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News: - August

England Saxons full back Nick Abendanon goes past in a blur during preseason speed testing at Loughborough University

15 August 2012

VIDEO – The England Rugby Fitness Test

At all levels of rugby, pre-season involves fitness testing and England's players are no different, taking on the punishing England Rugby Anaerobic Endurance Test at the summer camp in Loughborough

Tom Stephenson in action

14 August 2012

Defeat for England young guns against France

England Under 18 were outdone by northern hemisphere rivals France in George, South Africa, losing 20-13 at Outeniqua Park Stadium in a bruising encounter, but Head John Fletcher was satisfied that his side “gave their all”

Ian Tempest

13 August 2012

Road to Rio underway for referee Tempest

English referee Ian Tempest is among the referees appointmented for the upcoming HSBC Sevens World Series, which kicks off on Australia's Gold Coast on October 13-14 and adds a new venue in La Plata, Argentina

England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman tackled against South Africa during the HSBC Sevens World Series

13 August 2012

VIDEO – Road to 2016 Rio Olympics starts today for England Sevens stars

Now the curtain has fallen on London 2012, the four-year countdown has begun to Rio de Janeiro where the sport makes its first appearance in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sam Olver

13 August 2012

Ten changes for Under 18s against France

England Under 18 have named their side to take on France at Outeniqua Park Stadium in George, South Africa tomorrow making ten changes for the game in George