Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby announces joint men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup host selection process

Approach supports key objectives of World Rugby's Women in Rugby Plan

For the first time two men’s and women’s RWCs will be awarded at the same time; Integrated process enables a strategic roadmap for hosting of showcase 15s events; Collaborative process aims to identify and develop partnerships that will optimise host nation and World Rugby delivery, financial and legacy objectives; Joint…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros underlined two elements for addressing the pandemic effectively, namely that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures”

Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Booi encourages her team-mates as South Africa (SA) celebrates Women's Day

The 2021 extravaganza – which will run from 18 September to 16 October in New Zealand – will mark the Springbok Women’s fourth Rugby World Cup appearance

As South Africans celebrate Women’s Day today, Springbok Women’s captain Nolusindiso Booi used the occasion to encourage her team-mates to remain positive and keep working hard with an eye on the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The Springbok Women had an exciting 2020 season lined up, with the…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Coronavirus - Tunisia: Lifting of travel restrictions - Council reviews the list of third countries

As from 8 August member states should gradually lift the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as…

Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

Source: World Rugby |

Plans revised for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021

Health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public remains top priority

Working group formed to review schedule for a safe, secure and impactful return to action; Combined events in Dubai and Cape Town will not take place in 2021 Series; Health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public remains top priority; New Zealand were awarded men’s and women’s…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

British & Irish Lions 2021 tour of South Africa to go ahead as scheduled

The eight-game tour kicks off on Saturday 3 July 2021 when the Lions play Vodacom Super Rugby’s DHL Stormers in Cape Town

SA Rugby (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) and the British & Irish Lions confirmed on Wednesday the 2021 tour to South Africa will go ahead as scheduled. The eagerly awaited series visits some of the most impressive stadiums in world sport and culminates in three Test matches against the newly crowned Rugby World Cup…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Kenya Rugby Union statement on Paul Feeney

Paul was working mainly with the men’s sevens squad,Shujaa as well as the other national squads

Paul Feeney has left his role as Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) Technical Director by mutual consent. Paul was working mainly with the men’s sevens squad,Shujaa as well as the other national squads. He left the role at the end of April this year owing to the uncertainty around the COVID-19…