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England rugby coach Eddie Jones clarifies remarks on US Open champion Emma Raducanu
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England rugby coach Eddie Jones clarifies remarks on US Open champion Emma Raducanu

Jones insisted Thursday there was no sexist intent behind his comments and that he had written to Raducanu to explain his remarks.

South Africa beat Great Britain 24-12 to win COVID-curtailed Sevens crown
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South Africa beat Great Britain 24-12 to win COVID-curtailed Sevens crown

Two tries each from Muller du Plessis and Siviwe Soyizwapi secured a comfortable victory for the South Africans, who had also won last week's Vancouver Sevens.

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges brain for head trauma research
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Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges brain for head trauma research

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson, who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, has pledged to donate his brain for use by scientists researching head trauma.

India to compete in Asia Rugby U-18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship
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India to compete in Asia Rugby U-18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship

A total of five countries from across Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the hosts Uzbekistan will vie for top honours at the championship.

World Rugby calls for 'comprehensive consultation' over proposed 'World 12s' event
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World Rugby calls for 'comprehensive consultation' over proposed 'World 12s' event

The 'World 12s' event, which is backed by a UK-based financial consortium and has yet to attain the backing of any federation, aims to pit the globe's top players against each other in a 12 v 12 format over 30-minute matches.

Rugby India gets support from Odisha government, U18 girls team to compete at Asian Championships
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Rugby India gets support from Odisha government, U18 girls team to compete at Asian Championships

The national training and selection camp has already commenced at the KIIT University campus in Bhubaneswar from 14 August and will continue till 16 September.

Australia, New Zealand pull out of 2021 Rugby League World Cup citing COVID-19 concerns
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Australia, New Zealand pull out of 2021 Rugby League World Cup citing COVID-19 concerns

The joint statement took tournament organisers RLWC2021 by surprise as it came just a week after they confirmed the World Cup would go ahead as planned.

Fiji rugby team says no to wearing jerseys bearing pro-vaccination message
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Fiji rugby team says no to wearing jerseys bearing pro-vaccination message

Fiji’s major sponsor, Fijian Airlines, agreed to allow its prime advertising position on the front of the jerseys to be replaced with the message “Vaccinate Fiji.”

Euro 2020 comes first even in rugby-mad South Africa
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Euro 2020 comes first even in rugby-mad South Africa

A game between British and Irish Lions in Johannesburg will start at 1900 local time (1700 GMT) and finish before the second Euro semi-final kicks off at 1900 GMT in London.

French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete in domestic competitions from next season
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French rugby federation allows transgender people to compete in domestic competitions from next season

With two years to go before the World Cup in France, the French federation said the vote sends a “benevolent and resolute signal that respect for minorities is an irrefutable right in our sport."

Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens
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Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

The World Cup, the eighth edition for men and fourth for women, will be contested by 24 men's and 16 women's teams and is the first to be hosted in Africa.

Rugby to use eye-tracking technology for better detection of concussions
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Rugby to use eye-tracking technology for better detection of concussions

Data gathered in the trial will be used to compare the accuracy of concussion identification based on eye and head movements with the current head injury assessment process.

World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin says COVID-19 has cost sport approximately $1.4 billion in lost revenue
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World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin says COVID-19 has cost sport approximately $1.4 billion in lost revenue

International and professional club rugby union, as well as the amateur game, were all suspended last year due to Covid-19

New Zealand TV commentator apologises for mock Asian accent during a rugby post-game interview
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New Zealand TV commentator apologises for mock Asian accent during a rugby post-game interview

A Sky Sport statement reiterated that Wheeler had apologised to Himeno but made no reference to any employment sanction.

Wales win Six Nations rugby as Scotland upset 'disappointed' France
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Wales win Six Nations rugby as Scotland upset 'disappointed' France

Scotland finished the strongest and capped off a gutsy display with van der Merwe claiming his second try sending his side fourth in the table.

Former rugby, NFL star Jarryd Hayne found guilty of rape, to be sentenced on 6 May
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Former rugby, NFL star Jarryd Hayne found guilty of rape, to be sentenced on 6 May

Hayne — best known outside Australia for a short-lived attempt to break into the NFL — was convicted on two counts of sexual intercourse without consent in the New South Wales state District Court, officials said.

Head injuries policy in football a 'shambles', says concussion expert during British parliamentary inquiry
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Head injuries policy in football a 'shambles', says concussion expert during British parliamentary inquiry

Stewart led a 2019 study which found that professional footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease compared with members of the general population.

British lawmakers to hold inquiry into link between playing sports and long-term brain injury
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British lawmakers to hold inquiry into link between playing sports and long-term brain injury

A group of former professional rugby players including England's World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson are involved in a legal case against a number of governing bodies after being diagnosed with neurological conditions.

Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 set to be postponed until next year due to coronavirus pandemic
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Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 set to be postponed until next year due to coronavirus pandemic

The governing body said a recommendation to delay the event, originally scheduled for 18 September - 16 October, would be ratified next week by tournament organisers and the World Rugby executive committee.

France to lock horns with arch-rivals All Blacks in 2023 Rugby World Cup opener
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France to lock horns with arch-rivals All Blacks in 2023 Rugby World Cup opener

The two nations have combined to deliver some of the most storied matches in the tournament's history, including the 1987 and 2011 finals, both won by the All Blacks.