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Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 21:07

Fiji qualify for the WRWC with a 41 - 13 win over Samoa

https://www.world.rugby/news/543018

Tour Match: Netherlands 0 - 18 Hong Kong

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Postby Canalina » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 22:00

If I'm not wrong Samoa are going to lose 6 world ranking points in two weeks (and Fiji will gain the same amount)

Hong Kong is going to gain 5 points in one week, and Netherlands to lose the same amount

Samoa and Netherlands should lose half a dozen of positions, with the ineffable Portugal overcoming them both.
Japan (+2.80), Hong Kong (+5.00) and Fiji (+6.00) are the greatest gainers in these autumn test matches

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Postby Canalina » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 22:03

Silvia Turani, the italian prop playing for Barbarians this afternoon, started to play rugby just three years ago, during an university year in Cordoba, Spain. I suppose that going in three years from not-knowing-rugby to a Barbarians jersey could be a world record

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Postby victorsra » Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 14:39

Brazil will travel on December 15th to NZ to train and play some friendlies. This is the preparation for our new 15-a-side team to face the also new 2020 South American Championship (RWC Qualy).
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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 09:36

Due to the German Union's financial problems, the German XVs won't play in the European championship in 2020, according to a post by the DRV on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/DRVRugby/photo ... 905598243/
How to grow rugby worldwide?
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: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 09:44

One way or another it seems impossible to establish a serious continental tournament...

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Re: Womens XVs Rugby - Global news & Developments

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 10:02

Armchair Fan wrote:One way or another it seems impossible to establish a serious continental tournament...


Imho the problem is all rugby problems in a nutshell.
1) the snobbish and stupid attitude of closed shops, which always kills growth
2) the non-Olympic problem, tough to get state funds for XVs (as women's sport tend to not have the same appeal to sponsors and paying attendance)
3) the relatively small base rugby in general has

Even if there are important specific problems to Germany, this three points is what we all need to work hard to change. Otherwise we might end up with only 7s in many countries. The more open structure of 7s has brought massive growth of 7s rugby in Germany i.e.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
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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