The year 2022 is finally upon us, and there are plenty of things to be excited about in the world of professional rugby.
From world cups to new tournaments, there’s a lot of events to look forward to this year in the global rugby community. Mark your calendar and place your futures bets because here are the top ten reasons to get excited this year.
The year 2022 will definitely be a good year for England as they are set to return to Australia this summer for the three Test campaign.
For the summer internationals, England is set to go against the Wallabies in July. The rivalry will continue in the Autumn internationals set in November.
The Pacific season is arriving and it will set a new standard for the Super Rugby 2022.
Two new teams will be included in the competition, Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika. Both teams will add a new flavor to the Super Rugby League. Friendly matches are also expected with a lot of passionate fans engaging.
The Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa will definitely be a playground for both Australian teams to butt their heads into.
The women’s side is filled with passion to reclaim their title after a disappointing performance in Tokyo last year. Meanwhile, the men’s team is full of enthusiasm after their victory in the Dubai Finals.
The Commonwealth Games is something that both Australian teams are looking forward to this year. The men’s and women’s team are expected to do a fantastic performance in the seven events.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the schedule of the Super W last year. It is set to return this year and the home-and-away system will be implemented.
It is a symbolic new year for the Wallaroos as they will face the Rugby World Cup with a new coach in the form of Jay Tregonning.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup is also a highly anticipated event and this year will lay all the groundwork for the next year’s event.
The intense competition this year is boiling, long-time rivalries will be carried out next year. Expect to see England and The Wallaroos have neck-and-neck matches.
The bidding process for the 2027 Rugby World Cup is in its final stages. The announcement whether the hosting privileges will be granted to Australia will be announced in May.
The Bledisloe games will definitely heat up the competition for the 2023 World Cup event.
The Wallabies will be setting the tone when they face Argentina and South Africa and it might be a perfect chance to redeem themselves after their defeat from the All Blacks in the French series.
The worldwide effect of the coronavirus pandemic was felt even in the club rugby leagues. Across the nation, several competitions were canceled due to the restrictions to prevent the virus outbreaks.
The Shute Shield in Sydney were compelled to ditch the current season because of the rising coronavirus infection cases.
The Super Round is set to bring out the best teams in the Round Ten at Melbourne. It will be a breath of fresh air for sporting fans as the event is expected to bring an engaging competition in a new format.
This 2022 year will definitely set new heights in the world of rugby despite several delays due to the ongoing global crisis.
It is true that the rugby sporting calendar is filled with exciting new events that both players and fans are looking forward to. Bet365 will definitely keep you posted as these events unfold, so stay tuned in.