Rugby

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.

IRB creates rugby services manager role to grow sport in Asia

By Zjan Shirinian

It is hoped the appointment of Ridzal Saat will help develop rugby in a part of the world singled out for growth ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has set its sights on growing the sport across Asia by appointing a rugby services manager for the continent.

England to bid for qualification on behalf of Britain for Rio 2016 rugby sevens tournament

By Zjan Shirinian

England's men and women will lead Great Britain's efforts to qualify for the Rio 2016 rugby sevens competitions ©Getty Images England has been nominated as the lead nation to qualify on behalf of Great Britain for the inaugural men's and women's rugby sevens competition at Rio 2016.

England name rugby sevens squad for Glasgow 2014 as they chase first Commonwealth Games gold

By Gary Anderson

England has announced its rugby sevens squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images England has named the 12 players that will head to Glasgow later this month in search of a first Commonwealth Games gold medal, with the squad being led by International Rugby Board Sevens Player of the Year nominee Tom Mitchell.

All Blacks name rugby sevens squad for Glasgow 2014 as they chase fifth gold medal

By Gary Anderson

The All Blacks have named their squad for Glasgow 2014 as they look for a fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew Zealand has named the 12 players that will head to Glasgow later this month in search of a fifth consecutive rugby sevens Commonwealth Games gold medal.

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.
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