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Harlequins Ladies’ Amy Turner to take on new role with the RFU

Amy Turner, the former Harlequins and England Scrum-half, who in May this year called time on a prestigious playing career to join the London Club’s coaching staff, is leaving to become the Professional Pathway Officer (Women) with England Rugby. During her time as a Harlequins Ladies coach, Turner impressed with her technical expertise and her

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RFU to grant 28 full-time contracts to England Women

The RFU is to introduce women’s full-time 15s contracts this season underlining its commitment to the long-term growth of women’s rugby. Following its meeting on Wednesday, the RFU Board supported the proposal to introduce women’s contracts for the 15-aside game. There will be 28 full-time contracts available to England Women, which will come into effect

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England Rugby award 17 women’s sevens contracts

England Rugby has awarded 17 women’s sevens contracts for the upcoming 2018/19 season. The women’s squad will move from its present base at Bisham Abbey to join the men’s set-up at The Lensbury in Teddington from 1 September. This will provide both the men’s and women’s squads the opportunity to share facilities and best practice.

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Sue Day appointed RFU CFO and Board Member

Sue Day, former England international rugby captain (XVs and Sevens), and England’s record try scorer has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of the RFU, and to the RFU Board. Sue Day is currently a Deal Advisory Partner at KPMG. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has worked in finance roles

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Steve Brown appointed CEO of the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today appointed Steve Brown as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment concludes an extensive selection process led by a Board nominations panel which concluded on 31st August. The appointment received RFU Board approval this morning. Steve Brown is currently Chief Officer, Business Operations at the RFU, and he succeeds Ian

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Prince Harry to become patron of the RFU

The RFU has announced that Prince Harry will be its new patron, following a Buckingham Palace announcement earlier today that Her Majesty The Queen will be handing over the patronage at the end of this year. The Queen has been patron of the RFU for 64 years having held the role since 1952, after taking over

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Nigel Melville to replace Rob Andrew at the RFU

Following the resignation of Rob Andrew from the position of Director of Professional Rugby it has been announced that USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville will join the RFU this summer to take his place. Melville will be responsible for professional rugby in England for the RFU, with particular focus around managing relationship with Premiership Rugby, the

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Maggie Alphonsi to be Spirit of Rugby Ambassador

Maggie Alphonsi, former England Women’s player, Women’s Rugby World Cup Winner and TV personality has been announced as the official ambassador for the Spirit of Rugby. Click here to view a video message from Maggie. Spirit of Rugby is a nationwide RFU project aimed at increasing participation in rugby across England through creating new and innovative

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RFU appoints Joanna Manning-Cooper

The RFU has appointed Joanna Manning-Cooper to the new role of Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications. She will join the RFU at the beginning of May and will be responsible for the digital, marketing and communications strategy, integration, planning and delivery. Her remit will include England Rugby content and channels, team and corporate communications,

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