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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.

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

French government advises rugby clubs to postpone European Cup matches with British teams
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French government advises rugby clubs to postpone European Cup matches with British teams

The decision puts a doubt over next weekend's scheduled third round of games and a meeting to discuss this year's Six Nations, set to start on 6 February

South Africa hopes to bring rugby matches back in action next month without spectators
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South Africa hopes to bring rugby matches back in action next month without spectators

South Africa's top domestic teams have been out of action since the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition was suspended in mid-March.

World Rugby extends autumn international window to allow completion of Six Nations, other Test fixtures
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World Rugby extends autumn international window to allow completion of Six Nations, other Test fixtures

With no major rugby since March and national unions in deepening debt, World Rugby has enlarged the window from 24 October to the second weekend of December.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby Australia says 'good progress' in talks over possible pay cuts with players' association
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby Australia says 'good progress' in talks over possible pay cuts with players' association

Rugby Australia says it has made “good progress” in negotiations with players representatives over possible pay cuts, saying talks which began Sunday were “positive and robust.”

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby nations engaged in 'unprecedented amount of dialogue' as pandemic leaves sport in tatters
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby nations engaged in 'unprecedented amount of dialogue' as pandemic leaves sport in tatters

The coronavirus pandemic has left rugby on its knees over the last two weeks, with the prospect of more pain to come because of the uncertainty over whether leagues, lucrative tours and international competitions can resume or go ahead.

Fifa mulling ways to put players' behaviour 'back in right direction', says Marco van Basten
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Fifa mulling ways to put players' behaviour 'back in right direction', says Marco van Basten

The former Netherlands striker and manager says football's world governing body could follow the lead of Rugby Union, in which only team captains are allowed to speak to referees.