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News: - December

England's assistant coach Graham Rowntree coaching a front row

17 December 2010

Rowntree salutes RFU Scrum Factory

Three Portsmouth University students had a training session to remember at Pennyhill Park - thanks to England Scrum Coach Graham Rowntree

England and Leeds Carnegie hooker Steve Thompson passionately sings the national anthem

17 December 2010

VIDEO – Balance is right for England says Thompson

England and Leeds Carnegie hooker Steve Thompson tells RFU.com the older heads in Martin Johnson’s side provide the platform for the younger talent to express themselves

Two members of the London Welsh squad

16 December 2010

London Welsh go 1970s retro to mark club's 125-year Anniversary

London Welsh are wearing a special retro jersey in this season’s British & Irish Cup as part of the club’s 125-year Anniversary celebrations.

England and Saracens flanker Maggie Alphonsi, who earned rave reviews for her performance at the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup

16 December 2010

PODCAST – Alphonsi on her life-changing year

England and Saracens flanker Maggie Alphonsi reflects on a year which has seen her achieve recognition on and off the pitch on this week’s RFU.com

Warriors' Matt Kvesic in action against Newport

16 December 2010

British & Irish Cup Round 2 preview

After opening their defence of the British & Irish Cup with an entertaining 54-31 win over Currie, the Cornish Pirates meet early Pool A pacesetters Leinster in Round 2