Morariu elected to the post of head of the European Rugby Federation. MOSCOW, December 4 – RIA Novosti. Romanian Octavian Morariu has been elected President of the European Rugby Federation (Rugby Europe), according to the website of the Russian Rugby Federation. In addition to Morariu, Kirill Yashenkov, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Russian Rugby Federation, took part in the elections for the head of Rugby Europe. The Romanian functionary won 80% of the vote during the elections.
Morariu has led Rugby Europe since 2013. After a new four-year term, he will no longer be able to nominate himself for the election of the head of the federation, since he has already been elected to this post three times. MOSCOW, December 4 – RIA Novosti. Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Russian Rugby Federation (FRR) Kirill Yashenkov has been elected to the board of directors of the European Rugby Federation (Rugby Europe), according to the FRR website. Yashenkov was a candidate for the presidency of Rugby Europe, but the current head of the federation, Octavian Morariu, won the elections on Friday. Yashenkov was eventually elected to the board of directors of Rugby Europe for a four-year term. MOSCOW, December 1 – RIA Novosti. Pablo Matera has been stripped of the captain’s armband in the Argentine national rugby team and suspended from the team for racist remarks on social networks, according to the press office of the Argentine Rugby Union. In addition to Matera, Guido Petti and Santiago Sokino were removed from the national team. The sanctions against the three players reportedly followed their comments on social media between 2011 and 2013. Disciplinary proceedings are open against rugby players. MOSCOW, November 30 – RIA Novosti. The number of teams participating in the Women’s Rugby World Cup will increase from 12 to 16 starting in 2025, according to the World Rugby website. According to the report, this decision is part of a plan to increase the global competitiveness of international women’s rugby, it provides an opportunity for more teams to be more competitive in the most important tournaments. The Women’s Rugby World Cup has been held since 1991, in 2021 the tournament will be held in New Zealand. The bidding campaign for the 2025 World Cup will begin in February next year, and the host will be selected in May 2022.