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

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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

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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

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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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Kenya Rugby mourns speed merchant Allan Makaka

Kenya Rugby mourns speed merchant Allan Makaka

Kenya and the rugby universe at large this morning woke up the sad new of the demise of former Kenya 7s speedster Allan Makaka who died in a motor accident. Allan Makaka worked with Royal Media Services as the Business Manager in charge of Hot 96 and is said to have rammed a trailer on […]

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Philip Wokorach signs for France Championship Side ASBC

Philip Wokorach signs for France Championship Side ASBC

Uganda international flyer, Philip Wokorach, has moved up the ladder signing for France Championship side Association sportive de Bédarrides et Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Philip was this evening announced as one of at least 7 signings acquired by the club ahead of the 2020-2021 season. He leaves the French side, Bourges XV, after one year, shining for them in […]

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World Rugby amend law allowing try scored at base of the post

World Rugby amend law allowing try scored at base of the post

World Rugby has announced it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the base of the post protector. The amendment to Law 8 was approved by the World Rugby Council during its special meeting held via teleconference and follows a recommendation by the international federation’s Rugby Committee and […]

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New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off in June

New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off in June

Highlander and Chiefs will kick off New Zealand’s revised Super Rugby Aotearoa In June. New Zealand cabinet has announced shift moved to level two restrictions as regards Coronavirus containment. This has allowed Super Rugby teams to return to full training ahead of June kickoff of Super Rugby Aotearoa. The five teams i.e Blues, Chiefs, Highlanders, Hurricanes […]

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COVID19 – Eastern Uganda Rugby feeling the effect

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COVID19 – Eastern Uganda Rugby feeling the effect

Rugby in Eastern Uganda is one of the many events suffering from the suspension of activity due to CoronaVirus. Uganda Rugby Union took the mandate to suspend all rugby in the country following the government’s directive. The world at length is believed to be winding down the scourge. Different states are cutting back on restriction […]

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World Rugby Medical Boss Predicts Competitive Rugby Will Return This Year

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World Rugby Medical Boss Predicts Competitive Rugby Will Return This Year

 Competitive rugby will return this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, the chief medical officer of World Rugby has predicted. Eanna Falvey said domestic, provincial or club games would likely return first, progressing to Tests, with Australia and New Zealand best-placed to get the ball rolling. The entire world seems to be on standstill with activities […]

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World Rugby publishes COVID-19 return to rugby guidelines

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World Rugby publishes COVID-19 return to rugby guidelines

World Rugby has published guidelines for the safe return to rugby activities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic via its player welfare website at playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19.  Guidelines intended to assist unions and competitions in devising own framework that is compliant with respective national social-distancing and travel environment The detailed document outlines a phased approach to returning […]

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