Touchline: General & debentures

August Touchline celebrates Team GB men’s silver medal in Rio, when despite scant preparation time they secured memorable victories over Kenya, Japan, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa,  before meeting the unstoppable Fijians in the final.

 The RFU and Premier Rugby Ltd sign a ground-breaking, eight-year agreement making the domestic game and England international teams stronger for the future.

England Women’s 15s players are being awarded player contracts for the first time as the squad bids to retain the Women’s Rugby World Cup next year, 20 England Women sevens players having been awarded contracts in October 2014.

And there’s a special Touchline £20 ticket offer for Argentina v Australia in The Championship at Twickenham on October 8 – limited to 1,500 tickets, so don’t delay.