Rugby's debut at the Olympic Stadium on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London was disrupted today when water sprinklers spontaneously turned on during the match between the Barbarians and Samoa, giving the players a soaking midway through the first-half.
World Rugby claim there are “several misperceptions” about the risks of playing the sport after a survey found that 59 per cent of parents believe it causes the most injuries.
September deadline for Japan 2019 to find replacement Rugby World Cup Stadium after Zaha Hadid design scrapped
A deadline of the end of next month has been imposed on organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to find a replacement venue following the "disappointing decision" of the Government to remove the new National Stadium from the list of venues.
The man responsible for officiating the 2011 Rugby World Cup final has been named among the team of 12 match referees selected for the 2015-2016 World Rugby Sevens Series.
Japan and Ireland have booked their place at next season's HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series after coming through qualification in Dublin this weekend.
World Rugby have announced Heathrow Airport as an official tournament provider to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, due to take place in England from September 18 to October 31.
England legend helps launch tournament ball into space as countdown to 2015 Rugby World Cup continues
A 2015 Rugby World Cup ball has been launched into space as part of the countdown to the tournament due to start at Twickenham Stadium in England on September 18.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has been appointed to deliver the 2015 Rugby World Cup anti-doping testing programme, it has been announced.
England 2015 have begun conducting tests in transport, accreditation and spectator experience during eight matches ahead of the Rugby World Cup, due to open on September 18, as preparations for the tournament enter their final stages.
Venues across England and Wales will host welcome ceremonies for teams competing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup ahead of the tournament, due to begin on September 18, it has been announced.
Fiji claim second Pacific Nations Cup title with thrilling win over Samoa as Rugby World Cup draws closer
Fiji secured their second Pacific Nations Cup crown with a hard-fought 39-29 victory over Samoa in a pulsating final at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, Canada, to bring the event to a dramatic close.
England Rugby 2015 has today launched its multimedia travel demand campaign to help fans, residents and local businesses beat the crowds during this year’s Rugby World Cup.
A further 55,000 tickets have been made available for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England with less than 50 days until the tournament is due to get underway on September 18.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is set to be the biggest of its kind to date following an increase in ticket capacity to 2.45 million on the back of final configuration across the 13 match venues.
World Rugby is set to invest a record £53 million ($83 million/€76 million) in the game this year, excluding World Cup-related spending, following a better-than-expected 2014 financial performance.