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Re: Small news

Postby IanCleverly » Mon, 07 Dec 2020, 14:45

New Shirts for the Swiss XVs released. These are the first under their new Le Coq Sportif deal

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 17:03

I was curious to see the disciplinary decisions about the last controverse episodes but I can't find a proper section in the World Rugby website (as there's no an evident section for the referees' appointments).
Do you know where I can find them?
Through google (not through the website map) I found this page, but it seems not updated since the end of the last RWC
https://www.world.rugby/discipline#Decisions

Is it possible that the website of the main rugby institution in the world has sections hard to be found and an internal search engine that gives you random results, not ordered by date?

PS: found also this "Rugby and the Law" blog, if you don't know it and are interested http://rugbyandthelaw.com

PPS: and I'm still waiting to know why in the women ranking Portugal was sanctioned with a 24 points loss in a sudden, with no explications at all

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 18:06

Well, Portugal hasn't played a test match in 25 years.... it is clearly a defunct team. The question is why others that are inactive for 10 years or more weren't demoted in the ranking as well.

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Re: Small news

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 18:44

I was told the other day that World Rugby officially doesn't recognise they deduct points from inactive points, just removal of teams:

Q. What happens if a country does not play for a number of years?
Their rating may be deemed to be 'dormant', in which case they will be removed from current ranking lists. However, when they are active again they will pick up their rating from where they left off.


Yet we all know deductions occur while teams are very rarely removed. Portugal Women is the most ludicrous example, but Monaco subsists in rankings as well after a whole decade without men's XV activity. Greece too. They just lose points every now and then.

But don't worry, we are all going to get a laugh when they talk about how transparent they are in next PRs...

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 19:45

And Solomon Islands are still listed as North America, no matter I twitted and told people inside there.

It only suggests they don't care.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 20:25

My wonder is also why 24 points and why now, 25 years after the last match. Well, my perplexity was also about the fact the we are not even at the end of the year (the moment when usually World Rugby makes its points cuts), but thinking better, yes, the November 23 ranking was in fact the last one of the year for the women, so at least this aspect more or less fits.
It's like as if in the Women Tennis Association ranking they demoted a player from 13th position to 49th position, without giving any explanation and without there's anything about it in the official rules
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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 21:24

I've read an article about Groenland and some kids "stolen" by Denmark during the '50s, so I had the desire to see if maybe there's some inuit playing rugby but apparently, judging by the few photos of the Nuuk Rugby Club, there are no inuit between the few players of the team (or maybe one? the girl at the bottom?)
Just a little curiosity

https://www.ilpost.it/2020/12/09/groenl ... ini-inuit/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nuuk-Rugby- ... e_internal

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