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Rugby X to debut in London this year

It is not the first of April, World Rugby has approved a new form of rugby which will be named 'Rugby X' according to...

Plans to launch World League reach crunch time

We first heard about a World League when World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot floated the idea last year in the media. This seems to...

World Rugby ignores blatant headbutt from Kolisi

World Rugby has been at their best again after this weekend test matches in Europe with another blind eye turned on the incident where...

A week later…..World Rugby can now comment on referees decisions

Know it is not a nice thing to say but it felt somewhat good that England got a TMO decision on Saturday that cost...

Barrett, Woodman and Jones claim top awards

New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, winning the gong for the second successive year. Barrett has been...

U20 no longer next senior national representative team

World Rugby has made it harder for players to switch allegiance, after voting to extend the residency period from three years to five. A reform...

Vodacom Bulls Warm up in Zimbabwe

The Vodacom Bulls will be travelling to Harare Zimbabwe on Wednesday this week to prepare for their first warm-up match of the 2017 Vodacom...

Crazy tackles clampdown ‘unreffable’

Frustrated coaches have given a double thumbs-down to the zero-tolerance application of laws related to dangerous tackles, reports Vodacom rugby “It’s luck of the draw and...

World Rugby give verdict on North incident

World Rugby has expressed it's disappointment in the handling of George North's head injury incident while playing for Saints against Leicester on December 3...

World Rugby announce new law trials

Five amendments to law will be trialled in the southern hemisphere from 1 January and from 1 August in the north.   Five changes to law...

Senatla and Rasta winners for SA at World Rugby Awards

South Africa’s Seabelo Senatla has been named World Rugby’s men’s Sevens Player of the Year. This was announced at World Rugby’s awards in London on...

New rugby calendar set for 2020

Rugby bosses worldwide are on the verge of agreeing a new rugby calendar which will align the northern and southern hemisphere seasons closer together. The...

Part 2 – England’s Backrow conundrum

(Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) The Eddie Jones era by general consensus has started well. The honeymoon period will end when England arrive in Australia...

A view from the couch..

  The Sunwolves have bite For a team that had under two weeks in pre-season the Wolves managed to play a brave, exciting game The Cheetahs...

No Action against NZ Sevens eight man try

World Rugby has stated that the New Zealand Sevens side will not be charged with misconduct after fielding an extra man against Australia in...

Kings name side to take on SWD Eagles

The Southern Kings have selected a strong squad to take on the SWD Eagles at Outeniqua Park in George tomorrow, with Steven Sykes being...

Heart-break for Spingbok Sevens in Wellington

The Springbok Sevens moved to the top of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings despite suffering a heart-breaking 24-21 loss to arch rivals...

Meet the TagBoks

  In December 2015 a South African Tag Rugby® team traveled to the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia for the 3rd ITF Tag...

Carter, World Rugby, Player of the Year

Daniel Carter has been named World Rugby Player of the Year 2015 in association with MasterCard during a star-studded World Rugby Awards ceremony at...

World Player of the Year nominations

Daniel Carter, Michael Hooper, Alun Wyn Jones, Greig Laidlaw, David Pocock and Julian Savea have been nominated for the World Rugby Player of the...

Senatla and Kok up for Sevens Player of the Year

Each year World Rugby honor not just the teams but also the coaches, players and key person in rugby. Avril Fillies looks at the Sevens...

World Rugby still screw the Minnows of the world

  By: Bunny (Jacques Nortier)     After the last World Cup in New Zealand a lot was said about the unfairness of the way the so-called Minnows...

Galarza suspended for nine weeks

Argentina lock Mariano Galarza will play no further part in the World Cup after being suspended for nine weeks. The Pumas second row was found...

All Blacks name strong side for opener!

    The defending World Champions will face fellow Rugby Championship side Argentina on Sunday and the All Blacks coach has named a full strength side....

World Rugby (IRB) introduce new trail laws

World Rugby have announced a new set of law trials that will be tested in domestic competition over the coming seasons. There are a wide...

Wales move past England in World Ranking

Wales have overtaken Pool A rivals England in the latest World Rugby rankings after their win away in Ireland on Saturday. As a result they...

Preview: Scotland v Italy

Scotland ended a run of almost a year without a win last week and will be eager not to let that good work go...

Preview: Ireland v Wales

The big guns are back as Ireland and Wales meet again in Dublin for their penultimate warm-up match before the Rugby World Cup. Irish captain...

World Cup History – Aussies instrumental in establishing a World Cup

The Rugby World Cup has become one of the biggest sporting events in the World after the Olympic Games and Soccer World Cup. This year...

Deans, Laporte to coach World XV against Boks

Two of the most experienced coaches in world rugby, Robbie Deans of New Zealand and France’s Bernard Laporte, will take charge of a star-studded...

SARU wants 2023 World Cup

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday confirmed its interest in bidding for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, following the announcement of the...

Mehrtens expect All Blacks to defend World Cup

All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens has predicted that RWC 2015 will be the biggest and best tournament yet. All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens won just...

World Rugby launch new show

World Rugby announces the launch of its new broadcast programme World Rugby, which sits at the heart of a new and innovative content strategy...

Ireland wants 2023 World Cup

Ireland is set to bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup with the bid to be unveiled in Armagh on Friday.   The IRFU will...

Hougaard wins Try of the Year Award 2014

Francois Hougaard’s spectacular score in the Springboks’ win over New Zealand in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship has been named as the International Rugby...

Ruggaworld “Live” Match centre

We ending the year's test matches with two mouth-watering matches between Wales and the Springboks in Cardiff and England against Australia at Twickenham. All four...

Gatland plays down Bok clash

Warren Gatland believes Wales should be judged by their performance at the 2015 World Cup, and not by these November Tests, reports JON CARDINELLI...

Test weekend preview

The Springboks and Wales will close the curtain on test rugby for 2014 in Cardiff with England also hosting a Wallaby side who will...

A World XV, Who would you pick?

As we wrap up the Rugby Internationals, Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira tried to compile what he felt would be a formidable Barbarians side. Players that have...

Williams to wing it for Wales

Scarlets back Liam Williams will take George North's place on the left wing for Wales' Test match against South Africa this weekend.   Wales have made...

England stick with same squad

England have named an unchanged squad for Saturday's clash with Australia, sticking with the same 23 that beat Samoa. That means there is no place...

Nelspruit has gone – Howley

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has rubbished claims Saturday's clash with South Africa will be a revenge mission for his men after what happened...

Another Quickie

  Australia Tevita Kuridrani has been ruled out of Saturday's match against England at Twickenham with an ankle injury. The in-form Wallabies centre picked up...

Irish pot of Gold as Boks stutter

Ruggaworld's' Benedict Chanakira have a look at the weekend's matches up north. Ireland have surprised many but have been on an upward trajectory since that...

Ruggaworld “Live” Match Centre

This weekend see the last test matches for most countries this year and we have some great match-ups to look forward to. Most coaches...

Preview – Weekend Test matches

This weekend see the last test matches for most countries this year and we have some great match-ups to look forward to. Most coaches...

Springbok tries among “Try of the Year”

Springbok tries by Francois Hougaard and Cornal Hendricks are among the contenders for the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014,...

IRB becomes World Rugby

World Rugby has officially launched with the unveiling of its logo and brand, bringing to a close the 2014 World Rugby Conference and Exhibition...