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.

New Zealand clinch 12th HSBC World Series title in front of record Twickenham crowd

By Paul Osborne

New Zealand have won the HSBC World Sevens Series title after progressing to the Cup quarter-finals in Twickenham ©Martin Seras Lima/IRBNew Zealand have sealed the HSBC World Sevens Series title after securing progression to the Cup quarter-finals at the Marriott London Sevens in Twickenham.

Sell-out crowd ready to watch final leg of Sevens World Series in Twickenham

By Paul Osborne

More than 75,000 fans have already bought tickets for Saturday's action at the Mariott London Sevens ©IRBA sell-out crowd will welcome teams to the final HSBC Sevens World Series leg of the season as fans make their way to Twickenham for the much anticipated Series climax.

International Rugby Board chief executive admits they are nervous about Rio 2016

By Nick Butler at Twickenham Stadium in London

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper has outlined how old and new Olympic sports are concerned ahead of Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesInternational Rugby Board (IRB) chief executive Brett Gosper has admitted they feel particularly nervous about Rio 2016 because it is their first Olympics and claimed more experienced federations share his concerns. 
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