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Paris all set for kick-off on 1 Aug

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 ...
South Africa's Werner Kok ecstatic in front of the Ibrox Stadium crowd

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 ...
South Africa win Commonwealth Gold

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 ...

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 ...
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