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Bill Beaumont Wins World Rugby Election Over Agustin Pichot

Bill Beaumont Agustin Pichot

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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World Rugby Announce Significant Fund To Help Struggling Unions

World Rugby fund

World Rugby has announced a dedicated COVID-19 relief strategy which aims to support the global game and the unions who are suffering from the impact of the current pandemic.  The strategy is underpinned by approximately €92 million which will be put into a fund and made available to unions who require immediate emergency financial assistance subject to appropriate criteria being …

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World Cup Winning Coach Sir Clive Woodward Calls For Rule Change Following Italy’s ‘No Ruck’ Tactics


Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has waded into the debate following Italy’s novel application of the rules against England in their Six Nations encounter on Sunday. The World Cup winning coach has been writing in his Dail Mail column and has admitted to rethinking his position on Italy’s decision not to contest the ball after a tackle, thus …

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Georgia’s Hopes Of Entering Six Nations Dealt Major Blow

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jonny Gray of Scotland tackles Vasil Lobzhanidze of Georgia during the Autumn Test Match between Scotland and Georgia at Rugby Park on November 26, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite recent reports, Georgia’s hopes of being given the chance to earn a spot in the Six Nations have been shot down, after chief executive John Feehan insisted there are no vacancies in the competition. There have been calls from many, including Sir Clive Woodward, to introduce promotion and relegation. However, Feehan has ruled out any changes to the Six …

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World Rugby Announce Revised Foul Play Sanctions

Australia v Wales - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Following an extensive review of rugby’s disciplinary processes, World Rugby have announced details of an enhanced and modernised Regulation 17 framework dealing with foul play. The new regulations deal primarily with sanctions and the sport’s disciplinary structure in order to create processes to reflect the modern rugby environment.  Wherever practicable World Rugby will appoint three person judicial committees, comprising of …

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Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 Kicks Off In 1000 Days

As of today, it is officially 1000 days until the start of the next edition of one of the greatest sports event in the world: The Rugby World Cup, this time to be held in Japan. The tournament will arrive in Asia for the first time and preparations are already well under way. Early next year team camps will be …

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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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Talks Under Way To Introduce A System Of Relegation Into Six Nations

France v England - RBS Six Nations

The Six Nations could be about to undergo a radical overhaul. Writing in The Rugby Paper, Peter Jackson has reported that Six Nations organisers are considering introducing a system of promotion and relegation between the championship and the European Nations Cup. Although many commentators have argued for the introduction of such a system, Six Nations chiefs have dismissed any such calls …

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Is Rugby’s Global Season Enigma Realistic?

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 15: A general view of play during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on March 15, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Despite support for newly-elected World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont’s advocacy of moving the Six Nations to later in the calendar year, there are still considerable problems to weigh up in order to create a truly global rugby season. When you plot out all the windows for tier 1 nations’ domestic and international seasons, it really begins to reveal what a …

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New World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont Proposes Radical Shake Up Of Six Nations

The Six Nations could be played in the summer. With no test matches scheduled to take place after the 2019 World Cup, and the New Zealand Rugby Union threatening to negotiate individual tests for the All Blacks beyond 2020, rugby appears to be sleep walking toward crisis. Although numerous commentators have previously argued for the implementation of a global calender as a means …

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