New Figures Highlight Record Increase in Rugby Participation

By Dan Palmer | World Rugby has hailed figures which show that a record number of boys and girls were introduced to the sport in...
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Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Sevens Coach Says Fiji Should Split From National Rugby Governing Body

The coach that guided Fiji’s rugby sevens team to Olympic gold at Rio 2016 has said the squad should split from the Fiji Rugby...

USA Wheelchair Rugby Name Squad for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

USA Wheelchair Rugby (USAWR) have announced their 12-member team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with four members of the London 2012 squad returning. Chuck...

Italy Withdraws Bid to Host Rugby World Cup After Rome Mayor Refuses to Back...

Italy has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup following the decision by the Mayor of Rome not to support the...

Defending Champions Australia to Clash with Britain in Wheelchair Rugby Opener at Rio 2016

Defending Paralympic gold medalists Australia will play European champions Great Britain in the first match of the Rio 2016 wheelchair rugby tournament, it has...

Rowbottom: World Rugby in Sevens Heaven After Success of Rio Olympic Conversion Attempt

Rugby’s return to the Olympics this summer - after a 92-year absence - ended, figuratively speaking, in an exhilarating run to the try line...

NCAA Releases Guidelines for Women’s Athletic Opportunities in Emerging Sports

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics this month released new guidelines for a program designed to increase athletics opportunities for women through NCAA-recognized emerging...

NBC Sports Acquires US Media Rights for Rugby World Cup

NBC Sports has acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Rugby World Cup through a seven-year partnership with World Rugby. The agreement includes...

Leadership Skills Urged for English Rugby Players

England’s Football Association should follow the lead of their country's rugby counterparts by equipping young players with leadership skills, according to former England rugby coach Stuart...

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