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# rfu - Yesterday’s News

Eddie Jones agrees new England deal until 2023 Rugby World Cup

Jones wants his side to be remembered as “the greatest team the game has ever seen”.

# rfu - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

England's RFU expects losses up to £50 million over next 18 months due to Covid-19 crisis

The spread of coronavirus means no major sporting action can currently take place in the UK.

# rfu - Monday 23 March, 2020

'We no longer feel able to keep quiet' - Promotion favourites Newcastle hit back

Ealing have suggested they will take legal action if Newcastle are promoted.

# rfu - Friday 20 March, 2020

RFU cancels entire English rugby season apart from the Premiership

The union says it remains in ‘active discussions’ with the top-tier league.

# rfu - Thursday 12 March, 2020

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'

The England head coach had criticised the referee after their win over Wales.

# rfu - Friday 29 November, 2019

O'Shea 'never had discussions' with Irish rugby as he moves on to RFU role

The 49-year-old has joined the English union as its new performance director.

# rfu - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Leicester's Geordan Murphy charged with verbal abuse of match official

The former Ireland fullback has endured a difficult season in charge of Leicester Tigers.

# rfu - Monday 13 May, 2019

Premiership reportedly propose season without relegation to form 13-team division

Automatic relegation could also be scrapped in favour of a play-off between the existing top-tier side and the best Championship club.

# rfu - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

England not ruling out approach to re-hire Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster

The 49-year-old has also been linked with a position on Andy Farrell’s Ireland coaching ticket.

# rfu - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

RFU to follow Ireland's lead and introduce in-season breaks for players

The Premiership will be restructured in the move and will last 11 months with its final to take place in late June.

# rfu - Thursday 23 August, 2018

RFU opt not to ban Danny Cipriani after assault guilty plea

After paying over €4,700 in fines, the England out-half is free to make his debut for David Humphreys’ Gloucester this evening.

# rfu - Friday 17 August, 2018

Cipriani to face RFU disciplinary hearing after assault charge

The Gloucester out-half has been left out of their squad for tomorrow’s friendly against Ulster.

# rfu - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Armpit line' introduced in English cup as trials to lower tackle height continue

Rugby authorities are hoping to see a reduction in the number of concussions being sustained in tackles.

# rfu - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Hurricanes skipper remains in the dark over England availability

Brad Shields hasn’t heard from New Zealand Rugby over his request to play with Eddie Jones’ side in June.

# rfu - Friday 20 April, 2018

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

The South African has been with the Premiership club since 2012.

# rfu - Sunday 25 March, 2018

England consider playing home Tests away from Twickenham

The RFU wants to boost the national popularity of rugby union.

# rfu - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Samoan Rugby Union declared bankrupt ahead of Scotland and England Tests

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) are set to offer some financial support.

# rfu - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Clubs reportedly table plan to cut 6 Nations by a week for England and France

The RFU is ‘considering’ a plan to take a rest week out of the Six Nations for English and French clubs.

# rfu - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'I have no regrets about Stuart Lancaster at all,' says outgoing RFU boss

Currently a senior coach with Leinster, Lancaster was in charge during England’s woeful performance in their home World Cup.

# rfu - Friday 23 December, 2016

World Rugby to speak to RFU after 'apparent non-compliance' regarding George North head injury

The winger seemed to temporarily lose consciousness in a game against Leicester earlier this month but was allowed to resume playing.

# rfu - Monday 25 July, 2016

Premiership clubs boosted by new £224m+ agreement with the RFU

‘This is a true partnership focused on making English rugby the best in the world for club and country.’

# rfu - Monday 9 November, 2015

Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England's sorry World Cup tale

The RFU say that they are looking in to the matter internally.

# rfu - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

More NFL in England! Twickenham to host at least three games starting next year

NFL and RFU agree three-year deal to run until 2018.

# rfu - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Stuart Lancaster has to prioritise doing the right things over simply doing things right

“Playing Burgess with Brad Barritt was like a declaration that England won’t be passing the ball”

# rfu - Friday 15 May, 2015

England star to miss Rugby World Cup after three assault convictions

Manu Tuilagi will be omitted after pleading guilty to four charges at Leicester Magistrates this week.

# rfu - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Could two London-based clubs join the Pro12 in the near future?

The league’s organisers say no discussion have taken place yet.

# rfu - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Stuart Lancaster's England coaching contract extended until 2020

Lancaster and his backroom staff will remain in place through the next two World Cups.

# rfu - Monday 25 August, 2014

England's RFU to hand out 20 professional contracts in women's rugby

The Sevens-focused group contains 12 World Cup winners.

# rfu - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Lions and England rugby coach Andy Farrell has three tips for a succesful defence Big D This post contains videos

Lions and England rugby coach Andy Farrell has three tips for a succesful defence

Who better to take lessons from than the only man to stop Joe Schmidt’s attack this year?

# rfu - Friday 28 February, 2014

Owen Farrell absolved of wrongdoing by RFU over £440 ticket sale

English rugby’s governing body has underlined that the out-half is a man of ‘utmost integrity.’

# rfu - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Lancaster backs Dave Wilson to replace 'mainstay' Cole as England's tighthead

The head coach is ‘desperately’ disappointed to lose his tried and trusted number three.

# rfu - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions

Kangaroo courts, cross-dressing prop forwards and some pretty good rugby too…

# rfu - Friday 11 January, 2013

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded

The arrival of the former Samoan and All Black international would sweep the board for Kiwi coaches in Ireland.

# rfu - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

RefCam introduction to give rugby fan a ref's eye view of the action I Spy This post contains videos

RefCam introduction to give rugby fan a ref's eye view of the action

Footage from the new camera will be featured in Sky’s coverage of Newcastle Falcons v London Scottish this weekend.

# rfu - Thursday 29 November, 2012

VIDEO: Haka flashmob hits Trafalgar Square Ka Mate This post contains videos

VIDEO: Haka flashmob hits Trafalgar Square

Sing along if you want…

# rfu - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Gloucester duo called up into England squad for Test matches RFU

Gloucester duo called up into England squad for Test matches

Stuart Lancaster has called on centre Billy Twelvetrees and fly-half Freddie Burns for the upcoming international programme.

# rfu - Thursday 9 August, 2012

England prop Stevens retires from international rugby

“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make,” he Saracens forward said today.

# rfu - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Andy Farrell rejoins English coaching staff to team up with Stuart Lancaster again

Farrell had been a key part of Stuart Lancaster’s interim back-room staff during a successful Six Nations campaign which saw England finish second to Grand Slam champions Wales.

# rfu - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

# rfu - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Sound familiar? Wallabies beat Wales with last kick to win series

Wales outscored Australia two tries to one but Mike Harris was the Wallabies’ hero when he landed an angled penalty late on.

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