Welcome to the Official IRB Rugby World Cup web site. Here are a few tips to get the best out of our site.

Web Browsers
The site is best viewed with Microsoft's Internet Explorer (Version 8.0 or above) Firefox Mozilla (Version 3.0 or above), or Safari (5.0 and above)

Plug-ins are small pieces of software which work with your browser to give you extra functionality - like live sound, animation and interactive games. You should download the following plug-ins, if you have not got them already. 


The majority of videos on the web site are in Silverlight format. To see if you have Silverlight, go to

PDF stands for Portable Document Format and it is a cross platform document, which can be viewed through your browser or used for printing easily. For this reason, you will find a lot of the Laws and Regulations on the site are in PDF format.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these PDF files which you can get free by using the link below.

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Adobe Flash
View animated graphics and games in small file sizes. 

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Technical Problems
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