Home Tag Archives: rfu (page 10)

Tag Archives: rfu

Ex-England Centre Halliday Suggests Some Pretty Radical Ideas For The RFU’s Future

Former England centre Simon Halliday believes that ‘serious structural change’ must occur within English rugby following a disastrous World Cup campaign.  After becoming the first nation to be knocked out of a World Cup at the pool stage of the tournament, Halliday is calling for some major shakeups within the organisation, even suggesting the RFU becomes a separate entity to …

Read More »

Nick Abendanon Labels Some England Players As ‘Pathetic’

The European Player Of The Year gave a forthright interview on Rugby Tonight. Speaking on BT Sports’ Rugby Tonight show, Clermont’s Nick Abendanon has criticised the RFU’s policy of not selecting overseas based players, and labelled the players who support the policy as ‘pathetic’. Abendanon’s statement comes at a time in which the RFU’s selection policy has come under scrutiny following England’s disastrous World …

Read More »

RFU Considering A Second Review Into England’s World Cup Performance

England have already begun the process of reviewing their World Cup performance. Although England are just beginning to review their World Cup performance, those tasked with leading the process have already come in for much criticism. Clive Woodward in particular has been very vocal, criticising RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie ‘and his comfortable collection of friends’. However, according to Gavin …

Read More »

Clive Woodward Slates Composition Of England’s RWC Review Panel

Sir Clive Woodward has not held back in his criticism of the composition of the RFU’s World Cup review panel, which he says features three people who ‘have no experience in international rugby’.  Much has been made of this review since even before England’s final game of the tournament. Now Woodward has had his say on what is wrong with …

Read More »

England Centre Ruled Out For Three Months Through Injury

England and Bath centre Jonathan Joseph has been ruled out of action for three months through injury.  Joseph will now miss the beginning of Bath’s European escapades this season after undergoing surgery earlier this week on his pectoral muscle, according to Bath Rugby’s official website.  “Bath Rugby can confirm that centre Jonathan Joseph underwent surgery earlier this week for a pectoral injury sustained …

Read More »

RFU Names Panel To Review England’s Below Par World Cup

The Rugby Football Union have named their five-person panel to review England’s below par Rugby World Cup performance.  The panel, announced on the RFU’s official website, consists of Ian Ritchie, RFU CEO and Panel Chairman, Ian Metcalfe (Professional Game Board Chairman), Ben Kay MBE (former England International & World Cup Winner), Ian Watmore (ER2015 Board member, former Permanent Secretary to the …

Read More »

RFU Willing To Fork Out Eye-Watering Sum To Prise Schmidt From Ireland

In the aftermath of Ireland’s last eight defeat to Argentina, attentions naturally turn to whether or not Joe Schmidt will stay on. This is no different in France, where reports are emerging of the huge fee the RFU are willing to fork out to get their man, Schmidt. According to France-based rugby writer Gavin Mortimer, Midi Olympique are reporting that the RFU will pay …

Read More »

Video: The Few Highlights To Take From England’s World Cup Run

It will come as little comfort to England to watch highlights of this World Cup, but there were a few instances of great play amongst the doom and gloom which engulfed the England camp. The inquest into what happened over the course of the opening weeks of the tournament continues as the final eight participants prepare to claim the glory so many in …

Read More »

England’s Lancaster: ‘It Would Be Hard To Walk Away’

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has stated that he would find it difficult to walk away from his current post. It may, however, be taken out of the 46-year-old’s hands altogether. The Rugby Football Union are to review England’s failure to make it past the pool stage of the tournament, according to Sky Sports, and after losing twice to both Wales and Australia …

Read More »

England Confirm Training Ground Incident Involving Cipriani & Catt Prior To World Cup

England confirm that there was an incident between backs coach Mike Catt and Danny Cipriani prior to the World Cup but that it ‘played no bearing on selection.’ According to The Guardian, the incident happened just hours after Cipriani had learned of his exclusion from England’s 31-man World Cup squad and the day before the official announcement. The aforementioned daily …

Read More »

Six Nations: Massive Over Reliance On Overseas Players?

The Six Nations is finally under way. With not much to pour over after the first gameweek, we examine the huge role overseas players have in the tournament.    The championship kicked off with not so much as bang but a whimper as three turgid games were served up to the rugby fraternity. Undoubtedly, England’s second half show in Cardiff …

Read More »