The RFU Management Board at its scheduled monthly meeting today received and discussed an interim report from Elite Rugby Director Rob Andrew MBE and John Spencer, Chairman of Club England, on England's performance in this year's RBS 6 Nations at Senior, Saxons and Under 20 levels.
The Management Board congratulated the England senior team in finishing second in the RBS 6 Nations, a significant improvement on previous years. The Board also congratulated the England Saxons on their unbeaten results and the England Under 20 team on achieving the Grand Slam. Special mention was also made of the England Women’s team on their outstanding achievement in winning a third Grand Slam in a row.
The Management Board accepted Rob Andrew’s interim report and was unanimous in authorising him to continue the discussions currently under way to strengthen the England team structure through the recruitment of a Team Manager and an additional specialist coach.
Recommendations on these appointments will be made to a Club England meeting in early April who will then make final recommendations to the RFU Management Board which will convene, as necessary, an additional meeting ahead of its scheduled meeting on the 30 April to consider these recommendations.
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