Marcus Smith: British and Irish Lions angered by ‘offensive’ slur on Irish Independent podcast

Smith was part of the Harlequins side that won the Premiership title earlier this year The British and Irish Lions and Harlequins have both criticised former Ireland international Neil Francis’ “offensive” description of fly-half Marcus Smith. Francis, 57, made a comment about Smith’s skin colour in an episode of the Irish Independent’s Left Wing podcast, […]

Ron Jones

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the title of Honorary Life Vice President of The Dorset & Wilts RFU to Mr Ronald David Jones. This award is made in recognition, of a true servant to rugby, who’s dedication is second to none. Ron spends countless hours daily working away in the background, to […]

News round up

County Championship Review The County Championships Review Group (CCRG) continues to develop recommendations to present to the Community Game Board and the RFU Council. Having completed a data gathering phase that included a survey, focus groups and written submissions from Constituent Bodies, the group are now formulating recommendations for each of the three County Championships, […]

Community Game Insurance

We have been working with our insurance partner Howdens to compile details for RFU community club insurance. The document below covers clubs, players, match officials, coaches and CBs. This also includes a risk assessment tool that will help clubs to ensure they are providing a safe environment for their members and visitors. Additional information can […]