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World Rugby is the sanctioning organization for rugby. Rugby 15s, 10s and 7s are played. National Men’s and Women’s teams play in the Rugby World Cup, RWC Sevens, in the HSBC Sevens, & Women’s Sevens Series, and in competitions, like the Americas Rugby Championship, Americas Pacific Challenge, Rugby Americas North tournaments and U20 & U18 competitions.

World Rugby Release Reigning champions New Zealand to face Australia, Wales, and the Final Qualification Tournament Winner in Pool A Canada to face USA, Europe 1 and Asia 1 in Pool B England is drawn in Pool C alongside France, South Africa, and Fiji RWC 2021 Draw was attended by 400 guests in SkyCity Theatre, Auckland The tournament will be hosted in the southern hemisphere for the first time Tournament set to take place from 18 September–16 October 2021 The pools have been confirmed for Rugby World Cup 2021 with less than 10 months until the ninth edition of the…

Rugby Europe Release Following the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic across Europe and local authority restrictions, Rugby Europe has announced a suspension of all matches planned until the end of November 2020.   The following games are now postponed:  Women XV Senior Championship games between Spain vs Russia (Oct 24th) and Spain vs the Netherlands (Oct 31st) The last round of 2020 Men XV Rugby Europe Championship planned on November 1st (Romania vs Belgium and Georgia vs Russia) and 15th (Spain vs Portugal)  Rugby Europe Championship playoff access game to be played between The Netherlands and the bottom-ranked team in the 2020 Rugby Europe Championship  First…

World Rugby Release World Rugby, and hosts New Zealand Rugby (NZR), have today announced the Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw will take place in Auckland on Friday, 20 November 2020. SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland’s central business district will be the location for the draw which will be streamed live for rugby fans worldwide via World Rugby’s digital channels. Hosted in the southern hemisphere for the first time in a golden year for women’s rugby, the ninth edition of the showcase tournament will take place from 18 September-16 October 2021 across three match venues. It will be contested…

The World Tens Series will be held for three consecutive weekends in Bermuda commencing October 24 and concluding on November 7. The international tournament includes talented rugby professionals throughout the world that are on the rosters of seven privately owned teams. “The World Tens Series is all about culture, the players, and the fans, and from 2021 the tournament will be expanded to include 16 teams playing in 12 different locations around the world throughout the season.” Tiger Rugby has been at the forefront of exposing young, up and coming players to the highest level of competition at international tournaments…

World Rugby Release All nine Rugby World Cup 2021 qualified teams to avail of the Coaching Internship Programme opportunity Six RWC 2021 participating unions confirm coaching interns The announcement marks one year to go until RWC 2021 with the tournament to be hosted for the first time in the southern hemisphere Selected participants to be fully embedded in RWC 2021 national squad management teams for 12 months RWC 2021 Coaching Internship Programme is fully funded by World Rugby, as part of the IOC international development grant World Rugby today announced that all nine qualified teams have confirmed they will avail…

USA Rugby Release SPECIALTY GROUP OF AMERICAN RUGBY STAKEHOLDERS TO SUPPORT RUGBY WORLD CUP FEASIBILITY STUDY A focused group of rugby stakeholders in the United States has committed to conducting a feasibility study on the capability of hosting a Rugby World Cup in the United States. The study will engage stadium venues, sports commissions, city government, and USA Rugby to review objective criteria, technical requirements, financial considerations, and commercial analysis. Objective analysis will include the legacy of the tournament and a positive impact on the game of rugby in the United States. The final report will be presented to the…

Samoa Rugby Release The Samoa Rugby Union confirms the appointment of Mapusua Seilala Mapusua as the new Head Coach of Manu Samoa. In making the announcement, Samoa Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said Mapusua has come through as the preferred candidate following an extensive and vigorous recruitment process. “On behalf of Samoa Rugby Union, I want to congratulate Mapusua on his appointment, and we wish him well for this new phase in the Manu Samoa History.” Mapusua was recommended by a Five-person selection panel and its recommendation was endorsed and ratified by the Samoa Rugby Union Board…

World Rugby Release The World Rugby Executive Committee has today recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar with the express objective of optimizing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for the betterment of the global game at all levels.Seeking to reconcile the interests of the international game, the professional club game, and player welfare, temporary windows have been determined following extensive and productive consultation between World Rugby, international competitions, national unions, their professional club competitions, and International Rugby Players. Recognizing the importance of a balanced and shared compromise among all stakeholders, a temporary international window between 24 October and 5 December…

Rugby Americas Release 2020 RUGBY AMERICAS COMPETITIONS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN CURRENT FORMAT THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC July 6, 2020 – Today, Rugby Americas Chief Executive Officer Dan Payne announced that the 2020 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) and Americas Rugby Challenge (ARCh) – senior and under-20 – competitions will not take place this year in their current format due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. “We’ve been monitoring the status of each country closely and it has become very obvious this is in the best interest of players, staff and overall public welfare,” said Payne. “World Rugby, CEOs…

World Rugby Release World Rugby welcomes the commitment from the Six Nations and SANZAAR for closer collaboration to ensure a more harmonious global calendar for all stakeholders.World Rugby has consistently supported and championed reform of the international calendar for the betterment of the sport as a whole, including all unions, international and club competition organizers and players.Within regular and productive discussions between stakeholders, World Rugby is working to ensure that any calendar outcome recognizes the global nature of our sport, and therefore the competition needs of all nations at all levels. Any proposed competition model must also prioritize player welfare…

World Rugby Release The program of internationals scheduled within the July 2020 window has been postponed due to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives. Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous countries, and concerns over adequate player preparation time, mean that any sort of cross-border international rugby competition cannot be hosted in July. Monitoring of the potential impact on the remaining 2020 international windows continues in collaboration with international rugby stakeholders and the respective authorities. All parties, including member unions, international competitions, professional club competitions, and International Rugby Players, will be involved in the evaluation of potential…

World Rugby Release World Rugby has issued a law application guideline for the breakdown following the Executive Committee’s approval of recommendations by the specialist breakdown working group.The Law 14 and 15 application guidelines will be operational for all competitions commencing after 1 July, 2020 and reinforce the application of current law for what is a complex and dynamic facet of the game. With a focus on player welfare and game attractiveness, a specialist breakdown group comprising international coaches, players, medical, laws and research experts, considered current trends and challenges and considered law change before recommending a strict reinforcement of existing…

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