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EDRU look to continue a fine start to the 2018-19 season

2 months ago By PR & Media Department

Head Coach Sean Fletcher looks to continue a successful 2018-19 season for both EDRU Squads

Head Coach Sean Fletcher looks to continue a successful 2018-19 season for both EDRU Squads.

Fletcher, who has overseen a hugely successful period in the history of EDRU, is excited by the growing interest that surrounds EDRU, from both a men's and women's perspective.

He said "Obviously the 2017-18 season was magnificent for us in growing the awareness of Deaf Rugby, not only across England but globally, following a successful trip down under to compete in the first ever World Deaf 7s tournament that took place in Sydney during April 2018. Our women returned victorious as the first ever World Deaf 7s Women's World Cup Champions, whilst our men team narrowly lost out to our close rivals Wales in a hugely entertaining final."

Check out a news story following the New Zealand test series victory here: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/features/how-england-deaf-whitewashed-new-zealand/

Fletcher added "If you add that to the 3-0 series victory over a very strong New Zealand Deaf Blacks back in November 2017, and of course our first victory over Wales Deaf at Ilkley RFC during February this year, of course, the 2018-19 season has a lot to live up to, but we've kicked that off brilliantly with a successful trip to Sofia, whereby our men's and women's squads secured superb victories over the respective full Bulgaria National sides."

The 2018-19 schedule looks just action packed and Fletcher continued "The 2017-18 season was a year to remember for our mens and womens squads, the 2018-19 season is shaping up to be equally fantastic. We've been inundated with players registering their interest in becoming a part of EDRU, so the squads are growing nicely and becoming even more competitive. We have a tremendous team behind the scenes who help to make EDRU as brilliant as it is and we're super excited for this next period in our growth".

Keep posted for regular updated across our ERDU squads as we continue to support both our international and community commitments.

Updated 12:34 - 11 Oct 2018 by PR & Media Department

Where next?

EDRU PLAYER INSIGHTS: Danny Rowland EDRU sat down with England Deaf vice-captain Danny Rowland to discuss his take on current proceedings with EDRU.
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