Rugby

Tour and hospitality package sales up more than 80 per cent say Rugby World Cup 2015

By Gary Anderson

March 5 - Rugby fans from around the world have been snapping up supporter tour and hospitality packages for Rugby World Cup 2015 ©Getty Images Sales of official supporter tour and hospitality packages for Rugby World Cup 2015 have reached record levels, with organisers claiming interest compared to previous tournaments has risen by more than 80 per cent.

IRB reveals schedule for 2014-2015 Sevens World Series with Olympic qualification up for grabs

By Gary Anderson

March 4 - The schedule for next season's IRB Sevens World Series has been announced ©AFP/Getty ImagesDates for the 2014-2015 HSBC Sevens World Series, which will have added significance as the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, were announced today. 

Twelve countries express interest in staging Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

Nations from around the world have thrown their hat in the ring to host the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 and the Sevens World Series ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 3 - Twelve countries across five continents have expressed an interest in hosting the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.

IRB delegation visits Japan to assess preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019

By Gary Anderson

February 26 - The Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo could be a potential venue for the Rugby World Cup 2019 ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn International Rugby Board (IRB) delegation, led by chairman Bernard Lapasset, is visiting Japan this week to assess preparations ahead of the country's hosting of the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Head coach O'Connor quits Australian rugby sevens citing family reasons

By Gary Anderson

February 25 - Michael O'Connor has resigned as head coach of the Australian rugby sevens squad after nearly six years in the job ©Getty Images Michael O'Connor has cited "family considerations" as the main reason behind his decision to resign as head coach of the Australian rugby sevens after his departure was announced today. 

Hong Kong Sevens director Rod Mason appointed to top role at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

February 24 - Hong Kong Sevens tournament operations director Rod Mason will act as rugby sevens technical operations manager at Glasgow 2014 ©HKRFUHong Kong Sevens tournament operations director Rod Mason has been appointed rugby sevens technical operations manager for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

John O'Neill steps down as director of Rugby World Cup Limited

By Gary Anderson

February 24 - Former ARU chief executive John O'Neill has left his role as director of Rugby World Cup Limited ©Getty Images The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced that John O'Neill has stepped down as director of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) with immediate effect.

Australian women beat New Zealand to seal Brazil Rugby Sevens title in São Paulo

By Paul Osborne

Australia have won the third round of the IRB Women's Rugby Sevens World Series in São Paulo ©Joao Neto/IRBFebruary 22 - Australia have moved back to the top of the International Rugby Board's (IRB) Women's Sevens World Series standings after victory over New Zealand in the Brazil Rugby Sevens in São Paulo.

Alan Gilpin appointed head of Rugby World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Alan Gilpin has been appointed Head of Rugby World Cup by the IRB ©IRBFebruary 21 - The International Rugby Board (IRB) has appointed Alan Gilpin as head of Rugby World Cup, it was announced today. 
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