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Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year
# Top Of His Class
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# Top Of His Class

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year

Updated 9 hours ago 30,153 Views 13 Comments

The tighthead is the sole Irish player selected in the team, which includes five Springboks and three All Blacks.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance
# Trading Places
From The42
# Trading Places

World Rugby approves 'birthright' rule change to allow players to switch allegiance

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 6:42 PM 36,387 Views 34 Comments

New criteria, which will be ‘a real boost to the competitiveness of emerging nations’, come into force from 1 January 2022.

# world-rugby - Monday 15 November, 2021

No Springboks or All Blacks as World Rugby reveal four-man Player of the Year shortlist
# Top Four
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# Top Four

No Springboks or All Blacks as World Rugby reveal four-man Player of the Year shortlist

Nov 15th 2021, 10:44 AM 44,114 Views 19 Comments

Michael Hooper, Samu Kerevi, Antoine Dupont and Maro Itoje will do battle for the 2021 Men’s 15s award.

# world-rugby - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks
# Moving Up
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# Moving Up

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks

Nov 14th 2021, 11:50 AM 76,845 Views 46 Comments

New Zealand will relinquish their spot at the top of the rankings to South Africa.

# world-rugby - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,406 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.

# world-rugby - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance
# Limit
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# Limit

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:34 AM 5,424 Views 8 Comments

Rennie says a 15-minute weekly cap could be hard to implement.

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines
# Full Contact
From The42
# Full Contact

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:14 AM 10,895 Views 4 Comments

Leinster are among the clubs who have agreed to track their contact loads using mouthguard technology.

# world-rugby - Friday 3 September, 2021

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:05 PM 40,627 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland head coach is leaving the position so he can spend more time with his family.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie
# Misconduct
From The42
# Misconduct

'Let's put World Rugby on trial' - Sharks owner vows to defend Rassie

Aug 4th 2021, 12:18 PM 9,141 Views 13 Comments

Marco Masotti says he has ‘a team of New York lawyers’ ready to support Erasmus.

# world-rugby - Thursday 29 July, 2021

World Rugby to engage with SA Rugby over 'nature' of Erasmus comments
# Furore
From The42
# Furore

World Rugby to engage with SA Rugby over 'nature' of Erasmus comments

Jul 29th 2021, 4:50 PM 13,088 Views 18 Comments

An hour-long video features a host of complaints by the Springboks’ director of rugby.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
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# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,348 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby
# Brain Injury
From The42
# Brain Injury

Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby

Jul 14th 2021, 12:31 AM 3,712 Views 2 Comments

The measure comes as World Rugby announces its six-point plan to further player welfare.

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
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# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,419 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Eye-tracking technology will be trialled to help detect concussions in rugby
# Screening
From The42
# Screening

Eye-tracking technology will be trialled to help detect concussions in rugby

Mar 30th 2021, 12:57 PM 1,459 Views 3 Comments

Competitions which will trial the technology are still to be confirmed by World Rugby.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
# Global
From The42
# Global

WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023

Mar 16th 2021, 9:39 AM 2,782 Views 5 Comments

World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.

# world-rugby - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'
# Head Contact
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# Head Contact

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'

Mar 13th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,434 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby publicly launched its new ‘Head Contact Process’ this week.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022
# RWC
From The42
# RWC

Women's Rugby World Cup officially postponed to 2022

Mar 9th 2021, 3:27 PM 1,607 Views 3 Comments

The decision was made because of the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022
# Postponement
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# Postponement

New Zealand 'fully committed' to hosting Women's Rugby World Cup in 2022

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:57 PM 1,329 Views 0 Comments

World Rugby confirmed yesterday that the tournament will be postponed due to challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

# world-rugby - Monday 22 February, 2021

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

World Rugby allow larger squads and more rest at 2023 World Cup

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:53 PM 5,308 Views 11 Comments

Teams have been guaranteed at least a five-day break between pool matches, which means that tournament will run one week longer than in Japan.

# world-rugby - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,419 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

# world-rugby - Thursday 7 January, 2021

World Rugby advised to implement stricter checks on elected officials
# Independent Review
From The42
# Independent Review

World Rugby advised to implement stricter checks on elected officials

Jan 7th 2021, 8:43 PM 4,786 Views 1 Comment

The move follows accusations of backroom deals in the vote for a new chairman.

# world-rugby - Thursday 10 December, 2020

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind
# Brain Injury
From The42
# Brain Injury

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,565 Views 28 Comments

The words of Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, and Michael Lipman have rocked the professional game.

# world-rugby - Monday 7 December, 2020

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade
# Awards Night
From The42
# Awards Night

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade

Dec 7th 2020, 10:11 PM 30,377 Views 34 Comments

There is no room for any English player on the men’s team, while Jamie Heaslip’s finish against Italy in 2016 was named Try of the Decade.

World Rugby 'welcomes' investigation into Matera's racist social media posts
# Racism
From The42
# Racism

World Rugby 'welcomes' investigation into Matera's racist social media posts

Dec 7th 2020, 5:52 PM 10,361 Views 10 Comments

The 27-year-old was reinstated as Pumas skipper last week after initially being stripped of the captaincy.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to depart for NFL role
# Scrummage To Scrimmage
From The42
# Scrummage To Scrimmage

World Rugby chief Brett Gosper to depart for NFL role

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:24 PM 5,404 Views 4 Comments

After nine-year spell at rugby’s helm, the Australian will take charge of the NFL’s operations in the UK and Europe.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 3:00 PM 50,940 Views 7 Comments

The chief organiser of the 2023 World Cup has also been questioned.

# world-rugby - Monday 17 August, 2020

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon
# Brain Power
From The42
# Brain Power

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon

Aug 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 7,133 Views 24 Comments

The former Ireland head coach was recently linked with a role in World Rugby.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Jul 28th 2020, 3:46 PM 6,144 Views 11 Comments

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# world-rugby - Thursday 23 July, 2020

World Rugby dismiss claims from Pacific Island campaigners that election was 'manipulated'
# Riposte
From The42
# Riposte

World Rugby dismiss claims from Pacific Island campaigners that election was 'manipulated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:53 AM 2,216 Views 0 Comments

The governing body maintain that Bill Beaumont was elected ‘in a fair and appropriate manner’.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

World Rugby paves the way for November tournaments in both hemispheres
# Regulation 9
From The42
# Regulation 9

World Rugby paves the way for November tournaments in both hemispheres

Jul 22nd 2020, 4:13 PM 8,940 Views 8 Comments

The Rugby Championship will be held entirely in New Zealand while ‘invited teams’ will join the current Six Nations teams if a motion passes at next week’s council meeting.

Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election

Jul 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 7,338 Views 2 Comments

World Rugby say the election for chairman was ‘fairly contested’.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short
# Finished
From The42
# Finished

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Jun 30th 2020, 9:45 AM 4,129 Views 5 Comments

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

# world-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2020

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow
# Delayed
From The42
# Delayed

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow

Jun 29th 2020, 5:24 PM 3,102 Views 1 Comment

The game’s governing body was due to hold a meeting of its council tomorrow.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June
# Calendar
From The42
# Calendar

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

Jun 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 3,326 Views 5 Comments

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# world-rugby - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season
# Fast Track
From The42
# Fast Track

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

May 30th 2020, 9:26 PM 3,710 Views 2 Comments

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election
# Resigned
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# Resigned

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election

May 13th 2020, 10:41 AM 9,033 Views 7 Comments

The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector
# Law Change
From The42
# Law Change

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector

May 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 48,166 Views 33 Comments

Edinburgh went to extreme lengths against Munster last November.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167
# Behind Closed Doors
From The42
# Behind Closed Doors

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167

Updated May 6th 2020, 12:02 PM 14,416 Views 12 Comments

The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.

# world-rugby - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Former England captain pips Pichot to World Rugby chairman post
# Go Again
From The42
# Go Again

Former England captain pips Pichot to World Rugby chairman post

May 2nd 2020, 4:56 PM 10,161 Views 18 Comments

Bill Beaumont has been re-elected to the role.

# world-rugby - Friday 24 April, 2020

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,709 Views 5 Comments

The ex-England captain faces a challenge from Agustin Pichot.

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