Simon Middleton

Simon Middleton: Life after England, time in Japan and WXV a 'great concept'

In his latest interview with TRU, the former Red Roses boss reflects on his recent spell in Japan + he admits he still watches England 'avidly' and regrets not being able to deliver a World Cup for the country.
15 December 2023

'We weren’t curtain raisers. It was all about us' - Red Roses end Middleton era on the highest of highs

TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright reflects on the experience of watching the Red Roses at Twickenham as England clinched another Six Nations Grand Slam title in front of a record crowd.
2 May 2023

'With the regeneration and getting new players in, we are trying to explore a little bit more' - Future proofing the Red Roses

England were at their usual, clinical best against Italy on Sunday but there were clear signs that the Red Roses are also beginning to transition into a new era.
5 April 2023

'It’s a credit to the league and the player pool we have': Strength of Allianz Premier 15s clear for injury-hit England

With a lengthy injury list currently ruling out 19 Red Roses players, Simon Middleton has turned to the talent pool within the Allianz Premier 15s to bolster his squad for this TikTok Women's Six Nations campaign.
31 March 2023

Red Roses Six Nations squad a look to the future by necessity for Middleton’s final act

Naming a 42-player squad for the TikTok Women’s Six Nations, Simon Middleton is on the hunt for a finish with a flourish as his time as Red Roses coach comes to a close this year.
2 March 2023

Hunt returns to England fray as Middleton names Red Roses training squad for TikTok Six Nations

Outgoing England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named a 42-player training squad for the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations.
2 March 2023

Simon Middleton: Red Roses looking to 'bring in more female coaches'

Departing head coach Middleton has emphasised the need to have more female coaches working in the Red Roses set-up as England begin to look to the future.
13 February 2023

Red Roses boss Simon Middleton to step down after Six Nations

Following the conclusion of the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations, England Women head coach, Simon Middleton, will leave his role.
6 February 2023

Simon Middleton Interview: I would be “absolutely honoured” to lead England in 2025

TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright caught up with Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton to reflect on the last 12 months, World Cup final heartache and what the future may hold for the England boss.
17 January 2023

Lydia Thompson Exclusive – Red Roses wing talks Black Ferns redemption, self-doubt and gratitude

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup Final this weekend, Red Roses wing Lydia Thompson spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about her team’s road to the final, confidence and how injury in 2014 helped forge the 30-year-olds rugby career.
9 November 2022

An invite to Pennyhill, a chat with Simon Middleton and how excited we should all be for the Red Roses

TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright was invited down to Pennyhill Park by Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton to find out how England are preparing for the World Cup.
2 September 2022

100 caps for Emily Scarratt: “She is just an all-round great person - There are not enough words to describe Scaz”

This weekend the TikTok Women's Six Nations returns, with England's Emily Scarratt earning her 100th cap for the Red Roses.
22 April 2022

Simon Middleton Exclusive: Standout moments, England’s strength in depth and growing the game

TRU’s Elizabeth Cartwright quizzed current Red Roses boss Simon Middleton on an array of different topics as England look to defend their Six Nations title and stretch their sensational winning run.
25 March 2022

Why England’s Red Roses are under ‘no illusions’ heading into the Six Nations final

Ahead of their Women’s Six Nations final against France, Simon Middleton and Emily Scarratt spoke about the encounter and the opportunity they have to showcase the women's game on terrestrial television.
22 April 2021

Women's Six Nations Preview Podcast

The Women's Six Nations begins this weekend and Joe Harvey & Chris Heal were joined by TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright as well as England head coach Simon Middleton and Red Rose star Jess Breach.
2 April 2021

Simon Middleton Exclusive: Moving Six Nations can create great momentum for the game

The Red Roses head coach chats exclusively to Talking Rugby Union about the upcoming Six Nations and the opportunity for the women's game to shine.
1 March 2021

Can some of England’s Red Roses target double glory in 2021?

With the World Cup schedule announced and some positive news surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, it could be a highly successful year for some of England’s top players.
29 January 2021

World Cup 2021 Squad Selector: Which Red Roses are in the frame?

It is World Cup year and England head coach Simon Middleton will be selecting his squad to travel to New Zealand over the coming months. For now though, TRU's Harry Latham-Coyle is in the hot seat...
6 January 2021

“I had a gut feeling we'd be playing France!” – Red Roses react to World Cup draw

Following the draw for the 2021 Rugby World Cup, TRU’s Elizabeth Cartwright heard from England head coach Simon Middleton and Red Roses captain Sarah Hunter.
19 November 2020