How Many People Are Required To Host A Rugby Match According To SANZAAR?

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World Rugby released its framework for rugby's return to play recommending safety considerations for every stage of government restrictions and outlining the practical elements of a return to play.

Large traditional crowds would be unlikely without a COVID-19 vaccine but that will also depend on local public health policies.

World Rugby listed the minimum of 167 people that would be required to stage a match even without crowds, a situation that appears most realistic as countries prepare for the return to sports.

MATCHDAY REQUIREMENTS:
Home team players 15
Visiting team players 15
Home team substitutes and bench support 11
Visiting team substitutes and bench support 11
The home team travelling reserves 3
Visiting team travelling reserves 3
Home team roving Doctor 1
Visiting team roving Doctor 1
Home team roving Physiotherapist 1
Visiting team roving Physiotherapist 1
Home team Technical box (water carriers) 2
Visiting team Technical box (water carriers) 2
Home team Coaches box 5
Visiting team Coaches box 5
Match Day Doctor 1
Immediate Care Lead 1
Medical room video viewer 1
Paramedics 6
Other medical specialists 2
Medical room video operator 1
Security guards 4
Referee 1
Assistant Referee 2
Side-line Referees, timekeeper, statistics and communications 7
Television Match Official 1
Citing Commissioner 1
Ball team and ball team supervisor 7
Match Manager 1
Match Director 1
Administration 10
Broadcaster pitch-side crew (cameramen, line runners & floor manager) 20
Commentators 6
Safe Return to Rugby – in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic 29
Outside broadcasting van 15
Stadium operations 8
Big screen and PA announcer 2