Posts Tagged "RFU"

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Thursday announced an investigation into reports referee Nigel Owens was subjected to homophobic abuse by supporters during England’s game with New Zealand last weekend.

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The Rugby Football Union is confident the build-up to the 2015 World Cup will be free of pay disputes involving the England team after agreeing a new four-year deal with the players.

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Saturday night in Europe was icy cold. Parts of England experienced their coldest night ever, with a temperature of 18 degrees minus being recorded.

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England fly-half great Jonny Wilkinson retired from international rugby union on Monday. “I would like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from international rugby,” Wilkinson said in a statement on his own website.

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Rugby Football Union (RFU) acting chief executive Stephen Brown apologised on Wednesday for England’s dismal World Cup display as Rob Andrew was removed from direct involvement with the senior team.

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England’s embattled Rugby Football Union (RFU) tried to buy the silence of a New Zealand chambermaid following allegations of sexual harassment during the World Cup, The Times reported on Friday.

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English rugby was in uproar after leaked reports into the country’s World Cup campaign painted a damning portrait of an ill-disciplined, divided squad obsessed with making money.

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England’s governing Rugby Football Union (RFU) exposed itself to fresh criticism with the publication of an annual report where chairman Paul Murphy insisted the beleaguered body was at “the top of its game”.

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has reduced England to a “laughing stock”, according to Sir Clive Woodward, who oversaw the country’s 2003 World Cup triumph.

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After the shambolic World Cup campaign, where the English squad seemed more intent on wreaking havoc off the field than on it, there could be some serious changes being made ahead at Twickenham.

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The IRB has fined the Samoa player, Alesana Tuilagi, $10,000 for wearing a branded, mouth-guard in the side’s 27-7 win over Fiji last Sunday.

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Jonny Wilkinson will miss England’s November internationals after being sidelined for four weeks with a shoulder injury, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed on Friday.

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Dear Rob, I read with interest your comments on the state of the game and that the laws are ruining the game following the conclusion of England’s November Test matches.

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In light of the of the Wallabies’ continuing woes, here’s another angle on a national competition. In the magnificent movie Zulu, commanding officer Rorke’s Drift Lt. Chard (Stanley Baker) instructs his 2IC Lt. Bromhead (Michael Caine) to form up a platoon of sharpshooters.

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Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has joined a 13-man Rugby Football Union task-force that aims to clean up the sport’s image after recent drugs and cheating scandals.

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RWC 2007 saw humiliation heaped on sides tipped over the Springboks for rugby’s ultimate crown, and it was no surprise that 2008 would offer opportunity for pride to be restored. But what’s going on in 2009?

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The performance of England (6) against the All Blacks (32) at Twickenham was one of the most disgraceful and cynical I’ve had the misfortune to watch.

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I was disappointed to read last week that Lyndon Bray announced his retirement from refereeeing. He is, in my opinion, the number one referee in the world. Like all of us, he can have an off day. But his on days were always many more.

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The Wallabies served up some sweet revenge with a gritty 28-14 victory over England in Saturday’s Cook Cup Test at Twickenham.

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England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) may have brokered a deal with the country’s Premiership clubs over player release for Tests, but a new row was developing on Monday regarding second division rugby.

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