World Rugby to consider anti-coronavirus measures
World Rugby considers measures needed for Rugby in the Midst of Corona Virus
World Rugby has commissioned research into the amount of direct contact players have with each other during matches.
World Rugby’s executive committee will consider recommendations this week that could help significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus in the sport.
Measures such as limiting face-to-face contact, reducing time in scrums and hygiene procedures will be reviewed.
However, radical changes to the laws, such as eliminating scrums completely, would not apply to the elite game.
Any guidance from World Rugby would also be open to interpretation and implementation by individual unions.This would be based on their government’s advice and the prevalence of the virus in their territory
Of course what that means for rugby in Durham remains to be seen!