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New Zealand Participate in Strongest Ever Oceania

August 21, 2014 - 12:04pm
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played on October 3 & 4 alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Sevens will provide the perfect launch pad for the 2014/2015 IRB Sevens World Series that kicks off on Australia’s Gold Coast a week later.  more ...
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Fiji Wins First Ever Olympic Medal

August 21, 2014 - 11:14am
The Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens played at Nanjing in August created a number of firsts. In the men’s competition the bronze medal went to Fiji, who turned on the power and pace to defeat Kenya 12-0 and win a first ever Olympic medal. 

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RWC Gold: Caucau braced for greatness

August 10, 2014 - 5:28am
Few players, if any, to have won less than 10 international caps will have been talked about as much as Fijian flyer Rupeni Caucaunibuca.  more ...

Black Ferns eliminated from WRWC

August 10, 2014 - 4:53am
Defending champions New Zealand are out of the Women's Rugby World Cup after England drew with Canada in their final pool game.  more ...

Ireland shock four-time champions New Zealand

August 06, 2014 - 5:06am
Ireland recorded a historic victory over New Zealand in the Women’s Rugby World Cup to end the Black Ferns’ 20-match winning run in the competition.   more ...

Record breaking views of French opener

August 04, 2014 - 6:25am
It has also been confirmed that more than one million people in France tuned in to watch their team defeat Wales in the last match on day one of the tournament.   more ...

Wins for hosts and defending champs at WRWC

August 02, 2014 - 8:17am
Defending champions New Zealand got their World Cup defence off to a strong start on day one of the tournament while wins for hosts France, England and Ireland mean the competition is set for more classic match-ups before August 17.  more ...

Host cities announced for women's series

August 02, 2014 - 5:58am
Canada and England are the latest countries to join the list of IRB Women’s Sevens World Series hosts.  more ...

Women's Rugby World Cup launched in Paris

July 30, 2014 - 4:19am
The 12 teams participating in Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 have arrived in France and are all set for kick-off in Paris this Friday, August 1.   more ...

Lapasset hails record-breaking Glasgow 2014

July 29, 2014 - 5:30am
International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed a record-breaking Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens event as the perfect Olympic Games springboard.  more ...

SA strike gold at Commonwealth Games

July 28, 2014 - 8:49am
South Africa ended New Zealand's dominance at the Commonwealth Games, winning the gold medal match in an enthralling final at a sold-out Ibrox Stadium 17-12.  more ...

Commonwealth Games Sevens: Samoa snatch place in semis as all Oceania teams progress

July 27, 2014 - 11:46pm
With the fourth and final session to come at the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens, the Oceania trio of New Zealand, Australia and Samoa and the Blitzboks of South Africa are the quartet of nations still in medal contention at Ibrox Stadium.  more ...

Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens: Day 1

July 27, 2014 - 12:38am
Over 90,000 fans packed into Ibrox Stadium to witness two thrilling sessions on the first day's play in the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Commonwealth Games.  more ...

Huge broadcast audience set for #WRWC2014

July 26, 2014 - 11:25am
The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Women’s Rugby World Cup will be broadcast to more homes and countries than ever before.  more ...

Commonwealth Games all set for Rugby Sevens

July 26, 2014 - 11:12am
With one day until the stars of Rugby Sevens begin their campaign for medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset is anticipating a spectacular event in the country that invented the game.  more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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