Rugby World Cup 2021

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Delayed Rugby World Cup 2021 dates confirmed

Dates for the delayed 2021 Rugby World Cup have been confirmed, with the tournament extended to avoid fixture clashes. All matches will now have a stand-alone time slot in a change to the original schedule which had some games kicking off at the same time during the pool stage.

The tournament in New Zealand will run from 8 October to 12 November 2022, extending the length of the...

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Rugby World Cup 2021 set for 12-month delay

World Rugby has recommended postponing the 2021 Rugby World Cup by a year as women's sport continues to struggle with the consequences of the Covid pandemic.

The tournament is due to take place in New Zealand throughout September and October. However, despite the country's apparent success in dealing with the crisis, the recent lockdown of Auckland following the discovery of just a...

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England and Wales handed tough draws for 2021 Rugby World Cup

England and Wales have received tough draws for the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Wales will play in Pool A alongside hosts New Zealand as well as Australia and an as-yet undecided qualifier.

The Red Roses will face France, South Africa and Fiji in Pool C in the event set for October and November next year.

Pool B comprises of Canada, the USA and qualifiers from Europe and Asia....

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Wales appoint first full-time female coach

Rachel Taylor has become the first full-time coach for the Wales women's team ever appointed by the Wales Rugby Union. The former captain becomes skills coach under new head coach Warren Abrahams.

The pair will start with immediate effect with less than a year until the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. "Having been to three Rugby World Cups as a player, I saw how much the competition...

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Red Roses confirmed amongst top seeds for 2021 Rugby World Cup

England have been confirmed in the top group of seeds alongside Canada and hosts New Zealand for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Seedings had to be based on the world rankings as they stood on 1 January due to the lack of international matches since the beginning of March.

Only the top seven sides from the last tournament in Ireland automatically qualified, the remaining five...