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Schedule confirmed for 2022 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

The Rugby World Cup for women in New Zealand will kick off in October next year after a delay of more than 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was originally scheduled for September and October this year but in March it was postponed until 2022 due to uncertainties caused by COVID-19. World Rugby released the new schedule on Wednesday for the 12-team tournament that will be played between October 8 and November 12 next year. The rescheduled World Cup had its tournament window extended from 35 to…

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Australia and New Zealand agree Super Rugby Trans-Tasman rules

Goal-line drop-outs and red card replacement laws will be retained for the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition, which gets underway on Friday. The rules have been used in the domestic Australian and New Zealand competitions, and adopted for the six-week series after consultation by the governing bodies. Captain’s referrals, used in Super Rugby Aotearoa, won’t be used or extra time during the regular season, however golden-point extra time will apply in the final. Teams will share the points for tied matches during the round robin stage. Super Rugby AU rules which…

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It’s official: Waratahs chairman Roger Davis heads for the exit

Long-serving NSW Rugby Union chairman Roger Davis will step down from his position at the end of the month, opting not to stand for re-election at the upcoming AGM. Davis, who joined the board 12 years ago and has been chairman since 2012, has been the subject of much criticism recently. While he oversaw the Waratahs’ Super Rugby title in 2014, he has also been at the helm during the side’s slide down the standings in recent years, culminating in a winless Super Rugby AU campaign this season. The decision…

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