Rugby-Women's game not given equal treatment as men's, says ex-Wales full back Hywel

Former Wales full back Dyddgu Hywel said women's international rugby has not been treated equally as the men's game during the COVID-19 pandemic after the 2021 World Cup was postponed and the Six Nations delayed and cut short.

Reuters | Updated: 04-03-2021 09:19 IST | Created: 04-03-2021 09:19 IST
Rugby-Women's game not given equal treatment as men's, says ex-Wales full back Hywel

Former Wales full back Dyddgu Hywel said women's international rugby has not been treated equally as the men's game during the COVID-19 pandemic after the 2021 World Cup was postponed and the Six Nations delayed and cut short. The World Cup, scheduled to be held in New Zealand from Sept. 18 to Oct. 16, was on Tuesday pushed back until 2022 after World Rugby said it was difficult to host the event as planned due to uncertainties surrounding the pandemic.

The women's Six Nations, originally planned to begin on Feb. 6 with the men's event, has been rescheduled to start on the weekend of April 3-4 and finish on April 24, using a condensed format. Last year, Autumn Nations Cup replaced the men's November internationals while women's test rugby has been put on hold.

"What's really disappointing in my opinion is how do the men get an autumn series last year?" Hywel told the BBC https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/56262554. "They've got a normal Six Nations this year... but why is the women's game different or treated differently? "We're still talking about equality in sports and it's 2021. We shouldn't be having this conversation any more and I truly understand the COVID situation.

"But that's the same for everyone. How can the men's game carry on and the women's had delays or cancellations or even a shortened Six Nations... It's just a little bit disappointing."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Viral variants and vaccine nationalism pose two-pronged threat to Covid victory

... ...

Tracking Fintech during COVID-19: Harnessing power of technology

Its abundantly clear now that as fintech cements its place in the financial sector, accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic, it could open the sector to new possibilities by harnessing the power of technology to deliver financial ...

Tectonic turns: How technology shaped healthcare over the decades

Tracing an episodic evolution, with technology at the interface of human and his health....

World Water Day sees crises of inequality in countries both rich and poor

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Redmi gaming phone key specifications leaked; 144Hz display, 67W fast-charging and more

Redmi is gearing up for the launch of its first gaming smartphone in China later this month. Ahead of the official launch, key specifications of the upcoming device have surfaced online.As per the latest leaks, the Redmi gaming smartphone w...

Polling begins for second phase of UP Panchayat elections

Voting for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections began on Monday with COVID-19 protocols in place. Over three crore voters will decide the fate of the candidates in 20 districts of the state including, the state capital ...

Japan's Osaka to ask govt to declare state of emergency - governor

Osaka will ask the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency in an effort to reverse the rise in coronavirus cases, the governor of the countrys third-most populous prefecture said on Monday. Osaka and several other prefectures ha...

Mexican authorities probe former governor of Veracruz state

Mexican authorities said on Sunday that they were investigating a former governor of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz for crimes he allegedly committed while in charge of the federal government workers social security body. The attorney gen...

Give Feedback