World Rugby has today launched a landmark initiative aimed at revolutionising and generating exposure for the women's game worldwide and inspiring participation.
World Rugby has completed a key review of this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan which they claim suggests it is going to be a successful event.
Canadian Marissa Pace has been appointed as the head of a newly-formed marketing department at World Rugby.
Preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France have taken another big step with the official establishment of the Organising Committee.
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a forthright intervention in the battle for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, insisting that the Irish bid was “still alive” and that “we won’t be pulling out”.
International Stadium Yokohama will be the heart of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it emerged today as the match schedules were released.
World Rugby will reinvest around £245 million ($306 million/€289 million) into the sport before Tokyo 2020, where rugby sevens is expected to consolidate the positive impact it had on its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
Rugby’s return to the Olympics this summer - after a 92-year absence - ended, figuratively speaking, in an exhilarating run to the try line followed by a touch down between the posts. If any International Olympic Committee (IOC) members were undecided over the sport’s claim to a core place in the Games, the drama and excitement of the sevens game appears to have converted them.
Establishing professional men's and women's league structures, national rugby sevens programmes and attracting one million players to the sport in five years have been announced as key aims after World Rugby revealed $100 million (£81 million/€91 million) would be invested in China.
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has admitted he fears the build-up to the 2019 World Cup could be overshadowed by the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo but claimed preparations for the tournament were firmly on track.
A panel of experts will debate how to safeguard good governance in sport at this year's World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx), it has been announced.
World Rugby chief open to idea of Britain competing in World Sevens Series following men's Rio 2016 silver
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has said he would be open to the idea of Great Britain teams competing in the World Sevens Series.
Rugby has made a successful, but fairly low-key, return to the Olympic stage after more than nine decades.
New Zealand will get their pursuit of a second consecutive World Rugby Under-20 Championship title underway against Georgia tomorrow following the official launch of the tournament in England.
Levels of preparation at the Rio 2016 venue are “not exactly where we want to be” ahead of rugby sevens’ Olympic debut, World Rugby head of competitions and performance Mark Egan warned here while insisting the governing body remain confident it will be delivered on time.