REPORTS | New country to be promoted to Tier One status by Bill Beaumont

Japan is set to be promoted to Tier 1 status by Bill Beaumont. The reelected World Rugby Chairman made the promise to Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU), reports Nikkei Rugby.

In being elevated to Tier 1 status, Japan will be the eleventh member of the category.

The other ten are those involved in the Six Nations and Rugby Championship tournaments. They are Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland and Wales.

The definitions of Tiers 1 and 2 are set to be rebranded. They will become known as Established Nations and Emerging Nations.


Rugby Partners | Who are stars quarantining with?

The partners of rugby players in the UK are having to spend a lot more time with their other halfs due to the current lockdown.

Here we get to know the people behind the England, Scotland and Wales stars.

1. ANNABEL FIELD (HUW JONES)

Scotland centre Huw Jones is unafraid to show his love for girlfriend Annabel Field, describing the diminutive beauty as ‘his everything’ in an Instagram post. The couple are thought to have met in Glasgow but spend their time criss-crossing the globe – racking up visits to Monaco, Barcelona and the Bahamas in 2019 alone. 

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Happy Easter little bunnies 🐰 🍫

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