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England Rugby December 2016 - In Review

By Kath
December 28 2016

What a fantastic year this has been for eddie Jones, the coaching staff and players.  Just Brilliant.   New Patron, redevelopment of the East stand, revised 45-man elite player squad (EPS) and much more.  Happy New Year 2017 to you all.  Cheers


England Rugby  December 2016 - In Review




 Prince Harry ahead of the QBE International at Twickenham, London.

The Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce Prince Harry as its new patron, following a Buckingham Palace announcement that Her Majesty The Queen will be handing over the patronage at the end of this year.  

The Queen has been patron of the RFU for 64 years having held the role since 1952, after taking over the position from her father, King George VI, following his death.  More Here








England Rugby
December 31 2016

Eddie Jones has announced a revised 45man elite player squad here

Eddie Jones has announced a revised 45-man elite player squad (EPS) and named the 33 players who will attend a two-day training camp in Brighton as England begin their preparation for the RBS 6 Nations.     The 33 players will assemble in Brighton from 2-3 January ahead of the opening game of the tournament against France at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 4 February (4.50pm).



The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has been granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the East Stand.

The extension will enable hospitality to be accommodated within the stadium while not increasing the overall capacity. 

The new East Stand extension will create additional space of 11,600 sq m over six levels, as part of the upgrade.   Each level will be distinctive in its design, celebrating and bringing to life the unique aspects of the home of England Rugby, while also delivering a bespoke hospitality experience for guests.

The space will cater for a range of different audiences with new bar and dining areas to private fine dining facilities.   As part of the redevelopment, facilities will be created exclusively for existing England Rugby debenture holders.

For the first time, debenture holders will have the option to customise and benefit from enhanced debenture packages, which will include access to formal and casual dining options, exclusive access to private lounge and bar areas and also car parking.

The new England Rugby debenture holder offering is part of the RFU’s commitment to improve and modernise the match day experience.

"We’re delighted that the Planning Committee voted to support our plans to upgrade the East Stand at Twickenham Stadium and we welcomed additional feedback from Richmond Council at the planning meeting," said RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie.

"We now look forward to progressing plans that will ensure that Twickenham Stadium continues to be a world-class facility and a facility that also brings benefit to the local community.” 



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Twickenham to host two NFL fixtures in 2017

Two regular season games will be held  on 22nd and 29th October. 

Minnesota Vikings will play Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals will play LA Rams in Twickenham's 2017 fixtures with the game times and dates to be finalised next spring when the full NFL schedule is revealed. 

In addition, two fixtures will take place at Wembley Stadium with Baltimore Ravens playing Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, 24 September or Sunday, 1 October while New Orleans Saints will take on Miami Dolphins.   More here



Well Done England & Management they smashed everyone off the Park this year.

Well this is it! The re-match of England v Australia, one year on from when England were infamously dumped out of the RWC2015. Teams here


England won the Cook Cup for the second time this year, first on the 'whitewash' summer tour of Australia and now at this year's Autumn Internationals.  More here



LIONS 2017:

Steve Borthwick (England), Andy Farrell (Ireland) and Rob Howley (Wales) will assist Gatland for the 10-game Tour next June and July.  Full Story




England Sevens

England scored five tries en route to a 33-14 triumph over Scotland in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series cup semi-final in Cape Town. More here


 It's all over in Cape Town and ENGLAND have won the Cape Town 7s.



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