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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
News
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.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Report card: Russia
'Sleeping Bear' Russia waking up to brighter future
No first win at RWC 2019 for late arrivals, but coach Lyn Jones and his players head home with renewed zeal to reach France 2023.
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.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Match preview
Barclay braced for bonus-point battle against Bears
Scotland need a maximum five points to keep their quarter-final hopes on track but stand-in captain is wary of chasing tries too early against Russia.
Alexander Yanyushkin
News
Ianiushkin following in brother's famous footsteps
Russia fly-half is out to make a name for himself - just as his elder brother did with his nation's first Rugby World Cup try eight years ago in New Zealand.
Ireland v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Gadzhiev thrives after swapping martial arts for mauls
Having switched to rugby seven years ago, the flanker has become one of Russia's revelations.
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.
Vasily Artemyev
team announcement
Artemyev to make record eighth RWC start for Bears against Scotland
Centre Ostroushko joins his captain in the ever-present club as coach Lyn Jones makes nine changes for Russia's final match.
Russia Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
News
Galinovskiy relishes chance to bow out by beating Scotland
Veteran Russian centre is set to retire from international rugby but cherishes the memory of his long-awaited Rugby World Cup debut.
2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens
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.
Ireland v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
match review: IRE 35-0 RUS
Ireland labour to bonus point against Russia
Coach Schmidt looks on the bright side, but it took his team 62 minutes to run in the important fourth try against a dogged Bears side in Kobe.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Match preview
Ireland seek redemption against Russia - and a bonus point
Underdogs admit to being a little star-struck by their high-powered opponents, while Ireland are focused on bouncing back from their defeat by Japan.
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Team announcement
Bears send for Simplikevich to face Ireland - again
Russian winger called in from cold to try to repeat his try-scoring feat against them at RWC 2011.
Russia v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Russia rejig roster to face a 'wounded' Ireland
Bears are braced for a fightback after Ireland's shock defeat by Japan - but they are ready for the challenge with a changed side.
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.
Russia v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Russian players in a tug of love
Playing in stronger leagues would help us, say some of Bears squad - but there are plans to improve domestic competition too.
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.
Russia v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Ostrikov savours World Cup debut after eight-year wait
His chances cruelly dashed by a late injury when Russia qualified for RWC 2011, the second-row is loving every moment of the team's time in Japan.
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.
Ksenia Getmanova - Russia logistics manager
Women in Rugby
Getmanova relishing 'biggest' role of her life in Japan
Russia's logistics manager Ksenia Getmanova hopes that her involvement at Rugby World Cup 2019 can inspire more women to consider sport as a career.
Russia v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Match review: Russia 9-34 Samoa
Samoa storm home after rocky start
Ill-disciplined Pacific Islanders rally in second half to see off Russia in a bruising encounter.
Tusi Pisi challenge
Match preview
'Let's make our own legacy' says Samoa coach Jackson
First quarter-final since 1995 is the target as Samoa start their campaign against Russia in Kumagaya.
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.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
team announcement
Russia unchanged for match against Samoa
Same match-day 23 and starting XV named by coach Lyn Jones.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Match Review: Japan 30-10 Russia
Japan off to flying start after Russians strike first blow
Matsushima scores hat-trick of tries as hosts recover from shock of conceding early try.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Analysis
Japanese offloads unlock Russia
How Japan used the offload to send Kotaro Matsushima over for the tries that put them on the way to victory.
Michael Leitch scores for Japan in a friendly against Russia
Match Preview
History on the side of Japan but Russia still pose real threat
Brave Blossoms target key bonus point but know they must avoid mistakes against dangerous Bears.
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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.
Hong Kong v Canada - Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage
News
Canada's Welsh coach Jones sings rugby tune where ice hockey is top of the pops
Former Wales flanker has led Russia through a Rugby World Cup tournament and now holds the reins at Canada.
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...
Lyn Jones
News
Russia plan to cause chaos in World Cup opener against hosts Japan
Head coach Lyn Jones accepts the Brave Blossoms are favourites but believes a fast start could suit the Bears.
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.
Yury Kushnarev - Russia
Tier two team analysis: Russia
Russia's fly-halves can keep them in most games
In the second of a series of articles on the Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Russia.
Akihito Yamada of Japan breaks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan
Tier 2 team analysis: Japan
Russia beware: Brave Blossoms bring speed and intensity to the contest
In the first part of a series on Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Japan.
Vasily Artemyev
team announcement
Artemyev to lead Russia as they open campaign against hosts
Bears coach Jones names match-day 23 to be captained by full-back who played all four matches at New Zealand 2011.
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.
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.
Kirill Gotovtsev of Russia
News
No holds barred as Gotovtsev finally reaches world stage with Russia
A former wrestler and bobsleigher has taken many twists and turns on his journey to Rugby World Cup 2019.
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.
Russia v Japan - International Friendly
They said it...
Quotes of the day
'If there’s typhoons, that’s a little bit different.'
MOVING UP: Alexander Voytov has taken a coaching role with Russia
News
Voytov makes Rugby World Cup history for Russia
The Bears assistant coach took part in Rugby World Cup 2011 as a player and wants to pass on his knowledge to Russia's next generation.
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.
South Africa
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.
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.
Scotland v England - Six Nations
RWC 2019
McInally to lead Scotland at RWC 2019
Hooker Stuart McInally has been named captain for Scotland's campaign at Japan 2019 and is one of 18 players selected who will experience a Rugby World Cup for the first time.
Australia v Ireland - 3rd Test
RWC 2019
Kleyn in, Toner out as Schmidt makes "difficult" choices
Devin Toner is the big omission from Ireland's 31-man Rugby World Cup 2019 squad with the newly-capped Jean Kleyn preferred ahead of the giant Leinster second-row.
Vasily Artemyev
RWC 2019
Russia squad shows eight survivors from RWC 2011
Russia head coach Lyn Jones has named his 31-man squad for Japan 2019, including eight players who also appeared during the Bears’ Rugby World Cup debut in New Zealand eight years ago.
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.
USA v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019
Thompson set for fourth Rugby World Cup
Veteran second-row Luke Thompson is included in Jamie Joseph's 31-man Japan squad for Rugby World Cup 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TicketDesign2
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.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2019 trophy lift: Uruguay
Nations Cup
Uruguay win World Rugby Nations Cup
Uruguay retained the World Rugby Nations Cup title on home soil in Montevideo, taking a huge step in their Rugby World Cup 2019 preparation.
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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.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2019: Uruguay v Namibia
World Rankings
Historic Nations Cup win comes with rankings boost for Namibia
Namibia's maiden test win over Uruguay has seen the Welwitschias climb two places in the World Rugby Rankings, where the Netherlands find themselves at their highest-ever position.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2019: Argentina XV v Russia
World Rugby Nations Cup
Nations Cup goes down to the wire
Three teams are still in with a chance of winning the World Rugby Nations Cup 2019 after a thrilling second round brought high-scoring wins for Russia and Namibia.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2019: Uruguay v Russia
World Rugby Nations Cup
Wins for Uruguay and Argentina XV in Nations Cup
Hosts Uruguay and Argentina XV enjoyed bonus-point wins against Russia and Namibia respectively on the opening day of the World Rugby Nations Cup at the Estadio Charrua in Montevideo.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2019: Captains’ photo
Nations Cup
Watch LIVE RWC 2019 preparation as World Rugby Nations Cup kicks off
The World Rugby Nations Cup gets underway in Uruguay on Tuesday with the tournament forming an important part in the preparations of four teams ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019.
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.
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.
Americas Rugby Championship 2019: Brazil v Chile
World Rankings
Brazil equal their highest ever ranking
We take a look at how this weekend's matches in the Rugby Europe Championship and Americas Rugby Championship affected the World Rugby Rankings.
Rugby Europe Championship: Belgium v Germany
World Rankings
Europe and Americas set for rankings battles
World Rugby Rankings points are at stake this weekend in the Rugby Europe Championship and Americas Rugby Championship. We take a look at the matches involved.
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.
Rugby Europe Championship 2019: Belgium v Germany
Regional focus: Europe
Big incentive for Belgium in Rugby Europe Championship
With the Six Nations and Americas Rugby Championship taking a break, our regular weekly World Rugby Rankings preview focuses on the second round of the Rugby Europe Championship.
Americas Rugby Championship 2019: Brazil v Canada
World Rankings
Brazil home in on record ranking
Brazil close in on their best-ever position in the World Rugby Rankings after a superb comeback win against Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship, while Georgia, Spain and Belgium are all on the up, too.
Russia v Japan - International Friendly
Regional focus: Europe
Globe-trotting Jones spearheading Russian evolution
Lyn Jones talks Rugby World Cup 2019 preparations and what it will take for his new charges Russia to be competitive when the tournament kicks off in September.
Americas Rugby Championship 2018: Canada v Uruguay
RWC 2019
The road to Rugby World Cup 2019
We take a look back at the final stages of the regional RWC 2019 qualification process, which saw Uruguay, Samoa, Russia, Namibia and Canada make it through to the tournament in Japan.
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.
RWC 2011: Russia v Italy
RWC 2019
RWC 2019 spotlight: Russia
We take a look at the history of Russia on the Rugby World Cup stage after their place at Japan 2019 as the Europe 1 qualifier was confirmed.
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.
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.
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Press releases
World Rugby statement: Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification, Belgium versus Spain
World Rugby will convene an independent disputes committee to examine issues arising from the 2017 and 2018 Rugby Europe Championship, competitions that doubled as the European qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2019.
RWC 2019 European qualification
Regional focus: Europe
Romania qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019
Romania take the Europe 1 ticket to Rugby World Cup 2019 after rivals Spain lose 18-10 to Belgium in their final match in the Rugby Europe Championship.
Ireland v Scotland - NatWest Six Nations
World Rankings
A weekend to rank with the best
As the NatWest 6 Nations and the European qualification process for RWC 2019 comes to a conclusion, we look at how this weekend’s matches will affect the World Rugby Rankings.
Ireland v Scotland - NatWest Six Nations
World Rankings
Title-winning Ireland receive rankings bonus
Ireland celebrate winning the NatWest 6 Nations title by moving above England and into second place in the World Rugby Rankings.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour: Madrid - Day 4
Regional focus: Europe
Spain have World Cup in their sights
Spain are one win away from qualifying for their second Rugby World Cup after defeating Germany 84-10, while Georgia move even closer to reclaiming the Rugby Europe Championship title with victory over Russia.
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