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RFU

# rfu - Friday 28 February, 2014

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

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

# rfu - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Lancaster backs Dave Wilson to replace ‘mainstay’ Cole as England’s tighthead

The head coach is ‘desperately’ disappointed to lose his tried and trusted number three.

# rfu - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions

Kangaroo courts, cross-dressing prop forwards and some pretty good rugby too…

# rfu - Friday 11 January, 2013

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O’Shea is scolded

The arrival of the former Samoan and All Black international would sweep the board for Kiwi coaches in Ireland.

# rfu - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

RefCam introduction to give rugby fan a ref’s eye view of the action

Footage from the new camera will be featured in Sky’s coverage of Newcastle Falcons v London Scottish this weekend.

# rfu - Thursday 29 November, 2012

VIDEO: Haka flashmob hits Trafalgar Square

Sing along if you want…

# rfu - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Gloucester duo called up into England squad for Test matches RFU

Gloucester duo called up into England squad for Test matches

Stuart Lancaster has called on centre Billy Twelvetrees and fly-half Freddie Burns for the upcoming international programme.

# rfu - Thursday 9 August, 2012

England prop Stevens retires from international rugby

“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make,” he Saracens forward said today.

# rfu - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Andy Farrell rejoins English coaching staff to team up with Stuart Lancaster again

Farrell had been a key part of Stuart Lancaster’s interim back-room staff during a successful Six Nations campaign which saw England finish second to Grand Slam champions Wales.

# rfu - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

# rfu - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Sound familiar? Wallabies beat Wales with last kick to win series

Wales outscored Australia two tries to one but Mike Harris was the Wallabies’ hero when he landed an angled penalty late on.

# rfu - Monday 2 April, 2012

Possibility of becoming England captain helped Hartley get a lighter ban for biting

The Northampton Saints hooker was given glowing references by forwards coach Graham Rowntree during his disciplinary hearing for the incident involving Stephen Ferris.

# rfu - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Lancaster named England coach – Reports

The interim boss will be handed the role on a permanent basis later today, according to reports.

# rfu - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

For Sale: Cipriani targets England recall after signing with Sharks

The English international fly-half will end his odyssey in Oz with a return to the Aviva Premiership next season.

# rfu - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?

Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.

# rfu - Monday 5 March, 2012

Lifted: Danny Care arrested for third time in three months

The Harlequins scrum-half is in trouble again after being caught urinating by police in Leeds.

# rfu - Friday 2 March, 2012

Eddie’s chariot: O’Sullivan shortlisted for England job – report

John Kirwan has been told he’s not experienced enough to be England head coach. Two candidates are and one of them is our very own Eddie O’Sullivan.

# rfu - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Headhunter: RFU want O’Shea to help pick England’s next coach

Conor O’Shea will join a five-man panel to pick Martin Johnson’s successor, the Telegraph reports.

# rfu - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Six Nations: Tuilagi back to make a splash for England

The Leicester centre is one of four changes as England gear up to face tournament-favourites, Wales, at Twickenham.

# rfu - Monday 30 January, 2012

Armitage dropped from England squad after alleged nightclub assault

The London Irish full-back was arrested and questioned by police over the weekend, the RFU have confirmed.

# rfu - Friday 20 January, 2012

Pastures new: Kearney confirmed as new Ireland manager

The ex-Leinster Under-20 official will replace Paul McNaughton in the position.

# rfu - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Sweet corporate: English rugby uses city firm to find new coach

England need all the help they can get, so they have brought in the pros to find the new man for the top job.

# rfu - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Whodunnit? English rugby close to identifying World Cup mole

A team of former detectives are nearing a breakthrough as they bid to identify who leaked the World Cup reports. Dun dun dun.

# rfu - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Did Nick Easter make the infamous ‘£35k’ comment?

The No8 admits that it’s possible, but that the context in which he made the remark has been distorted by media coverage of the World Cup leaks.

# rfu - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

You again? Ian McGeechan in the frame for Lions job

“It is such a highly-prized job that we will not be short of candidates. We would like Declan Kidney, Andy Robinson and Warren Gatland to all be available. I think all three would be available if required.”

# rfu - Friday 25 November, 2011

England trio refused RFU advice to pay off Dunedin hotel maid

James Haskell, Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley were allegedly advised to pay Annabel Newton NZ$30,000 in “hush money”.

The Morning Score: Friday

A win for Kenny Egan in London, Rors and G-Mac in the mix and Pat Fenlon’s job prospects. It’s all here, baby.

# rfu - Thursday 24 November, 2011

One more question ma’am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks

Meanwhile, an unnamed England coach has suggested the information in the leaks was exaggerated.

# rfu - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Disappointed Moody will ‘learn to live with criticism’

The star has responded to the damning evaluation he received in the controversial leaked documents relating to England’s failed World Cup bid.

# rfu - Monday 21 November, 2011

O’Shea says he has no interest in England job

His team are top of the Premiership but Conor O’Shea insists he is content at Harlequins and is not interested in the England job.

# rfu - Friday 18 November, 2011

‘I feel sorry for Martin Johnson’ – Woodward

The ex-England manager has attacked the RFU for failing to provide adequate support to the departing boss.

# rfu - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Former Aussie coach Eddie Jones wants to manage England

Eddie Jones has issued a come and get me plea to the Rugby Football Union, who are looking for Martin Johnson’s replacement.

# rfu - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Johno: It wasn’t an easy decision, but now’s the time to go

Johnson denies that decision to resign was a “knee-jerk” response to England’s Rugby World Cup disappointment.

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.

# rfu - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

An RFU free bar kick-started England’s infamous ‘dwarfgate’ night out

Reports suggest that the RFU funded the English rugby team’s drinking before their ill-advised night out in Queenstown’s Altitude Bar.

# rfu - Friday 11 November, 2011

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans

Chris Ashton and James Haskell were also landed with suspended fines for their inappropriate behaviour in New Zealand.

# rfu - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Graham Henry says he would talk to the RFU about ‘development’ role

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has only been unemployed since the weekend but he is already plotting a return to the world of rugby.

# rfu - Monday 10 October, 2011

Making a splash: Tuilagi fined £3,000 after jumping off ferry

The Samoan-born centre was reportedly encouraged by his England teammates to make the dive following their World Cup exit.

# rfu - Friday 26 August, 2011

Ashton: My old friend Tuilagi is ‘quite a player, isn’t he?’

Chris Ashton holds no ill feeling against Manu Tuilagi as the pair look to form a deadly partnership for England in New Zealand, starting against Ireland.

# rfu - Monday 1 August, 2011

Irish management hopeful injury worries will win fitness fight

We’re into the final stretch ahead of the tournament in New Zealand next month.

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