Rugby

IRB chief confident Rugby World Cup 2015 will be a "record-breaker"

By Paul Osborne

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a record-breaker ©Getty ImagesInternational Rugby Board (IRB) chief executive Brett Gosper believes the Rugby World Cup 2015 is on course to be a "record-breaker".

Pools drawn for opening round of HSBC Sevens World Series season

By Zjan Shirinian

New Zealand will play Samoa, France and Japan as they begin the defence of their HSBC Sevens World Series title ©Getty ImagesDefending champions New Zealand will play Samoa, France and Japan on the first day of the new HSBC Sevens World Series season, after the draw was held.

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.
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