Category Archives: England Rugby

England rugby stars lead heart-warming campaign for boy, 10, with cancer

A group of England rugby stars have teamed up to help try and raise half a million pounds for a boy at risk of his deadly cancer returning.

Harry Banks, 10, has had rare neuroblastoma twice since 2012 and his doctors have warned it will be incurable if it comes back again – which is likely.   Continue reading

Article source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6622961/England-rugby-stars-lead-heart-warming-campaign-boy-10-cancer.html

Chiefs and England trio agree new deals

Rob Baxter’s forward-thinking vision for Exeter Chiefs has tonight been boosted with the news that three of their highly-rated stars have all pledged their immediate futures to the club.

England internationals Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade have all put pen to paper on two-year deals that will keep them at Sandy Park until the end of the 2020/2021 season. Continue reading

Article source: https://www.premiershiprugby.com/2018-2019/chiefs-and-england-trio-agree-new-deals/

Owen Farrell thumb injury deals blow to England’s Six Nations preparations

Little more than 24 hours after Eddie Jones admitted he was tempting fate by remarking that England’s injury list going into the Six Nations was the lowest for three years, his key player and captain Owen Farrell has had surgery to repair a thumb injury and will be out of action for between a week and 10 days. Continue reading

Article source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/19/owen-farrell-thumb-injury-england-six-nations-rugby-union

England rugby stars Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt on the growth of the women’s game

England rugby stars Emily Scarratt and Natasha Hunt have predicted a bright future for the women’s game after becoming the first players to be awarded full-time XVs contracts for 2019.

Scarratt and Hunt, along with Harlequins winger Jess Breach, have moved back from the women’s sevens team that came fourth at Rio 2016 and claimed a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Continue reading

Article source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-6606411/England-rugby-stars-Natasha-Hunt-Emily-Scarratt-growth-womens-game.html

Six Nations: England’s Owen Farrell to undergo minor procedure on thumb

 

Owen Farrell in action for England
The 27-year-old is still expected to be fit for the Six Nations opener

England’s preparations for their Six Nations opener against champions Ireland in Dublin have been hit by an injury to captain Owen Farrell.

Farrell, 27, has been withdrawn from Saracens’ Champions Cup match against Glasgow and is having a minor procedure on his thumb on Saturday. Continue reading

Article source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46930943

England Women Sevens name Hamilton squad

James Bailey has named his 12-player squad for the inaugural Fast Four tournament in New Zealand on 26-27 January 2019.

The two-day competition will run alongside the HSBC Hamilton Sevens in what will be the first time that a women’s invitational tournament has been integrated into the men’s World Series event. Continue reading

Article source: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-women-sevens-name-hamilton-squad/

09 Jan 2019 Professional Rugby in England taking action on injuries

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have set out the focus areas for their continued action to mitigate the risk of player injuries in the English professional game. 

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Article source: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/professional-rugby-england-taking-action-player-injuries/

Jack Nowell: England back ‘still a winger’ despite impressing at 15 on Exeter return

Jack Nowell
Jack Nowell has played 28 times for England and featured in two British and Irish Lions tests in New Zealand

England’s Jack Nowell still looks upon himself as a winger, despite impressing at full-back for Exeter.

Nowell scored a try within four minutes against Castres on his return after two months out with a hamstring injury.

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Article source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46862854

Johan Ackermann: player fatigue could harm England’s Six Nations prospects

Eddie Jones has been warned he faces a struggle to keep his England squad fresh given the demands placed on some players by the Champions Cup. Saracens and Exeter are still in contention for qualification and Gloucester’s head coach, Johan Ackermann, believes fatigue could impact on the national team’s prospects at the Six Nations.

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Article source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/14/johan-ackermann-england-six-nations-eddie-jones