Rugby Issue 11
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INSIDE ISSUE ELEVEN
EXCLUSIVE: The new Umbro England Rugby home and away shirts
Rugby Journal is the first publication to get its hands on the new England Rugby home and away playing kit from Umbro. Three of England's most talented players: Sarah Bern, Zoe Aldcroft and Jess Breach tell their stories and don the kit for the first time.
Rugby Photographer of the Year: THE WINNERS
All category winners and our overall winner printed in their full glory.
Icon of women’s rugby Rocky Clark joins our team of columnists and talks about the difficulty and dark times that come with retiring from the international scene.
+ Squidge reveals his greatest tighthead of all time
+ Russell Earnshaw talks about his colourful rugby life in Rotherham
+ Vicky Fleetwood gets us rugby-ready with a sprint session
How the Cadbury brothers helped start Bournville RFC that now finds itself on the national stage for the first time.
The former Bath and England prop on the most amicable of break-ups, podcast rivalry and how it went wrong at Bath.
Rugby in 1995
Former RFU Secretary Dudley Wood, Tony Diprose, ex-Richmond coach John Kingston, former Bath/Bristol man Malcolm Pearce, Newcastle Chronicle’s Alan Hedley and rugby marketeer John Perera tell their rugby stories from when the game went open 25 years ago.
Celia Quansah and Megan Jones
Two England Sevens stars discuss their life on and off the pitch and what next now the contracts have ended.
From growing up in the big smoke of Port Talbot to Gloucester, Wales, the Lions and back again.
How the daughter of a prostitute and a pimp became the most powerful woman in rugby.
The school that broke the English rugby elite
Jack Zorab tells the story of the state school in Essex that was inspired by the iconic London Welsh figure John Dawes, to break the private school stranglehold on the Daily Mail Cup.
From Manchester to the MLR
Elaine Vassie became the first female director of rugby in England and went on a journey that would see her become a professional coach in the Major League Rugby with Dallas Jackals.
The Umbro Story
How the Humphrey Brothers built an empire that would take in Roger Bannister, the greatest football team the world has seen, Mike Tyson, the legendary All Black-beating Lions and now England Rugby.
Stafford RFC’s prodigal son returns to his hometown club having embarked on a rugby journey that took in Moseley, Glasgow, Connacht, Exeter and Bristol.