England Saxons

  • Catt Appointed to England Full-Time

    Mike Catt, capped 75 times, will start work next week with Head Coach Stuart Lancaster, Graham Rowntree (forwards) and Andy Farrell (backs) in the England senior coaching team and with both Senior and Saxons Elite Player Squads as Attack Coach. Lancaster said: “Mike made a big impression in South Africa, both on the players and the management. When we got back I asked him to outline his vision for developing not only the skills of the senior team, especially in attack, but with our younger pla...

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  • RFU Agree New Kit Deal with Canterbury

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have agreed a long-term partnership with Canterbury to become official kit partner. The four-year agreement will see Canterbury supplying kit to the England Senior, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age grade  teams from this September  to beyond the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The deal  represents the largest kit partnership in the Union’s history,which it says "will allowi continued investment into all levels of the game. No financial details have been release...

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  • Canterbury Secures England Contract

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced a long term partnership with Canterbury, to replace American sportswear giant, Nike as their official kit partner. The four year agreement will see Canterbury supplying kit to the England Senior, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age grade representative teams from September 2012 to beyond the Rugby World Cup in 2015. In August 2009, JD Sport's added Canterbury to its portfolio, buying the European arm, which was in administration, for £6.5m and acquir...

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  • England Rugby Power Up With Lucozade and Maximuscle

    England Rugby have agreed a four year strategic partnership with Lucozade Sport and Maximuscle. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today unveiled details of a new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK). The deal will run to 2016 and Lucozade Sport and Maximuscle, part of the Maxinutrition portfolio, partner with the Elite England Rugby Squads as official hydration and sports nutrition partners respectively. The deal represents the first collaboration between the two companies...

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  • LV= Cup Final Set For Sandy Park

    The home of the Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, has been confirmed as the venue for the final of the LV=Cup on Sunday 16 March 2014. In previous seasons Sandy Park has hosted Churchill Cup, England Saxons and Greene King IPA Championships games and the stadium will also host three World Cup games in 2015 but it can now add the LV=Cup final to that list after tournament ambassador Lewis Moody made the announcement ahead of the start of the 2013/14 tournament. To promote the announcement fans from...

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  • Jon Callard Handed New RFU Development Role

    Jon Callard has been appointed the new national performance academy manager and international performance coach with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The newly created role within the RFU will see Callard work primarily with the Junior World Championship-winning England Under 20 side, as well as players who have recently graduated from the Under 20 programme and into the Saxons. He moves on from his previous role as one of the RFU's international performance coaches, having worked in various c...

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  • Catt Answers England's Call

    Mike Catt will join the England coaching team for the five-match tour of South Africa next month. Catt will leave London Irish after their final Aviva Premiership match with Gloucester Rugby at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday and start work with England on May 7 through to June 30. England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Mike has played at the top level and is highly respected. He has done a great job whilst coaching at London Irish and we are looking forward to working with him on this S...

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  • Sky Signs Up England’s Autumn Internationals Until 2020

    ... month and Sky reportedly saw off strong competition from BT Sport to prolong its partnership with the RFU for another five years. The agreement means Sky Sports will broadcast England’s autumn internationals and World Cup warm-up matches, as well as England Saxons, U20, U18, Women’s and Greene King IPA Championship fixtures, until the end of the 2019/20 season. Sky becomes a top level partner of the RFU as a result of the deal, which gives the broadcaster a range of partnership rights for t...

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  • Another Five Years For O2 And England

    ... in 1995 (BT Cellnet in those days. ed), making it one of the longest-standing sports sponsorships globally. The five season extension secures O2 as a principal partner of England Rugby and the lead partner for England senior men’s, England women and England Saxons teams. Speculators valued the last four-year agreement between the two parties made in 2012 at between £25m and £30m for the period. No information regarding the value of this contract has been released. “We’re proud to have s...

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  • Lydon Leaves RFU

    Head of international player development Joe Lydon has left the Rugby Football Union to pursue fresh challenges. Lydon arrived in August 2013 and was responsible for managing the performance pathway and pipeline of international players for England Rugby. His remit of teams included the Saxons, U20s, U18s, sevens, and the women’s senior, sevens and U20s teams. In that time the women’s side won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 and subsequently the RFU introduced the first ever set of pr...

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