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Category: Rugby Football Union

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RFU hopes to avoid using autumn international proceeds to help others

‘We are in discussions with everybody,’ says chief executive‘It is pretty important to maximise our revenues from autumn’The Rugby Football Union is hoping it will not have to offer struggling governing bodies elsewhere any financial handouts after the…

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Eddie Jones says he has unfinished business as England head coach

Australian extends contract to end of 2023 Rugby World CupRFU will know about Japan summer tour by the end of April Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEngland will know by the end of the month whether the summer tour to Japa…

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Eddie Jones set to sign new England contract until World Cup 2023

Jones has positive talks with RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney60-year-old had previously suggested he would not continueEddie Jones is believed to be on the verge of agreeing a contract extension as England’s head coach through to the next World Cup. J…

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RFU in talks to cut England players’ £25,000 match fees in new pay deal

Existing pay agreement expires at the end of this seasonEddie Jones urges his team to ‘become better citizens’The Rugby Football Union is holding talks over cuts to England players’ £25,000 match fees as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic…

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Eddie Jones to be asked to take pay cut with RFU set for £50m losses

Coronavirus having massive financial impact on RFUCuts may affect Jones’s contract extension talksEddie Jones will be asked to take a pay cut after the Rugby Football Union revealed it is set to lose up to £50m owing to the disruption caused by coronav…

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Premiership Rugby suspended for five weeks over coronavirus pandemic

Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup also suspended‘The safety of our fans and staff is our first priority’The Gallagher Premiership has been suspended for five weeks, next month’s Heineken European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals have been po…

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Premiership clubs block Maro Itoje’s Racing 92 loan to spark row with RFU

Saracens and England lock has big offer from French club‘We are opposed to it,’ says rival Premiership club ownerA controversial plan to allow England’s Maro Itoje to play in France next season while still being available for the national team has spar…

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RFU apologises to referee Ben O’Keeffe for Eddie Jones’s Twickenham tirade

England head coach accused referee of bias after win over WalesRFU boss Sweeney warns Jones over future conductThe Rugby Football Union has apologised to referee Ben O’Keeffe for comments made by England head coach Eddie Jones after the Six Nations vic…

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Rugby needs to wake up to the slow strangling of the grassroots game

The RFU is midway through its latest review to better cater for the needs of the 1,500 rugby clubs in its membership and they urgently need nurturingLiverpool St Helens: a case study in community rugby It has been a bad month for the RFU. The furore sp…

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Rugby needs to wake up to the slow strangling of the grassroots game

The RFU is midway through its latest review to better cater for the needs of the 1,500 rugby clubs in its membership and they urgently need nurturingLiverpool St Helens: a case study in community rugby It has been a bad month for the RFU. The furore sp…

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RFU to spread drastic Championship funding cuts over two seasons

RFU makes changes to original scheduling of cutsBill Sweeney says RFU ‘still in dialogue with clubs’The Rugby Football Union has revised the timeframe for its cuts to Championship funding in response to the outcry generated by its controversial decisio…

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England supporters urged to take stand against Championship cuts

Nottingham chairman wants action in Ireland game‘Rest of the rugby community should not be forgotten’England supporters have been urged to take a stand against the Rugby Football Union’s swingeing 50% cuts to the Championship’s funding during Sunday’s …

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Championship funding cut is ‘an awful thing and a sad day for rugby’

Ealing Trailfinders reflect the sense of outrage among teams following the Rugby Football Union’s controversial decision As Storm Dennis caused chaos throughout the UK on Saturday, there was another tempest brewing in Ealing.The Rugby Football Union’s …

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Championship funding cut is ‘an awful thing and a sad day for rugby’

Ealing Trailfinders reflect the sense of outrage among teams following the Rugby Football Union’s controversial decision As Storm Dennis caused chaos throughout the UK on Saturday, there was another tempest brewing in Ealing.The Rugby Football Union’s …

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RFU’s crass move a kick in the teeth for those outside rugby’s elite | Robert Kitson

The decision to slash the funding to Championship clubs has been poorly thought out, poorly delivered and poorly received in a week rugby may always rememberWas this the week English rugby changed for ever? It felt like it, and not in the positive way …

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‘Players wonder whether it’s all worth it’: life in rugby union’s Championship

The cautionary tale of the former Bedford Blues and Canada back-row Justin Blanchet reveals the reality of players’ lives in the second tier even before the RFU cuts funding next seasonAs Saracens will discover when they drop into the Championship next…

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Championship clubs in shock over RFU’s decision to slash funding by 50%

• RFU accused of giving Premiership ‘ring-fencing on a plate’• Swingeing cuts of more than £3m come into force next seasonThe Rugby Football Union is to cut its funding of the Championship by 50%, throwing England’s second tier into turmoil and handing…

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Championship clubs in shock over RFU’s decision to slash funding by 50%

• RFU accused of giving Premiership ‘ring-fencing on a plate’• Swingeing cuts of more than £3m come into force next seasonThe Rugby Football Union is to cut its funding of the Championship by 50%, throwing England’s second tier into turmoil and handing…

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‘They have to repent’: Bristol owner calls for Saracens to face disrepute charge

Steve Lansdown: Saracens ‘committed a sin’RFU CEO Sweeney insists there will be no independent inquiryThe decision to allow Saracens to complete the current Premiership season having accepted relegation to the Championship has been strongly criticised …

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Latest twist in Saracens salary cap scandal threatens a descent into pure farce | Robert Kitson

The Saracens salary cap scandal has already deeply damaged the domestic league – but it now appears the worst is yet to come for the club, its players, and the game as a wholeWhat a mess. Not only for Saracens, currently neck-deep in a reputational slu…