Spain will not feature at next year’s World Cup in France after their appeal against disqualification for fielding an ineligible player during qualifying was rejected, World Rugby announced on Monday.
South African-raised Scotland prop Pierre Schoeman has reportedly been used by Spain as evidence of inconsistency in World Rugby’s eligibility regulations as part of their appeal against their exclusion from the 2023 World Cup.
The SA-born player at the centre of Spain’s Rugby World Cup 2023 expulsion says he was unaware his travel documents had been tampered with by his club.
Spain’s dream of facing the world champion Springboks in Pool B of the 2023 World Cup has been brought to a crushing end after they were disqualified from the tournament.
Babalwa Latsha will captain an injury-hit Springbok Women’s team against Spain in Villajoyosa on Saturday.
World Rugby has confirmed that Russia will play in the 2019 World Cup after rejecting appeals from Spain and Romania against breaches of player eligibility in the qualifying process.
The Blitzboks recorded a comprehensive 38-0 victory over Spain on day two of the Sydney Sevens on Saturday. South Africa, who thrashed Papua New Guinea 50-0 on Friday, weren’t at their clinical best in the first half, as they conceded several penalties at the breakdown, which allowed Spain a fair share of possession. But the South Africans’ accuracy in defence kept… Read more →