World Rugby's technical review group has completed a "phenomenally powerful programme" during their visit to Ireland's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup according to the chairman of the bid's oversight board Dick Spring.
South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has reportedly given his full support to the country's efforts to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite previously banning rugby, cricket, netball and athletics from bidding for events.
Tier two rugby union nations are set to be given more chances to play against the world's elite following the announcement of the 2020 to 2032 calendar by World Rugby.
World Rugby's technical review group arrived in South Africa to assess the country's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup on the same day that Durban was stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
England claimed their second World Rugby Sevens Series event victory of the season after defeating South Africa 19-7 in the final in Vancouver, bringing the Blitzboks' dominance in recent competitions to an end.
New Zealand and the United States both progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Rugby Sevens Series event with three consecutive victories in Vancouver.
Rugby Europe has voted unanimously to open dialogue with organisers of the Six Nations, to explore the possibility of adding further teams to the tournament.
South Africa will be aiming to win their third consecutive men's World Rugby Sevens Series title this weekend as the competition moves to Vancouver for the sixth stage of the event.
World Rugby has offered a renewed commitment to its #BeBoldForChange initiative, which aims to further the profile, development, sustainability and success of the game for females as part of International Women's Day.
South Africa extended their advantage at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series leaderboard as they won the latest event on the circuit with victory over Olympic champions Fiji in Las Vegas.
New Zealand surged to the summit of the Women's World Rugby Sevens Series standings as the Olympic silver medallists won the latest event by beating arch-rivals Australia in Las Vegas.
Canada and Olympic silver medallists New Zealand booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Rugby Sevens Series with unbeaten records on the opening day of the event in Las Vegas.
Australia and New Zealand will meet for the first time in the pool stage of a Women's World Rugby Sevens Series tournament when they clash on the opening day of the latest event on the calendar in Las Vegas tomorrow.
Former rugby internationals Ali Williams. of New Zealand, and Australia's James O'Connor have been charged with drug offences in Paris.
World Rugby has announced the renewal of its partnership with Irish educational institution Setanta College, which has been providing the governing body with performance science and coaching for the past six years.