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The RFU has welcomed the news that government has given the green light for 15-a-side contact rugby union to return at grassroots level, subject to adaptations.

The British & Irish Lions and SA Rugby have confirmed the 2021 tour to South Africa will go ahead as scheduled.

Woodford player/head coach Tom Redfern says his side must learn from their experience in the London One North and continue their growth as a club after their relegation was confirmed.

Premiership Rugby clubs can return to contact training on Monday in “significant milestone” towards the league’s planned resumption on August 15.

The Rugby Football Union is undertaking a review into the “historical context” of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – a favourite song among England supporters which has roots in American slavery.

Lord Myners has warned rugby union players it would be “foolhardy” to feel they need to go on strike after his review prompted clubs to announce a substantial cut to the salary cap from next season.

Premiership rugby stars could go on strike over contractual issues arising from the league’s expected confirmation of a reduction of next season’s salary cap by up to 25 per cent.

RFU chief Bill Sweeney has pointed to the success of rugby league to show that union could work as a summer sport.

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken says he is keen to see what the future holds for Wanstead, after joining the club’s coaching staff.

Premiership Rugby has announced its plan to resume the Gallagher Premiership season on August 15.

England’s three-match Ashes series with Australia has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The European Tour will resume in July with a run of six tournaments over six weeks in the UK, but the Dutch Grand Prix has been put back until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Rugby Football Union chief executive Francis Baron believes a ‘Coronavirus Cup of World Rugby’ next summer could significantly ease the economic hardship facing the global game because of the pandemic.

The summer’s rugby union international schedule, including England’s tour of Japan, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney has described the prospect of the sport being postponed into 2021 as “catastrophic”.

Sports leaders will spell out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at a parliamentary session next week.

Woodford player/head coach Tom Redfern says his side must learn from their experience in the London One North after their relegation was confirmed.

Final rugby tables revealed

Friday, April 3, 2020

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the early end of the 2019/20 rugby season in England due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RFU is announcing final league positions.

As with all sports, English rugby union has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis, offering the opportunity to reflect on some of the greats the nation has produced down the years.

Deciding how the rugby season ends will not be an easy situation to resolve, a spokesman from Eton Manor RFC has said.

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern believes there have been positives at the club this season despite the first team’s second from bottom finish in the London One North.

All league rugby beneath the Gallagher Premiership has been brought to an end for the 2019-20 season, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Eton Manor’s director of rugby Mark Farrell praised his side’s much-improved performance to beat Brentwood on Saturday.

Woodford player/head coach Tom Redfern blamed “technical errors” for his side’s defeat to Harpenden on Saturday.

Saracens’ Owen Farrell believes England’s win over Ireland on Sunday was the perfect confidence booster ahead of their penultimate Guinness Six Nations clash with Wales on March 7, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Eton Manor’s director of rugby Mark Farrell admits his side were “simply not good enough” in the home defeat to Old Haberdashers on Saturday.

Women rugby fans are becoming as rowdy as men when they’re watching the game, a study shows.

Woodford player/head coach Tom Redfern admits his side are suffering from a lack of self belief after they were beaten 29-24 at home to Sudbury on Saturday.

Eton Manor’s director of rugby Mark Farrell believes there were still positives to take from Saturday’s game at Chingford despite a 17-7 defeat.

Woodford player-coach Tom Redfern had few complaints following their 55-17 loss at London One North rivals Colchester.

England head coach Eddie Jones has named six Saracens in his starting XV for the Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Woodford player-coach Tom Redfern admits it was disappointing to see their game with local rivals Eton Manor slip away from them in the second half on Saturday.

Eton Manor followed up their record breaking win over Ruislip with a 29-10 victory away at local rivals Woodford on Saturday.

England will enter the 2020 Guinness Six Nations with a united squad after addressing any grievances over Saracens’ salary cap scandal, described by Jonny May as the “elephant in the room”.

Eton Manor hammered struggling Ruislip on Saturday as they picked up a huge 110-0 victory over the London One North’s bottom side.

Eton Manor Rugby Club are offering women and girls the opportunity to change up their usual workout routine at their Warrior Camps.

Woodford player head coach Tom Redfern praised his side for their performance against Brentwood on Saturday and hopes they can take the positives into their next game.

Eton Manor ensured they beat Southend for the second time this season with a 41-17 away victory.

Woodford player head coach Tom Redfern believes his side’s 31-21 defeat to Old Haberdashers on Saturday summed up the story of their season.

Eton Manor director of rugby Mark Farrell believes there is still plenty for his side to work on despite picking up a 31-14 win over Amersham on Saturday.

Eton Manor and Woodford both ended 2019 with defeats as they lost to Harpenden and Chingford respectively.

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern was left to rue missed opportunities as his side were beaten 33-15 by Shelford on Saturday.

Eton Manor’s director of rugby Mark Farrell heaped praise on his defence after a stunning 18-13 win over second placed Colchester.


Hopes for a return to more normal lives for all have soared with news of the vaccine roll-out. Here, medical experts unite in their reassurance to the public that vaccines meet strict standards of safety and effectiveness.

From January 1, 2021 the way the UK trades with the EU will change. Businesses need to act now! This is true for retail, those trading in consumer goods, services and investment, construction and housing as well as vehicle and haulier firms.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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