In a bid to stamp out the threat of manipulation during any matches at the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the sport’s governing body World Rugby has introduced a new anti-corruption and betting education programme for all participants in the tournament.

The programme must be completed not only by players, but also by match officials and coaches. While rugby union has never suffered any problems from match-fixing to date, the new controls have been introduced with World Rugby expecting record levels of betting on the tournament, which starts tonight.

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