Rugby

South Africa power to victory at Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens

By Paul Osborne

South Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens ©WorldRugbySouth Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after a superb 33-7 victory over Australia in the final.

Italy planning 2023 Rugby World Cup bid as part of major event triple header

By Nick Butler

A strong indication that Italy intends to bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given ©AFP/Getty ImagesA bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup could form part of a three-pronged Italian effort to host major sporting events, with plans to stage the 2022 Ryder Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics also in place.

Remarkable New Zealand comeback stuns Australia at World Rugby Women's Sevens in Dubai

By Nick Butler

New Zealand celebrate their narrow victory over Australia in the World Rugby Sevens final ©World RugbyNew Zealand gained perfect revenge for last year's defeat by edging Australia to win the World Rugby Women's Sevens in Dubai today following a remarkable comeback after they appeared dead and buried at half-time.

All-Ireland bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup officially launched

By Nick Butler

Leading Irish rugby players and officials gather at the Royal School Armagh for the announcement of the bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ©www.Inpho.ieAn All-Ireland bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given the green light this morning by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

Australia lead after opening day at Women's Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai

By Emily Goddard

Australia are leading after one day at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Dubai ©Getty ImagesAustralia are leading the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series seedings after three wins on the opening day of the first round in Dubai.

Women's Sevens Series travels to Dubai as Olympic qualification gets underway

By Paul Osborne

The Women's Sevens Series is set to get underway in Dubai tomorrow ©World RugbyThe eyes of the rugby sevens world will be firmly fixed on the United Arab Emirates over the next couple of days as the 2014-2015 Women's Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai.

Canon become Official Sponsor of England 2015 Rugby World Cup

By Nick Butler

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper (left) with Rokus van Iperen, President of Canon Europe, Middle East, Africa ©Eddie Keogh/Canon ExplorerImaging solutions giants Canon have become the latest official sponsor of the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, it has been announced. 

London 2012 team to deliver Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony

By Paul Osborne

Unspun Creative and Kim Gavin have been appointed to deliver the Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe team that played a leading role in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of London 2012 been appointed to deliver the Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony, it was announced today. 

England 2015 Rugby World Cup will inject £1 billion into British economy, study claims

By Daniel Etchells

The redevelopment of Twickenham Stadium accounts for £76 million of the reported £85 million invested in infrastructure ©Getty ImagesThe 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is set to deliver nearly £1 billion ($1.6 billion/€1.3 billion) into the British economy, an economic impact study has revealed. 
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