More Rugby Cancellations and Postponements Announced by World Rugby Including Women's 7s Series in Langford
Another rugby cancellation has hit close to home as World Rugby announced the following changes:
- The women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Langford has been postponed until later in the year
- The men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments in London and Paris will be postponed, provisionally until September
- The World Rugby U20 Championship 2020, scheduled to be hosted in northern Italy in late June and July, has been cancelled.
The womens's Canada 7s tournament in Langford was scheduled the same weekend as the BC club finals, the first weekend in May, the 2nd and 3rd. It's future is now TBD. The local Langford 7s tournament which has operated since 2012 has the stadium booked for August 29th, that tournament features men's and women's teams plus U18 divisions.
World Rugby announced the cancellation of the Junior World Championship in Italy in June/July but hasn't mentioned the Junior World Trophy tournament which Canada participates in. That tournament is in September, further down the road, but the qualifier is in June in Uruguay. Also Canada had a May tour planned to the UK in preparation for the June qualifier. Like most other events now it's a wait and see situation. Full World Rugby statement