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The Red Roses 2020 – Taking Stock, Lock and Barrel

The Red Roses have completed an unbeaten year, thanks to the last kick of the last match. Can we say they have completed an unbeaten season as well? That’s trickier, since in England we have had two seasons running concurrently. The 2020 Six Nations was completed on 1 November with the Round 5 game in

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England’s bench turn it around

It was the Saturday that the Red Roses were made to roar. As the lead swelled to thirteen, and in the face of a fine French performance, perhaps the best the visitors have produced in a good while, England were staring down the barrel of a first defeat to France in their last seven games,

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Red Roses autumn matches to be shown live on the BBC

England Women’s forthcoming autumn internationals against France will be shown live on BBC TV. The Red Roses, who recently secured the 2020 Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam title with victory over Italy, travel to France on Saturday 14 November, kick-off 1.15pm GMT, and then take on the same opposition at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 21

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Red Roses name 30-player training squad ahead of France Test

Head coach Simon Middleton has named a 30-player training squad to prepare for this weekend’s autumn international against France. Fresh from securing the 2020 Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam title in Italy nine days ago, the group re-assemble at Bisham Abbey today before flying to France for Saturday’s match in Grenoble (kick-off 1.15pm GMT) on

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Red Roses win 2020 Women’s Six Nations

England Women have been crowned winners of the 2020 Women’s Six Nations, a record 16th title. A late Scotland comeback to earn a 13-13 draw with France means England cannot be caught at the top of the table, and are champions with a game to spare. The Red Roses still have one game remaining and

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The International Scene unfolds

The closer we get to the international season, the more the excitement rises but the uncertainties pile up. The opening bout takes place on 24 October when Ireland host Italy in the Six Nations. From there a thicket of tests are squeezed in before Christmas, finishing on 20 December with two RWC qualifiers which involve

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New Red Roses kit unveiled

Umbro has today revealed its new England Rugby match day kit that will be worn by the England men’s and Red Roses teams, following the announcement that the global sports brand has become the Official Technical Kit Partner to England Rugby. The iconic double-diamond of Umbro goes on sale for supporters as of the 11th

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England Women’s Rugby at the Crossroads

Compare these two statements: ‘The growth and overall health of the women’s game are key and as a strategic priority we remain committed to investing in its future’ (CEO’s Review of the Year, RFU Annual report 2019) and: ‘Women and Sevens hardest hit by RFU cuts’ (headline, The Guardian, 1 August 2020). Even before the

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