The women’s game features with the second consecutive IRB Challenge IRB Challenge Cup victory for the England Women’s 7s team and the European Cup title to add to the England Women’s Grand Slam
An RFU in-depth review and consultation is well underway looking at the adult competition and the league structure, which has been in place for quarter of a century. And at the other end of the game there’s more flexibility in age grade rugby with regulation changes for the new season
While England players have been coaching youngsters in South Africa, England Counties have also been involved in an extensive outreach programme in Uganda and Kenya in partnership with the Tag Rugby Trust
Then there’s the incredible achievement of the Skipton RFC flanker who ran 50 miles each day for 50 days thanks to an abnormally high lactic acid threshold, raising £20,000 for Help for Heroes. And Southwell Rugby Club makes history too with a first in Three Counties rugby
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