World Rugby

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

Adam Hughes Exclusive: I hope my story can send out a strong message

The former Dragons and Exeter centre is the youngest player to join the legal action against rugby’s authorities and he spoke exclusively to Talking Rugby Union.
18 December 2020

South Africa finish 2020 as number one ranked Test team

South Africa have retained the number one ranking in the World Rugby Rankings at the end of the year despite not playing a single Test.
9 December 2020

Richie McCaw, Jessy Tremouliere named World Rugby players of decade

New Zealand legend Richie McCaw and France's Jessy Tremouliere have been named the World Rugby's Men's and Women's players of the decade respectively.
9 December 2020

World Rugby appoint Joe Schmidt as director of rugby and high performance

World Rugby has confirmed the appointment of former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt as the director of rugby and high performance.
9 October 2020

Who will win the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

It may seem like a long way off but with the covid-19 pandemic still sweeping around the World, how can you predict who may win the 2023 Rugby World Cup?
24 June 2020

World Rugby hopeful of global calendar alignment

World Rugby said they are hopeful of the global calendar implemented after the game's major stakeholders had a discussion on Monday.
16 June 2020

World Rugby unveil qualification process for 2023 World Cup

World Rugby has unveiled the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup to be held in France.
8 June 2020

Premiership Rugby not to use World Rugby trials

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that it will not be following the law trials introduced by World Rugby to reduce coronavirus transmission.
30 May 2020

World Rugby rejects global tournament concept in UK

World Rugby has rejected the idea proposed by former Rugby Football Union chief executive Francis Baron to play a global tournament in England next year following the financial crisis created by the pandemic coronavirus.
29 May 2020

July internationals postponed following coronavirus crisis

World Rugby has announced that the July internationals has now been postponed following the pandemic coronavirus.
15 May 2020

Agustin Pichot steps down from World Rugby Council

Former Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot has confirmed his decision to quit from the World Rugby Council following his defeat in the recent chairman election.
14 May 2020

World Rugby amends law related to tries scored against posts

World Rugby has abolished scoring a try by grounding the ball against the posts with immediate effect.
13 May 2020

Josh Beaumont column: Dad is definitely the right man to steer World Rugby through this tricky period

In his latest column for TRU, Josh Beaumont discusses his father’s re-election as World Rugby’s chairman + he provides us with an update on his recovery from injury and his hopes regarding the resumption of the season.
7 May 2020

TRU Sources: Rugby could restart in November

TRU has been told that rugby, at all levels, could be set for a return in November.
7 May 2020

Sir Bill Beaumont gets re-elected as World Rugby chairman

Sir Bill Beaumont will continue to remain as World Rugby chairman for a second successive term after after beating Agustin Pichot in a closely fought election.
2 May 2020

World Rugby chairman election result to be announced on Saturday

The result of the World Rugby chairmanship election between Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot is expected to be announced as early as Saturday after a majority was reached.
2 May 2020

New Zealand Rugby back Agustin Pichot in World Rugby election

New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey said the board is backing former Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot in World Rugby's chairmanship election.
1 May 2020

WRU backs Sir Bill Beaumont in World Rugby election

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed its support for Sir Bill Beaumont in the World Rugby election for the chairman role.
29 April 2020