Rugby

Ireland produce shock win over New Zealand at Women's Rugby World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Ireland pulled off a historic win over New Zealand in the Women's Rugby World Cup ©Isabelle PicarelThe world of women's rugby was left stunned today after Ireland produced one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history with a 17-14 victory over New Zealand.

Russia and Uruguay to fight for final spot at 2015 Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Russia remain in with a chance for a place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup after beating Zimbabwe 23-15 in their Repechage semi-final in Krasnoyarsk ©International Rugby BoardRussia and Uruguay will fight for the last remaining place at next year's Rugby World Cup in England after both nations booked a spot in the repechage final.

Defending champions New Zealand off to winning start at Women’s Rugby World Cup

By Gary Anderson

Defending champions New Zealand are all smiles after running in 13 tries in their opening match in France ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand got the defence of their Women's Rugby World Cup off to an impressive start as they ran in 13 tries in a comprehensive 79-5 win over Kazakhstan, while hosts France also got off the mark with a win over Wales.

Canada and England added to calendar for 2014-15 IRB Women's Sevens World Series

By Zjan Shirinian

Canada and England have been named as two of six hosts of the 2014-15 IRB Women's Sevens World Series ©Getty ImagesCanada and England have been added to the list of stops on the International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series tour.

Final line-up for Rugby World Cup 2015 nears completion as four teams prepare for battle

By Gary Anderson

Russia will host Zimbabwe in the semi-final repechage match on Saturday for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe penultimate stage of qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2015 is due to take place on Saturday (August 2) as four teams battle it out for a place in the repechage final to determine who will fill the remaining spot in Pool A for next year's tournament.

World record crowd see New Zealand stunned by South Africa at Glasgow 2014 rugby sevens

By Nick Butler at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

South African players celebrate their historic win over New Zealand ©Getty ImagesAnother major boost was provided for rugby sevens here today as South Africa shocked New Zealand in a pulsating Commonwealth Games final in front of a world record audience.

Scotland scare All Blacks as Ibrox rocks to rugby sevens

By Gary Anderson at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Scotland and New Zealand played out a thriller at Ibrox Stadium today in the Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images A packed house over two sessions today witnessed the thrills and spills of Commonwealth Games rugby sevens as the quarter-finalists were decided following the completion of the group stages here that almost included an historic win for hosts Scotland over New Zealand.

Italy to host IRB Junior World Championship in 2015

By Gary Anderson

The IRB Junior World Championship will take place in Italy in 2015 ©IRBThe regions of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna will provide the setting for next year's International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World Championship it has been announced, representing the second time Italy has staged the tournament following on from 2011.

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.
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