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Rugby Europe Championship 2021 winners
RWC 2023 qualification
Georgia secure fourth consecutive Rugby Europe Championship title
Georgia take another step forward towards qualification for Rugby World Cup 2023 with more silverware. In the weekend's other rankings match, Brazil begin their quest to qualify for the tournament for the first time in history with victory over Paraguay.
Rugby Europe Championship 2021: Netherlands v Belgium
Rugby Europe Championship
Everything you need to know about the Rugby Europe Championship 2021
Rugby Europe Championship 2021 resumes on Saturday 26 June with the newly-promoted Netherlands joining the race to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023. Here's the lowdown on the tournament.
France v Scotland - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Paris win boosts Scotland's World Rugby Men’s Ranking
We run through the winners and losers in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings following the weekend’s Six Nations 2021 and Rugby Europe Championship 2021 fixtures.
Rugby Europe Championship 2019: Romania v Russia
Rugby Europe Championship
Romania’s Florin Vlaicu overcomes nervous 990s to reach 1,000-point milestone
We hear from Romanian legend Florin Vlaicu about his achievement in joining an exclusive points-scoring club.
England v Scotland - Guinness Six Nations
World Rugby Men's Rankings
World Rugby Men's Rankings: Calcutta Cup loss costs England second place
An eventful weekend of rugby in the Guinness Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship led to a couple of positional changes in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.
Rugby Europe Trophy 2018: Portugal
Rugby Europe Championship
Day of destiny for Portugal in Rugby Europe Championship 2020
Two great rivalries resume this weekend, as Spain host Portugal and Georgia take on Russia in the final round of Rugby Europe Championship 2020.
Rugby Europe Championship 2020: Russia v Romania
World Rankings
Russia return to world's top 20
Russia were the only team to move up the World Rugby Men's Rankings following their victory over Romania in the Rugby Europe Championship 2020.
Liam Williams England v Wales
World Rankings
Wales and France seek pool draw boost
This weekend's matches could see changes in the top band of seeds for the Rugby World Cup 2023 pool draw, with Wales and France both able to climb into the top four in the World Rugby Men's Rankings.
Wales v France - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
High five for Les Bleus
Grand Slam-seeking France are up to fifth in the World Rugby Men's Rankings, their highest position for nearly six years, following their 27-23 win over Wales in Cardiff.
Wales v France - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
World Rankings
Top band of seeds for RWC 2023 could be set for shake-up
After a fallow week, the Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship resume with a set of matches that could have a significant impact on the World Rugby Men's Rankings.
Rugby Europe Championship 2020: Spain v Georgia
World Rankings
Georgia overtake Italy in rankings
Ireland, Georgia and Portugal all climb the World Rugby Men's Rankings, while Russia fall to their lowest position in over 14 years.
Wales v Italy - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Northern hemisphere bragging rights on the line in Six Nations
Wales and Ireland could both replace England as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere team when the Six Nations continues this weekend, while significant milestones are within the reach of Spain and Portugal if results go their way in the Rugby Europe Championship.
Guinness Six Nations Launch
World Rankings
First international weekend of 2020 heralds start of new era
The jockeying for position in the World Rugby Men's Rankings ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023 pool draw begins this weekend as the Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship get underway.
Patrice Lagisquet - Portugal men's 15s head coach
Regional focus: Europe
Full steam ahead with Portugal for "Bayonne Express"
Portugal will bring something “fresh” to the Rugby Europe Championship upon their reintroduction to the second tier of European rugby, vows head coach Patrice Lagisquet.
***BESTPIX*** Wales v Ireland - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Triumphant Wales claim second place in rankings
Grand Slam-winning Wales equal their highest-ever position in the World Rugby Rankings following their heroics in Cardiff.
Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations
World Rankings
Wales have grand designs on giving Gatland the perfect send-off
All eyes will be on Cardiff this weekend to see if Wales can complete a Six Nations Grand Slam and topple Ireland from second spot in the World Rugby Rankings, while also providing head coach Warren Gatland with an unprecedented treble.
Rugby Europe Championship 2019: Romania v Russia
World Rankings
Romania and Portugal among the top rankings movers
Romania, Portugal and Bermuda all climb the World Rugby Rankings, while Belgium's heavy defeat to Spain sends Brazil to an all-time high of 24th place.
Wales v England - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Wales hope to get second wind ahead of Grand Slam push
Unbeaten Wales could match their highest ranking of second if they continue their record winning run against Scotland at Murrayfield. We take a look at all of this weekend's matches in the Six Nations, Rugby Europe Championship and Trophy and the Americas Rugby Championship.
Rugby Europe Trophy: Portugal v Poland
World Rankings
Portugal overtake Germany in rankings
Georgia, Romania and Russia all win in the Rugby Europe Championship but Portugal are the only movers in the World Rugby Rankings after opening their Rugby Europe Trophy campaign in style against Poland.
November Internationals 2018: France v Fiji
world rankings
Fiji reach new Pacific heights
Fiji climb to their highest position of eighth in the World Rugby Rankings, while Canada return to the top 20 after securing qualification for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Canada v Germany - Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage
world rankings
World Cup hopefuls Canada eye place in rankings top 20
Canada are on the verge of qualifying for a ninth straight Rugby World Cup as well as reclaiming their position among the world's top 20 ranked nations. We take a look at their repechage meeting with Hong Kong and the rest of the internationals taking place this weekend.
Wales v Argentina - International Match
World Rankings
Wales rise to third in rankings
Wales and South Africa move up a couple of places in the World Rugby Rankings after completing series victories over Argentina and England respectively.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier - Germany v Portugal
RWC 2019 qualifying
Germany set up RWC 2019 play-off with Samoa
Germany edge a tight battle with Portugal 16-13 to set up a home-and-away play-off with Samoa to determine the side that will join Ireland, Scotland, hosts Japan and Russia in Pool A at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Germany v Belgium - Rugby Europe Championship
RWC 2019 qualifying
Experience “will be critical” in RWC 2019 qualiifer
Germany and Portugal come face-to-face in the final round of European qualification for Rugby World Cup 2019 with the winner in Heidelberg to face Samoa for a place in Pool A.
South Africa v Wales - Quarter Final: Rugby World Cup 2015
World Rankings
Century makers and World Cup runs on a 'Beast' of a weekend
With vital RWC 2019 qualifiers, the conclusion of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup and a host of eagerly-awaited tour matches, this weekend should be every bit as enthralling as the last one if not more. For two players it will be especially special, as they are set to make their 100th test appearance.
Rugby Europe Trophy 2018: Portugal
World Rankings
Late comeback sees Portugal retain Trophy
RWC 2019 hopefuls Portugal survive a scare from Poland to retain the Rugby Europe Trophy and set up a play-off with Germany for a place in next year’s Rugby Europe Championship.
Scotland v England - NatWest Six Nations
World Rankings
Murrayfield magic lifts Scots up to fifth
Scotland and Uruguay both climb the World Rugby Rankings after tasting victory on a busy weekend of international rugby.
Rugby Europe Championship 2018: Russia v Spain
World Rankings
Spain profit from rare win in Russia
With the majority of games going according to the formbook, there was little change to the World Rugby Rankings following this weekend’s action with Spain the only side to improve their position in the world’s top 20.
Rugby Europe Championship 2017: Belgium v Russia
World Rankings
Make-or-break time for Russia in race for RWC 2019 qualification
The RWC 2019 qualifier between Russia and Spain tops the bill in mainland Europe this weekend while, in the NatWest 6 Nations, a two-year high in the World Rugby Rankings is within Wales’ grasp if they manage a big win at Twickenham and Italy do them a favour in Dublin.
England v Australia - Old Mutual Wealth Series
World Rankings
RWC 2015 revisited as Australia target second place
Second place in the World Rugby Rankings is on the line as Australia return to the scene of their RWC 2015 victory over England, while resurgent Fiji and Georgia could break new ground this weekend.
Argentina v England
World Rankings
New stars take a bow on the international stage
New stars shine bright on an action-packed opening weekend of June internationals that featured stunning tries, amazing comebacks and rankings gains for a number of nations.
RWC 2019 qualifier - Estonia v Hungary
world rankings
Hungary leave it late to keep World Cup dream alive
Hungary climb five places in the World Rugby Rankings after keeping their dream of appearing at Japan 2019 alive with a 19-17 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ukraine v Portugal
RWC 2019
Clean sweep for Portugal in Rugby Europe Trophy
Portugal remain in the hunt for RWC 2019 qualification after beating Ukraine to complete a grand slam of victories in the Rugby Europe Trophy 2017.
England v Scotland - RBS Six Nations
world rankings
Plenty still to play for despite England triumph
It’s England’s Championship but there is still the Grand Slam, a world record for consecutive wins and vital rating points to play for with one round of the Six Nations to go.
Scotland v England - RBS Six Nations
World Rankings
Scots prepare to leap into the unknown
Scotland eye a rare win at Twickenham and a place among the top four in the World Rugby Rankings as excitement mounts ahead of the penultimate round of the Six Nations.
Rugby Europe Championship 2017: Belgium v Russia
Regional focus: Europe
Russia leave it late to climb rankings
Russia and Romania edge tight encounters to get their RWC 2019 qualification bids up and running, while Georgia have a perfect record after the first two rounds of the Rugby Europe Championship.
Ireland v New Zealand - International Match
World Rankings
Wounded All Blacks on revenge mission
Will an ill wind follow the All Blacks from Chicago to Dublin or can they avenge their shock 40-29 defeat at the hands of the Irish? Another fascinating weekend of international rugby lies ahead.
Germany v Uruguay 2016
World Rankings
Germany reach new high in rankings
Germany move to their highest ever position in the World Rugby Rankings after defeating Uruguay in their first meeting, while Wales and France are the only movers in the top 10 after an action-packed weekend.
Italy v Scotland - RBS Six Nations
World Rankings
Records, ranking points and the road to Japan
Trumping Ireland’s momentous win in Chicago will take some doing but with 19 test matches taking place across four continents and all the world’s top 20 sides in action, a fascinating weekend of rugby lies ahead.
Georgia - ENC Division 1A champions 2016
Regional focus: Europe
Life is just grand for Georgia and England
Grand Slam winners England swap places with Wales in the World Rugby Rankings while Georgia complete a clean sweep of their own in the European Nations Cup to remain in the top 12.
Germany v Georgia - ENC Division1A 2016
Regional focus: Europe
Germany and Portugal in relegation decider
With the title races in both the Six Nations and European Nations Cup Division 1A already decided, the spotlight now falls on the relegation battle between Portugal and Germany.
New Zealand perform the HAKA at the HSBC Canada Sevens - IN PICTURES
HSBC Sevens Series: Canada
All Blacks Sevens win inaugural HSBC Canada Sevens
Sam Dickson, Kurt Baker and Lewis Ormond score tries as New Zealand win a third Cup title of the season in the sixth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at BC Place.
England v Wales - RBS Six Nations
Regional focus: Europe
England rejoice after Scotland victory
England and Georgia are crowned European champions with one round of the RBS Six Nations and European Nations Cup Division 1A remaining.
Faalemiga Selesele
HSBC Sevens Series: Canada
Scotland, Samoa and Wales join top seeds in Cup at inaugural HSBC Canada Sevens
Scotland, Samoa and Wales make the Cup quarter-finals at the sixth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and join the top five seeds, while Canada narrowly miss out on home soil in Vancouver.
Giorgi Nemsadze - Georgia
Regional focus: Europe
Will the cross of St George be flying high this weekend?
We’re getting to the business end of the Six Nations and European Nations Cup Division 1A competitions with titles potentially won and lost on the penultimate weekend.
Fiji win the HSBC Las Vegas Sevens
HSBC Las Vegas Sevens
Fiji strike gold in Las Vegas
Fiji come from 15-0 down at half-time to win the HSBC USA Sevens Cup final 21-15 at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
USA's Zack Test
HSBC USA Sevens
Hosts set for semi-finals at HSBC USA Sevens
Hosts USA, defending champions and series leaders Fiji, Cape Town champions South Africa and Australia will compete for the fifth Cup title of the season in Las Vegas.
Bryan Habana
HSBC USA Sevens
Four qualified for quarters after opening encounters in Las Vegas
New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa and Australia have confirmed their spots in the Cup quarter-finals after the opening two rounds of matches in Las Vegas.
Italy v Scotland - RBS Six Nations
Regional focus: Europe
Scotland and Germany enjoy ground-breaking wins
Scotland, Georgia, Romania and Germany climb the World Rugby Rankings after another round of compelling action in the RBS Six Nations and European Nations Cup.
Maxime Medard of France - 6N 2011
Regional focus: Europe
France can be kings of the north with victory in Cardiff
Following a weekend off, European rugby’s top international competitions resume on Friday night with the Six Nations encounter between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Italy v England - RBS Six Nations
Regional focus: Europe
Rome victory lifts England up to sixth in rankings
Europe's elite international competitions continued with England and France maintaining their unbeaten starts in the Six Nations and the top three teams all winning in the European Nations Cup Division 1A.
Sergio Parisse
Regional Focus: Europe
Rugby to get the heart racing on Valentine’s weekend
Will there be a Valentine’s Day delight for Italy or is another tight weekend in store in the Six Nations and European Nations Cup? We take a look at the key facts and figures ahead of round two.
Georgia v Germany
REGIONAL FOCUS: EUROPE
England and Georgia lead as Europe's elite kicks off
Europe's international competitions burst back into life at the weekend with two tight wins and a draw in the RBS Six Nations and Georgia maintaining their lead in the European Nations Cup Division 1A.
New Zealand win the HSBC Sydney Sevens
HSBC Sydney Sevens
All Blacks Sevens go back to back after success in Sydney
New Zealand beat Australia 27-24 in the final of the HSBC Sydney Sevens, round five of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
2016 Sydney Sevens
HSBC Sydney Sevens
Quarters set after thrilling opening day of the HSBC Sydney Sevens
Fiji, South Africa and England won all three of their matches on day one of the HSBC Sydney Sevens, the fourth round of the series, while hosts Australia and New Zealand ended the opening day with an enthralling 17-17 draw.
England Media Access
Regional focus: Europe
Six of the best for Europe
After a dry January, the Six Nations and European Nations Cup Division 1A are back to whet the appetites of rugby fans around the world. We take a look at the key facts and figures ahead of this weekend's action.
2016 Wellington Sevens
HSBC Wellington Sevens
All Blacks Sevens walk away with famous victory in Wellington
Joe Webber snatched a dramatic victory for the hosts and defending champions in Wellington New Zealand, a 24-21 win over South Africa, in the third round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Westpac Stadium.
2016 Wellington Sevens
HSBC Wellington Sevens
Defending champions NZ one of three unbeaten in Wellington
Hosts New Zealand, Fiji and Australia all head into day two of HSBC Wellington Sevens having won all three of their pool matches on day one.
All Time RWC Stats More on Stats Hub
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