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Author:  goeagles [ Wed May 10, 2017 6:26 am ]
Post subject:  World Rugby Changes Eligibility Regs and Voting Structure

http://www.worldrugby.org/news/245382

Regulation 8 change follows detailed review and union consultation and is designed to create a framework that protects the integrity and credibility of international rugby

Residency period extended from 36 consecutive months to 60 consecutive months

Council approves expanded voting rights for Argentina and Japan

Bernard Laporte elected onto the World Rugby Executive Committee

The 36-month residency requirement is increased to 60 months with effect from 31 December, 2020 (unanimously approved)

The addition of a residency criteria which permits players who have 10 years of cumulative residency to be eligible (effective May 10, 2017) (unanimously approved)

Unions may no longer nominate their U20s team as their next senior national representative team (effective 1 January, 2018) (majority)

Sevens players will only be captured for the purposes of Regulation 8 where the player has represented either of (i) the senior national representative sevens team of a union where the player has reached the age of 20 on or before the date of participation; or (ii) the national representative sevens team of a union in the Olympic Games or Rugby World Cup Sevens, having reached the age of majority on or before the date of participation in such tournament (effective 1 July, 2017) (majority)

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