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News: - May

Mako Vunipola pulls on a scrum cap in training

30 May 2013

Farrell and Vunipola handed Lions starts

Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola have both been named in the British and Irish Lions team to play the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday

England's Ben Foden in action against Argentina at RWC 2011

30 May 2013

BBC to broadcast England Tests against Argentina

England's Tests against Argentina will be broadcast on the BBC. The matches on June 8, Argentina v England (KO 8.10pm BST) and June 15, Argentina v England (KO 8.10pm BST) will be shown live on BBC 2

Jimmy Gopperth of Newcastle Falcons is tackled by Darren Fox and Scott Spurling of Bedford Blues during the RFU Championship play off final second leg match between Newcastle Falcons and Bedford Blues at Kingston Park on May 29, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

29 May 2013

Falcons overcome Bedford to lift Championship crown

Newcastle secured the RFU Championship title and promotion to the Aviva Premiership in a hard-fought battle at Kingston Park against Bedford Blues.

Phil Vickery at the launch of NatWest RugbyForce's Pride of the Nation

29 May 2013

Vickery launches search for Pride of the Nation

England and Lions legend Phil Vickery this week returned to his first club to launch Pride of the Nation, a campaign developed by NatWest and the RFU to find the best supported grassroots rugby club in England

James Dingemans QC

29 May 2013

James Dingemans QC appointed RFU Independent Head of Rugby Judiciary

James Dingemans QC has been appointed the RFU’s first Independent Head of Rugby Judiciary, a post created to ensure absolute independence between the prosecutorial and judicial functions of discipline at the RFU