English Premiership unhappy with 'unilateral' calendar changes

Rugby Jul 24, 2020

English Premiership unhappy with 'unilateral' calendar changes

English Premiership chiefs have criticised World Rugby's "unilateral decision" to stage test matches in December. The global governing body announced Wednesday a revised international calendar in response to the coronavirus pandemic that is set to see the Southern Hemisphere's delayed Rugby Championship taking place from ...

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 ...

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 ...

World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

Rugby Nov 3, 2019

World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont complimented Japan on Sunday, saying the "wonderful, humble and history-making" Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts succeeded in putting together the greatest showpiece event in the history of the sport. A day after Asia's first World Cup closed with South Africa ...