Rugby

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.

Ireland reach historic first semi-final as New Zealand crash out of Women's Rugby World Cup

By Gary Anderson

A 40-5 win over Kazakhstan ensured Ireland reached their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final in France ©Getty ImagesIreland has reached its first ever semi-final at the Women's Rugby World Cup after a 40-5 win over Kazakhstan saw reigning champions New Zealand make an early exit while England, Canada and hosts France all secured their places in the last four.

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.
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