief


Andy Cosslett has been elected Chairman of the Rugby Football Union  Board following today’s RFU Council meeting.   He will take up the position with immediate effect replacing Bill Beaumont who became Chairman of World Rugby earlier this year. 

Cosslett previously held an Independent Non-Executive Director role on the RFU Board and oversaw the delivery of the biggest Rugby World Cup in history as Chairman of England Rugby 2015.

The 61 year old has a lifelong association with the game and played the sport for 25 years. He is currently Vice President of Weybridge Vandals.


The Rugby Football Union’s annual report and accounts show an exceptional year and the positive financial impact of hosting Rugby World Cup 2015.

Full Article here


Multi-award winning sponsorship to continue until 2021 O2 and the RFU announced that they have extended their partnership through to September 2021. A proud partner for 21 years, O2 has been at the heart of England Rugby since the game turned professional in 1995, making it one of the longest standing sports sponsorships globally. 

England Rugby: O2 Signs New Partnership


Listed below are both Mens and Women Fixtures for the 2016 Autumn internationals.  Plus links to possible tickets for the Fiji and Argentina matches  England Old Mutal Wealth -Autumn International Fixtures 2016

England U20s

Martin Haag has named his England U20 elite player squad (EPS) for the 2016/17 season which will see them compete in the Six Nations and look to defend their World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia.  England U20s Squad for 2016/17 Season

England Women: 

The Rugby Football Union today laid out its intent for the women’s game over the next four years.

As England Women look to defend their Women’s Rugby World Cup title next year, the RFU outlined:   Red Roses to lead the Way

England Women name Old Mutual Wealth Series squad 2016



England Sevens

England kick off their 2016/17 sevens adventure with a tough pool placing.England 7s Fixtures Dubai 2016



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