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 England national rugby union team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1991 Rugby World Cup (hosted by England), England lost to the All Blacks in their pool, but defeated France in the quarter-finals and Scotland in the semi-final.
Under Woodward England narrowly failed to win the Five Nations Championship in 1998 and also in 1999 when they won every game, before losing 32-31 to Wales at Wembley Stadium.
The Rugby School’s strip was white, it is speculated that it was the foundation of the national rugby attire, more importantly, its relationship with the Red Rose of Lancaster may have been influential in selecting an emblem for the national team.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/England_national_rugby_union_team   (3177 words)

 The College Hill Independent
Although it began as a series of matches played between the national teams of England, Scotland, and Wales, by 1910, Ireland and France had joined as well—bringing the tally to five.
That a team from England won for a change: this fact alone would be enough to spark a flurry of sports-media hype in Britain.
England’s team is stellar, indeed; one BBC reporter called this year’s Six Nations Champions “the most creative, powerful, and balanced team ever to represent England.” But who can really imagine an English team able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
www.brown.edu /Students/INDY/alpha/oldstuff/041003/sports/2.html   (756 words)

 ENGLAND : Encyclopedia Entry
The other national languages of the UK (Welsh, Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic) are confined to their respective nations, and only Welsh is treated by law as an equal to English (and then only for organisations which do business in Wales).
In particular the English Association football team, Rugby Union team and Cricket team often cause increases in the popularity of 'Englishness'.
The logo of the England national football team combines the Three Lions with the Tudor rose.
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 England national rugby union team (sevens) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The English national rugby union sevens team compete in the World Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/England_national_rugby_union_team_(sevens)   (83 words)

 BBC SPORT Rugby Union Rugby World Cup England honours World Cup stars
The city's West End ground to a halt as the England team held aloft the William Webb Ellis trophy in front of a delirious crowd.
The streets were a sea of white and red as the England team, travelling in two specially painted open top buses, began their parade at Marble Arch.
A beaming England coach Clive Woodward admitted he was shocked with the size of the crowd.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/rugby_union/rugby_world_cup/3300061.stm   (624 words)

The team is also seeking to expand its team by starting touch tournaments and for the first time in its history sending a national side to compete in the prestigious Bangkok 7's tournament.
One afternoon in 1823 during a soccer game at England’s Rugby school, William Webb Ellis picked up the ball in frustration and ran with it toward the goal — a maneuver clearly against the rules.
Rugby is a popular game played by men and women of every race and creed, from under age five to well over fifty, in over 100 countries of the world.
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 Guardian Unlimited Sport Rugby union Rugby Union: Are England in safe hands?
While ranking systems can be misleading, England's slump to sixth on the official IRB list does not seem an unreasonable guide when their most experienced player, Matt Dawson, remarks that Robinson's team would be nowhere near the favourites if the World Cup was being played this month.
The consensus among England squad members who have spoken confidentially about Robinson remains that he is "a decent bloke" and "a solid forwards' coach" - who lacks the man-management skills and the necessary acumen to create a World Cup-winning team.
Whether strutting around Pennyhill Park in leafy Surrey in an England rugby shirt one size too small for his bristling frame or joshing with reporters over their bacon sandwiches on a frosty November morning, Andy Robinson has been the epitome of good cheer.
sport.guardian.co.uk /rugbyunion/comment/0,10070,1640823,00.html?...   (1551 words)

 CSULB UNIVMAG: v5n6: Rugby: Rough and tumble
Competing against many strong rugby teams from universities around California, they finished third this year with a record of 13-3 in the University Division of the Southern California Rugby Union.
Rugby is a sport that welcomes all shapes and sizes of players, but it is a game that shows no mercy on those who participate.
Hoffman says the LBSU Rugby Club is made up a variety of athletes, including ex-wrestlers, water polo players and football players.
www.csulb.edu /~univmag/archives/2001/spring/v5n6/v5n6-rugby.shtml   (791 words)

 england rugby union
England national rugby union team [Categories: English rugby union, National rugby union teams] England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team.
as Scotland lose Taylor for rest of the year Rugby union: Singling out the First XV from the Six...
England Rugby Union oldsmobile cutlass ciera of Spain, and the Archduke Ferdinand, each in turn invited Marietta to be the painter of his Court.
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced Monday that the 2006 Churchill Cup of Rugby will be hosted by both USA Rugby in the San Francisco area, and by Rugby Canada in Toronto and Ottawa, on June 3, 7 and 10.
The World Rugby Shop made headlines in the rugby community with the introduction of their first comprehensive official and team gear catalog at the end of 2005 and with the second issue about to hit the printing press it is high time YOU GOT ON THE (MAILING) LIST!
The WRS Team Wear offers the best selection of rugby team wear in North America with Adidas, Canterbury, Barbarian and more so you are sure to find the perfect jersey.
www.rugbyrugby.com /COUNTRY_BY_COUNTRY/Canada/index.shtml   (330 words)

 Famous Ruggers
He may have played on the rugby team too, but I don't think he had a hand in starting it.” However, Tony Spinella, the historian of the Southern California Rugby Football Union writes, “The SCRFU was formed in 1937.
An opposing coach once apparently told his team that once they tackled the prince, they would be able ever after to tell their grandchildren they once tackled the king of England.
When he was 12, Els was forced to go to the doctor with a finger injury sustained during a rugby match and his mother, concerned that rugby was too physical a sport for her son, asked the doctor to exaggerate the extent of the injury.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Rose
The rose is the national flower of England, as well as being the symbol of England's national rugby union team, and of the Rugby Football Union.
Superstitions regarding the rose are much more numerous in England and Scotland than anywhere else.
Roses are so important that the word means pink or red in a variety of languages (such as Romance languages, Greek, and Polish).
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 England rugby team invoke spirit of '66
England's rugby side have the glowering giant Martin Johnson, if not the best lock in the world certainly the most feared.
The England rugby side possess Jonny Wilkinson at flyhalf, a match-winner with the boot.
Meanwhile, England have subsequently failed to win a tournament of any international significance in any major sport.
us.rediff.com /sports/2003/nov/19rugby1.htm   (713 words)

The level of fitness among today’s top club and international rugby players is unsurpassed by any team sport, as eight big forwards (averaging 6’ 3” tall and 250 lbs.) are called upon to remain in constant support of their swift back line at all times.
As legend has it, rugby was “invented” in 1823 during an intramural soccer match at a private boarding school in Rugby, England.
Traditionally rugby union is played on a field or pitch, slightly longer and wider than a gridiron, with 15 players aside.
www.highschoolrugby.com /2001season/quickguide.htm   (2428 words)

 How the Rugby World Cup might influence British party politics Samizdata.net
The England rugby team now gives off the precise atmosphere of teamwork, toughness, modesty, effectiveness, confidence-without-arrogance, upward economic mobility, emotional commitment, patriotism and yet non-toffness and non-ghastliness that the Conservative Party is trying to radiate, or ought to be trying to radiate if it knows what's good for it.
The England rugby team is widely regarded — certainly among British sports people — as the best major sports team in these islands just now, and it is a middling class, middle managerial atmosphere that this excellent team now gives off.
England's first game is against the unfancied Georgians, but, taking nothing for granted, they have picked their best team.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/004715.html   (2978 words)

 Rugby Trivia and Frequently Asked Questions
South Africa are the current rugby union world champions, and the last world cup encompassed teams from New Zealand (the runners up and winners in 1987), France, England, Australia (winners in 1991), Scotland, Canada, Ireland, Western Samoa, Italy, Wales, Japan, Ivory Coast, Tonga, Romania, and Argentina.
England are the reigning 5 Nations champions, winning all of their 4 matches in 1995.
Rugby league teams have only 13 players (with two substitutions permitted) whereas rugby union has 15 (and no substitutions, except for injury).
www.uidaho.edu /clubs/womens_rugby/RugbyRoot/rugby/FAQ/faq.shtml   (3999 words)

 USA Rugby - Press Release - U19 Boys'
USA RUGBY, founded in 1975, is the national governing body for rugby and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Rugby Board (IRB).
Thursday was highlighted by a Family and Friends reception, sponsored by the West Rugby Union.
USA RUGBY announced Friday the names of the 15 starters to play in the match against the Czech Republic on Saturday; the match begins at 3:00 pm, local Paris time (7:00 am Mountain Standard Time).
www.usarugby.org /cgi-bin/02/press/display.pl?releaseId=556   (321 words)

 ESPNsoccernet - England Index
The Insider was at Stamford Bridge to assess Stuart Pearce's suitability for the England job and lambast Didier Drogba's histrionics.
Richard Jolly was at Eastlands to watch as Alan Pardew's 'A-Team' put paid to Manchester City's FA Cup aspirations.
Darren Bent is a player on the cusp of making the England squad for Germany 2006, Dominic Raynor assesses the Charlton striker's chances.
soccernet.espn.go.com /section?id=england&cc=5901   (594 words)

 England national rugby union team - Wikiquote
French international Number 8 Imanol Harinordoquy before France's match against England in the 2003 Six Nations (which England went on to win).
New Zealander Michael Laws on the 2003 England pack that would later win the 2003 World Cup.
And as long as we beat England, I wouldn't mind if we lost every other game in the Six Nations."
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/England_national_rugby_union_team   (184 words)

 Bedford Blues -
Bedford Blues is a rugby union club in the town of Bedford, England.
After many years of uncertainty seems as though the future is bright for this young and talented team.
In 2005/06 it is playing in National Division One.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Bedford_Blues   (379 words)

 Rugby7.com the best Resource for Rugby Sevens on the Web
Barely a week after they thrilled the thousands in Hong Kong in a classic final, the two form teams of the series was at it again, writes J.J. Harmse from the National Stadium in Singapore where he attended the sixth leg of the IRB series.
With the disappointing results from Wellington, Los Angeles and Hong Kong (1-13-1 record) the US rugby community is now debating why the US Sevens team is performing so poorly.
With a brilliant performance of Ben Gollings, IRB's leading scorer England captured its 4th Hong Kong Sevens Cup title in the last five years, beating Fiji in a thrilling match 26-24.
www.rugby7.com   (384 words)

 Rocky Gorge Rugby - Laurel, Maryland
Founded in 1986, the club has enjoyed success as Potomac Rugby Union Division II champions in 1991 and 1995, and MARFU semifinalists in 2004.
Rocky Gorge RFC is a Division II MARFU team centrally located in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area.
The club sponsors two men's sides, an old boys side, two high school teams, and two programs for kids (click Teams for more info).
www.rockygorgerugby.com   (334 words)

 Rugby Canada : Home Page
The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced the details of High Performance investments for Tier 3 Unions that is part of the £30 million global strategic investment programme announced last year.
Being a former national team player I get posed a lot of questions about this and that concerning Canadian rugby.
As the U-19 players and coaching staff commence their journey home after being away twenty -nine days, the Rugby Canada staff, board members, and proud sponsors would like to commend the dedication and determination of these 26 athletes, and coaching staff.Despite their most recent loss to...
www.rugbycanada.ca   (410 words)

 The first word in Fiji rugby — Teivovo.com
The agreement means that all Fiji national teams from the FMF Flying Fijians, Fiji 7s, all age grade teams and the Fijiana will play in new KooGa apparel through to the end of 2009.
Long-time Fiji Rugby Union partner BP will sponsor the new Provincial 7s Series, which begins in Lautoka and has a total prize money of $120,000.
The Fiji Rugby Union and Asco Motors today launched an exciting new deal that involves an increase in sponsorship value to $300,000 to assist the FRU’s rugby development programme.
www.teivovo.com   (762 words)

 New England Rugby Referees Home Page
If you are involved in running a rugby club in New England, then you should read this important information for clubs, which includes how to get a referee for your games, and how to comment on the referee's performance.
The New England Rugby Referees' Society held its AGM on the evening of Wednesday, December 10th at the Best Western Yankee Drummer Inn in Auburn, MA.
When I was Chairman of NorthEast Rugby Referees, I (Allan Miller) used to sit on the General Committee of the National Governing Body for referees, USARRA.
www.gis.net /~amiller/NERRS.html   (1156 words)

 Home Page
Twelve elite international women's sevens rugby teams will take part in the ninth Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens, to be held on Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2006 at the Hong Kong Football Club.
In one of the most heart-racing, topsy-turvy finales to a Sevens tournament in recent memory, England beat Fiji in the dying seconds here 26-24 to take the Cathay Pacific/ Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens and close the gap to just six points in the race for the IRB Sevens crown.
The Cup Final of the Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens 2006 will be played at the Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday 1 April at 2:54pm as part of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2006.
www.hkrugby.com   (192 words)

 Unofficial England Rugby Union - Unofficial England Rugby Union News and Views
England U19s team named to face South Africa, in Dubai tomorrow night (Thursday).
England U19s side to face New Zealand on 17/4/06.
England U18s Win against France and Crowned European Champions 2006 >
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 El Paso Scorpions - Feel The Sting
The El Paso Scorpions are members of: The United States Rugby Union - 1st division, The Western USA RugbyFootball Union and the Rio Grande Rugby Union.
First up was Team Idaho Touring Side, a.k.a T.I.T.S. In what turned out to be a scrappy game with the Scorpions shaking off stiff legs from the night’s journey they came out eventual 12-7 winners.
A Field of Dreams - Dudley Field has been a place for minor league teams to get their foothold in the market before moving to larger venues.
www.scorpionsrugby.com   (668 words)

 Raeburn Place -
The first international rugby union game was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 27 1871 between England and Scotland.
It was won by Scotland, though England got revenge at the Kennington Oval, London in the following year.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Raeburn_Place   (139 words)

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