Forget concussions and financial troubles in the Pacific Islands, World Rugby have been spending their time implementing a rule to ban players from writing messages on their tape.
Yes, that massive problem in rugby that definitely needed solving has seemingly been dealt with swiftly by the highest ruling body in the game.
Because we all remember the massive controversies caused by wrist tape down the years…
We’ve heard no official word from World Rugby, but according to tweets by players competing in the opening round of the World Sevens Series in Dubai, the rule has been implemented.
It’s sad that in today’s world we can’t even write a personal message on our OWN WRISTS when we play.
My daughter’s initials on my wrists means so much to me AND my daughters!
I would like to know what msgs @WorldRugby saw on wrists that made them come to this decision??#TL #RR
— Niall Williams (@nizzlewilliams) November 27, 2017
— Jen kish (@jen_kish) November 27, 2017
Reports that World Rugby are considering a new directive banning players from writing personal messages on their wrist tape.
Not really in the top 100 issues in rugby is it?
— rugby (@theblitzdefence) November 28, 2017
Apparently World Rugby has decreed that players may no longer write on any tape they are wearing. Right. Because THAT is what we are ALL talking about. Not referees or laws or finances or crowd numbers or grassroots… 🙄
— A (@one_mrs_k) November 27, 2017
New World Rugby policy that no longer allows players to write on any tape.
— manu fanatiks (@ManuFanatiks) November 28, 2017