Touchline: October 2017

  • Six brothers play in same match
  • Eddie Jones looks ahead to RWC 2019
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October’s Touchline brings a record that must surely be unbeatable.  Six – yes six – brothers playing on the same team for Crawley, renaming their Threes team the ThRees, after the Rees brothers’ achievement.

No doubt the Rees family will be counting down the days as we reach two years to go until the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Eddie Jones saying England “need to be the best prepared team in the world because to win the World Cup is going to take an extraordinary performance.”

The RFU’s charity partner, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, asks Touchline readers to get involved in their Remembrance Day App - Hold High The Torch - to create a virtual wave of light via social media remembering the fallen of two world wars.

And the RFU invests £250,000 in their first Rugby Share artificial grass pitch at the University of Hull to meet a demand for year round playing from students and the local rugby community. This is part of a £10m investment commitment over four years into partner organisations part-funded AGPs on community sites.

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