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Around a million fans watched Eddie Jones announce his England Rugby World Cup on a special video which celebrated the players’ journey from community club and junior school rugby to their selection to take on the world in Japan.
England U18s recently returned from South Africa having competed in the U18 International Series in which they played fixtures against Argentina, France and South Africa Schools.
England Women U20s were victorious in the recent Tri-Nations Cup, defeating Canada 24-15 at Loughborough University after a 62-0 victory over USA in the competition.
The 2019/20 Greene King IPA Championship season was officially launched at Twickenham Stadium on Monday by Championship Chairman Geoff Irvine.
 
 
Peter Wheeler becomes President of the Rugby this month (August). He began his rugby aged 12 at Brockley County School in South London and, at the age of 26, made his England debut as hooker, going on to gain a total of 41 caps.
For more than four decades Bernie Coyne has been making a real difference and improving the lives of adults and youngsters through rugby union and that was recognised by the award of a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
What better way for England to put in final preparations for Japan than heading to Newcastle’s St James’ Park to play Italy, kicking off at 7:45pm on Friday September 6th.
 
 
Newark Rugby Club’s renowned collection of international jerseys has been increased following centenary celebrations at the Nottinghamshire club.
With everyone counting down the days to the Rugby World Cup and England’s first match against Tonga on Sunday 22 September, the Rising Sons campaign is telling the stories of the players' journeys and inspiring the nation to get behind their campaign.
 
 
Harry Jon Morgan was not interested in becoming Lord Alan Sugar’s apprentice, instead what he wanted was to be hired for the first ever apprenticeship in the RFU’s Rugby365 programme across host clubs.
Lee Jones was seriously injured playing for Silhillians RFC in 2016. Now 38, Lee relies on a wheelchair but that hasn’t affected his tremendous love for rugby and his club.
Kimberley Bennett, Molly (Manjit) Sanghera and Emily Thompson are among around 37,000 women now playing rugby in England and while they may be different, they share a common story. That of rugby giving them another chance in life.
 
 
Border Park RFC recently welcomed California State University Long Beach to the north east for some classic Barbarians style rugby at Kingston Park.
There’s bargains to be had through the new England Rugby Club Hub, an online buying portal that can be used by anyone who is a member of a registered club or team, a qualified coach or referee or a recognised member of the rugby community.
 
 
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