Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Kenya Rugby Union Statement on the Postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The resulting scenario is difficult as both our men’s and women’s teams had qualified in good time and were well into their preparations for the event

The Kenya Rugby Union has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to postpone the games to 2021. With the current status of the world right now and the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, this is the right direction taken by the IOC. The…

Source: World Rugby |

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…

Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby Africa adapts plans for the coming season

Coronavirus epidemic requires changes to Rugby Africa’s 2020 calendar and concerted support from all stakeholders

Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) today announced that the start of its 2020 season including tournaments and activities in general is put on hold.  The Men’s and Women’s Rugby Africa Cup which is the next scheduled event to kick off on May 30 is postponed. The Executive Committee has taken this decision…

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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Uganda Women's Rugby Gets New Coaches

"Providing a High Performance environment with minimal resources within the team structures is my first assignment." Coach Leonard

The Uganda Rugby Union today announced the selection of new head coaches for the women's national rugby teams today. Both coaches bring significant level 2 experience, a passionate commitment towards the development of the sport and great track records of success in the field of rugby. Leonard Lubambula is the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Stellenbosch World Rugby tournament postponed

This proactive decision has been taken to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public

World Rugby has announced the postponement of the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament, that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28 and 29 March, in response to the continued Covid-19 situation. “The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Guinness PRO14 season suspended in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

Resumption of the 2019/20 season would remain a matter of constant review

The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers announced on Thursday. “The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear directives…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 7

Unchanged Cell C Sharks ready for DHL Stormers’ charge

Odendaal back to captain Vodacom Bulls in Brisbane; Emirates Lions mix things up for Auckland challenge; Unchanged Cell C Sharks ready for DHL Stormers’ charge The two Gauteng sides are both on the road in Australasia this weekend, and from a South African perspective the big coastal Vodacom Super Rugby…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Continuity in Selection Key in South Africa (SA) Rugby Academy Squad

The SA Rugby Academy programme, which was launched in 2017, aims to balance formal education with high performance training and player welfare

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux opted for continuity in selection when naming the SA Rugby (https://www.SARugby.co.za/) Academy squad on Wednesday, with 27 of the 45 players having featured in the SA Under-19 team last season, while 37 of them attended the SA Rugby alignment camps last month. The group includes…

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Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Ghana Rugby Issues Fundraising Toolkit For Clubs

The toolkit also contains templates for Club budgets as well as event budgets and a worksheet to record detail of target audiences

Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org/) has issued a “Club Fundraising Template” to its Regional Associations and their Members, the Clubs, as one of the outcomes of the “Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Congress” that was held in Accra on 22 February 2020 . The Ghana Stakeholder Congress was held to update stakeholders on the…

Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby Africa postpones U20 Barthés Trophy due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 edition of the continental youth tournament scheduled for April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya will be held at a later date

With view to the current development of the coronavirus and related health concerns, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has announced to postpone the U20 Barthés Trophy until further notice. In consultation with Kenya Rugby Union and World Rugby, the following statement has been issued: Khaled Babbou, President Rugby Africa stated on behalf…