2020 Oceania Rugby Under 20s Championships scheduled for the 27th of
May to the 6th of June has been cancelled after consultation with
Rugby Australia over the last month.
Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous countries,
and concerns over adequate player preparation time, mean that any sort of
cross-border international rugby competition cannot be hosted in the next few
In a statement last week World Rugby said all decision-making will be entirely
contingent on national government travel, quarantine and health advice.
“All parties, including member unions, international competitions, professional
club competitions and International Rugby Players, will be involved in the
evaluation of potential contingency options with a view to achieving an aligned
calendar for the remainder of the year,” it said.
Monitoring of the potential impact on the remaining 2020 international windows
continues in collaboration with international rugby stakeholders and the
The Oceania Rugby Under 20s Championships was scheduled to be hosted at Bond
University in Queensland Australia with New Zealand, Fiji, Japan and
host-nation Australia competing for the regional title.
World Rugby has also announced the cancellation of the World Rugby U20s
Championships that was to be hosted in Italy for July this year.