GRR: World Rugby
Goff Rugby Report's patrons got an exclusive look at what we really think about the USA potentially hosting a men's 15s Rugby World Cup.
GLENDALE, CO – Following announcement from World Rugby on a reformed Rugby World Cup bidding process, an assembly of rugby stakeholders in the United States have gathered to conduct and finance a feasibility study, intended to explore the operational and financial capabilities of hosting a Rugby World Cup in the United States.
USA Rugby’s behind-the-scenes efforts to adjust residency rules aren’t just about complaining about what happened before; they have a direct influence over the near future.
Prompted in part by the Wes White Fiasco, USA Rugby is pushing World Rugby to rethink how it judges whether a player is a resident or not.
A GoffRugbyReport Opinion Column by Alex Goff—World Rugby still doesn’t understand much about the United States.
This is a surprise to you? We hear you ask. No, it’s not a surprise as such, but it is a bit of a surprise to learn quite how much World Rugby doesn’t understand about the USA.
Late last month National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) CEO Steve Cohen wrote to World Rugby seeking clarification on World Rugby regulations that might affect NCR’s relationship with USA Rugby—the reply was not necessarily as clear as either NCR or USA Rugby probably wanted.