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# rfu - Last month October 2022

Lancaster: English rugby can learn from collaborative Irish structure
# Tipping Point
# Tipping Point

Lancaster: English rugby can learn from collaborative Irish structure

Oct 18th 2022, 7:30 AM 8,573 Views 2 Comments

The club game in England is currently in the midst of a financial crisis which has seen two top-tier clubs drop out of the Premiership.

Worcester suspended from Premiership and Cup for rest of season
# Warriors
# Warriors

Worcester suspended from Premiership and Cup for rest of season

Oct 6th 2022, 6:21 PM 3,907 Views 6 Comments

The Warriors’ Premiership future had been left in doubt after the club was partially liquidated on Wednesday.

# rfu - This year 2022

Worcester Warriors suspended from all competitions after failing to meet RFU deadline
# Endgame
# Endgame

Worcester Warriors suspended from all competitions after failing to meet RFU deadline

Sep 26th 2022, 5:40 PM 6,521 Views 11 Comments

Crisis-hit club have debts of over €27.7m (£25m).

English rugby authorities to seek racism feedback in wake of Luther Burrell allegations
# Investigation
# Investigation

English rugby authorities to seek racism feedback in wake of Luther Burrell allegations

Jul 23rd 2022, 10:16 PM 7,651 Views 1 Comment

The 32-year-old said racism was “rife” within rugby.

Andy Farrell 'highly regarded' as RFU continues search for next England head coach
# In Demand
# In Demand

Andy Farrell 'highly regarded' as RFU continues search for next England head coach

Jul 21st 2022, 10:36 PM 24,564 Views 23 Comments

Eddie Jones is due to be replaced following next year’s World Cup.

RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby
# Racism
# Racism

RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby

Jun 27th 2022, 9:38 PM 31,789 Views 18 Comments

Burrell opened up about receiving comments about bananas, fried chicken and slavery and being greeted with a racial slur.

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney recovering in hospital after pulmonary embolism

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney recovering in hospital after pulmonary embolism

May 3rd 2022, 11:31 AM 3,480 Views 1 Comment

An RFU statement says he is “expected to make a full recovery”.

# rfu - Last year 2021

Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies
# Pipeline
# Pipeline

Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies

Sep 20th 2021, 10:21 PM 21,316 Views 3 Comments

The Irishman is now in a wide-ranging role as the RFU’s director of performance rugby.

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s
# New Rule
# New Rule

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s

Jun 14th 2021, 10:46 AM 2,808 Views 7 Comments

The new rule means all players who are permitted to tackle in full contact age grade rugby will do so at the same height.

England head coach Eddie Jones defends Japan trip to ‘practise coaching’
# Holidays In The Suntory
# Holidays In The Suntory

England head coach Eddie Jones defends Japan trip to ‘practise coaching’

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:32 PM 5,530 Views 0 Comments

The Australian also described an RFU review into the Six Nations as ‘very useful’.

England part ways with two members of Eddie Jones' coaching team
# Changing Things Up
# Changing Things Up

England part ways with two members of Eddie Jones' coaching team

May 14th 2021, 3:01 PM 6,898 Views 2 Comments

Simon Amor appears to have paid the price for the team’s blunt attack after 15 months in the role.

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
# Supporters
# Supporters

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people

Apr 30th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,554 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign
# Debrief
# Debrief

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign

Apr 20th 2021, 3:02 PM 3,493 Views 2 Comments

The Australian presided over a fifth-place finish for the second time in his Twickenham reign.

‘Gutted’ Eddie Jones knows his future as England coach is out of his hands

‘Gutted’ Eddie Jones knows his future as England coach is out of his hands

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:48 AM 11,223 Views 7 Comments

The Six Nations outcome has not made the head coach question himself.

# rfu - All time

England rugby chiefs decide against banning 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'
# Diversity And Inclusion
# Diversity And Inclusion

England rugby chiefs decide against banning 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

Oct 8th 2020, 8:35 PM 9,927 Views 12 Comments

The RFU began a review into the ‘historical context’ of the popular song earlier this summer.

RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month
# Crowds
# Crowds

RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month

Sep 2nd 2020, 12:25 PM 5,305 Views 6 Comments

English rugby’s governing body are still awaiting approval from Westminster as tickets went on sale.

'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'
# Whistle Blower
# Whistle Blower

'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 21,070 Views 14 Comments

Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.

RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant

Jul 6th 2020, 3:13 PM 6,812 Views 1 Comment

The English union has suffered significant financial pain because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

England rugby boss will no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'
# Review
# Review

England rugby boss will no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

Jun 24th 2020, 7:58 AM 4,676 Views 2 Comments

However, Bill Sweeney says it would be ‘very difficult’ to ban the song.

Brian Moore backs calls for English rugby to ditch 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'
# Review
# Review

Brian Moore backs calls for English rugby to ditch 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

Jun 19th 2020, 1:36 PM 25,426 Views 65 Comments

‘Things that were normal then should not necessarily be normal now,’ said the former England hooker.

English rugby chiefs reviewing historical context of ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’
# Diversity
# Diversity

English rugby chiefs reviewing historical context of ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

Jun 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 36,995 Views 100 Comments

The English rugby anthem’s credited author is Wallace Willis – a freed slave from 19th century Oklahoma.

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief
# Changes
# Changes

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Jun 7th 2020, 9:27 AM 5,699 Views 11 Comments

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

RFU warns of 'catastrophic' effects if Test rugby can't resume until 2021
# Worries
# Worries

RFU warns of 'catastrophic' effects if Test rugby can't resume until 2021

May 5th 2020, 1:16 PM 7,186 Views 6 Comments

Bill Sweeney says the English union will lose out on £107 million if the November Tests are cancelled.

Sale Sharks player suspended for two games after signing for two clubs
# Banned
# Banned

Sale Sharks player suspended for two games after signing for two clubs

Apr 24th 2020, 12:20 PM 10,625 Views 1 Comment

Sale Sharks have been been handed a suspended five-point deduction and fined.

Eddie Jones agrees new England deal until 2023 Rugby World Cup
# Steady Eddie
# Steady Eddie

Eddie Jones agrees new England deal until 2023 Rugby World Cup

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 9:24 AM 3,582 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 10:23 PM 3,246 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 10:38 AM 12,681 Views 3 Comments

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

RFU cancels entire English rugby season apart from the Premiership
# Finished
# Finished

RFU cancels entire English rugby season apart from the Premiership

Mar 20th 2020, 10:41 AM 4,587 Views 5 Comments

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

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'
# Not In Line
# Not In Line

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

Mar 12th 2020, 3:20 PM 7,787 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Nov 29th 2019, 8:39 AM 30,467 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 12:36 PM 6,102 Views 11 Comments

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

Premiership reportedly propose season without relegation to form 13-team division
# Ups And Downs
# Ups And Downs

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

May 13th 2019, 5:58 PM 9,208 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2018, 11:25 AM 26,548 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 7,832 Views 13 Comments

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

RFU opt not to ban Danny Cipriani after assault guilty plea
# Rugby
# Rugby

RFU opt not to ban Danny Cipriani after assault guilty plea

Aug 23rd 2018, 9:41 AM 3,208 Views 21 Comments

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

Cipriani to face RFU disciplinary hearing after assault charge
# In Hot Water
# In Hot Water

Cipriani to face RFU disciplinary hearing after assault charge

Aug 17th 2018, 3:46 PM 4,444 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 25th 2018, 11:28 AM 7,680 Views 9 Comments

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

Hurricanes skipper remains in the dark over England availability
# Shielded
# Shielded

Hurricanes skipper remains in the dark over England availability

Apr 26th 2018, 10:23 AM 11,659 Views 38 Comments

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

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test
# Investigation
# Investigation

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

Apr 20th 2018, 5:09 PM 7,407 Views 19 Comments

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

England consider playing home Tests away from Twickenham
# Going On The Road
# Going On The Road

England consider playing home Tests away from Twickenham

Mar 25th 2018, 7:14 PM 14,068 Views 7 Comments

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

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