Rugby

Irish Rugby Football Union elects Magee as President

By Duncan Mackay

Louis Magee has been elected as the 127th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union ©IRFUThe Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have elected Louis Magee as its new President to replace Pat Fitzgerald, who has completed his year's term.

IRB creates rugby services manager role to grow sport in Asia

By Zjan Shirinian

It is hoped the appointment of Ridzal Saat will help develop rugby in a part of the world singled out for growth ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has set its sights on growing the sport across Asia by appointing a rugby services manager for the continent.

England to bid for qualification on behalf of Britain for Rio 2016 rugby sevens tournament

By Zjan Shirinian

England's men and women will lead Great Britain's efforts to qualify for the Rio 2016 rugby sevens competitions ©Getty Images England has been nominated as the lead nation to qualify on behalf of Great Britain for the inaugural men's and women's rugby sevens competition at Rio 2016.

England name rugby sevens squad for Glasgow 2014 as they chase first Commonwealth Games gold

By Gary Anderson

England has announced its rugby sevens squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images England has named the 12 players that will head to Glasgow later this month in search of a first Commonwealth Games gold medal, with the squad being led by International Rugby Board Sevens Player of the Year nominee Tom Mitchell.

All Blacks name rugby sevens squad for Glasgow 2014 as they chase fifth gold medal

By Gary Anderson

The All Blacks have named their squad for Glasgow 2014 as they look for a fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named the 12 players that will head to Glasgow later this month in search of a fifth consecutive rugby sevens Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Namibia defy the odds to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Zjan Shirinian

Namibia's team celebrate becoming the 19th nation to qualify for the Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RWC 2015Namibia have defied the odds to qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

England 2015 to roll out testing programme as build-up to Rugby World Cup continues

By Gary Anderson

A year-long testing programme is set to be rolled out by Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers starting in the autumn ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of Rugby World Cup 2015 have announced plans to roll out a test programme in the 12 months leading up to the start of rugby's showpiece event in September next year.

Kenya on verge of 2015 Rugby World Cup qualification

By Paul Osborne

Kenya is on the verge of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the first time ©Getty ImagesKenya is on the verge of qualifying for its first ever Rugby World Cup after maintaining its winning run in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Africa Cup Division 1A qualifying tournament in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Fiji book place at 2015 Rugby World Cup after hitting century of points against Cook Islands

By Duncan Mackay

Fiji qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup after crushing Cook Islands in the final Oceania qualifier ©Getty ImagesFiji will play in the opening match of next year's Rugby World Cup against hosts England after qualifying for the tournament by crushing Cook Islands 108-6 in the decisive Oceania qualifier in Lautoka today.
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