RFU investment in rugby grows for fourth year

The RFU 2014 Annual Report & Accounts published on November 14th shows investment in rugby at all levels growing for the fourth consecutive year. The total investment into rugby was £75.3m, up 13% on 2012/13 with a substantial proportion of this growth focused on the RFU’s commitment to building a lasting Rugby World Cup legacy across the

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Source: England Rugby

RFU appoints Helen Weir CBE to its Board

The Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce Helen Weir CBE will be joining its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.  Helen is an exceptional businesswoman who combines a high calibre career spanning multiple sectors with a passion for rugby. Currently the Group Finance Director at John Lewis Partnership, Helen was previously Group Executive Director

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Source: England Rugby

ANTI-DOPING REPORT FOR RUGBY RELEASED

The fourth Anti-Doping Annual Report for rugby in England has been published on behalf of the Anti-Doping Advisory Group. The group is responsible for advising on anti-doping policy for rugby in this country and is made up of key stakeholders, including: the RFU, Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Players’ Association and UK Anti-Doping. The testing programme

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Source: England Rugby

RFU and Sky Sports agree new partnership

THE Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Sky Sports have extended their partnership with a new five-year broadcast deal which will also see Sky Sports become a top level RFU partner, with a range of partnership rights for the first time. The agreement strengthens one of the longest running broadcast partnerships in sport, taking it until

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Six Nations fixtures announced for England Women

England Women will play Italy, Scotland and France at home this season in the Six Nations Championship with Twickenham Stadium, the Twickenham Stoop and The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington hosting the 2014 Rugby World Cup champions. England, who finished second in the 2014 Six Nations, will play their first international XVs game since becoming

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World Cup Winning Rugby Team nominated for award

Having just published a story on the cricket pages about the England cricketers being nominated for Team of the Year, in the 2014 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards, it would be remiss of me not to write about our World Cup winning Rugby Team also being nominated. After  disappointing final losses to New

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Amber Reed earning her coaching badges at Bloxham

Amber Reed, member of England Women’s triumphant  World Cup squad, is earning her coaching badges at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. To say Amber Reed has a hectic rugby life is an understatement. The 23 year-old graduate sports coach combines playing for Bristol and England by working at the school where her duties include looking after the

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Prince Harry joins All Schools training

Prince Harry today joined teachers and student volunteers for a training session to remember at Eccles RFC in Greater Manchester, alongside Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter. This was Prince Harry’s second visit in his role as Patron of All Schools, England Rugby’s programme to help more state secondary schools start playing rugby. Launched

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