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Despite RFU Rest Agreeement, Saracens Pick Mako Vunipola To Start

Saracens have picked Mako Vunipola to start in this afternoon’s clash with Bath at Allianz Park despite their being an agreement between the RFU and Premiership clubs for mandatory rest periods. The agreement is such that if a player plays in all five Six Nations matches and those appearances account for 80% of total aggregated minutes, then that player should …

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RFU Back Eddie Jones After Disappointing Six Nations Campaign

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The real significance of England’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Six Nations won’t be known until we see the team perform over the summer and of course, in the November internationals when they will face the All Blacks at Twickenham. Is finishing second-from-bottom a true reflection of their current plight? Probably not, but what is obvious is that there are clear …

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RFU Admit Premiership Players Can Go Entire Season Without Being Tested

Doping in professional sport is forever under the microscope and rugby is no different.  The issue has been highlighted in Ireland recently after debate was opened up about Gerbrandt Grobler’s eligibility to play for Munster considering he was found guilty of doping in the past, despite serving his two-year ban from the sport. The RFU has released figures from the …

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Kyle Sinckler Receives Ban For Making Contact With Michael Paterson’s Eye

British and Irish Lions substitute Kyle Sinckler reacts after the third rugby union Test match between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The RFU Disciplinary Panel have on Tuesday evening decided on Harlequins tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler’s punishment after he was found to have made contact with the eye of Michael Paterson.  Facing Northampton Saints last weekend, the 24-year-old was adjudged to have come in contact with eye by the disciplinary panel despite the referee, Luke Pearce, only awarding a penalty following …

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Tyrrells Premier 15s Women’s League Launched

On Wednesday the Tyrrells Premier 15s was launched, which will be the new title given to the domestic women’s rugby competition in England.  A three-year partnership with crisp manufacturers Tyrells will add to the £2.4 million investment in women’s rugby being made by the RFU ahead of this new venture. The league format is pretty standard with each of the …

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Lichfield RFC Set To Say Goodbye To England Stars After RFU Snub

Becky Williams is the Director Of Rugby with Lichfield Ladies Rugby Club which was formed 25 years ago. They are one of the most successful clubs in English domestic rugby and since their inception, they have progressed to England’s top tier, the Women’s Premiership.  They are also known as a ‘full-house’ club, one which has a U-13, U-15, U-18 and …

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RFU Respond To Reports Of Reduction In Contracts For England’s Women Rugby Players

Over the weekend, The Rugby Paper reported that many of the England Women’s Rugby side, The Red Roses, would not have their full-time or part-time contracts renewed.  The contracts which these players are currently on are under the 15s programme umbrella and the original report suggested that only 17 of the current 50-woman strong squad would have their contracts renewed …

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Opinion: Why Denny Solomona Should Not Play For England

SALFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Denny Solomona of Sale Sharks looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at AJ Bell Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Salford, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks’ rugby league convert Denny Solomona has lit up the Aviva Premiership with pace, power and guile that has won him many admirers in the union world. Yet the winger’s recent announcement of his intention to play for England is deeply problematic. Born in New Zealand, the Auckland powerhouse quickly made an impact at London Broncos and Castleford Tigers, …

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RFU Chief Executive Backs Changes To Six Nations Calendar

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: Captain Dylan Hartley of England lifts the Six nations trophy following the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The RFU are to back plans to reduce the current Six Nations schedule. Under the current calendar, the five fixtures are spread out across seven weekends (including two rest weeks) but the RFU have put their support behind the proposed move to eliminate one of the rest weeks from the 2020 campaign onwards, incorporating the changes to the global season announced …

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Eddie Jones Is Using Jose Mourinho’s Template To Win Games Late On

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: Eddie Jones the head coach of England looks on as his team warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England’s victories over the last year have been constant, but often late coming in their games. Eddie Jones puts this down to a practice used by Jose Mourinho. Called tactical periodisation, it is the brainchild of noted Portuguese lecturer Vitor Frade. The tactic focusses on being prepared for four distinct moments within a match. With huge importance being placed on …

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