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#RFU

# rfu - Thursday 8 October, 2020

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 9,905 Views 13 Comments

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

# rfu - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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 5,275 Views 6 Comments

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

# rfu - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'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 20,881 Views 14 Comments

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

# rfu - Monday 6 July, 2020

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

RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant

Jul 6th 2020, 3:13 PM 6,779 Views 1 Comment

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

# rfu - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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 4,644 Views 2 Comments

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

# rfu - Friday 19 June, 2020

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 25,288 Views 63 Comments

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

# rfu - Thursday 18 June, 2020

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 36,924 Views 100 Comments

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

# rfu - Sunday 7 June, 2020

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 5,624 Views 11 Comments

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

# rfu - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

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 7,136 Views 6 Comments

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

# rfu - Friday 24 April, 2020

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 10,522 Views 1 Comment

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

# rfu - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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 3,556 Views 7 Comments

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
# 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 3,213 Views 0 Comments

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
# Distasteful
# Distasteful

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 10:38 AM 12,631 Views 3 Comments

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
# Finished
# Finished

RFU cancels entire English rugby season apart from the Premiership

Mar 20th 2020, 10:41 AM 4,527 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Not In Line
# Not In Line

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

Mar 12th 2020, 3:20 PM 7,746 Views 7 Comments

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
# Caesar
# Caesar

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

Updated Nov 29th 2019, 8:39 AM 30,416 Views 20 Comments

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
# Hearing
# Hearing

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

May 23rd 2019, 12:36 PM 6,060 Views 11 Comments

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
# Ups And Downs
# Ups And Downs

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

May 13th 2019, 5:58 PM 9,172 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.

# rfu - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

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 26,508 Views 34 Comments

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
# Recess
# Recess

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 7,809 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 - Thursday 23 August, 2018

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 3,198 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.

# rfu - Friday 17 August, 2018

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 4,400 Views 8 Comments

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
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

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

Jul 25th 2018, 11:28 AM 7,636 Views 9 Comments

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
# Shielded
# Shielded

Hurricanes skipper remains in the dark over England availability

Apr 26th 2018, 10:23 AM 11,638 Views 38 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

Apr 20th 2018, 5:09 PM 7,381 Views 19 Comments

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

# rfu - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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 14,032 Views 7 Comments

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
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Samoan Rugby Union declared bankrupt ahead of Scotland and England Tests

Nov 8th 2017, 2:29 PM 10,088 Views 19 Comments

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
# No Rest For The Wicked
# No Rest For The Wicked

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

Sep 20th 2017, 4:35 PM 8,629 Views 20 Comments

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
# England Expects
# England Expects

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

May 18th 2017, 6:13 PM 8,660 Views 7 Comments

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
# Rumbling On
# Rumbling On

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

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:51 PM 4,687 Views 9 Comments

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
# Full Coffers
# Full Coffers

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

Jul 25th 2016, 11:48 AM 6,668 Views 27 Comments

‘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
# Share The Blame
# Share The Blame

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

Nov 9th 2015, 11:58 AM 10,291 Views 13 Comments

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
# London's Still Calling
# London's Still Calling

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

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:24 AM 3,662 Views 12 Comments

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
# House Of Lancaster
# House Of Lancaster

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

Oct 8th 2015, 7:05 AM 4,359 Views 6 Comments

“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
# Guilty
# Guilty

England star to miss Rugby World Cup after three assault convictions

May 15th 2015, 4:15 PM 12,862 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Growth
# Growth

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

May 7th 2015, 12:08 PM 10,360 Views 11 Comments

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
# Long-term Plan
# Long-term Plan

Stuart Lancaster's England coaching contract extended until 2020

Oct 1st 2014, 10:31 AM 1,802 Views 6 Comments

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
# Lucky 7s
# Lucky 7s

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

Aug 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 3,059 Views 3 Comments

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
# Big D

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

Apr 29th 2014, 5:07 PM 5,637 Views 4 Comments

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
# In The Clear
# In The Clear

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

Feb 28th 2014, 10:57 AM 4,056 Views 0 Comments

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

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