World Rugby statement: “We are saddened by the accounts of former players and their experiences. It is not easy to speak so candidly about their personal circumstances and we appreciate what it takes for them to do so. We care deeply about every member of the rugby family and echo New Zealand Rugby’s comments that player welfare is the sport’s top priority, which is reflected in our six point plan to further cement rugby as the most progressive sport on player welfare. This commitment has former players at its heart. We cannot comment on the specifics of any potential legal action involving nine former players in England and Wales. However, as we have not been contacted directly by Carl Hayman or any representative, we are not yet clear how his case relates to the current proceedings.”
Rugby World Cup Sevens
South American teams have everything to play for at this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 qualifier in San José
With two places up for grabs for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, the men from South and Central America will compete 27-28 November 2021 in the Sudamérica Rugby Sevens Costa Rica 2021 tournament at the majestic Estadio Nacional in capital San José.