World Rugby

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World Rugby’s new rules will lift smaller nations and should benefit whole game | Ugo Monye
Though loopholes will doubtless be exploited, the new rules can offer players new pathways and reflect the reality that many have multiple identities

Ugo Monye

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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World Rugby amends rule and allows players to switch national teams
World Rugby has approved an amendment to its eligibility laws which will allow players to switch nations

Gerard Meagher

24, Nov, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Head collisions may not be sole cause of dementia, World Rugby tells players
Players with dementia after repeated head impacts have been advised by World Rugby and several leading independent experts that other factors may be involved

Robert Kitson

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Fired-up South Africa name unchanged 23-man squad for England Test
Jacques Nienaber has stuck with the same matchday 23 that beat Scotland but will give starts to Handré Pollard, Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager

Daniel Gallan

16, Nov, 2021 @3:34 PM

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World Rugby to ban red-green kit clashes to help colour-blind fans
World Rugby will ban red-green kit clashes for the 2027 World Cup to help people with colour vision deficiency

David Tindall

06, Oct, 2021 @2:03 PM

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World Rugby to introduce new guidelines to reduce contact training
World Rugby is to introduce new guidelines designed to reduce the amount of contact training done by rugby players, with the aim of reducing training-related injuries and improving performance

Daniel Gallan

22, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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US Rugby World Cup bid for 2027, 29 and 31 includes NFL and college stadiums
USA Rugby proceeds to candidate phase after feasibility study as sources say World Rugby leans to Australia and US for ’27 and ’31

Martin Pengelly in New York

10, Jun, 2021 @2:26 PM

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World Rugby announces 'landmark' study into brain injuries
Over 700 amateur players will take part in the study from mid-April with head impacts a growing concern in the sport

Sean Ingle

31, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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World Rugby to trial eye-tracking technology in fight against concussion
Two eye-tracking technology providers – EyeGuide and NeuroFlex – will be involved in pilot studies into detecting concussion in trials organised by World Rugby

Robert Kitson

30, Mar, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand to be delayed for a year
World Rugby has blamed Covid-19 challenges after talks with the New Zealand government

Robert Kitson

02, Mar, 2021 @7:03 PM

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Home nations weigh up joint bid for 2031 Rugby World Cup
The four home nations could team up for a joint bid to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup

Gerard Meagher

01, Feb, 2021 @6:17 PM

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RFU: concussion debate will add urgency to global season talks
Bill Sweeney believes the concussion debate will be a catalyst in talks designed to harmonise the calendar and stop players being caught in a tug of war between club and country

Paul Rees

12, Dec, 2020 @10:00 PM

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