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Virus hitting rugby training

Postby Thomas » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:22

French Rugby Federation has suspended all rugby and training without exception until further notice, in order to effectively combat the spread of COVID-19.
https://www.ffr.fr/actualites/federation/la-ffr-suspend-lensemble-de-ses-competitions

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:31

Way to late and the UK still continues to even play. Ridiculous.
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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby Thomas » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:35

Same in Norway all the winter clubs (Nordic sports) are still training despite close doors for competition. allegedly another month of competition before the season closes but who knows.. I think the season has come to an end or they should enforce it for all all winter sports countries.

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:40

Thomas wrote:Same in Norway all the winter clubs (Nordic sports) are still training despite close doors for competition. allegedly another month of competition before the season closes but who knows.. I think the season has come to an end or they should enforce it for all all winter sports countries.


German sports have come to a complete halt. Most winter sports probably stopped before that due to too warm weather. Ice-hockey cancelled their playoffs.
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby Canalina » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:50

Also rugby in the southern hemisphere, so far almost untouched, has started to be influenced by the pandemia.
In South America the games of the Jaguares and of Olimpia Lions will be without crowd. In Africa the U20 continental championship has been called off, the kenyan federation decided today to suspend all the competitions and in South Africa the women's 7s tournament qualifying to the World Series, fixed for end of March in Stellenbosch, has been postponed. In Oceania the French Polynesia federation was the first, today, to suspend the activity, maybe as a direct following of the France Rugby decision

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:58

Canalina wrote:Also rugby in the southern hemisphere, so far almost untouched, has started to be influenced by the pandemia.
In South America the games of the Jaguares and of Olimpia Lions will be without crowd. In Africa the U20 continental championship has been called off, the kenyan federation decided today to suspend all the competitions and in South Africa the women's 7s tournament qualifying to the World Series, fixed for end of March in Stellenbosch, has been postponed. In Oceania the French Polynesia federation was the first, today, to suspend the activity, maybe as a direct following of the France Rugby decision


The Rebels apparently had a corona case in their stadium at the last game.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/supe ... ccbf50f069
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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby victorsra » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 15:38

In Brazil, three rugby championships would kick off this weekend, with 2 being postponed: the Rio Grande do Sul Championship and the São Paulo U19s Sevens (because there is a suspected case in one club).

But the main São Paulo Championship (senior) will go ahead...

This is curious, because São Paulo is the centre of the COVID-19 in Brazil, while Rio Grande do Sul is not.
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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby Thomas » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 16:04

No 6 nations this weekend, it's official

Six Nations: Wales v Scotland off because of coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51853907

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Re: Virus hitting rugby training

Postby victorsra » Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 20:04

And now São Paulo Championship is also postponed. The 3 first rounds...
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