New dates for Rugby World Cup 2021
Rugby World Cup 2021 will now happen from 8 October to 12 November 2022 in New Zealand.
The match, which had been on account of happen in September and October 2021, was postponed in March as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and can now happen late subsequent 12 months.
World Rugby has additionally introduced that the match window has been prolonged from 35 days to 43 days, which ensures a minimal five-day relaxation interval between matches.
The revamped match can even see all matches happen on Saturdays and Sundays to keep away from fixtures overlapping, so followers will be capable of watch all of the motion reside.
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The pool matches will happen on the weekends of 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 October, with the quarter-finals on 29-30 October and the semi-finals on 5 November. The third-place play-off and the ultimate will each be performed on Saturday 12 November at Eden Park, which is about to develop into the primary stadium to host each the boys’s and ladies’s World Cup finals.
Match dates and kick-offs are nonetheless to be confirmed, however the match venues stay the identical. In addition to Eden Park, there will probably be video games performed at Northlands Occasions Centre in Whangārei and Waitakere Stadium in Auckland.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Invoice Beaumont mentioned: “We’re absolutely dedicated to accelerating the ladies’s sport in any respect ranges and whereas the postponement was disappointing for everybody, it has offered the distinctive alternative to evaluation each facet of the occasion to make sure it’s the greatest it may be for the gamers, followers all over the world and the great and enthusiastic New Zealanders.
“Longer relaxation durations between matches for all groups is additional dedication to delivering complete participant welfare requirements at RWC 2021.”
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