Six legends will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame


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Six legends will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame

World Rugby announced six rugby legends entering the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2021. They are Osea Kolinisau (Fiji), Humphrey Kayange (Kenya), Huriana Manuel-Carpenter (New Zealand), Cheryl McAfee (Australia), Will Carling (England) and Jim Telfer (Scotland).

The World Rugby Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to rugby throughout their careers, demonstrating the values ​​of rugby that build personality: integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect both on and off the field of play. .

The six new members stood out on the two themes chosen by the Hall of Fame selection panel for 2021, rugby sevens and the Olympics in a major Olympic year, and the 150th anniversary of the first international match between Scotland and England in March. 1871.

Kolinisau was the captain of Fiji when they obtained their first gold medal in Rio 2016, while Manuel-Carpenter won silver with New Zealand when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in Brazil.

Kayange also played in Rio but together with the 2009 RWC Sevens champion captain McAfee (Soon as née) were members of the team that convinced the International Olympic Committee in October 2009 to include rugby sevens in its Olympic program. This year, Kayange was elected to the IOC Athletes Commission and how IOC Member.

On the other hand, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the first international match, a player of England and another of Scotland will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They will be the English captain who wins the Grand Slam Will carling, and the legendary former Scottish captain and coach Jim Telfer.

These six new Hall of Fame members carry 154 inductees since their inception in 2006.


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