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# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

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 1,444 Views 3 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

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 2,629 Views 5 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'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 4,416 Views 7 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

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 1,599 Views 3 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

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 1,318 Views 0 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Monday 22 February, 2021

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 5,290 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.

# world-rugby - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'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 29,328 Views 4 Comments

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

# world-rugby - Thursday 7 January, 2021

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 4,781 Views 1 Comment

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

# world-rugby - Thursday 10 December, 2020

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,494 Views 28 Comments

The words of Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, and Michael Lipman have rocked the professional game.

# world-rugby - Monday 7 December, 2020

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade
# Awards Night
# Awards Night

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade

Dec 7th 2020, 10:11 PM 30,325 Views 34 Comments

There is no room for any English player on the men’s team, while Jamie Heaslip’s finish against Italy in 2016 was named Try of the Decade.

World Rugby 'welcomes' investigation into Matera's racist social media posts
# Racism
# Racism

World Rugby 'welcomes' investigation into Matera's racist social media posts

Dec 7th 2020, 5:52 PM 10,348 Views 10 Comments

The 27-year-old was reinstated as Pumas skipper last week after initially being stripped of the captaincy.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to depart for NFL role
# Scrummage To Scrimmage
# Scrummage To Scrimmage

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to depart for NFL role

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:24 PM 5,399 Views 4 Comments

After nine-year spell at rugby’s helm, the Australian will take charge of the NFL’s operations in the UK and Europe.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning
# Investigation
# Investigation

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 3:00 PM 50,927 Views 7 Comments

The chief organiser of the 2023 World Cup has also been questioned.

# world-rugby - Monday 17 August, 2020

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon
# Brain Power
# Brain Power

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon

Aug 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 7,128 Views 24 Comments

The former Ireland head coach was recently linked with a role in World Rugby.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup
# Campaign
# Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Jul 28th 2020, 3:46 PM 6,127 Views 11 Comments

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# world-rugby - Thursday 23 July, 2020

World Rugby dismiss claims from Pacific Island campaigners that election was 'manipulated'
# Riposte
# Riposte

World Rugby dismiss claims from Pacific Island campaigners that election was 'manipulated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:53 AM 2,206 Views 0 Comments

The governing body maintain that Bill Beaumont was elected ‘in a fair and appropriate manner’.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

World Rugby paves the way for November tournaments in both hemispheres
# Regulation 9
# Regulation 9

World Rugby paves the way for November tournaments in both hemispheres

Jul 22nd 2020, 4:13 PM 8,911 Views 8 Comments

The Rugby Championship will be held entirely in New Zealand while ‘invited teams’ will join the current Six Nations teams if a motion passes at next week’s council meeting.

Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election
# Challenge
# Challenge

Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election

Jul 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 7,331 Views 2 Comments

World Rugby say the election for chairman was ‘fairly contested’.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short
# Finished
# Finished

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Jun 30th 2020, 9:45 AM 4,122 Views 5 Comments

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

# world-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2020

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow
# Delayed
# Delayed

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow

Jun 29th 2020, 5:24 PM 3,097 Views 1 Comment

The game’s governing body was due to hold a meeting of its council tomorrow.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June
# Calendar
# Calendar

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

Jun 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 3,319 Views 5 Comments

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# world-rugby - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season
# Fast Track
# Fast Track

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

May 30th 2020, 9:26 PM 3,700 Views 2 Comments

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election
# Resigned
# Resigned

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election

May 13th 2020, 10:41 AM 9,022 Views 7 Comments

The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector
# Law Change
# Law Change

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector

May 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 48,120 Views 33 Comments

Edinburgh went to extreme lengths against Munster last November.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167

Updated May 6th 2020, 12:02 PM 14,397 Views 12 Comments

The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.

# world-rugby - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Former England captain pips Pichot to World Rugby chairman post
# Go Again
# Go Again

Former England captain pips Pichot to World Rugby chairman post

May 2nd 2020, 4:56 PM 10,155 Views 18 Comments

Bill Beaumont has been re-elected to the role.

# world-rugby - Friday 24 April, 2020

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected
# Changes
# Changes

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,705 Views 5 Comments

The ex-England captain faces a challenge from Agustin Pichot.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations
# Action
# Action

Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations

Apr 21st 2020, 9:33 AM 14,028 Views 8 Comments

Francis Kean was convicted of committing manslaughter in 2006.

# world-rugby - Monday 20 April, 2020

Pichot wants to bring Lions tours to North and South America if elected
# Election Race
# Election Race

Pichot wants to bring Lions tours to North and South America if elected

Apr 20th 2020, 10:07 AM 7,200 Views 23 Comments

Agustin Pichot would push for the British and Irish Lions to tour on ‘worldwide scale’ if elected to World Rugby post.

# world-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2020

World Rugby chairman Beaumont says coronavirus pandemic could spark calendar reform
# Global Game
# Global Game

World Rugby chairman Beaumont says coronavirus pandemic could spark calendar reform

Apr 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 4,820 Views 12 Comments

The former England captain is not ruling out a new structure for the global game.

# world-rugby - Friday 17 April, 2020

World rugby chairman Beaumont admits 2020 international season 'could be over'
# In Doubt
# In Doubt

World rugby chairman Beaumont admits 2020 international season 'could be over'

Apr 17th 2020, 11:04 AM 5,099 Views 4 Comments

The governing body has put together a €92 million relief fund to support the game amid this crisis.

# world-rugby - Thursday 16 April, 2020

World Rugby confirms €92 million relief fund for ailing unions
# Finances
# Finances

World Rugby confirms €92 million relief fund for ailing unions

Apr 16th 2020, 1:56 PM 3,702 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, current talks over the 2020 calendar could lead to ‘long-term reform’ of the sport.

# world-rugby - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Agustin Pichot to challenge Beaumont in battle for World Rugby top job
# Election Time
# Election Time

Agustin Pichot to challenge Beaumont in battle for World Rugby top job

Apr 12th 2020, 1:05 PM 7,910 Views 16 Comments

Pichot and Beaumont have different perspectives on the need to reform world rugby’s calendar.

# world-rugby - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
# About Time
# About Time

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

Apr 5th 2020, 12:26 PM 8,690 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

# world-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
# In The Side
# In The Side

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 8,701 Views 16 Comments

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Uncertainty abounds but rugby has chance to change for the better
# Future
# Future

Uncertainty abounds but rugby has chance to change for the better

Mar 31st 2020, 8:30 PM 6,781 Views 3 Comments

World Rugby, unions, leagues, and the players’ union have been involved in discussions.

# world-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2020

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
# Rethink
# Rethink

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier

Mar 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 2,234 Views 1 Comment

The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.

# world-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2020

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled
# Off
# Off

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled

Mar 19th 2020, 12:17 PM 3,429 Views 4 Comments

The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby
# On The Clock
# On The Clock

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby

Mar 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 7,245 Views 13 Comments

The recent Scotland v France clash highlighted the frustration for many fans.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

There was a major drop in the concussion rate at the Rugby World Cup
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

There was a major drop in the concussion rate at the Rugby World Cup

Mar 4th 2020, 11:54 AM 2,990 Views 2 Comments

The game’s governing body is encouraged by the promising signs from the tournament in Japan.

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