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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

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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

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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

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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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Pundit Arena’s ‘World XV’ Of 2018

2018 has been another memorable year for rugby as all focus now switches to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.  Ireland have been the most impressive as on the international stage they secured a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a 100% record throughout the November internationals which included a victory over the All Blacks. Leinster, who provide a …

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Joe Schmidt Takes Home World Rugby Coach Of The Year Award

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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt topped off a fantastic year by taking home the World Rugby Coach Of The Year award while Ireland themselves won the World Rugby Team Of The Year at today’s ceremony. While not much is certain about the future of the Ireland head-coach, his efforts over the last 365 day period have not gone unnoticed during tonight’s …

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Scope OF TMO To Be Revised During Closed Trial In November Tests

World Rugby have approved a closed trial revising the scope of the Television Match Official (TMO) in the November tests hosted by Tier one unions. Confirmation of the trial comes after a full review of the current global trial and the variant used in Super Rugby by a working group of match officials, coaches, players and administrators. The key objective of …

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World Rugby ‘Examining Models’ For Test Tours Shake-Up

World Rugby said it is “examining models” for the annual Test windows from 2020 signalling a potential shake-up following reports of a new world league for national teams. The world body is looking at “ways to inject further significance and excitement into the July and November windows and optimise the commercial model for all”, a statement said. Currently, teams tour …

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World Rugby Considering Huge Change To November Internationals

World Rugby are reportedly considering abandoning the current summer and November international test windows in favour of a world league format similar to that of the UEFA Nations League in football. French publication Midi Olympique reported the news on Sunday as World Rugby look to do away with the usual test format, introducing a tournament which would be held across five …

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Rugby World Cup Expansion Is On The Cards After 2019

We’re about a year away from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan but already, plans are being made for the 2023 and 2027 editions of the tournament.  World Rugby have stated that they are giving serious consideration to expanding the tournament from 20 to 24 teams for the 2023 edition of the tournament although this expansion first occurring in …

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