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World Rugby Awards
Shortlist revealed for IRP Try of the Year
The contenders for the International Rugby Players Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.
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Quotes of the day - Wednesday, 23 October
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Japan v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter-final
World Rankings
England and South Africa on the rise in rankings
England and South Africa climb the World Rugby Men's Rankings to ensure that the top four nations will contest the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
Sir Stevo Timothy hilariously previews Ireland v Russia
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RWC Daily host is roaming with a licence to thrill
The video magazine is wooing a whole new audience with its fresh take on all matters rugby, thanks in large part to livewire presenter Elma Smit.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Report card: Italy
Red card and high winds bring Italy back down to earth
Coach O'Shea's squad depart RWC 2019 with a record points haul, but ruing a sending-off and heavy defeat by South Africa.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
News
O’Shea rues typhoon-forced end to Italy’s World Cup
Coach is disappointed for players who wanted to bow out of the World Cup on a high after Typhoon Hagibis scratches the Azzuri's final pool match against New Zealand.
World Rugby Press Conference
Official statement
Typhoon Hagibis impact on Rugby World Cup 2019 matches
World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have announced an update regarding the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on this weekend’s pool matches. This includes the cancellation of two matches on safety grounds.
Italy v Canada - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
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Catt never tires of that Lomu moment
The former England full-back delights in reliving being steamrollered by the All Blacks great at RWC 1995 but hopes his Azzurri charges can stand tall against New Zealand.
Sinone Ferrari Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019
News
Prop pair fly in to ease Italy injury woes
Zebre pair Zilocchi and Fischetti expect to earn their World Cup stripes against New Zealand after Italy front-row is decimated by injuries and bans.
Italia vs Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Grupo B
News
Ruzza eyes up an even bigger impact against All Blacks
The Azzurri wrap up their pool campaign against the back-to-back champions with an outside chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Georgia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
World Rankings
Georgia count cost of Fiji victory in rankings fall
The Lelos have dropped three places in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings after their 45-10 loss to Fiji.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
News
Italians aim to restore pride
Forget the blame game, we are united for challenge against the All Blacks says second-row Sisi.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Lovotti and Quaglio (Italy)
Italian prop Andrea Lovotti received a red card for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.18 (lifting tackle) in Italy’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against South Africa on 4 October. Italy replacement prop Nicola Quaglio was cited by citing commissioner John Montgomery (Scotland) for his involvement in the same tackle.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio (Italy)
Italy props Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio will attend a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on 6 October.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
News
Italy must lift themselves for finale against champions
Red card and heavy defeat by South Africa leave Italy facing daunting task in their final, and decisive, pool game against New Zealand - a team they have never beaten.
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Press Release
Rugby World Cup stars unite to support #KeepRugbyClean initiative
All 20 teams at RWC 2019 will unite to get behind Keep Rugby Clean weekend on 5-6 October in a show of solidarity and support for World Rugby’s anti-doping education and awareness programme.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Match Reaction: RSA 49-3 ITA
Erasmus praises Springbok power play
There were mistakes, but South Africa scored seven tries against Italy and demonstrated the physicality demanded by their coach.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
FULL-TIME REPORT: RSA 49-3 ITA
Kolbe grabs double as Springboks rumble past Italy for bonus-point win
The Springboks made sure that there was no repeat of the 2016 defeat to Italy as they scored seven tries in a Pool B victory on Friday.
Italy v South Africa - International Match
Match preview
Quarter-final berth at stake for South Africa and Italy
While the Springboks are firm favourites, Azzurri have everything to play for and are determined to derail any hopes of a third RWC triumph.
France - Alain Medard supporting son Maxime Medard
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Parents' pride as sons follow their World Cup dreams
Fathers - and mothers - of players at Rugby World Cup 2019 who also represented their countries are among the most passionate fans in Japan.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
News
Italy captain Parisse demands passion play against Boks
The Azzurri will clinch a maiden quarter-final spot if they can overcome South Africa's big guns.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Team announcement
Record-breaker Parisse returns for Azzurri
The number eight makes his 142nd appearance - only Richie McCaw has more.
Italy v Canada - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
News
Sisi spoiled for choice - but opts for Azzurri
Second-row is eligible to play for Italy, England and Scotland but not the country of his birth, Germany.
England v Italy - RBS Six Nations
News
Kolisi is an inspiration, says Italy's Allan
Azzurri fly-half hails Springboks captain ahead of their Pool B game on Friday.
Australia v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
World Rankings
Wales return to second as Japan reach new high
Wales have climbed to second place in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after beating Australia, while Ireland's conquerors Japan now sit in their highest ever position of eighth.
Italy scrum-half Callum Braley clears his lines against Canada
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History will not help us against South Africa, says Braley
Italy half-back insists 2016 win over the Springboks will count for nothing when they meet in Shizuoka.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
News
Super sub Canna always primed for action
The Italy fly-half has scored 11 points as an impact replacement for the Azzurri as they chase a quarter-final spot for the first time.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
player column
You only get one shot at the World Cup... We want to finish on a high
In the second edition of his Rugby World Cup diary, Fiji scrum-half Frank Lomani explains why their shock defeat to Uruguay is a timely reminder of how the tournament is helping smaller rugby nations raise the bar.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Press Release
Japan shines as host in spectacular and record-breaking RWC 2019 opening week
From a spectacular opening ceremony, packed stadia and fanzones, record broadcast and social media figures to superb action and emotional scenes in Kamaishi, it has been a spectacular start to Rugby World Cup 2019.
Italy v Canada - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool B
Match Review: ITA 48-7 Canada
Minozzi shows off his all-round skills
Diminutive Azzurri full-back justifies coach O'Shea's faith in him at both ends of the field.
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Match preview
Canada seek revenge for 'heartbreaking' 2015 defeat by Italy
Fast start against Pool A leaders is crucial for Canadians, who are aiming for third-place finish.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Press Release
Beaumont hails important day as Kamaishi makes Rugby World Cup bow
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believes the important decision to make Kamaishi a Rugby World Cup host is one of the best the organisation has made.
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News
Japanese schoolchildren stun Parisse with rendition of Italian anthem
The Azzurri captain and team-mates are impressed by welcome from hundreds of youngsters in Fukuoka.
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News
Bristol-born Braley pulls on the blue jersey for Italy
After winning U20 honours with the country of his birth, the scrum-half with a Sicilian grandfather will represent the Azzurri in Japan.
Dean Budd of Italy
team announcement
Budd will lead Italy when they tackle Canada
Second-row deputises for captain Sergio Parisse as coach Conor O'Shea makes 10 changes to starting XV for Pool B clash on Thursday.
Tito Tebaldi scores a try for Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
News
English education helps Tebaldi graduate to World Cup finishing school
Italy scrum-half ends a 10-year wait to make his debut on the game's greatest global stage.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
WORLD RANKINGS
New Zealand return to top of rankings
The All Blacks are once again the number one side in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after battling past South Africa in their Pool B opener at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Italy v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
Match Review: Italy 47-22 Namibia
Morisi makes up for lost time to steer Italy to victory
Azzurri earn a bonus-point victory over Namibia, thanks in part to the return of a player with much to prove.
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Match Preview
Namibia a first step for Italy seeking to finally get out of the pool
Italy begin their Rugby World Cup campaign against Namibia with their eyes firmly on finally reaching a quarter-final at their ninth attempt.
Italy v France - Guinness Six Nations
team announcement
Evergreen Parisse reaches another milestone for Italy
At 36, the Italy captain will become only the third player to appear at five Rugby World Cups when faces Namibia on Sunday.
England v Italy - Guinness Six Nations
News
Italy forwards maintain family tradition of rugby excellence
Following in the footsteps of their high-achieving kin, the Azzurri's Federico Ruzza and Jake Polledri have quickly made their mark on the international stage.
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Press Release
Stage set for spectacular Rugby World Cup 2019 opening ceremony
Sold-out Tokyo Stadium and massive worldwide television audience set to be delighted by uniquely Japanese welcome.
Australia v Fiji - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019 PREDICTIONS
Predictions game: your chance to choose the finalists
Players, coaches, media and fans from all 20 World Cup countries have had their say in the rugbyworldcup.com bracket game and their choices point to a New Zealand - South Africa final. Now you can have your say...
Georgia defence coach Dale McIntosh
News
'You'll see my haka if we win,' says Namibia's Welsh Kiwi
Defence coach McIntosh is backing his new team to earn reward for their hard work when they face Italy on Sunday.
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VIEW FROM ON HIGH - HOW DRONES HELP WORLD CUP TEAMS
New technology is giving coaches a buzz. Drones give them a bird's-eye view to map space, track runs, and spy on scrums.
Gold medallists Fiji pose during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens
press release
Olympians set to make Rugby World Cup history at Japan 2019
Tournament will feature 18 sevens players from Rio 2016 - including four Fijians who romped to gold medal glory.
Dean Budd of Italy
News
Nomad Budd back where his Italy adventure really started
Italy's New Zealand-born second-row did not stay long in Japan, but it has had a huge impact on the rest of his career.
RWC 2019 Volunteers
News
Hospitality and happiness the goal of 'Team No-Side' volunteers
A team of 13,000 from around Japan will help to give fans at Rugby World Cup 2019 lasting memories of a local welcome.
Namibia's Cliven Loubser at Rugby World Cup 2019
News
Loubser ready to get his kicks with Namibia
Young fly-half wants to generate the sort of excitement his captain Johan Deysel did when he scored a try against New Zealand at Rugby World Cup 2015.
World Rugby U20 graduates at Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2019
U20s a proven pathway to Rugby World Cup stage
More than 300 players selected for Rugby World Cup 2019 have come through either the World Rugby U20 Championship or U20 Trophy.
Sebastian Negri of Italy is tackled
News
Flight from Zimbabwe set Negri on the journey to Japan 2019
Italian flanker attributes his rugby success to the sacrifices his parents made after fleeing their homeland.
Impact Beyond 2019 Infographic (EN)
Press releases
RWC 2019 Impact Beyond programme inspires 1.8 million new rugby participants in Asia
Started in 2016, the innovative Impact Beyond programme has achieved 1.8 million new rugby participants across Asia, including more than one million in Japan.
Namibia training pic
News
Namibia shake off travel fatigue to step straight into action against local team
Head coach Phil Davies has promised his young Namibia squad will deliver courage and flair as they prepare for the daunting task of recording a first World Cup victory.
Maxime Mbanda
News
Mbanda ready to tackle World Cup challenge
Italy flanker has always felt right at home in the back row and is ready to 'switch on' in tournament debut.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont
RWC 2019
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe excited by prospect of best-ever Rugby World Cup
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believe that Japan is perfectly placed to host the best-ever Rugby World Cup with seven days to go until kick-off.
Australia Media Access - Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2019
Excitement builds as official Team Welcome Ceremonies begin
Official Team Welcome Ceremonies begin on Friday 13 September with Argentina, Fiji, Ireland and hosts Japan among the first teams to be officially welcomed.
ChildFund - Pass It Back Programme
Press releases
Global rugby family pledges record-breaking £2m to ChildFund Pass It Back initiative
Donations will give over 25,000 disadvantaged children the opportunity to transform their lives through rugby.
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RWC 2019
Incredible welcome as teams arrive in Japan
Not even the after-effects of Typhoon Faxai could dampen the mood as teams are met with wonderful receptions on arrival in Japan ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019.
Italy v Romania - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019
Rai confirmed as Rugby World Cup 2019 broadcaster for Italy
Rugby fans in Italy will enjoy unprecedented free-to-air coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after World Rugby announced an exclusive deal with Rai television.
Ireland v Wales - Guinness Summer Series
World Rankings
Ireland top rankings going into Rugby World Cup 2019
Saturday's 19-10 win over Wales puts Ireland top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in history.
Scotland v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
Press releases
RWC 2019 official travel and hospitality programme exceeds expectations
With less than two weeks to go until Japan plays Russia in the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019, Asia’s first Rugby World Cup is capturing the imagination of the host nation and the global rugby family with official travel and hospitality package sales exceeding all expectations.
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World Rankings
"Miracle of Brighton" rematch kicks off final weekend of action before RWC 2019
Several teams get the chance for one last hit-out this weekend before flying to Japan for Rugby World Cup 2019. Here's our breakdown of all the team news, key stats and World Rugby Men's Rankings permutations.
Canada v Germany - Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage
RWC 2019
Fourth Rugby World Cup looms for Van der Merwe
Winger DTH van der Merwe will play in a fourth Rugby World Cup in Japan after being named in Canada's squad and is set to realise a dream in Japan, something he hasn't done in his 13 years of international rugby.
Eugene Jantjies
RWC 2019
Jantjies on verge of fourth tournament
Phil Davies has named a 31-man Namibia squad with an abundance of Rugby World Cup experience for the upcoming tournament in Japan.
Wales v Ireland - International Match
World Rankings
Wales relinquish top spot as All Blacks return to number one
New Zealand are back on top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings following Wales' defeat to Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Michael Alaalatoa
RWC 2019
Two uncapped players in Samoa squad for Japan
Prop Michael Alaalatoa and scrum-half Scott Malolua are yet to their test debut but have been included in Samoa coach Steve Jackson's squad for Rugby World Cup 2019.
Wales v England - Under Armour Summer Series 2019
Press releases
World Rugby announces minor Television Match Official protocol amendment
World Rugby has announced a minor amendment to the Television Match Official (TMO) protocol within Law 6 to provide the match official team with greater decision-making support when applying the high tackle sanction framework for dangerous shoulder charges and high tackles.
Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations
Men's World Rankings
Ireland chasing top spot again in Cardiff
Wales' status as the world's number one team comes under threat from Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.
Webb Ellis Cup
RWC 2019
World Rugby maintains strong focus on integrity ahead of RWC 2019
World Rugby is again operating a comprehensive, education focused integrity programme to ‘Keep Rugby Onside’ at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
New Zealand v Australia - 2019 Rugby Championship
RWC 2019
All Blacks trio set for third Rugby World Cup
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
The Rugby Championship 2018: South Africa v Argentina
RWC 2019
Erasmus sticks with tried and tested formula
Forwards Tendai Mtawarira, Francois Louw and Frans Steyn will appear at a third Rugby World Cup after being included in Rassie Erasmus' 31-man Springboks squad for Rugby World Cup 2019.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Participation Medal and Cap
RWC 2019
Teams set for unique Japanese welcome at RWC 2019
World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee have announced details of the special and uniquely Japanese welcome that the 20 teams will receive next month and the official participation medals and caps that will be presented.
RWC Trophy Tour - Fukuoka
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
Webb Ellis Cup and Karne Hesketh celebrate rugby in Fukuoka
The Webb Ellis Cup, rugby’s most coveted prize, has been continuing its journey around Japan as part of the final stages of Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour. From 9-11 August, the trophy visited Fukuoka Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu.
Twickenham Stadium - RWC 2015 Final
Press releases
RWC 2019 set for broadcast innovation and records
With one month to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint and attracting new fans and showcasing the sport in higher quality than ever before.
Wales v England - Under Armour Summer Series 2019
World Rankings
Wales on top of the world for first time
Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in October 2003 after their win over England ended New Zealand's 509 consecutive weeks on top.
Italy v Russia - CREDIT: Fotosportit.com / FIR
RWC 2019
Fifth Rugby World Cup looms for Italy talisman Parisse
Sergio Parisse will captain Italy at his record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup in Japan, but 23 of the 31-man squad named by coach Conor O'Shea will make their debut at the showpiece event next month.
Australia v New Zealand - 2019 Rugby Championship
World Rankings
New Zealand's reign under threat from European trio
Four nations could end the weekend as the number one team in the World Rugby Rankings, two of them for the first time in history. We bring you a breakdown of the team news, key stats and rankings permutations from the latest round of Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up matches.
RWC 2019 match officials kit (team 21)
Press releases
‘Team 21’ match officials kit unveiled for Rugby World Cup 2019
With just 36 days to go World Rugby has unveiled the match officials’ kit for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: USA v Japan
World Rankings
Brave Blossoms on cloud nine
Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking in winning the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, while England move up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.
Wales v England - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Wales put record run on the line at Twickenham
Two Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up matches take place in Europe this weekend with both fixtures counting towards the World Rugby Rankings.
Scotland v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019
Flagship Rugby World Cup 2019 Megastore set to open in Tokyo
The flagship official Rugby World Cup 2019 Megastore will open in Tokyo on 22 August and will be located in one of the world’s busiest locations.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour Sapporo
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
Webb Ellis Cup visits Sapporo during Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
As the countdown continues until the start of Rugby World Cup 2019, the Webb Ellis Cup continued its tour of Japan, arriving in host city Sapporo, the northernmost host city for the tournament.
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RWC 2019
Match official appointments announced for RWC 2019 pool stage
World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the 40 matches that comprise the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool stage.
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RWC 2019
Remaining RWC 2019 ticket sales dates revealed as first tickets shipped to international fans
With 64 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, tickets destined for international fans began shipping on Thursday from the DHL Express Tokyo Gateway.
RWC Trophy Tour
Rugby World Cup 2019
Osaka and Kyoto welcome the Webb Ellis Cup
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Osaka and Kyoto in June as part of the 100-day Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour, ahead of the start of the tournament on 20 September.
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RWC 2019
Rugby World Cup 2019 unveils iconic match ticket designs
The ticket designs blend the traditional Japanese artform of Musha-e, or Warrior Art with Rugby World Cup 2019 themed motifs.
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Rugby World Cup 2019
Stage set for spectacular Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan with 100 days to go
Impact Beyond legacy programme has attracted 1.16 million new rugby participants in Asia
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Rugby World Cup 2019
The Webb Ellis Cup arrives in Japan ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019
The iconic Webb Ellis Cup has landed in Tokyo to celebrate 100 days to go to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
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RWC 2019
RWC 2019 mascot Ren-G call on rugby fans to ‘pass it back’ and help disadvantaged children in Asia
Ren-G announced as Ambassadors to ChildFund Pass It Back, a key component of Rugby World Cup 2019’s Impact Beyond legacy programme.
New Zealand v Samoa
RWC 2019
RWC 2019 tickets on sale now
Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales will recommence at 18:00 Japan Standard Time (JST) on Saturday 18 May and run until the end of July 2019.
Italy v France - Guinness Six Nations
RWC 2019
Italy blend youth and experience in RWC 2019 training squad
Italy coach Conor O'Shea names a 44-man training squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 with captain Sergio Parisse in line to become the second Italian to play in five tournaments.
Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015
Press releases
International rugby fans set to descend on Japan for RWC 2019
With less the six months to go, Rugby World Cup 2019 is set to attract the largest number of foreign fans in the tournament’s history with more than 600,000 of the 1.8 million available tickets expected to be held by international fans making the journey to Japan to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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Press releases
Comprehensive and innovative medical standards set for Rugby World Cup 2019
Rugby World Cup 2019 will feature the most comprehensive player welfare standards ever implemented for a rugby event after World Rugby announced an expansion of its package of mandatory requirements for elite competitions worldwide.
***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.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Match Schedule Announcement
RWC 2019
Final RWC 2019 team camps announced
Communities across Japan are set to experience the unique aspect of hosting Rugby World Cup 2019 teams following the announcement of the tournament’s finalised list of team camps.
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.
Wales v England - RBS Six Nations
World Rankings
Cardiff cauldron awaits England
World Rugby Rankings points are on offer in five men's internationals this weekend, including what is effectively a third-place play-off between the top two teams in the Six Nations, Wales and England.
Ireland v England - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Consolation in defeat as Ireland hang onto second place
We take a look at the winners and losers from the weekend's action in the Six Nations and Americas Rugby Championship, as Ireland hang onto second place in the World Rugby Rankings and England move up to third.
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