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World Rugby Update on COVID-19 Response Measures and Statement from Sir Bill Beaumont

The World Rugby Hall of Fame, located in Rugby, UK, will be closed until the end of May in line with public health authority directives

World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) has today announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. After detailed and constructive dialogue with the respective host and participating unions, and with the wellbeing of the global rugby family at heart, the following events have been postponed: The men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens…

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South Africa’s triumph over England was the most watched Rugby World Cup final ever

Rugby World Cup 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences

Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, an increase of 26 per cent from the previous tournament in England. With World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) producing…

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World Rugby symposium aims to accelerate solid injury prevention progress

The important forum will bring together game administrators, competition owners, coaches, referees, players, media and medical staff

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believes rugby is embracing its collective responsibility to implement and adhere to evidence-based injury-prevention strategies ahead of the second annual player welfare and laws symposium in Paris on 3-5 March. The important forum will bring together game administrators, competition owners, coaches, referees, players,…

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Maha Zaoui: 'We are going to build something special in Africa'

Rugby Africa's new Women's Rugby Manager Maha Zaoui talks to World Rugby about her ambitious plans for female participation on the continent

Tunisia-born Maha Zaoui has only just been appointed Women's Rugby Manager at Rugby Africa, but she has been working on her mission to grow female participation for the past few years. Since she discovered the game of rugby in 2005, this university sport management teacher has never stopped.  In 2018,…

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Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in South Africa

The Sevens Challenger Series is a new competition designed to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe

World Rugby (World.Rugby) has today unveiled details of the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women, which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 28-29 March, 2020. The standalone event will see 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing…

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Statement on behalf of independent World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont

I can confirm that I will be seeking re-election as World Rugby Chairman at the Council meeting in May

By Sir Bill Beaumont Having consulted with my union and region colleagues and my family, I can confirm that I will be seeking re-election as World Rugby (World.Rugby) Chairman at the Council meeting in May. I will be standing with Fédération Française de Rugby President Bernard Laporte as my candidate…

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New Challenger Series to Boost Rugby Sevens’ Expansion

Uganda, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Tonga, and Uruguay will compete in the 2020 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series

The World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series (http://bit.ly/2YZEkrR), a new and exciting international rugby sevens competition, will be launched in February 2020 to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe. With sevens experiencing exponential growth from a performance and fan engagement perspective, World Rugby is launching men’s and women’s Sevens Challenger…

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Fun focus sees Rugby World Cup 2019 social and digital content break new ground and records

#RWC2019 video content generates more than 2.1 billion views; 54 per cent of all video views accessed via World Rugby channels; RWC Daily show watched nearly 11 million times

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced record-breaking digital content viewing figures for Rugby World Cup 2019 (www.RugbyWorldCup.com), confirming the tournament as one of the most watched and engaged sports events of the decade. Fun and engaging content ensured record-breaking fan-engagement levels across World Rugby and Rugby World Cup digital products and…

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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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Africa Women's Sevens marks next stop on road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens will be the third regional qualifier on the road to Tokyo after tournaments in South America and Europe took place in June and July

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament, which takes place in Monastir, Tunisia, on 12-13 October will be the next opportunity for a team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium will host 12 women’s teams across two days as they compete to claim their…