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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the governing body for rugby union in England. It was founded in 1871, and was the sport's international governing body prior to the formation of what is now known as World Rugby (WR) in 1886. It promotes and runs the sport, organises international matches for the England national team, and educates and trains players and officials.

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Twickenham: Fans will be allowed at England's Autumn Nations Cup game in December

Twickenham will host 2,000 fans for England's final Autumn Nations Cup match on 6 December, with 400 seats gifted to NHS workers, the Rugby Football Union says.
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'Posh sports' row nonsense, says RFU boss Sweeney

Rugby Football Union chief executive boss Bill Sweeney says it is "nonsense" to suggest the government prioritised "posh sports" in its £300m winter survival package.
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Rugby Football Union cancels season below Championship and Premier 15s

Covid-19 restrictions force the RFU to cancel adult competitions below the Championship for men and Premier 15s for women.
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England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached

Thirteen unnamed Barbarians players are charged by the Rugby Football Union over coronavirus protocol breaches.
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13 Barbarians players charged over coronavirus breaches after England game cancelled

Thirteen unnamed Barbarians players are charged by the Rugby Football Union over coronavirus protocol breaches.
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Rugby Football Union: O2 signs new five-year deal with RFU

Mobile network operator O2 pledges to fund the men's and women's games equally after signing a new five-year deal with the Rugby Football Union.
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Sale Sharks: Rugby Football Union launch investigation after positive Covid-19 tests

The Rugby Football Union launches an investigation into Sale's Covid management after the club's 19 positive cases threw the end of the Premiership season into chaos.
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England players accept 25% pay cut to offset RFU's reduced income

England men's squad accept 25% pay cut for the next 12 months to combat the financial impact of coronavirus.
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Premiership: RFU considers ring-fencing top flight

A plan to ring-fence the English Premiership and create a draft system of young players is being considered by the RFU.
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Manu Tuilagi: Overseas move would halt England career, says RFU

The Rugby Football Union has no plans to change the rules regarding foreign-based players even if Manu Tuilagi was to move abroad.
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: RFU boss Bill Sweeney no longer sings the song

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney says he no longer sings 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' as the governing body reviews the song's use by England fans.
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RFU reviewing use of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot song

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is reviewing England fans' use of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, saying many do not know about its links with slavery.
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Maggie Alphonsi: Ex-England captain hopes to become future RFU president

Maggie Alphonsi wants to become president of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), saying the sport "needs advocates" for people from BAME backgrounds.
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England autumn Tests need fans - RFU boss Bill Sweeney

Behind-closed-doors matches at Twickenham this autumn would not make financial sense, says Rugby Football Union boss Bill Sweeney.
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Cancelled autumn Tests would cost RFU £107m in revenue

The RFU will be hit with revenue losses of £107m if the 2020 autumn internationals are cancelled, chief executive Bill Sweeney says.
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England's Japan tour could move to October, says RFU boss

England could move their summer tour of Japan to October, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.
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Premier 15s: Sale and Exeter replace Richmond and Firwood Waterloo in women's top flight

The Rugby Football Union award Sale and Exeter places in the Premier 15s for the next three years.
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Coronavirus: RFU boss Bill Sweeney says crisis will change rugby union

The coronavirus crisis has shown the need for a radical overhaul of rugby union on a global scale, says RFU boss Bill Sweeney.
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'Coronavirus crisis shows need for radical overhaul of rugby union on global scale'

The coronavirus crisis has shown the need for a radical overhaul of rugby union on a global scale, says RFU boss Bill Sweeney.
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Jones should keep 'competitive edge', even if he does 'slightly cross line' on occasions

RFU boss Bill Sweeney urges Eddie Jones to keep his "competitive edge", even if the England head coach does "slightly cross the line" on occasions.
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England Women captain Sarah Hunter offers to take pay cut

England Women captain Sarah Hunter says she would be prepared to take a pay cut to save jobs as the RFU comes under financial pressure.
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Rugby Football Union estimating £45-50m loss over next 18 months

The Rugby Football Union is braced for losses of up to £50m over the next 18 months because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: RFU ends rugby season below Premiership level

The Rugby Football Union confirms the end of the 2019-20 season for all levels below the Premiership following the coronavirus outbreak.
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England's Jones to discuss future with RFU boss after Six Nations

England head coach Eddie Jones will discuss his future with Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney once the Six Nations is over.
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Six Nations: England coach Eddie Jones set for talks with RFU over future

England head coach Eddie Jones will discuss his future with Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney once the Six Nations is over.
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RFU Championship cuts could be phased in, says Sweeney

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney is looking to phase in cuts to funding for Championship clubs over two seasons.
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RFU Championship: Future of second-tier competition in doubt after funding cut

The future of the second-tier Championship is thrown into doubt after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) slashed funding to its clubs.
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Eddie Jones: RFU yet to open talks on extension beyond 2021

England coach Eddie Jones is yet to start formal negotiations over a contract extension beyond 2021 with the Rugby World Cup runners-up.
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John Mitchell: England defence coach extends contract until 2021

john mitchell: england defence coach extends contract until 2021
England defence coach John Mitchell extends his contract with the Rugby Football Union until June 2021.
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