Community Game Update - 30 September
Welcome to the second Rugby World Cup edition of the Community Game Update, which we hope you find of interest. Please feel free to send any feedback, queries or content that you’d like featured to Vee Montebello, RFU Senior Communications Manager (

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Message from Eddie Jones
With two wins in Pool C now under our belts, the players are excited and looking forward to the challenge that Argentina will bring in Tokyo on Saturday.

The squad and management would like to thank everyone for their support. It really makes a difference having fans here in Japan and supporters gathering at home to cheer the team on and sending good luck messages. We never forget that we are representing the nation nor the debt owed to formative clubs and coaches.

The game against Argentina will be important. They are playing for their lives and we’re playing to beat them. We need to play with control and be smart because they are a difficult team to beat and we understand that. It’s going to be a good game.
Rise and Shine
It’s great to hear that lots of events continue to take place up and down the country. Please keep us posted and share your Rugby World Cup news and send in your photos.

Chobham Rugby Club hosted a family day on Sunday 22 September to mark England’s first match against Tonga, you can see a video of the day below.

Teignmouth RFC and Trinity School held a World Cup Tag Festival on Tuesday 24 September for 20 schools. All of the schools played in homemade kits representing the country they were allocated. Watch these kids doing the haka here.

There’s loads of interesting posts on England Rugby’s social media channels providing news on the team and it’s great to have the nation behind the team. #CarryThemHome

There’s been some great messages on all channels and there’s even one from Timmy, Tommy & friends braying the team home from the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, which you can watch here.
Chobham Family Day
There’s still plenty of time to organise events around England’s games
The Rising Sons campaign is telling the stories of the players’ journeys to the Rugby World Cup, inspiring the nation to roar the team on the success in Japan. Rising Sons celebrates all that’s great about rugby and the strong bond between the community and international game, while also reflecting the unique and beautiful host country, Japan.

Resources are available to help clubs prepare for England matches throughout the Rugby World Cup. A short how to guide for planning, promoting and running a Rugby World Cup event is available here, and click here to access downloadable, editable marketing assets to help your engagement with local communities, as well as a guide on how best to use them. Clubs can also use this simple checklist to ensure they are as prepared as possible to welcome new members and players.

Ideas for how to re-engage lapsed players using the Rugby World Cup as a springboard are also available here. Our Rugby Development Officers and coaching teams are, of course, on hand and will be more than happy to support you. In addition to club facilities, there are 26 Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs) with excellent facilities available across England where players of all ages can participate in any of the various formats of rugby. For a nominal fee of £1 clubs or groups of players can book a slot for a full pitch, at any time of day, on any AGP up to Saturday 9 November 2019. Simply email to obtain a code. This offer is subject to T&Cs and availability.

NatWest have also released helpful Raise the Bar assets and tips to help clubs manage events. Find out more here.
National Rugby Survey - Your views matter
It’s a win-win situation. Clubs are encouraged to ask their members and players to complete the National Rugby Survey so that England Rugby can best meet the needs of the entire game and at the same time grab the chance to win either one of five £100 England Rugby Store vouchers, or one of five pairs of tickets to an England Men’s XV match at Twickenham in 2020.

The views of everyone in rugby: rugby fans, age grade and adult players, match officials, club and CB officials matter to us and your experience of the game will be invaluable in the biggest community rugby survey of its kind. You have an advanced copy below as the survey will go out this week, so please get as many people at your clubs to participate to help us meet your expectations.
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Logging onto Online Training Courses/GMS
As interest in the Rugby World Cup increases, we are expecting more volunteer coaches and referees to book onto online training courses. Can we ask clubs to remind those individuals wishing to book onto a course online that they will need to use their GMS login details to sign in. If an individual does not have a GMS account, this can be created at the point of booking.

Club administrators with level 3 or 5 permission in GMS can provide their members with their username by visiting the ‘People’ tab and emailing individuals, each email contains the individuals username in the footer.

If an individual requires support with logging into GMS, they can contact
Game On
We’re already hearing positive news from clubs as to how Game On is helping them play more games. We hope that Game On will help more clubs reduce cancellations as a result of teams being able to be more flexible with the laws to get matches played.

The Game On principles have been introduced to all adult male and female rugby outside RFU Leagues and Cups. Click here for more information.
Upcoming England & Twickenham fixtures
05 – Rugby World Cup 2019 - England v Argentina (9.00am)
12 – Rugby World Cup 2019 - England v France (9.15am)

09 - England Women v France Women (Stade Marcel Michelin) (1pm)
16 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v France Women (Sandy Park, Exeter) (1.10pm)
16 – Killik Cup 2019 - Barbarians v Fiji (Twickenham Stadium) (2.30pm)
23 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v Italy Women (Bedford Blues ground) (3pm)

If you are interested in attending any of the Red Roses’ Quilter Internationals or the Killik Cup, please click below to purchase.
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