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Meanwhile, seems the 2023 World Cup draw, absurdly scheduled for November this year, may now have to be postponed for reasons which require no explanation:With global rugby in a state of inertia because of the Covid-19 pandemic, November’s draw for the 2023 World Cup may have to be postponed.
Now that rugby has been put on hold, teams will not have the opportunity to improve their rankings and their prospects for a better seeding at the draw.
A poor ranking at the time of the draw is likely to result in a “pool of death”.
The Springboks are top of the rankings, and a decision has yet to made on whether their incoming tour matches against Scotland and Georgia in July will be played.
If rugby gets the green light for resumption, the Boks will be in action against Georgia at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on July 18.
Before that game the Boks are set to face Scotland in Cape Town on July 4 and in Durban on July 11.
The failure to finish the Six Nations tournament means a team like Wales are now sixth in the world rankings and uncertain of their future.
Wales’s summer tour to Japan and New Zealand, scheduled for June, is also in doubt after the game was shut down.
At present the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place in November, and the rankings on November 22 will be used to determine the seedings.
Story continues here: https://www.heraldlive.co.za/sport/2020 ... ugby-draw/
I made a new thread to follow the RWC 2023 cycle. Draw is being postponed and we still don't know anything about the Qualy, right? We dont how many places each continent have. Any information about when WR plans to release such info?
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br
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