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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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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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