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Melville to replace Rob Andrew at RFU

USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has agreed to join England’s Rugby Football Union as director of professional rugby from the end of this season. Melville will be responsible for professional rugby in England for the RFU, with particular focus around managing relationship with Premiership Rugby, the English Qualified Player scheme, the EPS agreement and the […] The post Melville to replace Rob Andrew at RFU appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Rob Andrew resigns with RFU, to leave at season’s end

England’s Rugby Football Union have announced that RFU Director of Professional Rugby Rob Andrew will leave the RFU at the end of the season. Andrew, who resigned from his position having instigated discussions with RFU CEO Ian Ritchie for a number of months, has agreed that he will continue to work on completing the latest […] The post Rob Andrew resigns with RFU, to leave at season’s end appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Johnson gears up for final lap

Exeter and England international Tom Johnson helps local youngsters improve game knowledge and maths at the same time thanks to Aviva Tackling Numbers session The post Johnson gears up for final lap appeared first on Exeter Chiefs.

Anthony Watson must switch to full-back – Sinbad

Electrifying Bath star Anthony Watson can end England’s full-back debate by taking the shirt from Mike Brown, according to former Red Rose wing James Simpson-Daniel. Brown has reigned supreme as England’s first choice No.15 over the last four years but is coming under increasing pressure from Saracen Alex Goode.

Neal Hatley named England scrum coach

England head coach Eddie Jones has added scrum coach Neal Hatley to his backroom staff. The 46-year-old will join the England set-up at the end of the season from Bath, where he has been working as scrum and defence coach since 2012. During a playing career that spanned 17 years, Hatley represented Western Province, Natal and […]

Hatley to join England Rugby coaching team

Bath Rugby can confirm that First Team Coach Neal Hatley will join the England Rugby coaching team at the end of the 2015/16 season. Hatley arrived at Bath in 2012 from London Irish, the club for whom he made over 250 appearances as a loosehead prop. Since then, his status as one of the best forwards coaches in the game has continued to flourish.

Summer tours: Southern Hemisphere’s danger men

The four home nations will soon travel South to test their mettle against the World’s top three sides and giant-slayers Japan. Who should they be doing their homework on?The rematch: England will look to avenge their World Cup defeat in a three-Test tourBy Alex Shaw With European finals and domestic play-offs approaching, the conclusion of the northern hemisphere season is nigh and …Continue reading »

Botha relishing Saracens return

The former England lock made 95 Aviva Premiership appearances in six seasons at Sarries, helping them win the Premiership title before spending a season in Super Rugby with the Sharks. Returning to England with Newcastle and making 13 league outings this term, Botha said: “This will be my first time back at Sarries and I am excited about it. “I will probably get a nicer reception from the crowd than the players during the game!” Up against a Saracens side placed top of the Aviva Premiership and having already qualified for the European Champions Cup final, Botha said: “It will be a tough, physical game

England duo Farrell and Marler banned for two weeks

England’s Six Nations Grand Slam winning duo Owen Farrell and Joe Marler have both been given two week bans but will be available for their European Rugby finals and England’s tour of Australia. In separate hearings Saracens’ Farrell and Harlkequins’ Marler have each been given two week bans for foul play in last weekend’s European […] The post England duo Farrell and Marler banned for two weeks appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Ben Sowrey seals Falcons move

The 24-year-old is relishing a return to his native north of England as Newcastle continue to build for the coming campaign, Sowrey saying: “Newcastle is a major northern club, and that is important to me. “They represent the north in the Aviva Premiership, that is a big draw and I like what the club stands for.

Lynagh : England can whitewash Australia

Former Wallabies great Michael Lynagh says that England could win their June Tour series against Australia’s Wallabies 3-0. Six Nations Grand Slam champions England will play three Test matches in Australia in June and Lynagh says that a 3-0 series win is a “realistic” ambition for Eddie Jones’s side.