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Oceania Rugby Women's Championships Cancelled
Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship scheduled for November this year in New Zealand, has been cancelled following the cancellation of the Oceania Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Championship.   The decision by Oceania Rugby was made in collaboration with New Zealand Rugby through consultation with relevant government and  public health authorities and priortises  the wellbeing of the regional rugby community and wider pub...
2020 Oceania Rugby Men's And Women's 7s Championships Cancelled
Due to the ongoing and dynamic nature of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Oceania Rugby Men’s and Women’s Championship scheduled to take place in November 2020 has been cancelled. This decision has been made in consultation with relevant government and international public health authority for the wellbeing of the regional rugby community and the wider public, as a top priority. Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said the difficult, yet appropriate decision has to be made although quite unfortu...
Unstoppable Melanie Kawa
When considering what could be one of the greatest challenges in life, a woman pursuing a fulltime rugby career could be one of the toughest feats.   Melanie Kawa, also known to many as Mel, is no stranger to rugby in Oceania, having played for more than a decade, been involved in many rugby clubs and most notably and recently – the Melbourne Rebels and the Papua New Guinea Palais 7s team.   “The single greatest challenge for me has been choosing to pursue rugby as a profession for ma...
Oceania Unstoppable - Women in Rugby Month this September
Details of the Women in Rugby month activities that will be delivered this September will be available on the Oceania Rugby website HERE   Oceania Rugby launches its  Oceania Unstoppable  -  Women in Rugby Month  today as it celebrates the progress of women and girls in rugby and inspires the next generation.   With a global increase of more than 200% of registered female rugby players over the last six years, the exponential growth of the sport among women an...
World Rugby Statement
World Rugby and Oceania Rugby does not condone any person convicted of a serious crime and currently serving their sentence undertaking any official rugby activities under Union jurisdiction. Following reaction from many areas to reports regarding the alleged participation of Amenoni Nasilasila for the Namosi team in Fiji, this position has been clearly communicated to the relevant bodies who have confirmed that the player in question was not permitted to participate in such activity....
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Rugby Sevens Schedule Confirmed
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July, 2021. In a reverse from the previous edition in Rio, the men’s rugby sevens competition will take place first, running over three days from 26-28 July, with the women’s competition following on 29-31 July, which sees the gold...
New Zealand awarded titles as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 concluded
Following a comprehensive consultation process the remaining rounds of the women’s and men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in Langford, London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong have been cancelled due to the ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the 2020 Series to an early conclusion. The decision follows detailed and constructive dialogue with the host and participating unions, and has been taken with the health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wi...