An RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam, a three-Test tour whitewash of Australia down under, and a perfect Old Mutual Wealth Series, ending with victory over the Wallabies at a celebratory Twickenham Stadium, what better end to 2016 could England fans have wished for?
If there is one family you could describe as rugby-mad it is the Sinors.
One year on from the Rugby World Cup 2015 final, the tournament’s legacy continues to inspire, with 190 new men’s teams launched this season, in large part due to the success of England Rugby’s Return to Rugby programme.
Northumberland Community Rugby Coach, Jack Lambert, has been finding new ways to bring volunteer opportunities to students in local schools. So far, more than 30 Year 10 pupils have signed up to the Young Rugby Ambassador programme after being selected by their school.
England Rugby has launched a national survey for anyone involved or interested in rugby.
When Reuben Mitchell left home in the Isle of Wight for Manchester Metropolitan University in Cheshire (MMUC) his local Community Rugby Coach, Rich Freeman, pointed him towards Crewe & Nantwich RUFC.
Rugby Teacher Development days have seen a significant increase in numbers attending. Around 245 teachers went to the six locations around the country, all events having a common theme and programme.
With hundreds of people across the country being reintroduced to the sport through the Return to Rugby programme, here’s the journey of some of the clubs and players taking part.
England Deaf have become one of the world’s leading sides and in the process have helped promote deaf rugby across the country.
Four years ago some students from Myerscough College helped Community Rugby Coach Kai Burns run some local events with feeder primary schools to Garstang Academy.