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World Rugby Issues Critical Statement On George North Injury Saga

After the controversial incident involving the treatment of Northampton Saints’ George North and his head injury during their game with Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on 3 December, and the subsequent Concussion Management Review Group investigtion whose findings were released this week, World Rugby has this evening issued its own statement regarding the findings. The sport’s governing body said: …

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England’s Elliot Daly Banned For Three Weeks

Elliot Daly, the England winger who was red carded for his challenge in the air on Argentina number eight Leonardo Senatore, has been banned for three weeks. Earlier today, Daly appeared before an independent World Rugby Disciplinary Committee, contravened Law 10.4 (i),in the fifth minute of the England v Argentina match at Twickenham on Saturday. In a statement released on behalf of World …

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New Zealand Referees Boss Backs World Rugby Clampdown On Dangerous Play

New Zealand Rugby High Performance referee manager Rod Hill has backed World Rugby’s recent crackdown on high tackles and foul play, with Hill supporting the governing body’s hard line stance on hits to the head. Under World Rugby’s revision of Regulation 17, which will come into effect on the 3rd of January 2017, players cited for dangerous tackles which make contact with …

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Ireland Vice-Captain’s Comments Put The Contentious All Blacks Physicality Questions To Bed

Ireland’s 21-9 loss to New Zealand on Saturday was overshadowed by accusations of excessive and reckless physicality by the All Blacks as well as questionable officiating at key moments in the game. All mud slinging aside, the second Guinness Series test between the mighty New Zealand and Ireland gave fans one of the best games of rugby this year. Skilful, …

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Winners And Losers – England v Fiji

England continued to steamroll their way through an undefeated 2016 with a 58-15 demolition of Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday. Two try doubles from Semesa Rokduguni, Jonathan Joseph and Joe Launchbury helped guide England to a comfortable win while Wasps centre Elliot Daly, Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison and Saracens fullback Alex Goode also crossed over for their first international tries. England …

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Paupers And Princes: How The Plight Of England and Fiji’s Players Highlights Rugby’s Great Wrongs

In the same week the RFU announced England players could earn up to £300,000 a year from internationals, it was revealed Fiji’s top players would earn only £400 for appearing at Twickenham this Saturday, highlighting the gross inequalities that exist in the top two tiers of world rugby. The home team will pocket £22,000 each, or fifty five times the …

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World Rugby Planning To Redefine Tackle Laws

England v France - International Match

After a series of high profile concussions and head injuries suffered by players in recent seasons, World Rugby yesterday confirmed that they are looking at ways of making the game safer by redefining the sport’s tackle laws. The governing body came to the conclusion after completing a recent study of more than 600 incidents which revealed that 72% of injuries were sustained …

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Opinion: Do England Rugby Players Deserve To Earn Up To £1m A Year?

The new RFU pay deal, details of which have been released this week, has been found to increase some of the top England player’s wages up to seven figures. Player’s union boss Damien Hopley has been quoted by the BBC as stating that top England players are due this pay day. He states; “If players are successful and conduct themselves in a …

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World Rugby Announce 2016 Player Of The Year


With the November internationals in full swing, attentions temporarily turned to World Rugby’s annual awards and who would scoop the prizes. In the men’s category, Beauden Barrett was the clear favourite following his masterful form with the All Blacks. The 25-year-old’s imperious year for both club and country has seen the Hurricanes lift the Super Rugby title with Barrett himself …

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World Rugby Issue New Laws Dictate To Referees On The Eve Of Second Round Of Autumn Fixtures

World Rugby have instructed referees to crack down on dangerous or reckless contact with players’ heads as we embark upon the second round of autumn fixtures this weekend. The governing body have instructed all match officials to be “strict when it comes to tackles, charges, strikes or kicks that make contact above the shoulder line and to favour firm sanctions for …

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World Rugby Announces Six-Man Player Of The Year Shortlist

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Owen Farrell runs with the ball during the England training session held at the Coogee Oval on June 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

World Rugby have today confirmed the list of six nominations for this year’s Mens’ Player of the Year award – and England feature heavily. Eddie Jones’ side have looked in brilliant form this year, winning nine in a row since the former Japan coach replaced Stuart Lancaster including the Six Nations grand slam and a summer whitewash of Jones’ home …

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