Rugby

Welshman appointed head coach of Australian rugby sevens team

By Paul Osborne

Geraint John has been appointed head coach of the Australian men's rugby sevens team ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today announced the appointment of Geraint John as head coach of the men's national rugby sevens team.

Russia get better of Ukraine in rugby league clash

By David Owen

Russia won the fixture amid rising tension in the east of Ukraine ©Getty ImagesA rare sporting fixture between Ukraine and Russia took place as Ukrainians prepared to go to the polls amid rising tension in the east of the country.

Webb Ellis Cup set for Japan as 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour begins

By Paul Osborne

The Webb Ellis Cup has departed for its 12 month Trophy Tour across the globe ©RWC2015The Webb Ellis Cup is set to visit some of the most remote places in the world as the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour begins its year-long journey across 15 nations with a trip to Japan.

All Blacks retain Women's Sevens Series crown with win in Amsterdam

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's women retained their Sevens World Series crown with victory in Amsterdam ©IRB/ Sarah Jane MuirheadNew Zealand retained their International Rugby Board (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series title with a thrilling win over Australia in the final of the Amsterdam Sevens to finish the season just four points clear of their big rivals.

Uzbekistan become full member of International Rugby Board

By Gary Anderson

The Uzbekistan Rugby Federation has been accepted as a full member union of the International Rugby Board ©URFUzbekistan have been announced as the 102nd full member union of the International Rugby Board (IRB).

Ticketmaster to blame again as first Rugby World Cup sales window postponed

By Nick Butler

Ticketmaster have had problems distributing tickets for Glasgow 2014 and England 2015 this week ©TicketmasterA disastrous week for Ticketmaster has hit an embarrassing low after it was announced the first round of ticket sales for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup has been postponed due to problems with the online system.

IEC in Sports signs media rights deals to boost rugby in Asia

By Gary Anderson

IEC in Sports will continue its association with the Asian 5 Nations ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational media rights agency IEC in Sports has signed two separate deals with the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) and the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) which will see it distribute rights for the Asian 5 Nations and for upcoming Japan test matches with Samoa and Italy.

World Series champions New Zealand secure London Sevens title

By Paul Osborne

New Zealand top off a remarkable weekend by clinching the London Sevens title ©Martin Seras Lima/IRBNew Zealand has won the 2014 London Sevens title after coming from behind to beat trans-Tasman neighbours Australia at Twickenham.

Fijian Samisoni Viriviri voted IRB Sevens Player of the Year

By Gary Anderson

Samisoni Virviri is the first Fijian to be awarded the IRB Sevens Player of the Year accolade ©Getty Images Fijian flyer Samisoni Viriviri has been chosen as the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens Player of the Year at a special function following the conclusion of the ninth and final round of this season's Sevens World Series at Twickenham in London.
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