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.Continue reading
Premiership bosses have defended the 43-week season being faced by England rugby players next year by insisting mental and physical welfare will be protected by mid-season breaks, while presenting data to show that injuries are more likely to occur if a player does not play often enough.Continue reading
- RFU officials receive Guinness Six Nations appointments – read
- O´Donnell and Pettingale to make their debuts
Two Rugby Football Union referees will make their debuts in the 2019 Women’s Six Nations after being selected as part of a team of 13 referees.Continue reading
- Batty was sent off in the loss at Worcester
- Hearing to take place on Tuesday
Ross Batty of Bath Rugby is due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel.Continue reading
For England and Eddie Jones, the returns from injury of Billy Vunipola and Joe Launchbury were great news while in Scotland, Edinburgh’s charge continued up the Guinness PRO14.
Over in France, another enthralling week of Top 14 action has given Jacques Brunel plenty to ponder ahead of Wednesday’s Guinness Six Nations squad announcement – we have taken a particularly close look at his midfield options here.Continue reading
England international back-row Ted Hill has been included in the England Under-20’s 32-mate Elite Player Squad for the 2018/2019 season.
Hill won his first senior cap during last year’s autumn internationals, coming off the bench against Japan at the age of 19.Continue reading
- First women’s contracts for 2019 announced – read
- Middleton selects first full-time professional England squad
- Buy tickets for the Women’s Six Nations here
England Women head coach Simon Middleton has announced the Elite Player Squad (EPS) for the 2019 season.Continue reading
This time last year England were fretting over the lack of options at openside flanker. Two came along almost at once – Sam Underhill and Tom Curry – and a third has emerged this season after a long pupation, Lewis Ludlam.Continue reading
England U20s have named their 32-man Elite Player Squad for the 2018/19 season.
The squad, which will compete in the 2019 Six Nations as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina, will be led by Steve Bates and Jim Mallinder as well as fellow coaches Mark Hopley (Northampton Saints), James Scaysbrook and Richard Whiffin (Gloucester Rugby).Continue reading