Eanna Falvey has assured Thursday that “as soon as we have matches [rugby], we will have the public”.A player warms up prior to the match of the rugby world Cup between Wales and Fiji, on October 9, 2019, Oita (Japan). (GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)
The physician-in-chief of the international Federation of rugby (World Rugby) has shown, Thursday, may 7, that he thought that some competitions, interrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19, would resume in 2020. “I don écarterais not [the possibility that the rugby will resume before the end of the year]. In fact, I’d even be very surprised that there are not competitions of rugby that will resume before the end of the year,”said Eanna Falvey, in an interview in the daily Irish Times (in English).
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This does not mean it will restart all over, he, nevertheless, considering that Australia and New Zealand are the best placed to find their way back to land. “They are probably close enough to be able to resume the competitions, in any case certainly resume training.”
Eanna Falvey has contradicts some interpretations of the document published earlier this week by World Rugby on the return to competition, saying that playing behind closed doors until the discovery of a vaccine against the coronavirus was not necessary. “As soon as we have matches, we will have the public, he assured. The size of the public will not be decided by World Rugby or the national federations. It will be decided by the governments and by the limitations they will impose on public gatherings.”