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England Rugby's February 2006 in Review


By Kath 7/3/06
March 8 2006

England Rugby February 2006 in Review and at times not good reading! Yes we have had a good and our bad moments this month but not many laughs on the way!

 England Rugby February 06 - In Review!

 England Rugby - February 2006 - Well the RBS Six Nations is in full swing, shame we can't say the same about England, I would say more in dire straits!  

Again a busy month with lots happening, kicking us off again was Ed Budge who felt the need for a Disclaimer!!  

 

 Disclaimer: This article will not make reference to the squad named for the Wales encounter this weekend. My murderous anger does not belong in print.

For starters, it cannot be worse than last year. In fact, if England's performance in this year's VI Nations championship even approaches last season's calamitous fourth-placed finish, then we can forget it. The lot of it. Forget retaining the World Cup, forget restoring pride, forget forgetting the past. To be brutally frank, forget English rugby altogether if Andy Robinson's team finish any lower than second. Full article here....   England Rugby Feb 06

England's Man in Rome Paolo came up trumps for us again, with his weather reports and photos from Rome.  Paolo's own site can be viewed at

ROME-CAM

www.rome-cam.com

 

 

We have listed below the latest times, TV and Radio coverage of the RBS Six Nations 2006 for you to keep handy.  England Rugby TV 2006

England Twickenham Diary - I have taken a trip down memory lane here and reviewed a Diary that I did for the Falcons site a few years back. This was one of my adventures to Twickenham in 2002 - Looking at it now, well it made me laugh and it also brought back great memories.   Twickenham Diary - Re Run

 

Well England kicked off against Wales at Twickenham and Lewis reviewd the match for us. ----  "Let’s not beat about the bush. Wales were very poor today. Messrs Thomas and Peel tried there hardest to get their team going, but they couldn’t manage it. Wales were missing some great players, Shanklin, Jones, and that one who shaves his legs and wears fake tan, so maybe the scoreline was a little bit harsh, but England in 2003 showed that to win a world cup, you need massive strength in depth. Wales won’t win the world cup".     More here.....   England vs Wales Match Review 06

picture copyright of David Coldrey

Patrick was brave and took on the England vs Italy Match Preview -  It’s amazing how the emotions of an England Rugby supporter can change so radically within the space of a few days or even hours. Take early last week for example. You wouldn’t find many England fans confessing not to be excited about the upcoming Six Nations competition.  Full article here....  England vs Italy Preview 2006    Saint Phil stepped in and reviewed the match for us -  England went into this game on the back of a huge win at Twickenham last week against an injury influenced welsh side, whilst Italy suffered an undeserved 26-16 defeat at the hands of Ireland.  full review here.... Italy v England  Match Review

It did not do us much good but Andy Talked Scotland


England took the High Road this weekend for the next round of the RBS Six Nations Championship against the auld enemy Scotland. Ed Budge takes a look at what we can expect.  I think we now all wish they had not bothered! Scotland vs England Preview  and painful reveiw  Scotland v England Review

England's  U21s team led the way last night with a resounding win over Scotland U21s 49- 22 and kept their Under-21 Grand Slam ambitions on track with a six-try victory at Falkirk Stadium.   Man-of-the-match Anthony Allen, scrum-half Ben Foden and wing Thom Evans grabbed a brace each as England turned a 17-15 half-time lead into a second-half waltz.  Jim Mallinder’s side now head to Perigneux in a fortnight to face the French for a match that will ultimately decide the destination of the championship  England  U21s win in Scotland - keeping their Six Nations Grand Slam Alive!

Martin Johnson Summer 2006 Rugby Camps - Staff Required + Dates and venues here. This is your chance to get involved with Martin and his team.  The Rugby Football Union is looking to appoint rugby coaches to staff the 2006 Martin Johnson Summer Camps.

Martin Johnson Rugby Camps

Martin Johnson RugbyCamps

The East Terrace were at it again!!!  Unofficial England reports on the revamp of the East Terrace and the Shocking Scandal - Henson book accused of ‘spearing’ O’Driscoll book off shelf!     Exclusive Rugby Scandal   And a bit hard on the Welsh but really the WRU are in a mess at the moment, here is the East Terrace's take on the situation Wales opt for Clowns?

 

The England Sevens were up and running again this time accross the pond!  England moved onto Los Angeles for the next round of the IRB Sevens on the 11th & 12th February at Home Depot Center Stadium Carson, Los Angeles and Whey Hey they WON - Well done lads!  All Results listed here.... England 7s Fixtures LAX

 

 England - Twickenham the Home of Rugby, a rare opportunity to buy Debenture Tickets in the NEW South Stand. The RFU are making a limited number of debenture seats available in prime locations in the new south stand.  Twickenham Debentures

Twickenham NEW South Stand - photo copyright of Kath

England Women's Rugby U19s are off to Vancouver at the end of the month to take on Canada and their new shirt sponsors are Calor Gas & Poores. We wish the girls the very best of luck.  Eng Rugby Women's U19s Cooking on Gas      England Women's Rugby Six Nations Team took on cotland at  Murrayfield 25/2/06 and WON -   England Women's Six Nations Table

Barney Burnham Our resident reporter Barney Burnham is trying to track down video footage of the Argentina tour of 1997. Can anyone help? If so please contacted us england.kath@gmail.com Englands Alex King Video

England fly-half Alex King goes on a run

Next up was our latest Free Competition.  We invited everyone to enter our  RBS Six Nations Prediction League Competition. Asking could you predict the final outcome of the RBS Six Nations Championship if so you could win our ERSC History of Rugby DVD  Free England Rugby Comp.,

Please note you can still enter this competition as there are many more games yet to be played and no doubt surprises in store!

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