World Rugby have suggested postponing the competition, set to be held in New Zealand in September and October, to 2022.

It implies the Black Ferns should stand by one more year to safeguard their title.

In a proclamation World Rugby said the proposed defer will be considered by the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee one week from now and it’s accepted the delay will be affirmed.

World Rugby says it’s gotten clear in ongoing conversations with key accomplices including New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Government, that, given the size of the occasion and the pandemic related vulnerabilities, it’s unrealistic to convey the climate for all groups to be all that that they can be on the game’s most noteworthy stage.

The difficulties incorporate vulnerability around a few yet to be held World Cup qualifiers, vulnerability around the capacity for groups to plan satisfactorily for the competition both previously and on appearance in New Zealand, and testing worldwide travel limitations.

The assertion said World Rugby can guarantee groups, New Zealanders and the worldwide rugby family that the proposal to defer the competition will assist with guaranteeing that Rugby World Cup 2021 will be everything it very well may be one year from now for players, fans and the rugby family – one of the incomparable Rugby World Cups.

Further updates will be given after the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee gatherings one week from now.

Priest for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said New Zealand remained “completely dedicated” to facilitating an occasion one year from now.

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