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Since it’s official World Rugby approval a few months ago, most media outlets were talking about this brand-new “accelerated” rugby format which led to plenty of discussions within the rugby community about the need for yet another version of the oval-shaped game. Bearing in mind that besides the traditional 15s (union) and 13s (league) formats, there is the Olympic 7-a-side adaptation plus attractive alternatives such as touch, tag and beach rugby.
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World Rugby has given its approval for a new five-a-side version of the sport with an international tournament likely to be held in London this year, according to The Times newspaper.
When the Twenty20 (“T20”) concept was first proposed by cricket executives in 2002, as a means to freshen up the traditional game and boost viewing figures, it was met with a mixed response. However, almost 20 years on, T20 has revolutionised the game, dramatically boosting exposure to the game, both domestically and overseas.
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