Due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19 infection , the government has declared a moratorium on any games or training in Rugby.
“At this difficult time, our priority is the health and well – being of the players, coaches, management and fans ,” explained new Zealand Rugby chief Executive mark Robinson.
Thus, this decision puts an end to the idea of holding an internal tournament and resuming the confrontation between the national teams of the Northern and southern Islands of the country.
French players will play Rugby games to help the hospital
Hooker Jean-Charles of Oriole and winger Vincent Rates do charity.
Both Rugby players put their Rugby shirts up for auction. The money raised from the sale will be donated to a medical facility in La Rochelle.
“Salute to all! To help our little hospital through this difficult period, I am auctioning off my Rugby shirt from the 2019 world Cup quarter-final match against Wales. To participate in the promotion, you need to donate at least 10 euros. The Rugby player is in excellent condition! I warn you, if we raise less money than Jean-Charles Orioli, I will end my Rugby career and start playing petanque. Everything depends on you!”- wrote Rates in his instagram.
The draw will take place on March 29.
The Asian rounds of the World series will take place in October
This was reported by British Rugby correspondent Chris Jones.
According to the journalist , the stage of the “seven” in Singapore was moved to October 10-11, in Hong Kong- October 16-18.
France may change the scheme of the championship draw
The LNR leadership is looking for ways out of the crisis.
The new TOP 14 format is on the agenda . If the national championship does resume in may, the League’s management suggests dividing the top eight into two groups of four clubs each , after which the best in the quartets will meet each other in the semifinals and final.
The remaining six teams will play in a mini-tournament for the preservation of residence in the elite.