Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Rugby May 31, 2020

Scotland coach Townsend backs call for fewer international windows

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed moves to reduce the number of international windows in rugby union's calendar. Europe's Six Nations traditionally takes place in February and March, with the southern hemisphere then staging tests from July and the northern hemisphere in November. Some critics argued ...

New Zealand's teams will stick to old rules for Super Rugby tournament

Rugby May 27, 2020

New Zealand's teams will stick to old rules for Super Rugby tournament

New Zealand’s domestic Super Rugby tournament will be played under traditional rules when it begins next month, not amended laws being considered by World Rugby in response to the coronavirus pandemic. World Rugby’s medical advisory group has recommended consideration of rule changes which would ban ...

World Rugby announces postponement of July tests

Rugby May 15, 2020

World Rugby announces postponement of July tests

World Rugby has postponed July test matches involving southern and northern hemisphere nations because of ongoing restrictions on international travel during the coronavirus pandemic. The sport’s international governing body issued statement Friday saying the mid-year test window will be rescheduled when cross-border travel and quarantine ...

World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Rugby May 13, 2020

World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Tries in rugby union can no longer be scored by grounding the ball against the post protector, World Rugby announced on Tuesday. The law change, which comes in with immediate effect, was approved by the global governing body's council on Tuesday. World Rugby, explaining the amendment ...

World Rugby chief says current crisis may lead to calendar consensus

Rugby Apr 19, 2020

World Rugby chief says current crisis may lead to calendar consensus

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal. Beaumont, who faces a challenge for his job from Argentine vice-chairman ...