World Rugby

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

Ireland claim top position in World Rugby Rankings

Ireland have claimed the top position in the World Rugby Rankings following their historic series win over New Zealand in the recently concluded summer series.
18 July 2022

Progressive Rugby’s Tim Stimpson calls for more clarity and consistency on new concussion rules

Former England full-back Tim Stimpson believes there needs to be more clarity and consistency around the new elite concussion protocols which have been recently introduced by World Rugby.
23 June 2022

HSBC Men's World Rugby Sevens Series - Singapore - Day 1 Wrap Up

The opening day of the Singapore leg in the Men's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series saw USA, New Zealand and Australia remain unbeaten.
9 April 2022

World Rugby suspends Russia and Belarus from international competitions

World Rugby has announced that Russia and Belarus will be suspended from international competitions until further notice.
1 March 2022

World Rugby appoint Phil Davies as new Director of Rugby

World Rugby has confirmed the appointment of former Wales international Phil Davies as Director of Rugby.
26 January 2022

New Zealand wing Will Jordan wins World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award

New Zealand winger Will Jordan has claimed the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award for his stellar performances.
7 December 2021

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