Big nations and players confirmed for launch of new rugby format, RugbyX

first_imgTuesday Sep 10, 2019 Big nations and players confirmed for launch of new rugby format, RugbyX The draw for the first ever RugbyX tournament has taken place, with top teams from around the globe confirmed to take part in this new World Rugby supported form of the game. ADVERTISEMENTThe new format competition will take place at The O2 in London on 29 October 2019, with both a men’s and women’s tournament.RugbyX is 5-v-5 full contact rugby and has been approved by World Rugby’s Executive Committee as a law trial. It will be played on a 55m x 32m artificial grass pitch, installed temporarily inside the O2.Participating teams have been drawn from the leading international Sevens nations competing in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.Hosts England have been drawn with Ireland and the Barbarians in Group A, while France, USA and Argentina comprise Group B.The Women’s competition features England vs France in Semi Final 1 and USA vs Ireland in Semi Final 2.The Group stages and Women’s Semi Finals will take place during the 4pm-6pm afternoon session, with the 8.30pm-10.30pm evening session featuring Men’s Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, the Women’s 3rd/4th place match, and Men’s and Women’s Grand Finals.ADVERTISEMENTDraw:Men’s Group A – Barbarians, England, IrelandMen’s Group B – Argentina, France, USAWomen’s Group A – England, IrelandWomen’s Group B – France, USAFans can expect to see the likes of England’s Dan Norton, Olympic silver medalist and all-time leading try scorer in sevens, and England women’s captain Abbie Brown, along with France’s charismatic captain Terry Bouhraoua and the USA’s double world player of the year Perry Baker take part in the debut competition.The core fundamentals of full contact rugby are being retained but variations of certain laws have been approved in order to encourage fast and skilful gameplay in an arena environment. There will be quick-tap restarts on the goal-line and no conversions.ADVERTISEMENTLine-outs will be replaced by a quick throw from the team in possession and matches will last 10 minutes with no half-time.World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said: “The sanctioning of RugbyX marks an exciting step on World Rugby’s journey towards making the sport more accessible, providing an important entry point for new audiences to experience the joy, speed and skill of rugby in an indoor arena environment.“Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any sport and RugbyX presents a great opportunity to capitalise on increasing global interest in the days immediately preceding the Rugby World Cup final in Japan.”Tickets are available for afternoon (16:00 – 18:00) & evening (20:30 – 22:30) sessions via Ticketmaster and AXS Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more