World Rugby

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

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

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