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Significant changes to concussion management for professional rugby in England

This season will see major changes to the way the risk of concussion is managed across the professional game in England. The Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have worked together to focus specifically on concussion awareness and education, game day management and the graduated return to play for those players

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Rugby World Cup Winners retire

England Rugby have announced the retirement of two of England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup winners from international rugby. Prop Sophie Hemming and second row Rebecca Essex, who both starred in England’s 21-9 World Cup final victory over Canada in August, will hang up their international boots with immediate effect. Hemming, 34, has proved herself to

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Three of England’s World Cup winners retire

The RFU have announced that three of England’s World Cup winners have decided to retire from international rugby. England flanker Margaret Alphonsi, second row Joanna McGilchrist and wing Katherine Merchant, who all starred in England’s 21-9 World Cup final victory over Canada earlier this month, will all hang up their international rugby boots with immediate

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RFU Strategy 2014

THE RUGBY Football Union, the governing body of English Rugby, has launched a strategy to take the game to 100,000 females across England. The recent success of the England Women at the World Cup in Paris, has given the grassroots an unprecedented boost, to an already fast growing game. The strategy aims to grow the

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England Women’s Sevens

England Women’s Sevens players will be professional athletes after signing full-time contracts with the Rugby Football Union for the upcoming season. On the back of the fabulous World Cup win over Canada in Paris, there is further good news for the future of the women’s in this country with a squad of 20 players competing

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