Fitch considers RFU
's ratios consistent with the rating category.
The message that emanates from the RFU
is weak and ineffective.
He said: "Rather than the recruitment being completed in a statesman-like manner, headlines have been dominated by the blundering way in which (RFU
chief executive) Ian Ritchie has disrupted clubs at a crucial point in the season."
Bristol's statement read: "Steve Borthwick has indicated to the club that he wishes to join the RFU
The row stems from 2009 when the RFU
cut the sport's second division from 16 to 12 teams despite opposition from many clubs, including Moseley.
The report recommends two council seats for referees, an additional seat for the Rugby Players' Association and a new post of council chairman, a role currently performed by the RFU
Cotton's team will be charged with reviewing the performance of the RFU
's professional rugby department and assessing Andrew's own report into England's failed World Cup campaign.
has much explaining to do as only recently its management board gave Steele their "full support".
If we allow the RFU
to remove this even for one season, then who knows when and at what level this may occur again.
Mr Campbell explained: "Steven was invited to a rugby match by the RFU
at Twickenham, 270 miles away from his home, at which the deputy head of legal affairs and the head of international and public affairs would speak to him after the match.