Category Archives: England Rugby

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/

Premiership Rugby insists England stars will be protected as season extends

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.

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Article source: https://inews.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/premiership-rugby-insists-england-stars-will-be-protected-as-season-extends/

Stats review: France’s midfield conundrum and England’s fitness boosts

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.

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Article source: https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/01/07/stats-review-frances-midfield-conundrum-and-englands-fitness-boosts/

Ted Hill and Marcus Smith named in England Under-20’s Elite Player Squad

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.

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Article source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2019/01/04/ted-hill-marcus-smith-named-england-under-20s-elite-player-squad/

England Women announce contracts and squad

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has announced the Elite Player Squad (EPS) for the 2019 season.

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Article source: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-women-contracts-red-roses-and-squad/

Northampton’s Lewis Ludlam: ‘When England won the World Cup, playing rugby seemed the obvious option’

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.

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Article source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/05/lewis-ludlam-northampton-england-rugby-union

England U20s Elite Player Squad announced for 2018/19

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).

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Article source: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-u20s-elite-player-squad-announced-for-2018/