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News: - August

Brian Pope playing for England

22 August 2011

RFU pays tribute to capped centurian

Brian Pope, England’s oldest living international rugby union player, who celebrated his 100th birthday on June 29, died peacefully on Friday, August 19

England Team Manager Martin Johnson looks on during a training session at Pennyhill Park

22 August 2011

PRESS CONFERENCE – Johnson names 30-man Rugby World Cup squad

England Team Manager Martin Johnson has named the 30 players who will travel to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this autumn, with 17 forwards and 13 backs making up the squad

Henry Slade was in fine form with the boot

22 August 2011

Victory for England U18s in tour opener

England’s young guns kicked off their summer tour Down Under with a 19-8 victory over an Australian Academy U19 side, outmuscling and outkicking their older opponents

The England U20 team lines up

21 August 2011

England U18 name side to face ARU Academy U19

Head Coach John Fletcher has named his side to face an Australia Invitational U19 team at Sydney Grammar School, on Sunday, August 21, kick off 4am (UK time)

Sir Ian McGeechan

19 August 2011

RFU links up with McGeechan to trial online coaching academy

The Rugby Football Union is to start of trials of a new internet based coaching academy which aims to deliver the best of rugby coaching information to all levels of the game