World Rugby CEO: Cape Town Sevens cancelled with ‘health and well-being in mind’

Cape Town Sevens (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images)

Cape City Sevens (Picture by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Pictures)

  • On Tuesday, World Rugby introduced the cancellation of the favored Dubai and Cape City Sevens tournaments.
  • These two tournaments would have been the primary two legs of the favored World Sevens Collection
  • Because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby determined to cancel the occasions, nevertheless, they may return in 2021.

World Rugby introduced on Tuesday that the favored Dubai and Cape City Sevens, the opening legs of the 2020/21 World Sevens Collection, had been cancelled on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brett Gosper, the chief government officer of World Rugby stated though his organisation have been dissatisfied that the choice needed to be taken to cancel the tournaments, it was carried out with the well being and well-being of the worldwide rugby group in thoughts.

World Rugby, its companions, SA Rugby and the Dubai organisers undertook a complete session course of and constructive dialogue to succeed in the choice to cancel the occasions.

“Whereas we share within the disappointment of gamers, groups, followers, hosts and everybody concerned with the favored occasions in Dubai and Cape City, this can be a prudent resolution taken with the well being and well-being of the worldwide rugby group and wider society as our prime precedence and guided by the related authorities and worldwide public well being authority recommendation,” stated Gosper in an announcement launched to the media.

Gosper confirmed, nevertheless, that each tournaments would return in 2021.

“We look ahead to welcoming these fantastic locations again to the sequence following this yr’s hiatus,” stated Gosper.

The occasion at Cape City Stadium was provisionally scheduled for Four-6 December.

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