A joint commitment to developing a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between World Rugby and the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) has been agreed at the second annual Rugby Athletes' Commission (RAC) in a bid to ensure the sport’s continual growth.
New Zealand rugby union legend Jonah Lomu, considered one of the greatest of all time, has died suddenly at the age of 40.
Australia cruised to victory over Tonga in the final of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship in Auckland to book their place at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Australia and Samoa went through day one of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship and Olympic qualifier undefeated today with both countries battling for the sole place on offer at Rio 2016.
World Rugby have confirmed the pools and match schedule for the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for both men and women, with competition set to take place in Dubai.
World Rugby has announced the regional and cross-regional qualification process for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, where a further eight teams will secure their spot at the tournament.
The first-ever North American professional rugby union league will be launched in the United States in April 2016, it has been announced.
Tier two nations will have more influence on the decision-making within World Rugby after the governing body announced an expansion of its ruling Council, which comes into effect next year.
Turkish Airlines has been named as an official partner of the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup at the launch of the new continental season, which is due to begin this week.
Japan come from behind to secure Rio 2016 berth with narrow win over Hong Kong at Asia Rugby sevens qualifier
Japan launched a spirited fightback from 10-0 down at half-time to seal their spot at Rio 2016 with a 24-10 victory over hosts Hong Kong at the Asian rugby sevens regional Olympic qualifying event today.
Japan begin Asia Rugby sevens Rio 2016 qualifier in style as men's and women's teams secure hat-trick of victories
Favourites Japan began the Asian rugby sevens regional Olympic qualifying event in style as both their men’s and women’s teams secured a hat-trick of victories on the opening day in Hong Kong.
Japan will be among the favourites in both men’s and women’s competitions when the latest regional rugby sevens qualifier for Rio 2016 takes place in Hong Kong this weekend.
Japan and Argentina are the biggest climbers in the World Rugby rankings after grabbing the headlines at the World Cup in England.
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been named as World Rugby Player of the Year after helping to guide his side to a record third Rugby World Cup crown with a superb haul of 19 points in the All Blacks’ 34-17 victory over Australia in the final.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup in England has been declared as the biggest and best ever by tournament owners and organisers.