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France remain unbeatable

France Under 18s v England Under 18s A favourite sporting term these days is GOAT, followed by “(perhaps) the best sports team there has ever been” (Ugo Monye on the Red Roses). But the French Under 18 team can put in a claim. They very rarely get beaten, and as the big clash with England

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RFU announces changes to girls’ player pathway

The RFU is to develop the pathway for U18 girls from the 2024-25 season, as part of its vision to prepare players to excel in world leading England teams. A centralised system of nine girls’ Player Development Group (PDG) centres, with investment from the RFU, as well as Sport England and The British & Irish

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U18 Women’s team to play Ireland announced

England U18 Women’s head coach James Cooper and assistant coach Ollie Perry have named their 24-player matchday squad to face Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre this Sunday (3 March). The 70-minute fixture, which will be capped at U18 age-grade level, will take place at the home of the IRFU development in Blanchardstown, Dublin,

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England U18 Elite Player Squad selected ahead of Six Nations Festival

England U18 Women head coach James Cooper has selected his 2024 Elite Player Squad ahead of this year’s U18 Women’s Six Nations Festival.   Worcester-based trio Nat Evans, Haineala Lutui and Sarah Parry, complemented with Daisy Aspinall, Lauren Bailey, Evie Haskell, Heidi Pashaei Tarighoun, Lucie Sams and Lucy Simpson, are the nine previously-capped players at pathway

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The Under 18s Six Nations Festival 2023

As we approach the start of the second 6N Festival at this age-level, it’s encouraging to see how it marks a huge step forward for the women’s game. The inaugural event took place in Edinburgh last year. The organisers will have learned a lot from that experience and tidied up some edges for this year’s

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England Rugby Player Pathway Festival in Malvern

1,150 pathway players take part in festival at Malvern College Largest gathering of players in the U17 and U18 age groups to take place to date The largest gathering of pathway players to date takes place this week at Malvern College. Approximately 1,150 U17 and U18 male and female players from every Regional Academy and

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