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Dan Carter Named World Rugby Player Of The Year

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, beating Julian Savea, Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Alun Wyn-Jones and Greig Laidlaw to scoop the honour. It is the third time that the award has been bestowed upon the 33 year-old. The Racing Metro bound out-half rolled back the years throughout the World Cup, helping the …

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World Rugby Have Announced Their Player Of The Year Nominations

Some proper stars here and it’s certainly going to be a competitive field as World Ruby announce the ‘Player of the Year’ nominations.  So much talent. Unsurprisingly there’s a bit of a weighting towards southern hemisphere players. With only two players from the north, can we really say we’re shocked? And shock horror, there’s a few All Blacks and Wallabies in …

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Video: World Rugby Announce Coach & Team Of The Year Nominees

World Rugby have just released their Coach of the Year and Team of the Year nominees.  Four countries have been selected for the Team of the Year accolade – Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. The Coach of the Year will also be chosen from one of these four countries, with Steve Hansen (New Zealand), Michael Cheika (Australia), Daniel Hourcade (Argentina) and Eddie …

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Watch: World Rugby’s Best Tackles From The Rugby World Cup

And just like that it’s nearly over. But we’ve undeniably been treated to some huge hits from the Rugby World Cup. Time for a brief trip down memory lane.  With just one final weekend to saviour, it’s time to get nostalgic. And what better way to enjoy nostalgia than by watching absolutely huge men tackle each other to the ground. Ok, …

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Ex-International Referee Presents Simple Solution To Craig Joubert Controversy

After World Rugby confirmed that Craig Joubert had made an incorrect call with the last minute decision that cost Scotland a place in the World Cup semi-finals, ex-international referee Jonathan Kaplan has come forward with a proposed solution.  Since the incredibly competitive Australia vs Scotland quarter final on Sunday evening, many have been pouring over one incident in particular that had …

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Australia’s Michael Cheika Condemns Craig Joubert Treatment

Michael Cheika has again come to the defence of referee Craig Joubert in the wake of his decision to award Australia a last-minute penalty against Scotland, which an official review has since found to be the wrong decision.  The game eventually finished on a scoreline of 35-34 in favour of Australia, making Joubert’s decision all the more contentious. Since Joubert …

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Latest Rugby World Rankings Released

World Rugby have released the latest Rankings following the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup. It was a tough weekend for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole, as France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland all bowed out. With England and Italy already eliminated in the pool stages, this is the first time there will be no Five/Six Nations side in the …

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World Rugby Is In Danger Of Becoming A Nanny State

Never mind the fear of not making selection. Or picking up an injury. Recently it seems like the number one threat to playing time is World Rugby’s Citing Commissioner.  Bosch, Ford, Grey, Hooper, Tuilagi, Macovei, Waqaniburto, O’Brien. The list goes on. What do they have in common? They, like many others in this World Cup, have felt the wrath of the …

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Pascal Pape: ‘I Felt A Violent Pain In The Area Where I had Been Beaten’

Pascal Pape evidence at Sean O’Brien’s disciplinary hearing revealed. Due to the leniency of Sean O’Brien’s ban, many fans have questioned the legitimacy of World Rugby’s disciplinary processes. Indeed, some pointed to the harsh punishment inflicted on Samoa’s Alesana Tuilagi, and accused the sports governing body of having double standards. Therefore, when World Rugby published the details of Sean O’Brien’s disciplinary hearing last night, it …

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World Rugby Announce Their Dream Team of The Week

World Rugby have revealed their Dream Team of the Week for round 3 of the World cup. With the third round of matches having come to a close, World Rugby have revealed their Dream Team of the Week. The team is comprised of players from ten different nations, with the likes of Uruguay’s Carlos Arboleya being recognised for his performance …

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Warren Gatland Insists That Wales Have Not Broken World Cup Regulations

Warren Gatland has defended utilising players outside of his 31 man squad for a training session. This morning news broke that Wales were being investigated for including a number of players outside of their 31 man squad in a training session. At the time, World Rugby were said to have been ‘seeking to obtain further information regarding the reported events’. …

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World Rugby Defend Reliance On TMO

The first weekend of the Rugby World Cup was marred by an over reliance of the TMO. Throughout the opening weekend of the World Cup, rugby fans across the world were frustrated by the length of time it took for referees and television match officials to reach decisions. While the TMO is necessary in certain instances, it would seem that some referees have …

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World Rugby Demands Referees Become Stricter In Applying Laws

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, the sports governing body, World Rugby, has moved to clarify certain aspect of the rules governing the game. World Rugby has moved to clarify certain aspects of the laws relating to the sport, and has asked officials to become stricter in their application at the World Cup.  In a statement World Rugby said, they had “considered …

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Nigel Owens Outlines The Key To The Perfect Scrum

Renowned referee, Nigel Owens, has outlined what he believes to be the key to the perfect scrum. In an interview with the BBC, Nigel Owens, outlined what he believes to be the perfect scrum. The referees insight is interesting, considering that during the Six Nations there were 63 collapses for every 100 hundred scrums. Indeed during the tournament 49% of all scrums …

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Joe Marler On What Scrums Are Really Like At The Top Level

England prop Joe Marler gives some insight into the scrum and what it takes to operate at the top level for World Rugby. Well it’s definitely dark in the scrum, thanks for that insight Joe! All jokes aside, an interesting short video covering what goes through the minds of players and referees alike as they prepare for the scrum. Joe …

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Ref From 1995 World Cup Final Analyses His Own Performance

Ed Morrison recounts a day that went down in infamy from a perspective we’d never really thought, the referee’s.  Referees, huh, we only think of them when they do something wrong. Ed Morrison was the lucky, or unlucky, depending on how you look at it, man in charge on that fateful day in 1995. While the day is now synonymous …

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