Rugby

Jonny Wilkinson lookalike used to warn fans of fake Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets

By Zjan Shirinian

The real Jonny Wilkinson (pictured) scored the winning drop goal at the 2003 Rugby World Cup final for England, while a lookalike has been used to warn against buying fake tickets for the 2015 tournament ©Getty ImagesRugby World Cup 2015 organisers have used a lookalike of World Cup-winning player Jonny Wilkinson to drive home the message about the risks of buying what could be fake tickets for the tournament.

International Rugby Board clamps down on Olympic qualification loophole

By Paul Osborne

The IRB has tightened up a loophole in its eligibility regulations to prevent players switching allegiances for the sole purpose of Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Getty ImagesPlayers hoping to switch allegiances in the wake of the 2015 Rugby World Cup will have another barrier to hurdle after the International Rugby Board (IRB) plugs a loophole in the Olympic qualification system.

Prince Harry named England Rugby 2015 Honorary President to mark one year to go

By Emily Goddard

Prince Harry (right) and England 2015 Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson mark one year to go to the Rugby World Cup ©David DaviesPA WirePrince Harry has been appointed Honorary President of England 2015 to mark one year to go to the Rugby World Cup.

IRB chief confident Rugby World Cup 2015 will be a "record-breaker"

By Paul Osborne

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a record-breaker ©Getty ImagesInternational Rugby Board (IRB) chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a "record-breaker".

Rugby World Cup organisers prepared to deal with "inevitable" black market ticket sales

By Paul Osborne at The Lensbury in Teddington 

Organisers are ready to tackle illegla ticket selling ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RugbyWorldCupBlack market ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 are "inevitable" claims the tournament's head Alan Gilpin, however, organisers say they are well prepared to deal with the issue.

Fiji, South Africa, China and France become core sides for Women's Rugby Sevens World Series

By Paul Osborne

Fiji secured top honours at the Hong Kong qualifier to become one of four new core sides at the IRB Womens Sevens World Series ©Power Sport Images for HKRFFiji, South Africa, China and France will be core sides in the 2014-2015 International Rugby Board Women's Sevens World Series after finishing as the top four teams in the Hong Kong qualifier.

Largest-ever scrum marks start of ticket sales for Rugby World Cup

By Paul Osborne

The world's largest scrum was created to mark the day tickets go on general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©England 2015A record scrum was created at Twickenham Stadium today to mark tickets going on public sale for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Almost one million 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets on sale tomorrow

By Emily Goddard

England 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets will go on sale tomorrow ©England 2015Almost one million tickets for next year's Rugby World Cup in England will go on sale to the general public in the United Kingdom and across the globe tomorrow.

Prozone announced as official partner of IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Prozone will act as the official performance analysis partner of the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition ©ProzoneThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced Prozone as the official performance analysis partner of the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx) taking place in London later this year.
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