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Friday, July 3, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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

Barking captain Aaron Cohen insists they must stick together as a community after having had their season suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Old Cooperians put Barking to the sword in a one-sided victory in London Three Essex at St Mary’s Lane on Saturday.

Barking captain Aaron Cohen insists they ‘can’t fear failure’ as they have six games left to ensure their survival in London Three Essex.

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.

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

Barking captain Aaron Cohen is hoping his side can dedicate a win to his new-born son while watching his first game this weekend.

Barking vice-captain Luke Seeley believes London Three Essex leaders Harlow will not be expecting an easy challenge when they meet this weekend.

Barking club captain Luke Seeley believes the moment they went down to 14 men changed their fortunes against London Three Essex leaders Chelmsford.

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

Barking captain Aaron Cohen insists they will not ‘keel over’ as they continue to battle against London Three Essex relegation against title chasing Chelmsford.

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”.

Newly-appointed Barking captain Aaron Cohen believes welcoming Scott Turner back into the line-up will be a huge boost ahead of their clash with Kings Cross Steelers.

Year nine pupils from across the borough battled it out at an emerging schools festival at Barking Rugby Club last week.

Barking have made captaincy changes to start the new year with Joe Forde stepping down from his role and being replaced by the duo of Luke Seeley and Aaron Cohen for the remainder of the season.

May & Baker under-17s nabbed a narrow 24-22 victory over Billericay despite a disastrous first-half display.

Barking captain Joe Forde says they have to reset as they look to attack the second half of the season in the new year.

Barking captain Joe Forde is desperate to wrap up 2019 with more points on the board after a slow start to the season, writes Jacob Ranson.

Barking captain Joe Forde insists they must use victory over Basildon as a platform to start crawling up the London Three Essex table.

Barking captain Joe Forde says they’re looking at the long-term after receiving a letter from a fan criticising the pride his squad play with.

Gallagher, community insurance broker and proud title partner of Premiership Rugby, is on the hunt for its first ever ‘Rugby Club of the Season’.

Barking captain Joe Forde is looking forward to a clash with rivals Old Cooperians this weekend.

Barking under-13s suffered a 25-10 defeat to Wanstead in their Essex League clash with both teams producing some good quality rugby at the weekend.

Apology: Portuguese Rugby Union

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In last week’s Barking and Dagenham Post we incorrectly reported that Jack Kendall has been hired by the Portuguese Rugby Union as a coach.

World Cup: England 12 South Africa 32

Saturday, November 2, 2019

England were stunned by South Africa’s relentless intensity as their World Cup quest ended with a crushing defeat in the final at International Stadium Yokohama.

Jonny Wilkinson offered drop-goal guidance to Owen Farrell as England put the finishing touches to preparations for Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa.

England appear in their fourth Rugby World Cup final when they face South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday.

Anthony Watson and Manu Tuilagi will be part of England’s World Cup glory bid on Saturday after their triumphs over prolonged injury adversity.

Eddie Jones repeated the mantra “no fear” as he lit the fuse for the final of a World Cup he does not want to end.

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