An online rugby auction launches today in support of the RFU Injured Players Foundation, featuring rugby memorabilia including signed England shirts, a signed South Africa shirt from their victorious 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign, and post protectors from the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final.

After fearing he would never walk again when he suffered a serious neck injury playing rugby, 14 year old James Gray will now take on an epic Coast2Coast Cycling Challenge, riding from Whitehaven to Sunderland from July 11-13 in support of the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

The England Legends v Wales Legends fixture sets the stage for the Rugby World Cup tie between England and Wales.

The match will take place on Thursday 24 September at the Twickenham Stoop, compounding the excitement and build-up to the Rugby World Cup fixture between England and Wales on Saturday 26 September at Twickenham Stadium. 

2015 is a HUGE year for rugby in England, and the IPF are lucky enough to be a beneficiary of the VU ltd World Cup Preview Dinner, kicking off the World Cup in spectacular fashion with a in the heart of London.

Prince Harry paid a visit to Twickenham Stadium to meet runners training for the London Marathon. The session was hosted by the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) on behalf of charities involved in the Charities Forum, the collection of charities of which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are patrons.

RFU Injured Players Foundation client John Burgess, associate assistant headteacher at Northfield School in Billingham, is one of 10 teachers nationally to receive a regional Teacher of the Year Award - and could go on to win the main prize in October.

Chris Sigsworth, the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Birmingham, will be running the London Marathon on Sunday April 13 to help his mate Ben, and to raise funds for the RFU Injured Players Foundation, the official charity of England Rugby.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) is to benefit from the sales of a book that takes a humorous look at grassroots rugby.

"The Mud, the Beer and the Rugby", is an updated version of the successful and enjoyable "Tales from the Vale" written by John Collier, who has enjoyed a long association with Burnley RFC – formerly Calder Vale RFC – with rugby tales based on characters from Burnley, their Lancashire neighbours and clubs further afield.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation Rugby Runners day 2014 was a fantastic success over the weekend with 80 participants in attendance. The day was opened up to all Princes Forum charity runners, with 14 charities represented it was a great opportunity for all the marathon runners to join forces, share tips and take in as much information before their last few months of training.

Simon Barugh, a long term IPF fundraiser has just completed a remarkable 300km trek through Spain. The trek was called ‘Camino de Santiago Primitivo’ which means the Prime/first path to Santiago. The trek started in the Spanish city of Oviedo and after 12 days of relentless trekking these endurance warriors arrived in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compestelo.

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