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08.24.2020 - Alex Goff

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.

08.19.2020 - Alex Goff

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.

06.25.2020 - Alex Goff

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.

05.08.2020 - GRR Staff

World Rugby today launched a new, online women coaching rugby toolkit, developed by World Rugby to assist unions and regional associations in recruiting, developing and retaining more female rugby coaches at every level of the game.

05.02.2020 - Alex Goff

Sir Bill Beaumont has defeated a challenge by Agustin Pichot and has been re-elected as World Rugby Chairman.

In the first round of voting, which was independently managed by PwC, Beaumont won a majority of the votes 28-23. In the wake of the vote, Beaumont called on the game to unite and get working immediately to achieve sustainable growth in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.