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Two Rugby Nations looking for a similar Solution

France and England experiment with a new-look League As Katy Daley-Mclean, Susie Appleby and Simon Middleton discuss the future of English women’s rugby and the Tyrrells in particular (https://www.therugbyjournal.com/lockdown), a parallel discussion is going on in France. For the French suffer from an unbalanced elite division just like the English. Here it is Saracens and

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Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected

Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected Chairman of World Rugby, to serve for four more years. He faced stiff opposition from Agustin Pichot, as heroic a figure in Argentinian rugby as Beaumont in English. The voting was 28 to 23. Bernard Laporte, head of French Rugby, was elected unopposed as vice-chair. Their combined strategy includes

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Source: INPHO

The Team of the Decade

The ladiesrugbyclub.blogspot.com, the Italian site covering women’s rugby, recently posted the results of its call for votes to decide the Italy Team of the Decade. Here are the results: 15 MANUELA FURLAN                 81 14 MICHELA SILLARI                    55 13 MARIA

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Fifteens and Sevens come almost toe to toe

World Rugby has confirmed the dates of the Rugby World Cup 2021. They remain as originally published: 18 September – 16 October. So the gap from the Tokyo Olympics amounts to less than seven weeks. At the end of March I wrote: ‘But the calendar looks hostile.’ And so it proves to be. We must

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Review of the 2019-2020 Rugby Season

There may have been more dramatic seasons than 2019-20, but it’s not likely. The curtain was brought down in March 2020 as the full effects of Covid-19 took their toll. In short order all the familiar forms of the game came to a shuddering halt. Nobody knows when the lockdown will be unlocked, we can

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