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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.

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…

The second annual 2020 King Power Quad Nations was held on February 21-23, 2020 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester with the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Trophy at stake. The round-robin style tournament saw European Champions Great Britain, the USA, who are Parapan American Games Champions and the number two ranked team, and the number one ranked team, Australia competing to determine the line-up for the gold and bronze medal matches. The BBC covered all three days of the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations on the BBC Sport website and app, Connected TVs and on the BBC iPlayer, where you could also catch-up…

The second annual 2020 King Power Quad Nations will be held on February 21-23, 2020 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester with the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Trophy at stake. A round-robin style tournament sees European Champions Great Britain, the USA, who are Parapan American Games Champions and the number two ranked team, and the number one ranked team, Australia competing to determine the line-up for the gold and bronze medal matches. The BBC will bring you coverage from all three days of the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations on the BBC Sport website and app, Connected TVs and on the BBC iPlayer,…

USA Rugby South Release USA Rugby South continues to provide international rugby exposure for its players and coaches with a two-game tour of Colombia set for July 16 – 22, 2020.  The Panthers will open the tour on July 18 against a regional select side to be named by the Colombian Rugby Federation before they tackle the National Team of Colombia – Los Tucanes – on July 21.  Los Tucanes is currently number 33 in World Rugby rankings. USARS thanks the Colombian Rugby Federation for their invitation to tour Colombia and is looking forward to a great opportunity for our…

The USA will have three home matches for the Americas Rugby Championship 2020. All three matches will be featured LIVE on florugby.com and ticket information will be available soon. Registration for exclusive pre-sale opportunities is available here. The Eagles will play one match in Colorado and two in Texas at the following locations: August 15 vs Canada at Infinity Park, Glendale, CO August 22 vs Chile at Bold Stadium, Austin, TX August 29 vs Uruguay at Aveva Stadium, Houston, TX Infinity Park at Glendale was the first rugby only facility in the U.S.  It is known as RugbyTown USA…

IAIR 2021 tour to Eastern Europe – IAIR Release The following squad has been announced to tour Eastern Europe in 2021. The team will tour Romania, Croatia, Hungry, Austria and the Czech Republic. The tour will be in late 2021. It will consist of five games over three weeks including against three national teams. The IAIR looks to empower young Indigenous men by assisting them with their educational, employment and social goals. We aim to develop future indigenous leaders and take into account efforts made by applicants on and off the field when offering an invitation to tour. Within that…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Release by Mandy Goff USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce its Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Training Squad following a four-day selection camp at Lakeshore Foundation U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site in Birmingham, AL. Thirty-seven athletes participated in a team selection camp in order to nominate up to 16 athletes who will train together for a spot on the 2020 Paralympic Games Team to be named in May. The following athletes were selected for the 2020 Tokyo Training Squad: Chuck Aoki Jeff Butler Ernie Chun Chad Cohn Jake Daily Joe Delagrave Liz Dunn Lee Fredette Ray Hennagir Montrerius Hucherson Joe…

South Africa defeated England 32-12 to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City on Saturday, 2 November. South Africa led 12-6 at the break. The Springboks scrum was dominant during the match and created numerous infractions by England, many of which resulted in penalty goals by Pollard. The Springboks added two late tries to seal the win. Match Recap In the first minute, Courtney Lawes did not roll away at the breakdown. This resulted in a penalty goal by South Africa’s Handre Pollard, but it was wide right. On the ensuing play,…

New Zealand defeated Wales 40-17 in the Bronze Final at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo on Friday, 1 November. The All Blacks had a 28-10 lead at the break. The match saw New Zealand starting many players who have worn the All Blacks jersey for many tests. Impending retirements of several of the players from test rugby was already decided. Wales started many players, who would play in future Rugby World Cups, taking the pitch under the leadership of captain Alun Wyn Jones. Match Recap Following a Wales penalty for not rolling away, Richie Mo’unga bounced the ball off the right post.…

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