World 12s It is a new tournament that has been announced by some recognized figures of world rugby. Steve Hansen, Ugo Monye and Schalk Burger, among others, they released some details of said competition that will begin in England on 2022.
World 12s Limited has launched a twelve-player tournament in which the best male and female players in the world will compete for three weekends in England.
It is a format of eight franchises, which will have a draft and the 192 best players in the world that will be distributed in them.
Each 24-player franchise, led by some of the world’s top coaches, will play in a free-for-all format before the knockout stages crown the champions.
As the Women’s Rugby World Cup is played in 2022, the women’s World 12s format will begin in 2023.
The matches will have 12 players per side, will be two 15-minute halves and will have some key points. The conversions will be drop only, after a scrum penalty it will not be possible to kick the posts and the scrum can only be reset once (then a free kick will be charged.