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Nigel Walker

Commonwealth Games: Rugby's all-rounders

July 24, 2014 - 7:37am
With its speed, strength and agility, Rugby Sevens is a natural bedfellow with other multi-disciplined Commonwealth Games sports. Who's to say South Africa Sevens standby player and Springbok speedster, Bryan Habana would not look out of place in the sprint events? He did once race a cheetah after all!  more ...
Positive findings

IRB welcomes independent concussion study

July 24, 2014 - 7:01am
The International Rugby Board has welcomed the positive findings from an independent study evaluating the accuracy of the pitch-side assessment tool and process that has operated as a trial in elite Rugby.   more ...
England fans

Free travel to pool games for fans at WRWC

July 21, 2014 - 11:49am
Fans travelling to the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool stages in Paris will be able to avail of free shuttle buses to the matches in Marcoussis.  more ...

Food-for-tickets swap promotes Rugby's values

July 21, 2014 - 7:53am
In what is being seen as the practical application of rugby’s values, the Confederação Brasileira de Rugby (CBRu) recently introduced a way of giving something back to the local community in an innovative food-for-tickets scheme.   more ...

Tuoro realistic about Cook Islands chances

July 16, 2014 - 8:14pm
With the opening match in the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens tournament just over a week away, the Cook Islands have named a squad of 12 players to represent the country in Glasgow. The Cook Islands have a hard task ahead of them, having been drawn in pool B, alongside Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa.  more ...

Pacific in Union helps kick-off primary schools rugby in Savaii

July 16, 2014 - 12:32pm
Samoa’s big island, Savaii, will this weekend see 21 primary schools participate in the Savaii Prime Minister’s Cup. The Prime Minister’s Cup is the Samoa Rugby Union’s inter-primary rugby competition and is supported and funded in part by the Pacific in Union (PiU) programme – a programme delivered by the Australian Rugby Union in partnership with the International Rugby Board .  more ...

Primary schools and match officials the focus in Vanuatu

July 11, 2014 - 10:32am
The Vanuatu Rugby Football Union (VRFU) through the initiative of the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) ‘Getting into Rugby’ (GiR) programme continues to grow the game among school children with the implementation of GIR activities within four more primary schools in Port Vila this week.   more ...

Women's Sevens Series places up for grabs

July 09, 2014 - 5:04am
The IRB has announced a qualifying tournament for the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series 2014/15 on 12-13 September at Shek Kip Mei stadium in Hong Kong.  more ...

NZ & Australia name Commonwealth Games squads

July 08, 2014 - 1:47pm
Gold medal winners New Zealand and 2010 runners-up Australia are the latest nations to name their Commonwealth Games squads  more ...

Get into Rugby motivates girls to play rugby

July 08, 2014 - 11:10am
THE International Rugby Board (IRB) Get Into Rugby Programme has been a hit with schools around the country.  more ...

Pacific in Union rugby programme thrives in Samoa

July 07, 2014 - 4:08pm
The Pacific in Union (PiU) programme, an initiative of the Australian Government which uses sport, in particular rugby, as a vehicle to achieve social development outcomes is currently thriving in Samoa – one of three Pacific Island countries in which the programme has been launched. The PiU programme is delivered by the Australian Rugby Union in partnership with the International Rugby Board (iRB).  more ...

GiR grows rugby in Vanuatu

July 03, 2014 - 10:06am
Rugby in Vanuatu continues to grow and has just received a timely boost with the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) Get into Rugby (GiR) programme now activated in a number of clubs and primary schools within Port Vila, the nation’s capital.  more ...

Decision making key at JWC2014

July 03, 2014 - 3:22am
The IRB Junior World Championship is a perfect pathway for young players to develop and learn as they enter their professional career. It gives them the platform to perform on the World stage, against the best from around the globe, to hone their skills and to become better players.  more ...

Flying Fijians ready for take-off

July 02, 2014 - 6:49am
On June 28, Fiji booked their place at Rugby World Cup 2015 with an emphatic 108-6 victory over the Cook Islands in Lautoka.   more ...

Fiji gives Webb Ellis Cup fitting send-off

July 01, 2014 - 7:55am
The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the third leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Fiji, delivered in partnership with Land Rover and DHL.   more ...

Bringing rugby to Popondetta

June 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Situated near the Northern Papua coast in full view of the south-western Pacific Ocean is the Papua New Guinean town of Popondetta, the capital of the province of Oro and also famous for the nearby Kokoda tracks.  more ...

RWC 2015 Draw Spotlight - Fiji

June 30, 2014 - 5:56am
Fiji’s finest hour at the Rugby World Cup unquestionably came on 29 September, 2007 in Nantes when, in a ‘winner-takes-all’ clash to decide who would join Pool B rivals Australia in the quarter-finals, they upset all the odds to defeat Wales 38-34.  more ...

Fiji qualifies in emphatic fashion

June 28, 2014 - 5:55pm
Fiji has qualified as Oceania 1 for Rugby World Cup 2015 in England by beating the Cook Islands 108-6 in Lautoka. The Flying Fijians scored 17 unanswered tries in a runaway victory in front of their adoring home fans at Churchill Park.  more ...

Little gives 'all Dewes respect'

June 27, 2014 - 9:26pm
As a 71-cap Fiji international, New Zealand-born Nicky Little appeared in four Rugby World Cups and his tally of 125 points puts him eighth on the competition’s all-time list. Eighteen of those points came in Fiji’s famous 38-34 win over Wales at RWC 2007, when prop Graham Dewes crashed over late on to put the Islanders through to their first quarter-final for 20 years.  more ...

Trophy Tour arrives in Fiji

June 27, 2014 - 6:54pm
The Webb Ellis Cup started its visit to Fiji on June 26 for the third leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.  more ...
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