Rugby

Namibia defy the odds to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2015

By Zjan Shirinian

Namibia's team celebrate becoming the 19th nation to qualify for the Rugby World Cup 2015 ©RWC 2015Namibia have defied the odds to qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

England 2015 to roll out testing programme as build-up to Rugby World Cup continues

By Gary Anderson

A year-long testing programme is set to be rolled out by Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers starting in the autumn ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of Rugby World Cup 2015 have announced plans to roll out a test programme in the 12 months leading up to the start of rugby's showpiece event in September next year.

Kenya on verge of 2015 Rugby World Cup qualification

By Paul Osborne

Kenya is on the verge of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the first time ©Getty ImagesKenya is on the verge of qualifying for its first ever Rugby World Cup after maintaining its winning run in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Africa Cup Division 1A qualifying tournament in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Fiji book place at 2015 Rugby World Cup after hitting century of points against Cook Islands

By Duncan Mackay

Fiji qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup after crushing Cook Islands in the final Oceania qualifier ©Getty ImagesFiji will play in the opening match of next year's Rugby World Cup against hosts England after qualifying for the tournament by crushing Cook Islands 108-6 in the decisive Oceania qualifier in Lautoka today.

Canada names women's rugby sevens team for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Rugby Canada has announced a 12-strong women's Rugby Sevens team for the Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesRugby Canada has today named a 12-strong women's rugby sevens team for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

World Cup winner Greenwood helps launch schools website for England 2015

By Gary Anderson

Will Greenwood has helped launch a new schools website dedicated to the Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Getty Images Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood was joined by England women's star Fran Matthews today to launch a new interactive website for secondary schools as part of the build-up to next year's event in England and Wales.

Match referees revealed for Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup qualifiers

By Gary Anderson

South African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the opening match of the 2014 Rugby Championship ©Getty Images South African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the opening match of this year's Rugby Championship after the International Rugby Board (IRB) announced match official appointments for the tournament along with a number of upcoming qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

England retain IRB Junior World Championship after thrilling victory over South Africa

By Gary Anderson

England have retained their IRB Junior World Championship title after defeating South Africa ©AFP/Getty ImagesEngland held onto the International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World Championship crown after a superb defensive display in the final few minutes saw them overcome South Africa 21-20 in a pulsating affair at Eden Park in Auckland.

"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.
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