World Rugby Issues Warning to New Zealand Over Complaint About ‘Robbery’ and Releases Damning Report on ‘Toxic’ Culture in Rugby

Many New Zealand fans are struggling to accept the one-point loss in the World Cup final. A Kiwi media organization has reported that World Rugby told the All Blacks that Aaron Smith’s disallowed try should have stood. The ruling out of Smith’s try was in fact outside the rules. The All Blacks will face France in November next year, according to reports. A damning independent review of the Welsh Rugby Union reveals a “toxic” culture. This report covers governance, culture, approach to women’s and girls’ rugby, and behaviors of leadership. WRU chairman Richard Collier-Keywood responded to the report by acknowledging the need to do better.