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# world-rugby - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

'It's about winning trophies' - Six Nations and World Cup in view for Ireland
# Next Job
# Next Job

'It's about winning trophies' - Six Nations and World Cup in view for Ireland

Nov 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 3,422 Views 3 Comments

Andy Farrell believes he and his squad learned plenty from their autumn clean sweep.

Ireland's Josh van der Flier named World Rugby men's player of the year
# Top Gong
# Top Gong

Ireland's Josh van der Flier named World Rugby men's player of the year

Nov 20th 2022, 10:05 PM 61,389 Views 40 Comments

Johnny Sexton, van der Flier, Tadhg Furlong, and Tadhg Beirne made the men’s dream team.

# world-rugby - This year 2022

Three former Irish rugby players have initiated legal actions against the IRFU
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

Three former Irish rugby players have initiated legal actions against the IRFU

Sep 29th 2022, 12:10 PM 54,420 Views 0 Comments

It is believed the cases are related to concussion injuries the players suffered during their rugby careers.

World Rugby CEO says 'different issues have become conflated' in head-injury discussion
# Distinction
# Distinction

World Rugby CEO says 'different issues have become conflated' in head-injury discussion

Aug 1st 2022, 5:41 PM 10,855 Views 5 Comments

Alan Gilpin also responded to criticism of the HIA processes surrounding Johnny Sexton’s injury during Ireland’s first Test with the All Blacks.

'I feel like my world is falling apart' - Ex-Wales captain Ryan Jones diagnosed with dementia
# World Rugby
# World Rugby

'I feel like my world is falling apart' - Ex-Wales captain Ryan Jones diagnosed with dementia

Jul 16th 2022, 10:41 PM 28,049 Views 11 Comments

Jones was part of the British and Irish Lions squad who toured New Zealand in 2005.

World Rugby defends head-injury protocols in wake of Johnny Sexton’s selection
# HIA
# HIA

World Rugby defends head-injury protocols in wake of Johnny Sexton’s selection

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 8:09 PM 17,942 Views 14 Comments

Progressive Rugby has claimed the HIA checks are ‘being exposed’.

What happened to Johnny Sexton and how can he play this weekend?
# HIA
# HIA

What happened to Johnny Sexton and how can he play this weekend?

Jul 5th 2022, 5:00 PM 22,851 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland captain was forced off against New Zealand last weekend but is available for the second Test.

World Rugby extends concussion stand-down period
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

World Rugby extends concussion stand-down period

Jun 21st 2022, 9:48 AM 8,304 Views 3 Comments

The new measures will be in place for Ireland’s summer tour to New Zealand.

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?

May 13th 2022, 8:12 PM 5,022 Views 10 Comments

The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.

Rugby chiefs to discuss revived Nations Championship proposal
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Rugby chiefs to discuss revived Nations Championship proposal

May 10th 2022, 10:35 AM 10,122 Views 2 Comments

Talks will be held at a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday night.

Spain thrown out of 2023 Rugby World Cup
# France 2023
# France 2023

Spain thrown out of 2023 Rugby World Cup

Apr 28th 2022, 3:17 PM 23,113 Views 5 Comments

World Rugby announced on Thursday that Spain will be replaced by Romania.

World Rugby to consider introducing 20-minute red card in global trial
# World Rugby
# World Rugby

World Rugby to consider introducing 20-minute red card in global trial

Apr 12th 2022, 8:26 AM 8,365 Views 38 Comments

The means the dismissed player can be tactically replaced by a substitute after 20 minutes.

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain
# Regulation 8
# Regulation 8

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain

Mar 29th 2022, 11:15 AM 31,800 Views 6 Comments

The review pertains to an unnamed player who represented Spain in the Rugby Europe Championship, which doubled as World Cup qualifiers.

World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty
# Laws
# Laws

World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty

Mar 1st 2022, 10:49 AM 14,693 Views 11 Comments

The Rugby Committee was far less definitive on Jonny May’s try against Italy last year.

Russia, Belarus suspended by World Rugby 'until further notice'
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Russia, Belarus suspended by World Rugby 'until further notice'

Mar 1st 2022, 8:11 AM 5,544 Views 7 Comments

The world governing body has announced “full and immediate” sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine union urges World Rugby to ban Russian teams from all competitions
# Taking A Stand
# Taking A Stand

Ukraine union urges World Rugby to ban Russian teams from all competitions

Feb 28th 2022, 3:39 PM 6,597 Views 6 Comments

The Russian women’s team played against Spain on Saturday in Madrid.

U20s World Championship cancelled again in 2022 but will return in 2023
# Patience
# Patience

U20s World Championship cancelled again in 2022 but will return in 2023

Feb 22nd 2022, 11:36 AM 5,773 Views 1 Comment

Dates and hosts of the World Rugby U20 Championship and World Rugby U20 Trophy will be announced in due course.

Upcoming Six Nations will involve trial of new 'brake foot' scrum law
# Axial Loading
# Axial Loading

Upcoming Six Nations will involve trial of new 'brake foot' scrum law

Jan 28th 2022, 10:25 AM 9,473 Views 6 Comments

The new tweak aims to put an end to the practice of ‘axial loading’ at scrums.

# world-rugby - Last year 2021

France's Antoine Dupont named World Rugby player of the year
# Top Gong
# Top Gong

France's Antoine Dupont named World Rugby player of the year

Dec 10th 2021, 1:12 PM 5,120 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, England’s Zoe Aldcroft has won the women’s player of the year award.

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year
# Top Of His Class
# Top Of His Class

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 12:11 PM 36,824 Views 15 Comments

The tighthead is the sole Irish player selected in the team, which includes five Springboks and three All Blacks.

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 6:42 PM 36,534 Views 34 Comments

New criteria, which will be ‘a real boost to the competitiveness of emerging nations’, come into force from 1 January 2022.

No Springboks or All Blacks as World Rugby reveal four-man Player of the Year shortlist
# Top Four
# Top Four

No Springboks or All Blacks as World Rugby reveal four-man Player of the Year shortlist

Nov 15th 2021, 10:44 AM 44,211 Views 19 Comments

Michael Hooper, Samu Kerevi, Antoine Dupont and Maro Itoje will do battle for the 2021 Men’s 15s award.

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks
# Moving Up
# Moving Up

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks

Nov 14th 2021, 11:50 AM 77,053 Views 46 Comments

New Zealand will relinquish their spot at the top of the rankings to South Africa.

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,783 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance
# Limit
# Limit

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:34 AM 5,444 Views 8 Comments

Rennie says a 15-minute weekly cap could be hard to implement.

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines
# Full Contact
# Full Contact

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:14 AM 11,159 Views 4 Comments

Leinster are among the clubs who have agreed to track their contact loads using mouthguard technology.

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role
# Moving On
# Moving On

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:05 PM 40,673 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland head coach is leaving the position so he can spend more time with his family.

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie
# Misconduct
# Misconduct

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie

Aug 4th 2021, 12:18 PM 9,223 Views 13 Comments

Marco Masotti says he has ‘a team of New York lawyers’ ready to support Erasmus.

World Rugby to engage with SA Rugby over 'nature' of Erasmus comments
# Furore
# Furore

World Rugby to engage with SA Rugby over 'nature' of Erasmus comments

Jul 29th 2021, 4:50 PM 13,139 Views 18 Comments

An hour-long video features a host of complaints by the Springboks’ director of rugby.

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,396 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby

Jul 14th 2021, 12:31 AM 3,768 Views 2 Comments

The measure comes as World Rugby announces its six-point plan to further player welfare.

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,962 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

Eye-tracking technology will be trialled to help detect concussions in rugby
# Screening
# Screening

Eye-tracking technology will be trialled to help detect concussions in rugby

Mar 30th 2021, 12:57 PM 1,490 Views 3 Comments

Competitions which will trial the technology are still to be confirmed by World Rugby.

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
# Global
# Global

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 3,010 Views 5 Comments

World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'
# Head Contact
# Head Contact

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'

Mar 13th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,475 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby publicly launched its new ‘Head Contact Process’ this week.

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022
# RWC
# RWC

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022

Mar 9th 2021, 3:27 PM 1,666 Views 3 Comments

The decision was made because of the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022
# Postponement
# Postponement

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:57 PM 1,365 Views 0 Comments

World Rugby confirmed yesterday that the tournament will be postponed due to challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup
# Changes
# Changes

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 5,459 Views 11 Comments

Teams have been guaranteed at least a five-day break between pool matches, which means that tournament will run one week longer than in Japan.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,495 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

World Rugby advised to implement stricter checks on elected officials
# Independent Review
# Independent Review

World Rugby advised to implement stricter checks on elected officials

Jan 7th 2021, 8:43 PM 4,815 Views 1 Comment

The move follows accusations of backroom deals in the vote for a new chairman.

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