RFU Touchline Magazine – June/July 2015 Edition
June/July Touchline makes great summer reading, with honours for Jonny Wilkinson and the rugby family, Festival of Rugby news and great stories including: the World Rugby U20 Championship coming to Manchester in June 2016, Jason Leonard OBE becoming the first player from the professional era to become President of the Rugby Football Union and the chance to win a Summer of Rugby with BMW
Prince Harry Launches Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour with 100 Days to Go
The final countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015 kicked off at Twickenham Stadium as Prince Harry, Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, and Rugby World Cup 2003 winners Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood launched the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour with 100 days to go. They were joined by local schoolchildren to send the Webb Ellis Cup off on its 100 day journey around the UK and Ireland.
Another Strong Year for the RFU
At the RFU Annual General Meeting RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie spoke of a most exciting year, with the UK and Ireland Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour and Festival of Rugby 2015 having just begun.
Rugby's War Heroes
This month the RFU launches a commemoration project encouraging young people to learn, research and write about rugby players who died in the Great War.
Foundation Helps Fund Future
The final Awards Panel meeting of the year saw the Rugby Football Foundation award grants to 16 clubs totalling £57,000 for capital projects valued at £241,000.