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Bill Beaumont Wins World Rugby Election Over Agustin Pichot

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Bill Beaumont will serve another four years as chairman of World Rugby after winning the election against challenger Agustin Pichot. Pichot was always going to be up against it due to the Six Nations countries’ preference for the former England captain. However, the discontent in the game which has been heightened due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic suggested …

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Joe Schmidt Hits Back At Agustin Pichot Criticism Of Kleyn Selection

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Joe Schmidt has responded to Agustin Pichot after the World Rugby Vice-Chairman expressed his disappointment at Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad. The Leinster lock was the shock exclusion from Schmidt’s squad announcement yesterday after it was confirmed that South African born Munster second-row Jean Kleyn had been selected in his stead. Kleyn only qualified for Irish selection …

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World Rugby Confirms That It Has Started To Review Its Three-Year Residency Rule

World Rugby has opened dialogue on reviewing current eligibility rules in international rugby with specific emphasis on examining regulation 8 in which a player can play for a country that “he has completed thirty six consecutive months of Residence immediately preceding the time of playing.” The advantageous rule has allowed Ireland to attract a string of foreign players with the view …

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World Rugby Chief Left “Embarrassed” By SANZAAR’s Handling Of Owen Franks Incident

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Agustin Pichot didn’t hold back in his criticism of SANZAAR. Last weekend rugby fans were left aghast when Owen Franks avoided any form of sanction for allegedly eye gouging Kane Douglas during the All Blacks win over Australia in the Rugby Championship. The incident drew reaction and comment from around the world, with many fans even accusing match officials of consistently showing …

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Brett Gosper’s Latest Comments On Rugby’s Residency Rules Offer Little Hope For Change

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Brett Gosper has issued a downbeat assessment on proposed changes to rugby’s residency rules and the creation of a global calendar. In an interview published on kiwi news site, Stuff, World Rugby CEO, Brett Gosper warned that there was no ‘silver bullet’ to solve the game’s scheduling dilemma. With the All Blacks in particular demanding the implementation of a standardised global …

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World Rugby Set To Review International Residency Rules

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: (Back L-R) Bill Pulver (ARU CEO), Greg Peters (SANZAR CEO), Agustin Pichot (World Rugby Council Member for Argentina), Steve Tew, (NZ Rugby CEO), Jurie Roux (SARU CEO) and (front L-R) Michael Hawker AM (ARU Chairman), Mark Alexander (SARU & SANZAR Chairman), Carlos Araujo (UAR President), Brent Impey (NZ Rugby Chairman) and Tatsuzo Yabe (JRFU Chairman) pose for photographs during the SANZAR media event on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot is to lead an inquest into the make-up and design of the the international eligibility protocols which allows players to represent a country other than that of their birth. The inquest is seen as a defensive measure to protect the health of the game in countries who perennially suffer from the permutations of such …

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England Centre Ben Te’o Wanted To Play For Australia

Dublin , Ireland - 20 May 2016; Ben Te'o of Leinster is tackled by Chris Henry of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 Play-off match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Recently called up Worcester-bound Leinster centre Ben Te’o wanted to play for the Wallabies, in a country where he had spent ten years playing rugby league, it has been revealed. Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports that Ben Te’o held talks with both Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika and Reds coach Matt O’Connor about bringing him in to the Australia Super Rugby …

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Watch: Ten Of International Rugby’s Greatest Ever Tap Tackles

LONDON - MARCH 6: Jason Robinson of England is tap tackled by Ireland's Peter Stringer during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on March 6, 2004 in London. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

We all enjoy a crunching tackle as much as beautifully-crafted try, but humble tap tackles so often go unrecognised as moments of superb athleticism, wonderful vision and the greatest weapon in the armoury of last-ditch defence. Let’s look at just ten of the best tap tackles seen on a professional rugby field: 10) Joe Worsley on Vincent Clerc, 2007 Often …

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In Defence Of Rugby’s Current Residency Rules

Residency rules DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: CJ Stander of Ireland charges upfield during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After Jake Heenan declared to play for Ireland, Agustin Pichot spoke out against the current residency rules have to be changed. But perhaps there is more to say in favour of the current way of doing things rather than changing it. A lot of top class players get no chance to play proper test rugby with their own country. It …

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Former New Zealand Under 20s Captain Declares For Ireland

Rugby’s residency rules have come under scrutiny this week. After Agustin Pichot was elected Vice Chairman of World Rugby earlier this week, he immediately took aim at the sport’s lax residency rules, which allow players compete with adopted countries if they have resided in that country for three years. In an interview with Sky Sports, the former Argentinian scrum half described …

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