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Ian Ritchie RFU’s Chief Executive to retire

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of the RFU, has today informed the RFU Board of Directors, management and staff that he will retire at the end of the summer. Ian Ritchie, 63, joined the RFU in February 2012. Under his leadership, the RFU has delivered record revenue and investment into professional and community rugby. In this

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02 England Women’s Player of the Year is Tamara Taylor

The RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby took place yesterday evening  at the Battersea Evolution in London. In total ten awards were made on the night but there was only one for women’s rugby. That award, England Women’s Player of the Year went to to the incredible Tamara Taylor. Taylor earned her 102nd cap in

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RFU announce new England Sevens sponsorship deal

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced a long-term partnership with Secure Trading, specialists in online payment processing. The four-year agreement will see Secure Trading become the Principal Partner to England Sevens, and become front-of-shirt sponsor of the men’s and women’s senior England Sevens squads. Secure Trading’s support for rugby sevens in England will extend

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Lichfield Ladies respond to the RFU

Lichfield Ladies have, since the first announcement that they will be excluded from the newly introduced Super Rugby League, acted with tremendous dignity whilst not concealing the shock and crushing disappointment at the massive blow to the heart of their club. They have now issued an official statement in response to the RFU upholding their

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Lichfield and Thurrock appeals unsuccessful

The RFU have announced that the appeal process has been completed and neither Lichfield Ladies RFC or Thurrock RFC have been successful.  The process determined that the original decision was reached in a fair manner (and that was the brief). The appeal process did not consider whether or not the original decision, was correct indeed how

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Wales Women announce squad for 6 Nations

Wales Women have announced their 32-player squad for the upcoming Women’s Six Nations. Head coach Rowland Phillips finalised his selection after yesterday’s victory against Ireland at Donnybrook – a result which means Wales Women have now won four from four since Phillips took charge in 2016. Phillips says that cutting down a squad of approximately

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