Rugby

Beach rugby competition to celebrate sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil's men's and women's sevens teams will compete against those of Argentina and Italy on the Ipanema beach in Rio ©World RugbyRugby sevens' Olympic debut at Rio 2016 will be celebrated today as international stars compete in a special invitational beach rugby competition on the Brazilian capital's Ipanema coastline. 

Coca-Cola named official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015

By Emily Goddard

Coca-Cola has renewed its long term sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup ©World RugbyCoca-Cola has extended its long-standing sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup and will act as the tournament's official soft drink in England and Wales next year, it has been announced. 

Japan 2019 adds Yokohama to bidding list for Rugby World Cup matches

By Daniel Etchells

The Nissan Stadium hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup final ©Getty ImagesJapanese organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup have added Yokohama's iconic 72,000-seater Nissan Stadium to the list of bidders seeking to become a venue for the tournament.

South Africa retain home Sevens World Series title

By Emily Goddard

South Africa have defeated New Zealand to retain their home Sevens World Series title ©World Rugby Sevens SeriesSouth Africa today defeated New Zealand 26-17 in their home Sevens World Series final to retain their title in front of some 36,425 fans.

South Africa power to victory at Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens

By Paul Osborne

South Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens ©WorldRugbySouth Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after a superb 33-7 victory over Australia in the final.

Italy planning 2023 Rugby World Cup bid as part of major event triple header

By Nick Butler

A strong indication that Italy intends to bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given ©AFP/Getty ImagesA bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup could form part of a three-pronged Italian effort to host major sporting events, with plans to stage the 2022 Ryder Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics also in place.

Remarkable New Zealand comeback stuns Australia at World Rugby Women's Sevens in Dubai

By Nick Butler

New Zealand celebrate their narrow victory over Australia in the World Rugby Sevens final ©World RugbyNew Zealand gained perfect revenge for last year's defeat by edging Australia to win the World Rugby Women's Sevens in Dubai today following a remarkable comeback after they appeared dead and buried at half-time.

All-Ireland bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup officially launched

By Nick Butler

Leading Irish rugby players and officials gather at the Royal School Armagh for the announcement of the bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ©www.Inpho.ieAn All-Ireland bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given the green light this morning by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

Australia lead after opening day at Women's Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai

By Emily Goddard

Australia are leading after one day at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesAustralia are leading the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series seedings after three wins on the opening day of the first round in Dubai.
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