- Northumbria’s head of rugby Darren Fearn is announced as Head Coach for England Students
- Backs coach for Richmond RFC, Mark Matzopoulos, joins as Assistant Coach
England Students have appointed of Darren Fearn as head coach with Mark Matzopoulos joining as assistant coach for the coaching team.
Fearn is head of rugby at Northumbria University and played for England Students himself while at university. He had a career in professional rugby, signing full-time for Newcastle Falcons out of university, and later playing for Bedford Blues and Sale Sharks.
England Students play against France Students on 14th and 19th April at Chester RUFC and then in Bordeaux at Stade Gilbert Santiago. France won last year's fixtures 25-24 and 37-22.