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Spain v Portugal: Rugby Europe Championship 2022
RWC 2023 qualification
Who and what to look out for in the Final Qualification Tournament
Now that the line-up is confirmed, we take a look at the four contenders for the last remaining ticket to Rugby World Cup 2023.
France 2023 Rugby Tour
Rugby World Cup 2023
Rugby World Cup journey underway as France 2023 Rugby Tour begins in Lille
The France 2023 Rugby Tour will visit 51 towns and cities over the course of 114 days.
Rugby World Cup Pacific 1 Play-Off - Tonga v Hong Kong
RWC 2023
Tonga want to make history in France
Following their qualification for Rugby World Cup 2023, ‘Ikale Tahi head coach Toutai Kefu says his team will be setting their sights high at next year’s tournament.
Rugby World Cup Pacific 1 Play-Off - Tonga v Hong Kong
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Qualifier Spotlight: Tonga
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Tonga the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Rugby World Cup Pacific 1 Play-Off - Tonga v Hong Kong
RWC 2023 qualification
Tonga qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023
Tonga will line up in Pool B at Rugby World Cup 2023 after they beat Hong Kong 44-22 at the Sunshine Stadium in Queensland, Australia on Saturday.
Chile qualify to RWC 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023
Instant gratification as Chile earn their place at Rugby World Cup 2023
Los Cóndores secured their place in Pool D in France next year; with it, comes a new era for the game in Chile.
Chile celebrate RWC 2023 Americas 2 play-off win
RWC 2023
Spotlight on Rugby World Cup debutants
Chile will become the 10th new team in France next year. We take a look at past tournaments to see what sort of legacy they are following.
Tonga v Samoa
Rugby World Cup 2023
Tonga take on Hong Kong for place at Rugby World Cup 2023
Whoever wins the Asia/Pacific 1 play-off at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday will join South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and Romania in Pool B in France.
Chile men's 15 sing national anthem
Rugby World Cup 2023
RWC 2023 Qualifier Spotlight: Chile
We take a look at how Los Condores rewrote history thanks to the help of a Uruguayan Rugby World Cup legend.
RWC 2023 Qualification: Chile win the Americas 2 Play-off
Rugby World Cup 2023
Chile secure Rugby World Cup debut with dramatic defeat of the USA
Los Condores will line up in Pool D at Rugby World Cup 2023 after they overturned a 20-point aggregate deficit to beat the USA in Glendale on Saturday.
New Zealand v Ireland - 2022 Steinlager Series
World Rankings
Ireland can move top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings powered by Capgemini
A series-clinching victory against the All Blacks in Wellington this Saturday will see Ireland replace France as the number one team in the world.
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Rugby World Cup 2023
All to play for as USA face Chile for place at Rugby World Cup 2023
USA lead Chile by a solitary point as they prepare to host the second leg of the teams' Americas 2 play-off, the winner of which will compete in Pool D in France.
Japan v France - Rugby International Test
World Rankings
France reach number one for the first time in World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini.
Les Bleus go top and Ireland are second in an unprecedented northern hemisphere one-two, while the All Blacks drop to their lowest-ever position of fourth amidst a host of changes to the standings.
Hong Kong Asia Rugby Championship 2022 winners
July Internationals
Five things we learned from the second weekend of July internationals
We take a look at some of the key talking points on a weekend when the four home nations struck back to claim an unprecedented clean sweep of wins over the SANZAAR nations.
Japan v France - Rugby International Test
World Rankings
World Rugby Men's Rankings powered by Capgemini set for another shake-up
Record-chasing France are one of four teams who could be at the top of the rankings following the second weekend of July internationals.
South Africa v Wales - 1st Test - 2022 Castle Lager Incoming Series
July Internationals
Five talking points from the opening round of July internationals
We reflect on some of the main topics of interest after an action-packed weekend which saw the SANZAAR Nations restore some lost pride after a disappointing November.
Namibia's Cliven Loubser
RWC 2023 qualification
Three places at Rugby World Cup 2023 on offer in July
As the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 continues, we take a look at what qualification issues will be decided in what promises to be a busy month of test rugby.
Romania v Georgia: Europe Championship 2022
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Qualifier Spotlight: Romania
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Romania the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Johan Deysel - Namibia v New Zealand, RWC 2015
RWC 2023 qualification
Deysel hopes to make more special Rugby World Cup memories
The senior Welwitschias player is excited at the prospect of a hat-trick of Rugby World Cup appearances against the All Blacks.
Romania v Georgia: Europe Championship 2022
Rugby World Cup 2023
Romania set to return to Rugby World Cup stage
Following the conclusion of the independent appeal process, Romania will take Spain's place in Pool B at RWC 2023.
CANON 2021 2023
Rugby World Cup
Canon joins the Rugby World Cup commercial family for New Zealand 2021 and France 2023
World Rugby and Canon have announced an extension of their association that will see the leading technology brand become a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand and Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.
New Zealand v USA - 2022 Pacific Four Series
World Rugby Rankings powered by Capgemini
Pacific Four Series winners New Zealand remain second as Zimbabwe move up World Rugby Women’s Rankings powered by Capgemini
The Black Ferns clinched the Pacific Four Series title at the first attempt but there was no movement in the top 10 of the Women’s Rankings.
Hong Kong captain Liam Slatem
RWC 2023 qualification
Hong Kong playing catch-up ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifier
COVID-19 and a return to a part-time rugby model have made for a less than ideal build-up for next month’s crunch Asia Rugby Championship final against Korea.
New Zealand win Rugby World Cup 2011
Rugby World Cup
How the host country has fared at Rugby World Cups
Following confirmation of the locations for the next five Rugby World Cups, we take a look back through the tournament’s history to see if ‘home advantage’ really counts.
Bledisloe Cup Game 2 - New Zealand v Australia
Rugby World Cup
Iconic men’s Rugby World Cup venues
With the host locations for the next 10 years of Rugby World Cups now known, we look at five of the tournament’s most iconic venues.
ARC 2019: USA v Uruguay
RWC 2023
Uruguay ready to step up Rugby World Cup 2023 preparations
A tour to Japan will be followed by back-to-back home tests against Romania in June and July.
RWC 2019 Repechage - Hong Kong v Kenya
RWC 2023 qualification
Hong Kong back in the equation for Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification
In just over a month, the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 will step up a pace in Asia.
Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 - Men's
sevens
International rugby sevens is back with a bang in April
With the return of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 and Commonwealth Games qualifiers, there will be plenty of rugby sevens action to look forward to in the coming month.
Rugby Europe Championship 2022: Netherlands v Romania
RWC 2023 qualification
Romania’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid remains alive
The Oaks will take part in the Final Qualification Tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 in November.
Rugby Europe Championship 2022: Romania v Georgia
RWC 2023 qualification
Day of destiny beckons for Rugby World Cup 2023 hopefuls Romania
Andy Robinson's team can clinch a place at the Final Qualification Tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 with victory over the Netherlands in their final Rugby Europe Championship 2022 fixture in Amsterdam this weekend.
Rugby Europe Championship 2022: Romania v Georgia
RWC 2023 qualification
Romania in pole position to continue Rugby World Cup 2023 mission
Europe's representative at the Final Qualification Tournament to be decided in Amsterdam this Saturday as the Oaks are hosted by the Netherlands in the final round of Rugby Europe Championship 2022
Spain celebrate Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification
Rugby World Cup 2023
Spain end long wait for men’s Rugby World Cup return
Los Leones will make the short trip to France for Rugby World Cup 2023 as the Europe 2 qualifier following a 33-28 defeat of Portugal in Madrid on Sunday.
Spain men's 15s
RWC 2023 qualification
Madrid the focus of Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification
Local rivals Spain and Portugal face each other in a vital Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifier, the day after Romania take on Georgia.
Mamuka Gorgodze
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Qualifier Spotlight: Georgia
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Georgia the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Georgia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
RWC 2023
Georgia qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023
The Lelos become the 15th team to book their ticket to France after the Rugby World Cup Board decided that all of the remaining qualifiers involving Russia would be abandoned.
Spain men 15s
RWC 2023 qualification
Crucial win for Spain in Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification bid
Los Leones beat Romania 38-21 in Madrid to edge ahead of the Oaks in the race for a ticket to France 2023, while Portugal also stay in the running.
France v Scotland - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Third place possible for France in World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini
We take a look at how this weekend’s matches in the Six Nations 2022 and Rugby Europe Championship 2022 could affect the rankings.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
RWC 2023
Record third Rugby World Cup is still the aim for Vasily Artemyev
The Russia legend knows there is very little margin for error if the Bears are going to secure qualification for France 2023
Rugby World Cup joint host selection process
Rugby World Cup
World Rugby and HBS look to take broadcast coverage of men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups to new levels
World Rugby confirms the appointment of Host Broadcast Services (HBS) as the host broadcaster for the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups, extending the successful partnership that resulted in the most widely viewed rugby event ever at Rugby World Cup 2019.
France v New Zealand - Autumn Nations Series
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things we learned
We recap another packed weekend of Autumn Nations Series matches and November internationals.
France v New Zealand - Autumn Nations Series
World Rankings
Magnificent France up to fifth in World Rugby Men's Rankings powered by Capgemini
A weekend of drama sees plenty of changes in the top 20 with gains for Wales and Romania as well as Les Bleus.
Antoine Dupont playing against New Zealand
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things to look out for
Ahead of another packed weekend of men’s and women’s tests we pick out five things to keep an eye on.
Caelan Doris scores for Ireland against New Zealand
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things we learned
We look back at another packed weekend of Autumn Nations Series matches, November internationals and Rugby Europe Championship 2021 action.
James Ryan playing against New Zealand
Autumn Nations Series
Everything you need to know about the Autumn Nations Series
Your essential guide to what has so far been an exciting month of top-class international rugby.
Sam Whitelock reaches for a lineout against Ireland RWC 2019
World Rankings
Top spots up for grabs in World Rugby Rankings powered by Capgemini
There could be plenty of movement in the World Rugby Rankings powered by Capgemini this weekend.
Gaëlle Hermet playing against New Zealand
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things to look out for
Ahead of another packed weekend of Autumn Nations Series matches, November internationals and more, we look at five things to keep an eye on.
All Blacks celebrate Sevu Reece try against Italy
International rugby
All Blacks shatter two more test rugby records
Two long-standing records were claimed over the weekend as Ian Foster’s side beat Italy 47-9 in Rome.
Scotland celebrate beating Australia at Murrayfield
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things we learned
We take a look back at another packed weekend of test rugby as the Autumn Nations Series and November internationals continued.
Romania v Uruguay - November internatinals 2021
World Rankings
Gains for Romania, Russia and Namibia in World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini
We take a look at how this weekend’s matches affected teams from a rankings point of view.
Wales v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Semi-Final
World Rankings
World Rugby Rankings powered by Capgemini set for a shake-up
The busiest weekend of international rugby of the year could result in plenty of changes to the rankings with the Springboks hoping to be back at number one in men’s rankings and England and New Zealand vying for top spot in the women’s
France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
International rugby
Autumn Nations Series and November internationals: Five things to look out for
Ahead of another packed weekend of test rugby we pick out five things to keep an eye on.
Action from USA v Canada
International rugby
Three reasons to watch this weekend’s November internationals with World Rugby
You can watch three of this weekend’s matches live on World Rugby’s website, or through our official Facebook and YouTube channels.
Kieran Crowley
International rugby
Kieran Crowley says only way is up for Italy ahead of daunting debut against rankings toppers New Zealand
The new Italy head coach spoke to World Rugby ahead of making his Azzurri bow against the All Blacks.
Autumn Nations Series 2021: Wales v New Zealand
World Rankings
New Zealand return to the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini
An emphatic 54-16 win over Wales in Cardiff puts them back at number one.
Santiago Civetta of Uruguay is tackled by Dominiko Waqaniburotu of Fiji during Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Qualifier Spotlight: Uruguay
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Uruguay the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
RWC 2023: Americas 1 qualifier Uruguay
RWC 2023 qualification
Uruguay make history as they qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023 as Americas 1
A 34-15 victory over USA in Montevideo sees Los Teros join New Zealand, France and Italy in Pool A. Meanwhile, Canada are eliminated from the qualification process after a 33-24 defeat to Chile.
Christian Dyer scores a try v England
Rugby World Cup 2023
USA and Canada victorious in Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifiers
The North American rivals both enjoyed slender first leg wins in their RWC 2023 qualifiers against Uruguay and Chile respectively.
RAN 1 play-off USA v Canada
RWC 2023 qualification
USA set up Americas 1 showdown with Uruguay
Gary Gold’s side beat Canada 38-16 on Saturday evening to win the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 1 series 59-50 on aggregate.
Stade de France general view
RWC 2023
Your guide to the nine host stadiums at Rugby World Cup 2023
We give you the lowdown on each of the nine stadiums preparing to welcome fans to Rugby World Cup 2023.
Photo of Ma'a Nonu running with the ball for New Zealand against France at Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about
To celebrate the two year to go milestone being reached on Wednesday, we pick out seven pool matches that could have the biggest impact on Rugby World Cup 2023.
*** BESTPIX *** England v USA - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
Test rugby
Collaboration at the heart of innovative and exciting July test rugby window
World Rugby has worked with unions and other stakeholders to ensure that a full programme of men’s internationals can take place next month.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Japan
Luke Thompson sees “no reason” why Japan can’t beat Lions and Ireland
We caught up with the former Japan second-row as the Brave Blossoms prepare to play their first matches since Rugby World Cup 2019.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup revisited, Japan v Scotland: 80 minutes that recharged a nation
We caught up with Michael Leitch and Greig Laidlaw to discuss one of the most iconic matches from Rugby World Cup 2019.
RWC-2023-trophy
RWC 2023
Opening of the France 2023 general public ticket sale - 350,000 tickets sold
Official Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets were made available to fans across the globe with all 350,000 tickets sold within five hours.
Toru Kurihara, RWC Sevens 2001
Rugby history
Top five single player points hauls in test match history
We delve into the record books and unearth the top five individual points hauls in test match history.
France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
RWC 2023
Hosts France to face New Zealand in blockbuster RWC 2023 opening match
World Rugby and the France 2023 Organising Committee have announced the much-anticipated match schedule for Rugby World Cup 2023, a tournament with players and fans at heart that will engage the whole of France.
Georgia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
RWC 2023
The eight places still up for grabs at Rugby World Cup 2023
Twelve places confirmed, eight to go. We take a look at the France 2023 qualification picture following the official draw.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Rugby World Cup Memories
10 classic men’s pool matches at Rugby World Cup
Following the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw, we look back at 10 of the best men’s pool matches from the archives.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
RWC 2023
36 years and a world apart: Japan’s journey to Rugby World Cup contenders
In the wake of Japan being paired with England in the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw, we take a look at how far the Brave Blossoms have come since their first and only previous meeting on the game’s biggest stage in 1987.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw
Rugby World Cup 2023
"There is no easy pool": Reaction to Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw
Following the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw, we look at the match-ups that will be on display in France and get reaction from the qualified nations.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 final
RWC 2023
Bill Beaumont anticipates transformational Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believes that Rugby World Cup 2023 will play a transformational role for rugby on and off the field as a vehicle for raising and tackling environmental issues, tackling discrimination, providing opportunities for young people and delivering the economic stimulus for rugby and France in post-pandemic recovery.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: South Africa
We conclude our countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw on Monday with defending champions South Africa the final nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Richie McCaw - New Zealand, Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: New Zealand
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with New Zealand the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
England v Australia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw: Most and least common fixtures in tournament’s history
Ahead of the official Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw in Paris on Monday, we take a look at the fixtures that have been played more than others — and those that have left fans wanting more.
Photo of Jonny Wilkinson kicking the drop goal in extra time that gives England a 20-17 victory over Australia in the final of Rugby World Cup 2003
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: England
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with 2019 runners-up England the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Photo of Josh Adams playing for Wales against Georgia at Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Wales
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Wales the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Rugby World Cup 2023 live draw - Time zones
RWC 2023
Six ambassadors of the “art of being French” on stage at the Rugby World Cup France 2023 Draw
The Draw will take place at 12:30 CET on Monday, 14 December at the Palais Brongniart in Paris with six ambassadors who embody French identity and culture to have a key role in drawing the 20 teams into the four pools.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Ireland
We continue our countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw with Ireland the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
John Eales trophy lift at RWC 1999
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Australia
We continue on our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 by taking a look at Australia’s history in the tournament.
Wales v France - Rugby World Cup 2019: quarter-final
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: France
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with hosts France the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Japan
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Japan the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Scotland v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Scotland
We continue our countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw with Scotland the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
France v Argentina 2007
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Argentina
We continue our countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023 draw with Argentina the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Australia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Fiji
We continue our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Fiji the latest nation under the spotlight for their RWC story.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
RWC 2023
RWC 2023 Spotlight: Italy
We begin our countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 with Italy under the spotlight for their RWC story.
France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
RWC 2023
All eyes turn to Paris ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw
The next major milestone on the Rugby World Cup France 2023 journey will take place in Paris on Monday, 14 December, 2020 at 12:00 local time (11:00 GMT).
New Zealand v Argentina - 2020 Tri-Nations
Rugby history
10 of the biggest upsets in international rugby history
Following Argentina’s first ever win against New Zealand, we look back at some of the biggest upsets in the history of the game.
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RWC 2023
LOXAM announced as Rugby World Cup France 2023 Official Sponsor
The LOXAM Group, leader in equipment rental, becomes Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023. This commitment was formalized this Monday, September 7 by LOXAM Group Chairman Gérard Déprez and France 2023 CEO Claude Atcher.
RWC 2023 - Webb Ellis Cup
RWC 2023
France 2023 aims to deliver positive impact and unite the host nation with three years to go
8 September marks three years to go until France hosts Rugby World Cup 2023 and to celebrate the milestone, the France 2023 organising committee has announced details of how the flagship event will be the most socially responsible and sustainable rugby event ever.
Photo of Eddie Jones at England v Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations
Virtual High Performance Academy
Eddie Jones happy to share secrets of his success through Virtual High Performance Academy
The England coach has kept busy during lockdown, passing on his considerable coaching knowledge to participants in the World Rugby Virtual High Performance Academy.
Photo of Jamie Joseph playing in the Rugby World Cup 1995 Final
Rugby history
An open game: The story of how rugby union turned professional
We take a look at the events leading up to Vernon Pugh’s historic announcement in Paris, 25 years ago.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
MEDIA RELEASES
RWC 2019 delivers record economic, social and sporting outcomes for Japan
Japan 2019 was the most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever, with nearly £4.3 billion generated in economic output according to a report published by EY today.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Process
RWC 2023
Qualification process set for Rugby World Cup 2023
World Rugby has announced details of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Podcast Preview
Between the Lines: Michael Leitch and Luke Thompson
Japan stars Michael Leitch and Luke Thompson join Sean Maloney on the latest World Rugby podcast to discuss the Brave Blossoms’ run to the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals and much, much more.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
CLASSIC MATCHES
Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Japan v Scotland, RWC 2019
Watch how Japan secured their place in the quarter-finals of a Rugby World Cup for the first time in history with victory over Scotland in Yokohama.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Press releases
New research links Japan’s Rugby World Cup hosting with national pride and excitement boost
Rugby World Cup hosting was a catalyst for national pride growth in Japan, capturing the imagination, growing rugby interest and leaving a positive legacy for the sport, according to the latest research.
England v Australia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Press releases
RWC 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences
Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, an increase of 26 per cent from the previous tournament in England.
World Rugby logo
Press releases
RWC 2019 player welfare approach delivered significant concussion reduction
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has praised “hugely encouraging” player welfare results from RWC 2019 that demonstrate a 28 per cent reduction in overall concussion incidence and a 37 per cent reduction in tackle concussion incidence compared to the current elite competition average.
World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2019 trophy lift
Pacific Challenge 2020
Match schedule announced for World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2020
Tournament will feature the best young players from the Pacific Islands and Japan in Suva from 6-14 March
France 2023
RWC 2023
World Rankings race begins for RWC 2023 Pool Draw
World Rugby and the France 2023 Organising Committee have confirmed that the Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool Draw will take place in Paris after the November 2020 international window.