Posts Tagged ‘Rugby Football Union’

  • RFU and Honda UK announce long-term partnership

    Sep 1, 21 • 837 Views • Europe, General News, International, NationalComments Off on RFU and Honda UK announce long-term partnership

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Honda UK today announce an exciting multi-year partnershipHonda UK will become Performance Partner and the Official Vehicle of England Rugby from today (1 September 2021)In addition to becoming the Official Automotive...

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  • Parents crucial in supporting players of the future

    Apr 18, 19 • 1558 Views • Europe, General News, International, NationalComments Off on Parents crucial in supporting players of the future

    Support from parents is the single-most important factor in nurturing young rugby players, new research by a Swansea University team for the Rugby Football Union has found.  The findings have already prompted England Rugby to introduce a requirement that...

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  • Rugby Football Union appoints Bill Sweeney as Chief Executive Officer

    Feb 20, 19 • 1298 Views • Europe, General News, NationalComments Off on Rugby Football Union appoints Bill Sweeney as Chief Executive Officer

    Bill Sweeney has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). He joins from the British Olympic Association (BOA) where he has been Chief Executive Officer since 2013. After a record breaking London 2012 Olympic Games,...

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  • Melville explains academy registration change

    Aug 2, 17 • 1717 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Melville explains academy registration change

    Director of Professional Rugby at the RFU Nigel Melville believes changes to registration rules for England Academy Players (EAP) can result in increased playing time and competition exposure. This season (2017/18) there can be increased movement for EAPs...

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  • RFU announces Tyrrells as title partner for new women’s domestic competition

    Aug 2, 17 • 986 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU announces Tyrrells as title partner for new women’s domestic competition

    ~ Tyrrells Premier 15s season fixtures confirmed~ ~ Full fixture list HERE~ The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced Tyrrells as title partner for the new women’s domestic competition, with the official name of the competition now the ‘Tyrrells...

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  • Evans appointed RFU Head of Rugby Judiciary

    Jun 12, 17 • 1802 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Evans appointed RFU Head of Rugby Judiciary

    Philip Evans QC has been appointed as the Rugby Football Union’s second independent Head of Rugby Judiciary. He will assume the role vacated by Sir James Dingemans, who is stepping down at the end of this season. The post was created in 2013 to ensure...

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  • RFU agrees partnership with Secure Trading for England Sevens

    May 5, 17 • 1041 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU agrees partnership with Secure Trading for England Sevens

    Secure Trading to become Principal Partner to England Sevens The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced a long-term partnership with Secure Trading, specialists in online payment processing. The four-year agreement will see Secure Trading become the...

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  • Don Barrell to join RFU as Head of Regional Academies

    Apr 10, 17 • 2240 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Don Barrell to join RFU as Head of Regional Academies

    Saracens Academy Manager Don Barrell is to join the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as Head of Regional Academies. Reporting to Dean Ryan, Head of International Performance, Barrell will take up the role in July and will be responsible for leading and managing the...

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  • RFU announces 10 clubs to play in new Women’s Super Rugby competition

    Mar 1, 17 • 1175 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU announces 10 clubs to play in new Women’s Super Rugby competition

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 10 clubs that have been offered places, subject to contract, in the new women’s domestic competition from September 2017. Women’s Super Rugby is a major development for the women’s game in England...

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  • RFU supports CAS Award for anti-doping rule violation

    Feb 3, 17 • 1138 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU supports CAS Award for anti-doping rule violation

    The Rugby Football Union supports the recent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Award which increased an anti-doping rule violation to four years following an attempted trafficking offence in June 2013. Rugby union player Luke Willmott, registered with...

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  • Phil de Glanville to join RFU Council

    Dec 15, 16 • 1398 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Phil de Glanville to join RFU Council

    Former England captain Phil de Glanville will join the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Council as Student RFU representative. Starting his rugby career at Durham and Oxford Universities, de Glanville went on to represent England at U21 level before joining Bath...

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  • Player Deal Agreed between RFU & RPA

    Nov 14, 16 • 1233 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Player Deal Agreed between RFU & RPA

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have agreed on a new four-year Elite Player Squad (EPS) deal from 2016 to 2020. The financial terms of the deal are confidential. The deal includes match fees, training fees, image...

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  • Martin Haag resigns as England U20 Head Coach

    Nov 1, 16 • 1570 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Martin Haag resigns as England U20 Head Coach

    Martin Haag will leave the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after resigning from his position as Head Coach of the England Under 20 side. Haag took up the role at the end of last season ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Manchester which saw England win...

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  • O2 SIGNS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ENGLAND RUGBY

    Oct 25, 16 • 1170 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on O2 SIGNS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ENGLAND RUGBY

    Multi-award winning sponsorship to continue until 2021 O2 and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced that they have extended their partnership through to September 2021. A proud partner for 21 years, O2 has been at the heart of England Rugby since the...

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  • Andy Cosslett becomes new Chairman of RFU Board

    Oct 17, 16 • 2215 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on Andy Cosslett becomes new Chairman of RFU Board

    Cosslett new Chairman of the RFU Board New women’s domestic club competition approved by Council Andy Cosslett has been elected Chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Board following today’s RFU Council meeting. He will take up the position with...

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  • RED ROSES TO LEAD THE WAY FOR WOMEN’S RUGBY IN ENGLAND

    Oct 5, 16 • 1666 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RED ROSES TO LEAD THE WAY FOR WOMEN’S RUGBY IN ENGLAND

    The Rugby Football Union today laid out its intent for the women’s game over the next four years. As England Women look to defend their Women’s Rugby World Cup title next year, the RFU outlined: That 26,000 women and girls are regularly playing contact...

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  • RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Tomas Francis

    Sep 22, 16 • 1119 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Tomas Francis

    The charge against Tomas Francis of Exeter Chiefs for kicking, contrary to Law 10.4(c), was heard in Bristol this evening. Francis was sent off by referee Matthew Carley in the second half of the weekend’s Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and...

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  • RFU ANNOUNCES £220k UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

    Sep 19, 16 • 1470 Views • General News, InternationalComments Off on RFU ANNOUNCES £220k UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced a partnership with 15 universities across the country, pledging to invest two hundred and twenty thousand pounds into further strengthening the governing body’s commitment to supporting and growing the game...

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