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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 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…

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…

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