What we learned from the Test matches involving the Springboks, All Blacks and Wallabies, according to CRAIG LEWIS.
World Rugby says the correct guidelines were followed when France fullback Benjamin Fall was red-carded in Wellington.
Prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi has received a warning for his dangerous tackle on France wing Remy Grosso during the All Blacks’ 52-11 win last Saturday.
Two new tackle laws will be trialled at the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy in a bid to combat the risk of head injuries.
The Romanian Rugby Union will appeal the decision to deduct points from the national team for fielding ineligible players, which prevented their progression to the 2019 World Cup.
The Springboks have climbed to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following Wales’ commanding 34-7 win over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday. Scotland, South Africa and Wales finished the 2017 season ranked fifth, sixth and seventh. But Wales’ upset win over the Scots in the opening round of the Six Nations earned them a 1.35 rating points increase,… Read more →
World Rugby has announced that the new simplified version of its law book will be implemented globally from 1 January next year. In an attempt to simplify the laws and make the game easier to understand, World Rugby assembled a group of experts to head up the ‘Laws Simplification Project’. The complete overhaul, which shortened the law book by 42%,… Read more →
The Springboks will finish the year at No 6 in the World Rugby rankings after losing to Wales in Cardiff. The Boks were ranked third at the end of the 2015 World Cup and sixth at the end of 2016, Allister Coetzee’s first season in charge. They dropped to seventh – an all-time low – during this year’s Six Nations…. Read more →
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says it’s highly likely that the policy of the board recommending a host in future World Cup bidding processes will be scrapped. On 31 October, the World Rugby board’s independent evaluation committee rated South Africa’s bid to host the 2023 tournament as the best. While the board had hoped for the council to rubber-stamp that… Read more →