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News: - May

New scrum engagement trial

24 May 2013

IRB approves global new scrum laws trial

From the start of next season there will be a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement.

Freddie Burns with ball in hand during England training

24 May 2013

VIDEO – Burns relishing England responsibility

Freddie Burns is set on delivering calm, composed and mature performances when he pulls on the England No.10 shirt for the first time this summer

RFU Strategic Plan

24 May 2013

Seizing the Opportunity: RFU launches Strategic Plan

The RFU today officially launched its Strategic Plan, which will guide the game in England up to and beyond Rugby World Cup 2015

England U20s captain Kayleigh Callaway Bawden

24 May 2013

England Women U20s announce squad for Nations Cup

England Women Under 20s have announced their squad for this summer’s Nations Cup at Trent College in Nottingham

Nick Fenton Wells of Bedford is tackled by Scott MacCleod and Mark Wilson of Newcastle Falcons during the RFU Championship play off final, first leg match between Bedford and Newcastle Falcons at Goldington Road on May 23, 2013 in Bedford, England.

24 May 2013

Newcastle secure 9-point advantage over Blues

Dean Richards' Newcastle Falcons put one foot into the Aviva Premiership with a dominant 18-9 victory over Bedford Blues at Goldington Road, giving them a sizable advantage ahead of next week’s RFU Championship Final second leg at Kingston Park