World Cup

England express interest in hosting 2031 World Cup

The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that they will place a solo bid for the 2031 edition of the Rugby World Cup.
14 September 2021

World Rugby considering hosting World Cup every two years

World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin said the governing body is considering World Cup every two years instead of four.
14 September 2021

Schedule for Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe qualifier unveiled

World Rugby has announced the schedule for the Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe qualifier that will be played in Italy.
9 September 2021

Cook Islands trying to stay in 2023 Rugby World Cup contention

The Cook Islands are still trying to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup - and the presence of former All Blacks star Lima Sopoaga might just be helping.
18 August 2021

Australia make bid for 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia have announced that they have launched a bid for the 2027 edition of Rugby World Cup.
20 May 2021

Rush for France 2023 World Cup tickets shows enthusiasm for post-COVID rugby

Insofar as ticket sales are concerned, France 2023 head Claude Atcher could have hardly hoped for a better outcome from the latest tranche of ticket sales last week.
13 April 2021

Vicky Fleetwood Exclusive: Global competition can create a brighter future for players

England international Vicky Fleetwood chats to TRU about WXV - the new global competition in women's rugby - as well as the upcoming Six Nations and all things Allianz Premier 15s.
17 March 2021

TRU Talks: Jessica Hayden on the Rugby World Cup postponement and more

On our latest TRU Talks, Joe Harvey spoke to freelance rugby journalist Jessica Hayden about the 2021 Rugby World Cup which is set to be delayed by a year + they discuss the women's game as a whole.
5 March 2021

Simon Middleton Exclusive: Moving Six Nations can create great momentum for the game

The Red Roses head coach chats exclusively to Talking Rugby Union about the upcoming Six Nations and the opportunity for the women's game to shine.
1 March 2021

Beale "Doing everything he can to earn another Wallaby jersey"

Utility back Kurtley Beale has targeted a return to the Australian squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
2 February 2021

Can some of England’s Red Roses target double glory in 2021?

With the World Cup schedule announced and some positive news surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, it could be a highly successful year for some of England’s top players.
29 January 2021

Who will win the Rugby World Cup in 2023?

The countdown is on ahead of the next Rugby World Cup, with just two years to go until the tournament heads to France for its tenth edition.
29 January 2021

Rugby World Cup 2021 scheduled unveiled

World Rugby has unveiled the fixtures for the 2021 Rugby World Cup that will be hosted in New Zealand.
29 January 2021

Rachael Burford Exclusive: Postponement of Women’s Six Nations presents window of opportunity

The Women’s Six Nations has been pushed back due to the challenges of Covid-19, but could it be a silver lining for the sport?
15 January 2021

CBD at the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Back in the pre-pandemic days, we were treated to global sporting events attended by tens of thousands of people.
13 January 2021

World Cup 2021 Squad Selector: Which Red Roses are in the frame?

It is World Cup year and England head coach Simon Middleton will be selecting his squad to travel to New Zealand over the coming months. For now though, TRU's Harry Latham-Coyle is in the hot seat...
6 January 2021

Tests against New Zealand will be ideal preparation for World Cup - Robbie Henshaw

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw believes facing New Zealand will be ideal preparation for the 2023 World Cup scheduled to be played in France.
15 December 2020

2023 Rugby World Cup Reaction: England in pool with Argentina and Japan, Ireland to meet Scotland

England will face Argentina and Japan in Pool D at the Rugby World Cup in 2023 whilst Scotland take on Ireland and hosts France are drawn with New Zealand.
14 December 2020

Steve Thompson cannot remember 2003 World Cup final after dementia diagnoses

World Cup winner Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and he is part of group of former players who are claiming the sport has left them with brain damage
8 December 2020

England’s men and women are on the march…and they show no signs of stopping

With Eddie Jones’ side ramping up their preparations for their clash with Wales and the Red Roses reflecting on being number one in the world, can anyone halt England’s progression?
24 November 2020