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


Neurology Study: Contact Sports and Concussion in Rugby

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In a study that compared Rugby Players to Swimmers and Rowers, study author Ravi S. Menon, Ph.D., FRSC, of Western University in London, Canada, found that contact sports have a correlation with brain damage and concussion. According to a new study published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of […] READ MORE


World Rugby needs to change voting system

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Following the recent elections of the Chair position at World Rugby, won by the incumbent Sir Bill Beaumont, some obvious flaws in the voting system were raised. Robert Rees takes a look at why the system must change in the future to ensure a fairer result and equity across the member unions.  Unbalanced voting system […] READ MORE


World Rugby scrap try scoring against posts

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World Rugby have today announced a change to the laws that will prohibit teams from scoring a try against the base of the post/protector. Robert Rees brings you the latest. World Rugby amends law World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the […] READ MORE


Bill Beaumont addresses media following election victory

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Bill Beaumont has addressed the media following his successful re-election as the Chair of World Rugby. He discussed improvements to the women’s game, the global season, broadcasting and Sevens as a driver for popularity. Robert Rees brings you the full interview. Bill Beaumont – The opening address “I’d like to express my thanks to the […] READ MORE


Bill Beaumont wins World Rugby Chairman election

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Bill Beaumont has overcome Agustin Pichot to retain his role as the Chair of World Rugby. The term is for another four years and the results were called 10 days earlier than originally planned.  Bill Beaumont retains power Bill Beaumont has retained his spot as Chair of World Rugby after winning the election 28-23, with […] READ MORE


France; the most ill-disciplined World Rugby country in 2019/20

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France top the list as most ill-disciplined World Rugby country in 2019-20, rattling up 10 red cards across the four major professional league’s, international tests, and the World Cup. Rugby’s clampdown on how the laws of the game are now refereed and interpreted have meant a spate of cards this year, including 51 red cards […] READ MORE


WRU back Bill Beaumont for World Rugby Chairman

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With the votes in, but not publicly confirmed, for the World Rugby Chairman candidacy the WRU and its Chairman Gareth Davies have shown their support for the incumbent Bill Beaumont.  Robert Rees brings you the latest from the Welsh camp. WRU backs Beaumont The official votes will be announced on May 12, but the WRU […] READ MORE


Wage cuts/new competitions considered by Southern Hemisphere rugby

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Southern Hemisphere rugby has had to endure a period of change in the last month. Not battered to the same degree as Europe has, yet wage cuts, fans and players’ seasons disrupted, and unease for what the future may hold is certainly is disarming. While still well mannered and constructive, everything has been spoken of, […] READ MORE