July 2010

Senior Elite England Squad Training Day - 11 August

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The Senior England Elite Player Squad will be holding their third annual summer open training day for fans on Wednesday August 11 at Twickenham Stadium. The RFU has provided the following information: The open sessions have proved to be hugely popular with 3,000 fans attending in 2008 and 4,500 last year.   Admission on the day to watch training is free for all fans who would like to attend.  After training the England players will sign autographs pitch side.  Provisional timings and details for the day are as follows:     1.30pm             Gates open at Twickenham Stadium   2.30...

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Pre Season training has started at US Portsmouth

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New players of all abilities are always welcome at United Services Portsmouth. This season, US Portsmouth is running 3 senior teams, a Colts team for 16-19 years olds, plus the occasional Vets. There will be 3 pre-season trial games arranged in August, and a US Pompey v Devonport Services fixture. There area also plans for 2 Soapy Watson Memorial vets games. For more information, call into US Portsmouth in Burnaby Road or go to the website www.usportsmouthrfc.co.uk .

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Navy player named in England 7s squad

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Cpl Greg Barden (RM Poole) has been named in Engalnd's initial 17-man training squad preparing to take part in the Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The RFU released details of the squad and its build up to New Dehli. The squad will undergo an intensive 12-week training programme - based at the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey and the Lensbury Club in Teddington - which includes England's first ever appearance at the Middlesex Sevens playing as a Help For Heroes side on August 14. The final team will be announced in September and will go to New Delhi where the Sevens event takes place on October 11 and 12. They face Australia, Namibia and Sr...

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Combined Services Veterans v The Pride of Yorkshire

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Saturday 12 th June 2010 - Leeds It was the 2 nd year that the Combined Service Veterans had travelled to Leeds to face The Pride of Yorkshire. The fixture was played at Moortown RFC with proceeds from the game and additional fund raising going to H4H. As always bringing a CS squad together with limited training opportunities is problematic but this year the CS Vets were stronger than ever with a mix from each of the Services.  From the Start the CS players made their intent clear with open running rugby that at times looks like a game of 7s not 15s! As always in these games, unlimited interchanges are allowed and the team that uses them to best effect normally ends up in th...

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