•   
  •   

Sport New Zealand Rugby mourns death of former chairman Tonks

10:06  20 october  2020
10:06  20 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Sharron Davies praises decision to ban trans women from elite rugby

  Sharron Davies praises decision to ban trans women from elite rugby Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, 57, from Plymouth, has praised World Rugby's 'fair' decision to ban transgender women from playing in elite female rugby on Good Morning Britain today.The British athlete, 57, appeared on Good Morning Britain from her Plymouth home to debate whether World Rugby was right to decide that transgender women will not be permitted to play for the foreseeable future due to 'significant' safety concerns.

Rugby star of our whanau," she wrote. He has been portrayed as an athletic young man and a close friend In a letter to parents jointly signed by principal Brian Evans and board of trustees chairman Former All Black Inga "The Winger" Tuigamala spoke of his shock at the death at his former school.

Former Hull FC player and Hull KR head coach, chairman , director and president Colin Hutton has died, aged 90. Hutton, who also played for Widnes His achievements, such as chairmanship of the Rugby Football League and Great Britain co-coach, saw him admitted to the Rugby League hall of

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Former New Zealand Rugby Chairman Eddie Tonks has died aged 85, NZR said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tonks played a leading role in organising the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 and helped usher in professionalism in 1995. He also served as International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) chairman and was made a life member of NZR in 2004.

"His record speaks for itself," NZR Chief Executive Mark Robinson said in a statement.

"He left the game in a better place than he found it."

Tonks was elected to the NZR board in 1986 as it took on a more business-like focus. It was also a time of turmoil with the organisation dealing with the fallout from a rebel tour of apartheid-era South Africa.

He was elected NZR chairman in 1990 and served in the role for five years.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Rugby: Then there were three, Tri-Nations set for Sydney kickoff .
Rugby: Then there were three, Tri-Nations set for Sydney kickoffSYDNEY (Reuters) - Three months late and one team down in the absence of the Springboks, the southern hemisphere's annual test championship finally gets underway in Sydney on Saturday when Australia face New Zealand in front of a crowd of up to 40,000.

usr: 4
This is interesting!