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Scotland Accept Punishment As Row With World Rugby Ends

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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

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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

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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

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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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World Rugby Issue Misconduct Charges Against Scottish Rugby Union

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World Rugby have confirmed that they will issue misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union following their comments in the build-up to their pool-deciding match against Japan. The fixture in Yokohama was under threat last week due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis and had it not gone ahead, Scotland would have been automatically eliminated from the competition. The chief …

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World Rugby Issue Statement Following SRU’s Strong Comments

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With Typhoon Hagibis already wreaking havoc on the Rugby World Cup, there are lingering fears that Sunday’s crunch clash between Scotland and Japan may be cancelled. Of course, if this were to happen both teams would be awarded two points each and Scotland would ultimately be eliminated from rugby’s showpiece event. However, the Scottish Rugby Union have stated in no …

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World Rugby Cancel Two Matches Amid Fears Of Typhoon Hagibis

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Two of Saturday’s final group fixtures in the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been cancelled due to the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis. World Rugby cited safety concerns as the reason for the matches cancellation and have confirmed that each team will be awarded two points as per stated in the tournament rules. Pool B’s match involving New Zealand and …

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World Rugby Call Press Conference As Typhoon Threatens Fixtures

World Rugby typhoon

World Rugby are due to hold a press conference tomorrow as the impending Typhoon Hagibis threatens to cause havoc to a number of fixtures. While it initially appeared that Ireland’s clash with Samoa on Saturday in Fukuoka was the only game in the firing line, the danger has now spread to the England v France and Japan v Scotland fixtures …

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World Rugby Criticise Refereeing Inconsistencies In Surprise Statement


World Rugby has taken aim at the World Cup over issues in refereeing inconsistencies over the opening weekend of the tournament.  There were various complaints regarding officiating over the first round of games, including the inconsistency of decision making at the breakdown, as well as the controversial tackle by Reece Hodge on Fiji’s Peceli Yato which left him concussed. Despite …

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World Rugby Reveal Concern Over “Shrouded” CVC Six Nations Deal


Sean McMahon reporting from Tokyo.  World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has revealed his concern at CVC’s growing influence in northern hemisphere rugby.  The private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners, are currently in negotiations with Six Nations officials with regards to purchasing a stake in the northern hemisphere’s premier international competition. This comes off the back of the firm buying a …

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A Number Of New Rugby Laws Set For Trial Next Year

Rugby Laws Trial

World Rugby’s Law Review Group (LRG) met in London this week over two days and a number of new law variations look set to be trialled next year.  We previously discussed the various potential law changes earlier in the week but the ones which look set to be trialled pending further approval include: 50:22 Kick Proposal If the team in …

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World Rugby To Take Next Steps With Potential Law Changes Post World Cup

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World Rugby have announced that they will take the next steps towards potentially introducing law changes after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  The law amendments under consideration are proposed with player welfare in mind and law experts, players, coaches, referees and elite competition representatives will meet in London this week to further build on the player welfare and …

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World Rugby Scraps Plans For Nations Championship

Rugby Law Changes

World Rugby has discontinued their Nations Championship plans having failed to gain unanimous support from the countries involved in the Six Nations.  The proposed structure, which they hoped to launch in 2022, would have seen the Six Nations winners take on the winners of the expanded six-team Rugby Championship. The governing body says that plans were scrapped due to “a …

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Sexton Hits Out At “Out Of Touch” 12-Team ‘World League’ Proposal

Johnny Sexton World League

International Rugby Players President Jonathan Sexton has hit out at the newly proposed 12-team World Rugby tournament which could begin as early next year.  The ‘World League’ model, which has received considerable media attention in recent months, has come in for criticism from many quarters but most notably the players themselves. The new tournament will consist of the Six Nations …

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