Robinson urges RFU to increase efforts to promote rugby in deprived areas

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  • Former England wing was first black player to lead men’s team
  • Robinson: ‘There is a talent pool the game is missing out on’

The former England captain Jason Robinson has urged the Rugby Football Union to increase its efforts to promote rugby in deprived areas, saying there is “a talent pool the game is missing out on”.

Robinson, who in 2004 became the first black player to lead the men’s national side, was raised in a single‑parent family in a poor area of Leeds and became one of England’s finest attacking talents.

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Written by Luke McLaughlin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/17/jason-robinson-england-rfu-rugby-diversity under the title “Robinson urges RFU to increase efforts to promote rugby in deprived areas”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.