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Monthly News Reviews -UPDATED 28 FEB 18


By UPDATED 28/2/18
March 5 2007

Unofficial England Rugby's Diary attempt of various important News Items, Interviews and information of events that occurred throughout the year of 2003. Plus year on year monthly reviews on the ups and downs of the England team.

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Photo courtesy of the World Rugby Museum - Twickenham


England Rugby February 2018 - In Review  Well we had it all this month, Wins, defeats, scuffles, protocols (naughty, naughty French) and much more.

England Rugby January 2018 - In Review  Six Nations build up, Squads.  Tis for when in Rome,  FREE beer with Bounce an Zeelo 7s and more


 England Rugby - December 2017 - In Review  England Rugby December 2017 - New CEO chcks out Twicks., Diciplinary verdict, Six Nations officials plus much more

England Rugby -November 2017 - In Review Autumn Internationals, U20s & England Women Six Nations Fixtures plus more

England Rugby - October 2017 - In Review  Rob Andrew speaks out, Baa Baas are coming and 7s

England Rugby - September 2017 - In Review  New CEO at HQ, England Mutual series and England Women RWC

England Rugby - August 2017 - In Review   New Kit again, Training Squad, Women's RWC2017 & 7s

England Rugby -July 2017 - In Review    LAW changes, Six Nations 2018 and more

England Rugby - June 2017 - In Review   Honours Wins and Lions

England Rugby May 2017 - In Review     RWC 2019 Draw, Squad Announcments plus more

England Rugby -April 2017 - In Review  History of the Lions, England Women, Sevens

England Rugby March 2017 - In review   Ir feels like Christmas again.............. England Elite Back-to-Back Six Nations Champions, England U20s Six Nations Champions, England Womwn Six Nations Champions, England 7s WIN in Vancouver - AND the Championship Playoffs have been scraped for 2018.  Break out the bubbly everyone.

England Rugby February 2017 - In Review  Six Nations , 7s,  Counties & Interviews

England Rugby January 2017 - In Review   Plenty going on Squad announcements and London Welsh gone from Championship.

   Englands Dylan Hartley with the triple crown trophy after the game following the 2016 RBS Six Nation

England Rugby December 2016 - In Review  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.

 England Rugby November 2016 - In Review   Once again lots going on as you would expect and in particular, England have had a great start to their Old Mutual Wealth Autumn International Campaign. 

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

England Rugby September 2016 - In Review   Richard Hill Team Manager,  more info on concussion management, Women's Squads plus much more

England Rugby August 2016 - In Review  New Strips (again)?  Rio 7s celebrations, U18 and looking nforward to the Autumn Internationals.

England Rugby July 2016 - In Review  Plenty going on this month New agreements and new appointment

England Rugby June 2016 - In Review  England whitewash Australia in their own back yard!   

England Rugby May 2016 - In Review  More new appointments, squad announcements plus much more

England Rugby April 2016 - In Review  Wow big news this month Rob Andrew leaves RFU, new appointments all around, plus much more.............

England Rugby March 2016 - In Review  Wow how good was March 2016 - not just Six Nations Champions but Grand Slam Winners as well.  Huge thanks has to go to Eddie Jones and his backstaff team.

England Rugby February 2016 - In Review   Stakeholders?- elite, U 20s, Counties and much more

England Rugby January 2016 - In Review    Well! NEW coach, NEW captain NEW style of play, NEW era again! Plus  much more



England Rugby December 2015 - In Review      Grass Pitches - Anti doping - BorthWick and Gustard join, plus much more

England Rugby November 2015 - In Review     One Head Coach falls on the sword --- The Rugby Football Union confirms that Stuart Lancaster has, by mutual consent, stepped down as England Head Coach.  And another steps in stage right!

England Rugby October 2015 - In Review        England dumped out of the RWC2015

England Rugby September2015 - In Review     England Song Sheet - Swing Low from the roof of the 02 and the wrong call made against Wales in the RWC

England Rugby August 2015 - In Review         Cool All Blacks Video - Squad Announcements - And the 'Pool of Death'

England Rugby July 2015 - In Review        New Shirt - New Deals and the RWC 2015 is coming.

 England Rugby June 2015 - In Review      Festivals, Rugby all over the world, The RWC Tour sets off and 'The Art of Rugby' will be sponsoring our Rugby World Cup Prediction League Competition

England Rugby May 2015 - In Review        Rugby in the Magnetic North, Baa Baas, RWC Training Squad announced

England Rugby April 2015 - In Review       Counties, U18s, 7s, England Elite, plus much more

England Rugby March 2015 - In Review:    Lots going on the culmination of the Six Nations, Concussion Reports, Every Voice Counts, RWC 2015 Tour Dates plus much more.

England Rugby February 2015 - In Review Well we the start of the RBS Six Nations Championship and England started with two wins Wales and Italy.  Plus lots more.

England Rugby January 2015 - In Review   The build up to the 2015 RBS Six Nations has started.  We have a new trophy, new Women's Captain, departures in management, U20s, Saxons, Counties and England Deaf plus


 RWC 2015 - ENGLANDRWC2015 Ball venues


December 2014 in Review England 7s Men & Women,  Counties and RWC 2015 lights up the New year.

November 2014 In Review Phew so much going on this month mainly QBE Autumn Iinternationals plus much more

October 2014 In Review Plenty going on this month, New Contracts, New Doctors, New TV Deals and concussion management changes

September 2014 In Review  So much going on, the England Ladies meet the PM and get central contracts.... whey hey! The RWC 2015 Ball Video and much more.

August 2014 In Review What a fantastic month our Ladies just went and did it!.....  They won the Rugby World Cup - Well Done to them and have now been given  Central Contracts - About time!

July 2014 In Review    This month the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and England have a strong 7s side competing in these games.  The Under 18s are in South Africa on tour. 

June 2014 - In Review  A legend of the game announces retirement non other than Jonny Wilkinson.  Unofficial England would like to say thank you Jonny for all your hard work and talent and enjoy whatever you do next.

 May 2014 - In Review  Here we go again lots happening especially with regards to the RWC 2015

April 2014 - In Review  A look back at some of what took place this month.

 March 2014 - In Review   England Rugby Mar2014- Lots going on this month,a nail biting end to the RBS Six Nations. England only just losing out on points difference but winning the Triple Crown & Mike Brown named the RBS 6N Player of the Championship. Also England v Samoa tickets on sale for November plus much more.

 February 2014 - In Review   Once again a very busy month Team Announcements,    England 7s in Action and doing well in New Zealand

January 2014- In Review   What a hectic month January has been, Squad Updates, Team Announcements, Competitions (which are still ongoing) so why not give them a go.   England 7s in Action, England Women, Rugby World Cup 2015 updates plus much more.

Katy Mclean has received an MBE

Dec 2013 - In Review  Summer 2014 Tour Dates - 7s in Action and England's Katy gets a 'gong' in the New Year's honours list.

Nov 2013 - In Review  Phew lots going on this month, Statements, Partnerships, New changing rooms and that is without a ball being kicked!

Oct 2013 - In Reveiw  RWC2015 + QBE Autumn Int., 2014!

Sep 2013 - In Review  RWC 2015 Posts in the Park, Statements again, Squads, New appointments and those leaving plus lots more....even the Prime Minster

Aug 2013 - In Review  New Squads, Appointments, England Counties, 7s & England Women 

July 2013 - In Review Again another packed month Lions Down Under, Ladies in New Zealand, the JP Morgan 7s
June 2013 - In Review  Once again the month was dominated by Summer Tours, Lions & 7s

May 2013 - In Review  Tour Squads, Baa Baas, Lions and RWC 7s Phew!!

Apr 2013 - In Review   Lots going on Summer Tour Squads & Lions Announced, 7s, Counties and updates to RWC venues

Mar 2013 In Review       The RFU is to commit £10 million over the next four years to help clubs improve their clubhouses and pitches plus much more

Feb 2013  In Review      A busy month and the RBS Six Nations Kicked off plus QBE England's Fixtures for the 2015 RWC warm up matches:

Jan 2013 - In Review    Another New Year.... New appointments, England 7s plus much more  


Englands Captain Chris Robshaw celebrates winning the Hilary Shield during the QBE International at

England win the Hilary Shield by beating New Zealand  38-21 ending their unbeaten run - Well done England


Dec 2012 - In Review        As the country was being washed away with rain England Celebrated their win ove New Zealand in the early part of the month.  What an end to 2012

Nov  2012 - In Review     Phew what a month of ups and downs

Oct  2012 - In Review    Potential RWC 2015 venues named, but not Welford Road,

Sep 2012 - In Review     We start with an Apology (not us)! the RFU. New skills coach, New Kits,

Aug 2012 - In Review    Revamps, Reviews, Statements and more....

July 2012 - In Review     New Appointments, 7s Glory, Statements again and Squad Announcements

June 2012 In Review        Summer Tours, Junior World Championships and Fisty Cuffs at the RFU

May 2012 - In Review     Killik Cup against the Barbarians, U20s , England Counties plus much more

April 2012 - In Review    Once again lots going on - New BMWcontract - SA summer Tour Dates

March 2012 - In Rewiew  So much happening this month and again a New Coach

February 2012 In Review  - England Rugby - Lots to celebrate this month England Elite ,U20s, U18s, Counties, StudentsWomens and 7s doing well.

January 2012 In Review   Well we set off again under new Management albeit temporary.  Six Nations 2012 kicks off .  We have the fixtures and table, plus Squad announcements,7s and womens rugby.  Also Audits and news on 2015.


England coach Stuart Lancaster walks out during the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham, London.

England coach Stuart Lancaster walks out during the RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham,

A New ERA yet again --  PICTURE EMPICS


December 2011 In Review   December brought sweeping changes throughout the RFU, with Ian Ritchie appointed as the new Chief Executive and Stuart Lancaster as the England Interim Head Coach.

November 2011 In Review    Martin Johnson steps down as England Team Manager of the Senior team, and more...

October 2011 In Review   Well as Craig Revel Horwood would say on Strictly Come Dancing....  Deesaaaaster Darling.  Yup that was England's Rugby World Cup 2011.   But our Phil Vickery won Celebrity Masterchef ....get in!   Much more going on.

September 2011 In Review   A huge amount going on, with all eyes on the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.   How would England play, who would be on the team sheet?  Plus Podcasts, Videos,the Aviva Premiership kicked off, yep we had it all.  Phil Vickery's new range and ICE Rugby?

August 2011 In Review   England's three warm-up matches against Wales home and away and Ireland in Dublin, not to mention official and unofficial world cup anthems, action from England's Women and more...

July 2011 In Review  With the Summer tour over and the senior England team's August world cup warm matches not till next, the Women's team took centre stage in July.

June 2011 - In Review  Junior World Championship final .  RFU Podcasts England  RWC Preliminary Squad, England Saxons Win again, England Women and a farewell to  Ben Gollings 7s Hero.

May 2011 - In Review  We have a new Chief Commercial Officer. England XV team to face the Barbarians. The England Saxons Squad announcement, England U20s squad, England Women's Elite and Under 20s squads.  Plus England Sevens, Counties and England Women's A in action.

April 2011 In Review    A  quiet month for England Rugby. We look at accomodation, sights and the culture fans can expect in New Zealand for the 2011 World Cup, as well as the 2011 Churchill Cup fixtures,

March 2011 In Review   6N came to a close with championship wins for the senior, U20 and women's teams, as well as some RFU appointments plus plenty more

February 2011 - In Review    England win against Wales, Italy and France.

January 2011 - In Review     You think it has been a quiet month but when you actually look back, it never is!  Lots happening again to kick of the New Year.


John Steele took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) on 6 September, 2010.


December 2010 In Review  After the highs and lows of the Autumn International campaign, there was relatively little news on the England senior team, but plenty of goings on elsewhere, including the 7s team winning in Dubai, the RFU's new 2015 CEO being unveiled as well as U18 squad information and 6N fixtures

November - In Review   England Rugby November 2010 In Review - We had a few things to celebrate this month, not least the display from England against Australia in the second Investec Autumn International.  More of the same please England.

September 2010 In Review    Conclusion of the Women's Rugby World Cup  the new CEO of the RFU setting out his vision for the future, GPS technology in top flight games, 10 years of Investec International Sponsorship

  August 2010 in Review  England Women's Rugby World Cup 2010,  O2 "The Big One" + BONUS POINTS will be introduced across all adult league and cup rugby in England this season (2010-11). 

July 2010 In Review   England EPS Squads for 2010-11, England Women Euro 7s and England Men 7s squad for Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October... plus much more.

June 2010 In Review   England Elite beat Australia downunder,  Saxons win Churchill Cup, New CEO at the RFU plus much more!

May 2010 in Review   Lots going on this month squad announcements for summer tours, Women's Rugby World Cup pools plus much more

April 2010 In Review   A quiet month we had England U18's wrapping a third consecutive Grand Slam, the launch of the RFU's new illicit Drugs Policy.

March 2010 In ReviewWe had the completion of the RBS 6N Championship and once again the England men fell away leaving the fans feeling bitter at their performances.   

February 2010 In Review  Videos and England's Brian Moore (Pitbull) - Qualifies as Rugby Referee, what will happen next!

January 2010 - In Review  We kicked off a new year with a new Jersey for the England v Wales match at Twickenham.


England take on Wales in Traditional Jersey this Six Nations 

It's a New Day, It's a New Year and we're feeling just the same!


December 2009 in Review   England 7s, England Blagattas, plus Under 18s

November 2009 in Review  Johnno gets a Gong,Baron to retire plus, the winners of our Raging Bull Competition

October 2009 in Review  Excellent news 7s Rugby to be included in the 2016 Olympic Games plus much more.

September 2009 In Review    England launch new home kit

August 2009 In Review   England Women's Team completed their Nations Cup campaign unbeaten plus much more

July 2009 in Review   Good News at last....England win the bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2015.

June 2009 in Review   Lions tour to South Africa. The Men/ Women's U20 competitions. Churchill Cup. England faced Argentina...

May 2009 in Review 2009 a very special event took place Walk4Matt09 - Matt Hampson.  England v Baa Baas, 7s in Action, Training Photos plus much more

April 2009 in Review England 7s, England Women, James Haskell Video and Saxons Churchill Cup

Mar 2009 in Review   RBS Six Nations Men and Women, RWC Sevens in Dubai again both Men / Women series. The ELVs almost gone, Aut.,Int., Dates,

Feb 2009 - In Review  With the Six Nations underway, February was always going to be a busy month for England Rugby

Jan 2009 - In Review   A look back at the headlines for this month, Elite EPS, Saxons, Sevens plus much more

England coach Martin Johnson during the Investec Challenge Series match at Twickenham, England.

What will 2009 Bring more Mayhem!!!!


Dec 2008 In Review  Rugby World Cup 2011 Draw, England Saxons,  Sevens, Wade Dooley + Much more

Nov 2008 In Review  - Autumn Ints., Update on Eng Matt Hampson

Oct 2008 In Review   -7s, Eng Women, Lions looking forward + More

Sep 2008 In Review  - The Pacific Islanders hit town + much more.

Aug 2008 In Review     JohnnoTalks the Talk, Rugby Helps our Heroes

July 2008 In Review    - New attacking coach announced - Hurray!

June 2008 In Review    - Highs, Lows and the 'Barbigate Affair'

May 2008 In Review    - Summer Tour Squad & Invest in a Hooker?

April 2008 In Review         -   New Pink Jersey & St. George

March 2008 In Review       -   Josh's High Peaks to Baa Baas

February 2008 in Review    -  Leap Year & Six Nations

January 2008 - In Review   - Twickenham Tales and Changes

Englands Jason Robinson appears dejected following the IRB Rugby World Cup Final match at Stade de F

England v South Africa RWC 2007 Final - A Hero retires -Thank You Jason!

Dec 2007 in Review    Brian Ashton re-appointed

Nov 2007 in Review   Peace in our Time?

Oct 2007 in Review    -  Wow - we made it to the Final

Sep 2007 in Review    RWC 2007 Kicked Off

Aug 2007 in Review  -   RWC Build up and Squad

Jul 2007 in Review    -  RWC 2007 TV Listings

Jun 2007 in Review    -  England Saxons win Churchill Cup

May 2007 In Review  -  England Women Champions of Europe

Apr 2007 in Review   -   We had statements galore!

Mar 2007 In Review  -   6N 2007, The Ladies and Sevens!

Feb 2007 Review     -     Highs/Lows & Wilkinson plays again!

Jan 2007 In Review   -   New England Captain Phil Vickery.     

File photo dated 20/10/07 of England coach Brian Ashton ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup Final again

Dec 2006 Review   -    England  New Head Coach Appointed

Nov 2006 Review   -     Andy Robinson Resigns

Oct 2006 Review      -   England's Sevens 2006/7 series

Sep 2006 Review    -     England Women lose out in Canada

Aug 2006 In Review   - Eng's New Elite Director of Rugby is?

Jul 2006 In Review   -WRWC Fixtures & For Your Eyes Only?

Jun 2006 In Review     - Summer Tour Woes & Rogues again?

May 2006  In Review   - 2006/7 RBS Six Nations Schedule

Apr 2006 in Review    -  Andy survived but others did not?  

Mar 2006 in Review   -  England Rugby in shambles!!

Feb 2006 in Review    -  England 7s win in Los Angeles

Jan 2006 in Review -  Twickenham South Stand seats Released 

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England Rugby 2005 A Year Review 

Dec 2005 Review        RFU & Clubs Charity Matters.

Nov 2005 In Review    Investec Challenge matches & more!

Oct 2005 In Review   Brian Ashton goes to Bath

Sep 2005 In Review  11week rest debate!!

Aug 2005 In Review  Sevens and Club v Country Row Again!

Jul 2005 In Review    Scrums in the Park and Rugby Camps

Jun 2005 In Review   England A - Win Churchill Cup  

May 2005 in Review  The Baa Baas, Players Awards and more.

Apr 2005 in Review   Churchill Cup squad announced.


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