"Try Outs" underway for 2015 Rugby World Cup volunteers

By Paul Osborne 

Try Outs are underway to determine the 6,000 volunteers for the 2015 Rugby World in England ©England 2015England Rugby 2015 today announced that the next phase of its volunteer selection process is underway to determine the final 6,000 members of "The Pack" ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup in England.

American firm to light up home of English rugby with innovative LED system

By Gary Anderson

Twickenham Stadium is set to get a new LED lighting system in time for next year's Rugby World Cup ©Getty Images American firm Musco Lighting is set to install a specialist LED lighting system at Twickenham Stadium in London, home to English rugby and the venue for next year's Rugby World Cup final.

Englishman Gollings to coach United States rugby sevens side at Nanjing 2014

By Gary Anderson

Ben Gollings will coach the US rugby sevens boys team at this year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing ©Getty Images USA Rugby has announced that Englishman Ben Gollings and American Richie Walker will coach the United States rugby sevens boys and girls teams at this year's Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Rugby signs up to IOC fight against illegal betting and match-fixing

By Gary Anderson

The IRB has partnered with the IOC to help fight corruption as rugby sevens gets set for debut at Rio 2016 Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has become the first summer international federation to sign up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS), which aims to tackle illegal betting and match-fixing in sport.

Welshman appointed head coach of Australian rugby sevens team

By Paul Osborne

Geraint John has been appointed head coach of the Australian men's rugby sevens team ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today announced the appointment of Geraint John as head coach of the men's national rugby sevens team.

Russia get better of Ukraine in rugby league clash

By David Owen

Russia won the fixture amid rising tension in the east of Ukraine ©Getty ImagesA rare sporting fixture between Ukraine and Russia took place as Ukrainians prepared to go to the polls amid rising tension in the east of the country.

Webb Ellis Cup set for Japan as 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour begins

By Paul Osborne

The Webb Ellis Cup has departed for its 12 month Trophy Tour across the globe ©RWC2015The Webb Ellis Cup is set to visit some of the most remote places in the world as the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour begins its year-long journey across 15 nations with a trip to Japan.

All Blacks retain Women's Sevens Series crown with win in Amsterdam

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's women retained their Sevens World Series crown with victory in Amsterdam ©IRB/ Sarah Jane MuirheadNew Zealand retained their International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series title with a thrilling win over Australia in the final of the Amsterdam Sevens to finish the season just four points clear of their big rivals.

Uzbekistan become full member of International Rugby Board

By Gary Anderson

The Uzbekistan Rugby Federation has been accepted as a full member union of the International Rugby Board ©URFUzbekistan have been announced as the 102nd full member union of the International Rugby Board (IRB).
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