Desford's Emily Scarratt has been named vice-captain of the England Women's squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens which will take place in San Francisco on July 20-22. Abbie Brown captains an experienced side that includes six Olympians and nine members of the Team England squad that won bronze at the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 12-strong group also includes Burbage forward Vicky Fleetwood. Eighth-seeded England will face ninth seeds Ireland in their first game at 8.12pm (BST) on July 20 with their second game set to take place the following days. “We have a very tight squad and the players’ willingness to work exceptionally hard for each other has been demonstrated consistently throughout the season,” said England Women Sevens head coach James Bailey. “The Commonwealth Games illustrated what we are capable of which gives us confidence for the World Cup. We see San Francisco as a celebration of all of the hard work that the entire unit of players … [Read more...] about Scarratt and Fleetwood in England’s Rugby World Cup Sevens squad
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Put simply, England's tour of South Africa was a disappointment, even having won the third Test in the wet at Newlands. Eddie Jones will have reclined back in his seat for the flight back to England feeling happy to have snapped a five-Test losing streak, but predominantly a little miffed at the way some selections have panned out on tour. Players given opportunities to prove their worth as starters - Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Henry Slade - failed to hit the mark. Jones now has nine Tests - this autumn's four fixtures and the Six Nations - followed by a unknown number of warm-up matches to settle on a 31-man squad to take to Japan. Here's who might be heading to the Rugby World Cup next year.... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about England’s Rugby World Cup 2019 squad: Who is on track to make the plane for Japan?
A Rutland teenager was watched by hundreds of millions of people as he took a starring role in the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup. Ed Anthony, 14, from Tinwell, played the key part in the famous story of the birth of rugby when William Webb Ellis, as a schoolboy in 1823, broke the rules of football when he caught the ball and ran with it.Ed, a pupil at Rugby School, played Webb Ellis both in the introductory film and live in person at Twickenham on Friday (September 18), where he scaled a tower of rugby players to seize the ultimate prize of the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Trophy.Ed, who auditioned for the role of Webb Ellis along with some of his rugby-playing peers, said he never imagined he would be offered such an amazing opportunity.“It’s been an incredible time being at Rugby School during the world cup year, but to get this role as well was quite something,” he added. “Being selected to play the role of William Webb Ellis has just been … [Read more...] about Tinwell teenager stars in Rugby World Cup ceremony
0 Comments 2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland to face hosts Japan and Scotland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ireland have been drawn in Pool A at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and will face the hosts. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/rugby/world-cup/2019-rugby-world-cup-ireland-to-face-hosts-japan-and-scotland-35699460.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article35699453.ece/dc0b0/AUTOCROP/h342/rugbyworldcupdraw-004.jpg Email Ireland have been drawn in Pool A at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and will face the hosts. The draw was made on Wednesday morning at the Kyoto State Guest House in Japan. As well as Japan, Ireland will take on Scotland in the group and another play-off winner. Who says theres no such thing as luck of the Irish? Dream draw for Joe Schmidt against Scotland, Japan and the European qualifier.— Jonathan Bradley (@JBradleyBT) May 10, 2017 Elsewhere, England will face France and Argentina. Wales have been drawn against Australia and … [Read more...] about 2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland to face hosts Japan and Scotland
0 Have your say WELSHMAN Nigel Owens has been appointed to referee next Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham. Owens, 44, will emulate fellow Welsh referee Derek Bevan, who controlled the 1991 final - also at Twickenham - when Australia beat England.It will be Owens’ 68th Test match in the middle, while Frenchman Jerome Garces and England’s Wayne Barnes have been confirmed by World Rugby as assistant referees for the final.There is no involvement for South African Craig Joubert, whose controversial late decision during the Scotland versus Australia quarter-final - he incorrectly awarded a penalty to the Wallabies that Bernard Foley kicked and secured a 35-34 win - led to World Rugby publicly stating that he had made an error.Owens said: “This is a huge honour and a privilege for me. I am humbled to have been chosen to referee the Rugby World Cup final.“This is my third World Cup, and I think it has been … [Read more...] about Nigel Owens to referee Rugby World Cup final