World Cup

World Rugby to examine the use of TMOs

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has confirmed that the governing body is examining the role of Television Match Officials in the game and is considering to give full control back to the on-field referees.
24 July 2018

Rugby World Cup 2019 receives record number of volunteer applications in Japan

Japan Rugby has confirmed that they have received over 38,000 applications for the volunteer program for the upcoming edition of the World Cup next year.
23 July 2018

Ex-All Blacks wing Charles Piutau targets Tonga place for World Cup 2019

Former All Blacks wing Charles Piutau said he is desperately hoping to represent Tonga in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in Japan.
23 July 2018

Eight teams in hunt for Men's Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco

The Men's competition of Rugby World Cup Sevens got underway on Friday in San Francisco with eight teams still in contention for the title.
21 July 2018

'I think the American sporting population will be captivated by the World Cup' - Friday

USA Men’s 7s Head Coach Mike Friday believes hosting the Rugby World Cup Sevens is a wonderful chance to help promote the game in the States.
20 July 2018

Rhodri Adamson - "It has been an amazing journey watching Jamaica’s profile grow"

TRU chats to Jamaica Sevens star Rhodri Adamson ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
19 July 2018

Ruaridh McConnochie is eyeing the perfect farewell as England go for World Cup glory

Ruaridh McConnochie has set his sights on a final swansong with England after being named in their Sevens World Cup squad.
18 July 2018

Will Muir ready to write his next tale in San Francisco

England Sevens' emerging talent Will Muir chats to TRU ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco this weekend.
17 July 2018

Wales name Sevens squad for World Cup

Wales have announced their squad for the Rugby Sevens World Cup which begins this Friday.
16 July 2018

Samoa progress to World Cup 2019 with play-off victory over Germany

Samoa have progressed to the 2019 World Cup in Japan following their victories over Germany in the Oceania/Europe play-offs.
15 July 2018

St James' Park to host England's World Cup warm-up game next year

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed St James' Park as the venue for England's warm-up game against Italy ahead of the 2019 World Cup tournament in Japan.
20 June 2018

Warren Gatland hopes 'world-class defence coach' Shaun Edwards remain with Wales until World Cup

Wales boss Warren Gatland is hoping that defence coach Shaun Edwards will remain with the team until the 2019 World Cup.
11 June 2018

Soane Tonga'uiha: 'It is almost like moving back home'

Ampthill and District's new recruit Soane Tonga'uiha chats exclusively to TRU about his move back to Bedfordshire and his career in the game.
4 June 2018

Rugby World Cup vs FIFA World Cup: What are the differences?

Sadly, we’ve got another 12 months until the 2019 Rugby World Cup is upon us. Fortunately, if you are a fan of all sports, there’s the FIFA World Cup to get your teeth into this summer.
24 May 2018

Russia qualify for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Russia have progressed to the 2019 World Cup as Europe 1 after World Rugby has sanctioned Spain, Belgium and Romania for fielding ineligible players.
16 May 2018

Romania qualify for 2019 World Cup following Spain's shocking defeat to Belgium

Romania have made it to the World Cup 2019 following Spain's shocking 18-10 defeat to Belgium in a controversy marred game on Sunday.
19 March 2018

Rugby Union paved the way for Football's new VAR

Even though it is the most followed sport on earth, Football has taken a protracted approach in embracing video technology from Rugby Union to improve the game.
30 January 2018

Charles Piutau hopeful of featuring for Tonga in 2019 World Cup

Fullback Charles Piutau expressed confidence in returning back to international rugby after he was approached by Tonga with the 2019 World Cup in mind.
14 December 2017

Brian O'Driscoll disappointed at Ireland's missed opportunity to host 2023 World Cup

Former British and Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll expressed disappointment on Ireland missing out on the opportunity to host the 2023 World Cup.
4 December 2017

France wins right to host 2023 World Cup

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed France as the host for the 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup following a voting process in London on Wednesday.
15 November 2017