Five things we learnt from Wales’ defeat to France

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Wales were outclassed 38-21 defeat to France at the Stade de France. Wayne Pivac’s side put up a limp second half performance in this Six Nations warm-up match. Lowri Jacob assesses five things we’ve learnt from Wales’ defeat to France. Wales’ loss is France’s gain Since arriving at France at the start of the year, […] READ MORE


Men’s & Women’s HSBC Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced

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With the season abandoned, World Rugby still had the pleasure of sharing the men’s and women’s HSBC Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners, and the much-respected Dream Teams before the abruptly ended 2019/20 calendar was stopped prematurely. That did not diminish the quality of play though. And both the men’s and women’s teams were celebrated this […] READ MORE


World Rugby committed to supporting development of female coaches

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In support of ‘developing inspirational leadership’ World Rugby is committed to supporting the development of female coaches in the sport. Qualified teams for the  Rugby World Cup 2021 will participate in the opportunity to identify female coaches in this innovative program. Six countries are the first to put forward their nominated interns, who will see […] READ MORE


2021 Sevens World Series Coronavirus casualty: Aus/NZ legs canceled

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The 2021 Sevens World Series has succumbed to yet more Coronavirus casualties, resulting in the Australia and New Zealand legs being canceled by World Rugby. After the Dubai and Capetown legs had been canceled, the news that World Rugby has withdrawn scheduling of the Pacific round is disappointing. To both competing nations, organizers but most […] READ MORE


The real issues facing Women’s Rugby

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In the past week Women’s Rugby has seen two pieces of big news. One lead to the creation of #IamEnough and got everyone in a tizzy. The other has snowed under. One is a very real problem in Women’s rugby, the other at first sight a cosmetic issue. Paul Peerdeman delves a little deeper into […] READ MORE


Sevens Series working group in reaction to Covid-19

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News that the first two legs of the new World Series season will not take place, has seen a Sevens Series working group created, in reaction to Covid-19 and how it might continue to affect the prospect of any competition. With the pandemic interrupting sport across the globe, it has continued to impact World Rugby […] READ MORE


Independent World Rugby review is a facade

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In the wake of fresh allegations of corruption in the election of its top officials, World Rugby has some serious questions to answer. The independent World Rugby review of its governance won’t have those answers. Allegations of Corruption A little over a week ago Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW) – a not-for-profit players organization headed […] READ MORE


World Rugby update: Voting influence and revised 2020 Test Rugby window

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World Rugby has recently had to comment and refute claims of voting influence in the recent re-election of Sir Bill Beaumont, as well as to announce a freshly revised International Test rugby window. The media release and confirmation of intended scheduled test matches in the Northern and Southern hemisphere is a mix of negative and […] READ MORE


Canceled World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series titles earned by NZ7s sides

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Succumbing to the Coronavirus global pandemic, the officially canceled HSBC Sevens Series titles have been awarded – and well earned too – by both women’s and men’s NZ7s sides. Following a comprehensive consultation process, the remaining rounds of the women’s and men’s World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series 2020 in; Langford, London, Paris, Singapore, and Hong […] READ MORE


Rugby union – The move to summer rugby?

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Does rugby union need, or warrant a move to ‘summer rugby’? David Chapman takes a look at the pros and cons of the move. Entertainment, Skills and Fans – But at what cost? With a window to explore new ideas during this pandemic, there’s a discussion brewing on the potential for rugby to become a […] READ MORE