World Rugby

World Rugby announces law changes to speed up the game and increase entertainment

World Rugby on Thursday has introduced three amendments to the laws in an effort to accelerate the pace of play and enhance entertainment.
10 May 2024

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont named as new RFU Injured Players Foundation Patron

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has been named as patron of the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation.
9 April 2024

A glimpse into the next World Cup: a new generation of talent

The 2023 Rugby World Cup resulted in South Africa beating New Zealand in the final.
1 February 2024

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont awarded Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has been awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to Rugby Union and charity in this year’s New Years Honours List.
31 December 2023

Watch out for Spain in 2024 - They will be a top contender to qualify for the next World Cup

TRU contributor Francisco Isaac believes a new head coach, changes in the Union and an exciting player pool could see Spain qualify directly for the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
5 December 2023

World Rugby announces 'historic' new competition from 2026

World Rugby has unveiled a fresh competition set to commence in 2026, marking a pivotal transformation of the men's international calendar.
24 October 2023

Springbok legends Victor Matfield and Jean de Villiers preview SA v Ireland

Former Springboks captains Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield join Ireland legend and Betway ambassador Peter Stringer to preview the huge Pool B clash at the Rugby World Cup.
22 September 2023

'It makes a mockery that player welfare is the game’s number one priority' - Owen Farrell cleared to play and has red card overturned

England captain Owen Farrell has been cleared to play at the Rugby World Cup after his red card in Saturday's warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham was rescinded.
15 August 2023

Kieran Crowley to be replaced as Italy's Head Coach after Rugby World Cup

The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) has decided not to extend the contract of current head coach Kieran Crowley beyond the Rugby World Cup in France.
15 June 2023

World Rugby announce new guidelines to speed up game

World Rugby has announced new guidelines which will be effective from 1st January 2023 with an aim to speed up the game.
23 December 2022

Steve Borthwick: ‘I’ll coach this team my way’

With 47 days to go until taking charge of his first England game, Steve Borthwick spoke about family, the challenge at hand, memories of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and more.
19 December 2022

Dallen Stanford previews the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town

A week on from South Africa winning the men’s Cup and Australia winning the women’s Cup in Dubai, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series commentator Dallen Stanford has previewed the Cape Town leg ahead of the weekend’s action.
8 December 2022

Dallen Stanford previews the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai

Ahead of the Dubai 7s this weekend, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series commentator Dallen Stanford spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey after the competition announced changes for the future and the start of the women’s competition.
1 December 2022

Exclusive: Peter de Villiers on Rassie, refs and SA Rugby

Prior to the Springboks’ visit to Twickenham Stadium to take on England in the final game of the Autumn Nations Series, former South Africa coach Peter de Villiers spoke to Joe Harvey about Rassie Erasmus and the current state of the game.
26 November 2022

Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier wins World Rugby men's Player of the Year award

Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier has been named the men's Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards on Sunday.
21 November 2022

Lydia Thompson Exclusive – Red Roses wing talks Black Ferns redemption, self-doubt and gratitude

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup Final this weekend, Red Roses wing Lydia Thompson spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about her team’s road to the final, confidence and how injury in 2014 helped forge the 30-year-olds rugby career.
9 November 2022

Black Ferns great Fiao'o Fa'amausili to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Hame

Black Ferns great Fiao'o Fa'amausili will be inducted into the World Rugby's Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in November.
30 September 2022

Former players issue proceedings against governing bodies over brain damage

Legal proceedings are set to be launched on Monday against World Rugby, the RFU and the Welsh Rugby Union as rugby's dementia crisis continues.
25 July 2022

World Rugby dismisses Andrew Porter's citing for high tackle

Ireland prop Andrew Porter has avoided a ban after the World Rugby has discussed the citing complaint for a high tackle.
19 July 2022

‘It is just blank expressions’ – AJ MacGinty following the USA’s World Cup qualification loss to Chile

Following the USA’s loss to Chile across two legs on the hunt for Rugby World Cup qualification, TRU’s Joe Harvey head from Eagles captain, AJ MacGinty about the defeat and what the next steps are for the side.
18 July 2022