World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union, has unveiled pre-tax profits of an impressive £189.7 million ($241.4 million/€226.4 million) for the World Cup year of 2015.
South Africa produced a fine display to claim the season’s first men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title as they beat Olympic champions Fiji 26-14 in the final in Dubai.
New Zealand got revenge for their defeat to Australia in the final of the OIympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as they beat their arch-rivals 17-5 to clinch victory at the opening World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series event of the season in Dubai.
Olympic medallists Australia, New Zealand and Canada all progressed to the quarter-finals of the first event of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series by securing three victories on the opening day in Dubai.
Las Vegas has been confirmed as the host of the third round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
The draw for the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place in Kyoto on May 10 next year, it has been announced.
World Rugby will reinvest around £245 million ($306 million/€289 million) into the sport before Tokyo 2020, where rugby sevens is expected to consolidate the positive impact it had on its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
Representatives from Georgia, Romania and the United States have been officially added onto an expanded World Rugby Council during an interim meeting in London.
World Rugby has announced that five changes to the sport's laws will be trialled around the world next year after they were approved by the governing body's Council in London.
The World Rugby Awards will be hosted in Monaco for a minimum of two years from 2017, the governing body has revealed.
World Rugby hopes that future Olympic sevens tournaments will be considered as one of the "best team events" in a new document which outlines its vision for the future.
New Zealand's Beauden Barrett has been crowned as World Rugby's men's player of the year at a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole.
English trio Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje are among a six-strong list for World Rugby's men's player of the year ahead of an awards ceremony in London tomorrow.
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Fiji and Australia both secured overall victories on their respective returns to competitive action at the Oceania Sevens Championships at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.
Olympic gold medallists Fiji made an impressive return to competitive action today following their Rio 2016 success at the Oceania Sevens Championships at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.