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Here Are The 167 People It Takes To Stage A Game Of Professional Rugby

World Rugby Guidelines

World Rugby have published Return To Play Guidelines which outline a framework which individual unions can introduce in order to begin the process of resuming games in their own country.  Of course, each country is different in terms of the impact it has suffered from COVID-19, but the guidelines offer a framework for three time-bound return to training phases – …

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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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Stuart Lancaster Outlines The Changes He Wants To See In Rugby

Stuart Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster has outlined some of the changes he wishes to see in the sport of rugby union.  The Leinster senior coach is currently back at home in Leeds but he’s certainly been keeping busy. On top of his regular duties with Leinster, the former England head coach has been conducting online seminars with AIL coaches throughout Ireland in addition …

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World Rugby To Stream Three Classic Games This Weekend

World Rugby games

While there is still no live rugby to enjoy, fans need not worry as World Rugby have stepped in to fill the void. Beginning on Friday, the organisation will broadcast three classic Rugby World Cup games across the weekend free to view on their YouTube and Facebook channels. The first classic of the weekend takes us back to 1995, the …

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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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EPCR Release Statement On Club World Cup Proposal

Club World Cup Rugby

EPCR have released a statement to address the media reports which emerged on Monday which outlined details of a proposed ‘Club World Cup’.  The competition, which is being proposed by the president of the French Rugby Union, Bernard Laporte, would see a 20-team club competition created which would involve teams from both the northern and southern hemisphere. However, reports on …

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Radical World Club Rugby Competition Could Be On The Cards

World Club Rugby Competition

The president of the French Rugby Union, Bernard Laporte, is proposing a radical new club rugby competition which could see the much loved but often maligned Champions Cup become defunct.  Laporte is hoping to become vice-chairman of World Rugby and he will seek election next month as Bill Beaumont aims to continue as chairman of the game’s world governing body. …

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“A Lot Of Players’ Dreams And Careers Are Going To End”

Bernard Jackman

Sport across the world is in a difficult and troubling place. And rugby is no different.  We have already seen that the US Rugby Union have filed for bankruptcy and the Australian Rugby Union have stood down 75% of their workforce. While closer to home, the IRFU have implemented pay deferrals to all professional players in the country. No one …

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USA Rugby File For Bankruptcy Amid Covid-19 Financial Difficulties

USA Rugby

USA Rugby’s Board of Directors and Congress voted to officially file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of financial constraints caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Earlier this month, the governing body suspended all rugby activity indefinitely and that has “accelerated the existing financial challenges facing the Union”, according to a statement on their website. USA Rugby will now undergo …

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Quiz: Name The Winners Of World Rugby Young Player Of The Year

Rugby Quiz

Following on from our previous quizzes relating to the World Rugby awards, we want to test your knowledge on the players who have won Young Player Of The Year in the last decade.  The name of this award has varied over the years, it’s currently known as the ‘Breakthrough Player of the Year’ but it has had various iterations in …

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Quiz: Name The Past Winners Of World Rugby Coach Of The Year

Rugby Quiz

Continuing on from our quiz which tested your knowledge on all of the players who have won World Rugby Player of the Year, we’re now onto those who helped make them the world-class rugby players they proved to be.  It’s time to test your knowledge of coaches. Similar to that quiz, we want you to name all of the coaches …

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Scotland Accept Punishment As Row With World Rugby Ends

sru world rugby Scotland

World Rugby have confirmed that Scotland will seek no further action against them and have expressed their regret over comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson during the World Cup. Scotland were officially reprimanded for their conduct earlier this month and were ordered by a disciplinary committee to “issue in writing a meaningful apology to World Rugby”. World Rugby have …

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Nominees For World Rugby Team & Coach Of The Year Announced

Team and coach of the year

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup set to reach the finishing line this weekend, the game’s governing body have announced the nominees for the World Rugby Team & Coach Of The Year accolades.  The Breakthrough Player Of The Year nominees were announced earlier this week and World Rugby have now revealed who is in contention for the overall team and …

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World Rugby Announce Nominees For Breakthrough Player Of The Year

World Rugby

The nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year have been announced with England, South Africa and France all represented. Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France) are all nominated following their eye-catching performances throughout the year. To be eligible for this award, players must have played less than one year of senior international …

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World Rugby Confirm Referees For Semi-Finals But Peyper Misses Out

Referee semi-finals

World Rugby have confirmed the referees who will take charge of this weekend’s semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius Jonker (South Africa) as TMO. Jérôme Garcès (France) will referee Wales versus …

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France Take Offence Over Jaco Peyper Photo With Welsh Fans

Jaco Peyper

The vice-president of the French Rugby Federation has taken offence with the photo which emerged on social media of referee Jaco Peyper with Welsh fans.  Peyper, of course, officiated Wales’ one-point win over France in a dramatic quarter-final at the Oita Stadium on Sunday. The South African referee dished out a red card to second-row Sébastian Vahaamahina for elbowing Welsh …

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Scottish Rugby Question If Misconduct Charges Are “Appropriate”

Scottish Rugby

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) are questioning whether the misconduct charges issued by World Rugby this week are “appropriate”.  On Tuesday, World Rugby confirmed that it would refer the SRU to a disputes committee following comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson when he threatened legal action if Scotland’s game against Japan did not go ahead. Last week, Dodson warned …

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