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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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COVID19 – Eastern Uganda Rugby feeling the effect

Eastern Uganda Rugby

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

Rugby Africa Cup

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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Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby Chairman

Agustin Pichot

Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby Chairman

Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as the chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. Sir Bill Beaumont has called on the game to become more united than ever and get working immediately to achieve sustainable […]

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Western Uganda Rugby Is Going Back To Basics, says Kalimba.

Uganda Rugby Union

Western Uganda Rugby Is Going Back To Basics, says Kalimba.

Rugby in Western Uganda is eyeing a revamp and the administrators insist they have to go back to basics. Western Uganda Rugby Union is one of the regional decentralized bodies to help the Uganda Rugby Union realize the goal of at least 100,000 Ugandans actively involved in Rugby. URU split into 4 regional bodies to help run […]

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Statement – Uganda Rugby Union hopeful activities resume in May

Kenya Rugby Union

Statement – Uganda Rugby Union hopeful activities resume in May

We might be getting ready for liftoff. Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has issued a statement today urging rugby patrons to prepare for a possible May return. Following a directive from the government to suspend sports, URU issued a statement on 18th May postponing all activities. In the statement, however, there was a call for regular […]

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Western Uganda Rugby Is Where The Next Big Thing Is – Ivan Magomu

Black Pirates

Western Uganda Rugby Is Where The Next Big Thing Is – Ivan Magomu

Ivan Magomu has been in Mbarara, away from his Pirates ship, but says he says Western Uganda Rugby Union has given him a second home, actually third home. Ivan relinquished himself of the captaincy of the 2018 champions Black Pirates before the start of the 2019-2020 campaign. He is pursuing a diploma in legal practice […]

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League Suspension is all I needed to get back – Adrian Kasito

Adrian Kasito

League Suspension is all I needed to get back – Adrian Kasito

Following the suspension of the Nile Stout Premiership, the happier of them all seems to be Betway Kobs utility back Adrian Kasito. After a directive from the president, rugby was one of the sports in the nation that was temporarily halted in a bid to fight the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic in the […]

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