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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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Six Nations 2017: Can England Do It Again?

As the Six Nations opens its gates for another year of epic encounters and intense rivalry, the question that needs to asked is, can England do it again? Last years the Six Nations brought English rugby fans the results that they have been craving for the last decade. 5 victories from 5 games. A grand slam to take back to …

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England’s Players To Share Record Breaking Bonus If They Win Second Successive Grand Slam

France v England - RBS Six Nations

England’s players will share a massive £3.5 million jackpot if they manage to win a second successive Grand Slam in the forthcoming Six Nations Championship. According to the Daily Telegraph‘s Gavin Mairs, England’s elite players will earn a £1 million bonus for retaining the Grand Slam, with the remaining £2.5 million being made up of image rights and training fees. …

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Two Premiership Players Test Positive For Cocaine Use [BBC]

The RFU have this evening confirmed that two Premiership players have tested positive for recreational drug abuse, after returning samples showing out-of-competition cocaine use. The news was reported by the BBC this evening, who have not revealed the identity of the players in question. Nevertheless, tough sanctions are sure to follow. Indeed, when former Bath players Michael Lipman, Alex Crockett, …

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Aviva Premiership Clubs Demanding Controversial Six Nations Overhaul

RBS 6 Nations Launch

England’s elite clubs look to be taking advantage of the ongoing negotiations to establish a new global calendar by proposing a radical overhaul of the Six Nations. The Six Nations already sits on a fault line dividing the northern and southern hemisphere unions, with SAANZAR threatening the Championship’s traditional place on the calendar and the European unions opposing any such relocation. …

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Sale Sharks Sack Player After Team Leak Allegations

Sale Sharks have today announced that winger Tom Arscott has had his contract terminated with the club. The statement released on behalf of the club reads: “Sale Sharks have today terminated the contract of Tom Arscott with immediate effect following a disciplinary investigation and hearing. No further comment will be made in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedure.” It is …

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RFU To Push For Five-Year Residency Rule

England’s governing body, the RFU, are to push for the existing global residency rule to be extended from three years to five, meaning players not born in or with parentage from their adopted country must live in that nation for at least five years to qualify. According to The Telegraph, the RFU’s chief executive is keen to see a change …

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Sale Player Alleged To Have Leaked Team Info To Bristol Coach

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Sale Sharks flags are flown during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and London Wasps at the Salford City Stadium on May 04, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

It is being reported by Neil Fissler of the Sunday Express that a member of the Sale Sharks playing squad is due to face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after it was discovered he had passed confidential team information on to an opposition coach. It is understood that both Premiership Rugby and the RFU have been informed, with the leak alleged to …

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