World Rugby

World Rugby approves changes to laws allowing players to switch nationalities

World Rugby has decided to make a change to the international eligibility rules which will allow players from switching nationalities.
24 November 2021

France, Wales make progress in World Rugby Rankings

France and Wales have made progress in the World Rugby Rankings following the latest round of international fixtures played last weekend.
22 November 2021

South Africa return to number one position in World Rugby Rankings

South Africa have reclaimed the number one position in the World Rugby Rankings following their win over Scotland in the recently concluded fixture at Murrayfield.
17 November 2021

Maro Itoje, Antoine Dupont among nominees for World Rugby Men's Player of the Year Award

The World Rugby has unveiled the nominees for the 2021 Awards with Maro Itoje, Antonie Dupont among nominees for the Men's Player of the Year Award.
15 November 2021

Former New Zealand prop Carl Hayman joins lawsuit against World Rugby

Former All Blacks prop Carl Hayman has joined the lawsuit against World Rugby after he was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 41.
3 November 2021

Newly proposed World 12s tournament dealt blow as World Rugby refuse approval

The newly proposed World 12s competition has suffered a major setback even before kicking off as World Rugby has refusion to provide sanction.
27 October 2021

Joe Harvey Column: Rugby’s ever-changing frontier

With Amazon set to broadcast the Autumn Nations Series, will the streaming service have a greater presence in rugby union in the future? Joe Harvey heard from Managing Director of Prime Video Sport, Alex Green.
19 October 2021

New Zealand coach Ian Foster not convinced by World Rugby's trial laws

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster voiced his opinion on the new trial laws announced by World Rugby.
16 October 2021

Alix Popham: It is ludicrous these changes aren't happening now

Former Wales flanker Alix Popham has told TRU that it is ‘ludicrous’ a reduction in contact training won't be a mandatory requirement straight away.
24 September 2021

World Rugby to limit full contact training per week to 15 minutes

World Rugby has suggested that elite players' contact training to be limited to 15 minutes per week as they aim to improve player welfare.
23 September 2021

Danny Care feels new World 12s competition can make game exciting

Former England scrum-half Danny Care feels the newly proposed World 12s competition can bring a much-needed excitement to the game.
11 September 2021

Format for inaugural 'World 12s' tournament announced

The format for the inaugural World 12s tournament has been unveiled with the competition kicking off in 2022.
7 September 2021

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role at end of year

Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that he will be stepping down from his role of World Rugby's director of rugby and high performance at the end of the year.
3 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 slip below Argentina in World Rugby Rankings

Australia have suffered another setback following their back to back defeats in the Bledisloe Cup clashes against New Zealand as they slip to seventh position in the World Rugby Rankings.
16 August 2021

World Rugby reacts to comments from Rassie Erasmus

World Rugby has been reported to have expressed disappointment over the comments from South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.
30 July 2021

World Rugby to trial five laws aimed at improving player welfare

World Rugby on Wednesday has announced new five law trials aimed at improving the player welfare.
14 July 2021

Former England international Dan Scarbrough becomes latest player to join landmark legal case

Former England international Dan Scarbrough becomes the latest player to join the landmark case against rugby's governing bodies over alleged failures to protect players from the risks caused by concussion.
23 March 2021

World Rugby U20 Championship 2021 cancelled

World Rugby has confirmed that the 2021 edition of the U20 Rugby World Championship has been called off following the pandemic coronavirus.
5 February 2021

Jamie Roberts: Concussion cases will help improve player protection

Dragons and Wales star Jamie Roberts hopes the concussion cases in rugby will allow the sport to build on the 'significant' protocols which are already in place.
18 December 2020