Rugby

Hong Kong men and Chinese women win opening leg of Asian Rugby Sevens Series

By Emily Goddard

Hong Kong's men won the opening leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series ©HSBC Asian Rugby Sevens Series/FacebookHong Kong's men have won the opening leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series on home soil, while China's women secured victory in their final against the hosts.

IRB chairman hails "special, emotional and historic" Youth Olympic rugby sevens tournament

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

France, Bernard Lapasset's own country, triumphed in the boy's rugby sevens competition ©Getty ImagesInternational Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed a "special, emotional and historic" moment for the sport as the dust settles here two days after the conclusion of the first Olympic rugby sevens tournament.

Prince Harry gives royal seal of approval to rugby programme in Brazil

By Gary Anderson

Prince Harry has visited a special Premiership Rugby campaign being run in Brazil ©Premiership RugbyA special programme being run in Brazil by Premiership Rugby has been given a royal seal of approval by Prince Harry during a visit to the country.

Canadian Harvey named IRB Women’s Player of the Year

By Gary Anderson

Canadian Magali Harvey has been named as the IRB Women's Player of the Year ©Getty ImagesCanadian wing Magali Harvey has been named the International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Player of the Year after helping her side reach its first ever Women's Rugby World Cup final in France, where they were beaten tonight by England. 

England win Women's Rugby World Cup for first time in 20 years

By Zjan Shirinian

England have banished the memory of three successive World Cup final losses with victory over Canada in Paris ©AFP/Getty ImagesEngland have banished the heartache of three successive Women's Rugby World Cup final losses with a hard-fought triumph in tonight's final over a battling Canadian side.

Official match ball for Rugby World Cup 2015 set for competitive debut

By Gary Anderson

The MATCH XV ball to be used at the Rugby World Cup 2015 is set for its competitive debut later this month ©Rugby World Cup LimitedThe official match ball for next year's Rugby World Cup is set to make its competitive debut later this month.

England and Canada to meet in Women's Rugby World Cup final

By Gary Anderson

Canada reached their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup final with victory over France ©Getty ImagesEngland thrashed Ireland to reach their fourth consecutive Women's Rugby World Cup final where they will meet Canada, who overcame hosts France in a much tighter affair at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. 

Twickenham to host both European club rugby finals in 2015

By Gary Anderson

Twickenham Stadium will host the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup final in 2015 ©Getty ImagesTwickenham Stadium and Twickenham Stoop in London have been announced as the venues for the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup in 2015.

IRB reveals World Cup panellists to mark 100 days until second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Rugby World 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans will address deleagates at the second IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London ©Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced some of the names appearing on the Rugby World Cup - Past and Future panel that will speak at the second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, which is due to get underway in 100 days in London.
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