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International Rugby Returns In October With Six Nations, Rugby Championship In November

International Rugby Returns In October With Six Nations, Rugby Championship In November

An exciting program of international rugby matches is set to take place later this year after the World Rugby Council approved a temporary adjustment to Regulation 9 to accommodate the release of international players for revised 2020 windows. The adjustment to the regulation has been approved as a temporary measure to mitigate the unprecedented impact […]

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Rugby Sevens secure 2021 dates for Tokyo Olympics

Rugby Sevens secure 2021 dates for Tokyo Olympics

Rugby Sevens will happen over six days in July 2021 after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee announced the revised competition schedule for the Games which had been postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games now set to happen in 2021 will […]

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OPINION: Rugby’s Most Valuable Players (MVP)

OPINION: Rugby’s Most Valuable Players (MVP)

Dear diary, it is 119 days without rugby. Shall the season ever return? That is an answer even the powers that be seem not to have. The Corona Virus pandemic prompted the government an Uganda Rugby Union to postpone all activities. Be that as it may, the rugby players and the atmosphere are the reason […]

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Paul Feeney and Kenya Rugby Union Part Ways

Kenya Rugby Union

Paul Feeney and Kenya Rugby Union Part Ways

Kenya Rugby Union Technical Director, Paul Feeney will depart from his roles today, a statement from KRU reads. Paul Feeney has left his role as Kenya Rugby Union Technical Director by mutual consent. Paul was working mainly with the men’s sevens squad, Shujaa as well as the other national squads He was unveiled as part […]

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New Zealand Rugby fans to be allowed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

New Zealand Rugby fans to be allowed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

In a world’s first, New Zealand Rugby fans will be allowed to gather for Super Rugby Aoteaoa games which start this weekend. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said on Monday that rugby fans will be allowed into stadiums to watch the opening weekend of its domestic rugby union competition after the country lifted virtually all coronavirus […]

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Dan Carter makes Super Rugby return with the Blues

Dan Carter makes Super Rugby return with the Blues

All Blacks Legend Dan Carter will make his Super Rugby return with Auckland based Blues. Dan Carter trained with Super Rugby side Blues for the first time on Thursday (New Zealand Time). He was recruited as an injury replacement for rising star Stephen Perofeta, who fractured his foot earlier this year. The 2 time World […]

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Rugby Afrique To Provide Financial Aid To Member Unions

Rugby Afrique To Provide Financial Aid To Member Unions

Africa’s Rugby governing body, Rugby Afrique, has earlier today announced financial aid to its member unions. Given the current health crisis that has swept the world all over, Rugby Afrique Executive Committee has approved the immediate release of €170,000 ( approx. UGX 716 Million) from a solidarity fund. The funds are to support the unions […]

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COVID19: World Rugby approves trials for laws to reduce the risk of infection

Scrum Laws

COVID19: World Rugby approves trials for laws to reduce the risk of infection

The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials that are designed to provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk reduction options if required. Temporary law trials relating to the scrum, tackle, ruck, and maul were approved along with a package of best-practice match hygiene measures. Each measure aims to reduce individual […]

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World Rugby dismisses mini World Cup Proposal

Rugby World Cup

World Rugby dismisses mini World Cup Proposal

World Rugby has turned down a proposal from former RFU CEO Francis Baron for a mini World Cup to be held in 2021 to give the game a financial boost. Francis Baron believed that a ‘Coronavirus Cup of World Rugby’ next summer could significantly ease the economic hardship facing the global game because of the […]

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World Rugby To Consider Scrum Reset Laws To Help Reduce Covid-19 Risk

Corona Virus

World Rugby To Consider Scrum Reset Laws To Help Reduce Covid-19 Risk

According to a new study, doing away with scrum reset and eliminating “upright face-to-face” tackles would significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Rugby across the globe could be set for a major reshuffle if the suggestions from the new study are adopted. The body is set to meet in the next 48 hours and […]

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