Rugby

Rugby World Cup organisers prepared to deal with "inevitable" black market ticket sales

By Paul Osborne at The Lensbury in Teddington 

Organisers are ready to tackle illegla ticket selling ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RugbyWorldCupBlack market ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 are "inevitable" claims the tournament's head Alan Gilpin, however, organisers say they are well prepared to deal with the issue.

Fiji, South Africa, China and France become core sides for Women's Rugby Sevens World Series

By Paul Osborne

Fiji secured top honours at the Hong Kong qualifier to become one of four new core sides at the IRB Womens Sevens World Series ©Power Sport Images for HKRFFiji, South Africa, China and France will be core sides in the 2014-2015 International Rugby Board Women's Sevens World Series after finishing as the top four teams in the Hong Kong qualifier.

Largest-ever scrum marks start of ticket sales for Rugby World Cup

By Paul Osborne

The world's largest scrum was created to mark the day tickets go on general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©England 2015A record scrum was created at Twickenham Stadium today to mark tickets going on public sale for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Almost one million 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets on sale tomorrow

By Emily Goddard

England 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets will go on sale tomorrow ©England 2015Almost one million tickets for next year's Rugby World Cup in England will go on sale to the general public in the United Kingdom and across the globe tomorrow.

Prozone announced as official partner of IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Prozone will act as the official performance analysis partner of the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition ©ProzoneThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced Prozone as the official performance analysis partner of the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (ConfEx) taking place in London later this year.

England Rugby 2015 launch publicity drive ahead of World Cup tickets release

By Spencer Brown 

Brett Gosper IRB Chief Executive Bill Beaumont RFU Chairman and Debbie Jevans England Rugby 2015 chief executive with the Webb Ellis Cup ©Getty ImagesEngland Rugby 2015 has launched an international marketing campaign ahead of next week's highly-anticipated tickets release for the Rugby World Cup.  

Rio 2016 opens new markets but not sole reason for name change says IRB chief

By Gary Anderson

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper has said Olympic inclusion was not the sole factor behind name change ©Getty ImagesThe global exposure afforded by the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was not the sole factor behind the International Rugby Board's (IRB) decision to rebrand itself as World Rugby, according to chief executive Brett Gosper.

International Rugby Board to rebrand as World Rugby in time for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

The International Rugby Board will change its name to World Rugby from November 19 ©IRBRugby is set for a major overhaul of its brand when the International Rugby Board (IRB) becomes World Rugby, it has been announced today. 

England 2015 announces 41 team bases for Rugby World Cup

By Emily Goddard

St George's Park is among the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the nations competing at next year’s Rugby World Cup ©WikipediaEngland 2015 has named the 41 facilities across England and Wales that will act as team bases for the 20 nations competing at next year's Rugby World Cup.
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