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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

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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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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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World Rugby publishes COVID-19 return to rugby guidelines

Return-To-Rugby

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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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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Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Second Row

Charles Uhuru

Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Second Row

We are still suffering from the Coronavirus pandemics and its adverse effects including the suspension of rugby in Uganda. We hate to imagine the worst but if it did happen, who are the best players? We are running polls, quizzes but the Uganda rugby folk are having a hard time for the second row. And so are […]

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Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Front Row

Alex Mubiru

Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Front Row

The Corona Virus Pandemic has caused a lot of stir in the world and has led to the suspension of rugby in Uganda. We hate to imagine the worst but if it did happen, who are the best players? We are running polls and quizzes on social media and here is what the front-row looks […]

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The Uganda rugby community speaks out on the corona pandemic

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The Uganda rugby community speaks out on the corona pandemic

The Uganda Rugby community has felt the impact of the Corona pandemic. Coronavirus has had the entire world at a standstill. Events, leagues, businesses, and rugby tournaments have all ceased for the foreseeable future because of what’s going on. With the measures put in place by the world health organization and the ministry of health; […]

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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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