England Rugby 'A' Side To Ditch 'Saxons' Name
Zeeshan Mehtab 3 months ago Wed 12th May 2021 | 01:47 AM
England's second-string men's rugby union team will no longer be known as the 'Saxons', the Rugby Football Union announced on Tuesday
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th May, 2021 ) :England's second-string men's rugby union team will no longer be known as the 'Saxons', the Rugby Football Union announced on Tuesday.
"We have chosen to revert to the traditional name of 'England A' for this fixture against 'Scotland A' as a better representation of our team today," said an RFU spokesperson.
The move comes after the RFU announced the creation of an independent diversity and inclusion advisory group overseen by former England and British and Irish Lions winger Ugo Monye.
The announcement comes on the anniversary of the Battle of Edington in 878 when Alfred the Great, the Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex, finally ended the threat of the Vikings.
Twickenham chiefs had previously distanced themselves from the 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' anthem sung by many fans in support of the England team because of the song's roots in American slavery.