Captains set for semi-finals as WRWC2017 moves to Belfast

The pool stages are over, the semi-finalists are confirmed and Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 has arrived in Belfast after Dublin delivered on all fronts. Records fell, new standards were set and friendships were made as fans, current and new,...

Temporary replacement period for off-field HIA now fixed at 10 minutes

World Rugby has approved an amendment to law making it mandatory for players who undertake an off-field screening under the head injury assessment (HIA) protocol not to return before 10 minutes (actual time) have elapsed. The amendment comes into effect...

Education to the fore as WRWC 2017 marks Keep Rugby Clean day

Day three marks Keep Rugby Clean day at #WRWC2017 Players at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 have renewed their commitment to the fight against doping as Keep Rugby Clean day is marked at the tournament in Ireland. All 12 squads...

World Rugby advances leadership at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

On the eve of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland, World Rugby has announced details of a leadership forum to identify ways to inspire the next generation of female leaders and accelerate the development of women in rugby...

Tahiti keep RWC 2019 dream alive

Tahiti remain in the hunt for a place in the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament after upsetting the Cook Islands 13-9 to win the Oceania Rugby Cup 2017 in Rarotonga on Friday. They will face the Asia Rugby Championship...

Beaumont predicts record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont predicts Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland will set new standards on and off the field and inspire a new generation of girls and boys to get into rugby. With less than a week...

Top rugby sevens teams coming to California-Silicon Valley 7’s

United World Sports, the owner and operator of the largest annual rugby events in the United States, today announced an addition to their portfolio of world-class international rugby competitions with the launch of Silicon Valley 7’s, scheduled for Saturday,...

World Rugby Statement: Sonny Bill Williams Appeal Decision

An appeal by New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams against the matches which a disciplinary committee counted towards his four-week suspension following his red card for dangerous charging contrary to Law 10.4(g) during the second New Zealand versus British...

BLUES PICK UP FIRST WIN OF 2017 CRC OVER ROCK

The Ontario Blues Senior Men’s side took the pitch on Saturday at the Truro Saints Rugby Club for their first game of the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship campaign. They defeated a local Atlantic Rock team 24-17. The first half was...

Six law amendments added to global trial as northern hemisphere programme gets underway

The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved the addition of six law amendments to the programme of global law trials following positive trials in specific international competitions this year. The amendments, which relate to the scrum (Law 20) and tackle/ruck...

Sports unite to implement key concussion management and prevention recommendations

Sports representatives are gathering in Dublin today to collaborate on developing a unified approach to the implementation of key recommendations made by the Berlin concussion in sport group. The important workshop, hosted by World Rugby, will bring together medics from...

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