Ticket sales for 2015 Rugby World Cup hit record level of 950,000

By Daniel Etchells

Tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England are in high demand ©Getty ImagesA total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as demand reached record levels in last month's general sale it was announced today.  

IOC members Morariu and Baumann on Olympic sevens panel for IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Romanian IOC member Octavian Morariu will speak on rugby sevens Olympic Games debut at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee members Octavian Morariu and Patrick Baumann have been confirmed on the Olympic sevens discussion panel which will meet at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Rugby Conference and Exhibition next month.

Rugby World Cup hero Robinson casts eye over volunteers at Try Outs in Leeds

By Gary Anderson

Jason Robinson crossed the line for England in the final of Rugby World Cup 2003 ©AFP/Getty ImagesJason Robinson, scorer of the only try for England on the way to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, was in Leeds today to cast an eye over volunteers taking part in the Try Outs campaign for next year's showpiece event.

Fiji strike first blow in Rio 2016 qualification race with victory at Gold Coast Sevens

By Gary Anderson

Fiji kicked off the Sevens World Series with victory in the Gold Coast ©AFP/Getty ImagesFiji survived a second-half Samoan fight-back to secure victory in round one of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Gold Coast and take the early initiative in the race for Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification.

Pools drawn for second round of Sevens World Series in Dubai

By Gary Anderson

Fiji will be looking to build on a promising Sevens World Series start by defending their Dubai Sevens title ©Getty ImagesAs the dust settles on the first round of the Sevens World Series in Gold Coast, attention will now turn to the second round in Dubai after the Pool line-ups were finalised for the event.

Uruguay claim final spot at Rugby World Cup 2015 with play-off win over Russia

By Gary Anderson

Uruguay celebrate clinching a third appearance at a Rugby World Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesUruguay will make their third appearance at the Rugby World Cup after three second-half tries saw them come from behind to beat Russia in Montevideo and claim the last remaining spot for next year's showpiece event in England and Wales.

Road to Rio 2016 begins with four teams unbeaten on opening day of Gold Coast Sevens

By Paul Osborne at the Robina Stadium in Gold Coast

Defending champions New Zealand recorded a 100 per cent win streak to kick off their World Series title defence ©IRB/Martin Seras LimaFiji, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina were in scintillating form here today as all four recorded 100 per cent records on the opening day of the Gold Coast Sevens, round one of the HSBC Sevens World Series and the first qualifying event for Rio 2016. 

International Rugby Board to set up Athletes' Commission

By Gary Anderson

The IRB is to set up a World Rugby Athletes' Commission ©Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that it is to establish a first ever World Rugby Athletes' Commission.

Rugby sevens looks ahead to Rio 2016 debut with opening qualifier in Gold Coast

By Paul Osborne at SkyPoint in Surfers Paradise

Captains line up at Gold Coasts highest residential skyrise, Q1, ahead of the Gold Coast Sevens ©ITGThe rugby sevens road to Rio 2016 gets underway in the Gold Coast this weekend as 16 teams fight for the first set of all-important World Series ranking points and the opportunity to compete in the sport's first appearance at the Olympics for 92 years.
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