Former New Zealand team's opening midfielder, renowned Dan Carter, announced at the end of February his retirement from professional rugby at the age of 38. Carter, who played 19 professional seasons, is a two-times world champion (2011, 2015) and three-times voted the best player in the world.
The 13th edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, previously scheduled for April 10 & 11, is postponed until October 23 & 24. Move Sports, the event organiser, makes this decision in recognition of the uncertainty that involves the current pandemic situation, which still implies numerous restrictions to travel and sports events organisation.
The first significant rugby tournament of 2021 started back on February 6: that's the Six Nations Championship, Europe's top national team competition. England, France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy will face each other until March 20 searching for the cup.
Despite the pandemic and after several postponements, the group stage's fifth and final round of the 2020 Rugby Europe Championship is coming this Sunday, February 7, when Portugal face Spain in a decisive clash.
The UN officially celebrates World Children's Day on November 20, the day in which, in 1959, the Children's Rights Declaration was approved at the General Assembly. On that same date, but in 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Children that Portugal ratified on September 21, 1990.
We did it! Amidst a pandemic, we managed to put on a great and safe rugby day. Portugal Rugby Youth Festival 2020 Special Edition was a great win for the sport.
All the enthusiasm, joy and high-level competition we witnessed on Saturday, October 17 is proof that rugby doesn't stop: it adapts! We'll live out our passion for the sport while complying with all the necessary safety measures.