World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy cancelled

The Championship was scheduled to be played in June and July
The Championship was scheduled to be played in June and July
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World Rugby has announced the cancellation of the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship due to the pandemic coronavirus.

The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in June and July in Italy, where over 47,000 positive cases were declared with a death of 4032.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said the decision was taken after consultation with the participating nations and assured that the governing body will lend solid support to government and public in overcoming the situation.

“We stand in solidarity with the global rugby family and people around the world at this exceptional and challenging time.

“As Chairman of World Rugby, I will make certain we continue do everything in our power to ensure the wellbeing of the global rugby family and the wider public.

“Taking the appropriate measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus in line with government and public health agency responses and advice is paramount. This has underpinned our decision, taken in partnership with our unions, to suspend World Rugby tournament activities with immediate effect, including the cancellation of the World Rugby U20 Championship following conversations with our friends at the Italian federation.

“We stand in solidarity with the global rugby family during this unprecedented and difficult time. Our advice continues to be to stay safe, adhere to the relevant government advice and watch out for each other.”

“We stand in solidarity with the global rugby family during this unprecedented and difficult time. Our advice continues to be to stay safe, adhere to the relevant government advice and watch out for each other.”

 
 
 
 

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