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Uruguay welcomed on to World Rugby Council
Uruguay become the 52nd member, following in the footsteps of Fiji and Samoa who joined earlier in 2019, and will serve as an inspiration for other unions hoping to take a seat on Council.
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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.
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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.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Report card: Uruguay
Bottom place but top marks for improving Uruguay
Los Teros say goodbye to the tournament with a feeling of accomplishment after beating Fiji and performing well against Australia and Wales.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Guillermo Pujadas (Uruguay)
Uruguay replacement Guillermo Pujadas will attend a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo after being cited for an act of foul play in their match with Wales.
Wales v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
MATCH REVIEW: WAL 35-13 URU
Uruguay prove stern test for Gatland's 'battle-hardened' Wales
Coach expects to have a fully-fit squad for the quarter-final after sloppy final pool win over tenacious Los Teros.
Australia v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Match preview
Wales aim for perfect finish to pool stage
Coach Warren Gatland faces the challenge of protecting his squad for the quarter-finals while managing the risks posed by Uruguay.
Australia v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
team announcement
Meneses mixes it up again as Uruguay look to bow out in style
Los Teros know another shock victory is unlikely against Wales but search for winning formula continues with nine changes.
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.
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.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
News
A strong voice in the wings at Los Teros
Craig White, a high performance coach working with Uruguay, is among a growing number of World Rugby consultants developing Tier 2 nations.
Australia v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
MATCH REVIEW: AUS 45-10 URU
Wallabies hail X-factor teenager Petaia after seven-try triumph
He played only half the game but 19-year-old Jordan Petaia scored a try and set up another to ease Australia to a bonus-point victory against Uruguay.
Australia v Uruguay - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015
Match preview
Young guns primed to fire fast in Australia-Uruguay shootout
Los Teros start with 12 players aged 25 or under, while teenage winger Petaia becomes Wallabies' youngest RWC player.
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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.
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.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Facundo Gattas (Uruguay)
Uruguay player Facundo Gattas’ appeal against his three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle was heard in Tokyo on 4 October.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Facundo Gattas (Uruguay)
Uruguay hooker Facundo Gattas appealed against his three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
team announcement
Meneses makes record nine changes for Australia clash
Uruguay coach reshuffles his squad after Georgia defeat as Los Teros prepare to face Pool D's top two teams.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Facundo Gattas (Uruguay)
Uruguay hooker Facundo Gattas attended a disciplinary hearing having received a red card from referee Wayne Barnes for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) in Uruguay’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against Georgia on 29 September .
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.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Disciplinary update
Disciplinary update: Facundo Gattas (Uruguay)
Uruguay prop Facundo Gattas received a red card for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in the 77th minute of Uruguay’s match against Georgia.
Georgia v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Full-time report: GEO 33-7 URU
Georgia's forwards too strong for Uruguay
Uruguay are brought back to earth as Pool D rivals Georgia surge to bonus-point victory.
Georgia's players at the end of their match against Wales
Match preview
Uruguay match is 'must win', says Georgia coach Haig
Haig rings the changes, while the buoyant Los Teros stick mostly with the players that proved irresistible against Fiji.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Analysis
Why Uruguay should not be underestimated
Uruguay were expected to barely make an impression at Rugby World Cup 2019, but Los Teros could be the surprise package of Pool D.
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.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
team announcement
Classy Berchesi going for record points-haul against Georgia
Uruguay's fly-half scored 15 points on Wednesday and was named Player of the Match.
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.
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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North American players '10 times fitter' thanks to new league
They had to hold down jobs as well as play rugby in the past, but Major League Rugby has been a game-changer - as Italy and England may discover today.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Analysis
Offloading Uruguay beat Fiji at their own game
Once the preserve of the Flying Fijians, the swift offload can slice defences wide open. Uruguay showed the pass masters how it should be done.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Full time report: FIJ 27- 30 URU
Uruguay's greatest day leaves Flying Fijians stunned
Los Teros win only the third RWC match in their history to shock Fiji in Kamaishi.
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Match preview
Coach McKee giving Fiji licence to run in search of bonus point
Uruguay will try to keep it tight, while Fijians will be aiming for five points in Kamaishi.
Uruguay team lineup
Tier 2 team analysis: Uruguay
Fast-improving Uruguay generate excitement, but struggle with the set-piece
As part of a series looking at Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Uruguay.
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team announcement
Qualification heroes in Uruguay team for opener against Fiji
Try-scoring centres will hope to repeat play-off heroics when they start their RWC 2019 campaign against Fiji on Wednesday.
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.
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'Monster' World Cup trumps it all for Uruguayan student
Manuel Ardao admits he is stepping outside his comfort zone at Rugby World Cup 2019, but the back-row is amateur in name, not nature.
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Tier 2 team analysis: Fiji
Great entertainers Fiji are a team of extremes
In the latest in our series on Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Fiji.
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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...
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.
RWC 2019 Volunteers
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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.
Rory Arnold, left, lines up with Australia team-mates Sekope Kepu and Ned Hanigan before an international Test against Scotland
Analysis
Cap that - Aussies stand tall in battle of the stats
Tallest, lightest, heaviest, most caps, most popular names... all you need to know about the players at Rugby World Cup 2019.
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.
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.
FAN FARE: New Zealand's Atunaisa Moli satisfies fans with a selfie
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'Selfies, social media and spectacular ceremonies' – the Rugby World Cup, 2019-style
Fans are playing their part and rugby's presence on social media is booming. This is already a World Cup with a difference.
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.
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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RWC 2019
Gorgodze answers Georgia call to return
Former Georgia captain and talisman Mamuka Gorgodze has been named in their squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 after more than a two-year absence from the international stage.
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.
Wales v Ireland - International Match
RWC 2019
Patchell performance puts him on the plane to Japan
Warren Gatland has named his 31-man Wales squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 with the two Rhys', Patchell and Carre, among the notable inclusions.
Rugby World Cup 2015 - Fiji v Uruguay
RWC 2019
Los Teros name squad for Japan 2019
Uruguay coach Esteban Meneses has named his squad for Rugby World Cup 2019, one featuring two brothers – sons of a Los Teros legend – and 12 players returning for their second tournament.
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.
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.
New Zealand v Australia - 2019 Rugby Championship
RWC 2019
Experienced Wallabies squad named for Japan
Australia coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 with Michael Hooper chosen to lead the team in Japan.
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.
World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: Fiji v Samoa
RWC 2019
Fiji close in on final RWC 2019 squad
Fiji coach John McKee has almost settled on his squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 and encouraged the players to "not let this opportunity to do something special for Fiji slip by".
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.
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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.
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.
Americas Rugby Championship 2019: Argentina XV v USA
Americas Rugby Championship
Record-breaking Americas Rugby Championship underscores continental ambition
A scintillating Americas Rugby Championship provided a further boost to the expansion of the sport in the Americas, home to one of the world’s fastest-growing fanbases.
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.
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.
Wales v England - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Rankings boost for record-breaking Wales
Wales and France move up the World Rugby Rankings after both teams won in the latest round of the Six Nations.
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.
France v Wales - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Comeback kings Wales have record in their sights
On a busy weekend of international rugby, the Six Nations and the Americas Rugby Championship both enter the second-round stage, while the Rugby Europe Championship gets underway with Romania versus Georgia taking top billing.
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.
England v Ireland - NatWest Six Nations
World Rankings
Dublin braced for pivotal Six Nations clash
With the Six Nations and Americas Rugby Championship about to get underway, we take a look at who could be on their way up or on their way down in the World Rugby Rankings by the end of the weekend's play.
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.
Americas Rugby Championship logo - new for 2019
Americas Rugby Championship
Schedule confirmed for Americas Rugby Championship 2019
USA will begin their quest for a third successive Americas Rugby Championship title on the road in South America after the schedule for the 2019 competition was announced on Monday.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 winners: Uruguay
Nations Cup
Uruguay secure back-to-back Nations Cup titles
The World Rugby Nations Cup came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday with two close games and another title win for Uruguay.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2018: Argentina XV v Fiji Warriors
Nations Cup
Nations Cup set for Sunday showdown
The World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 title will be on the line on Sunday when Argentina XV and Uruguay meet in the final round of the competition in Montevideo.
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Nations Cup
Birthday and rugby celebrations for Leguizamón
Argentina XV's new captain Juan Manuel Leguizamón will celebrate his 35th birthday on Wednesday doing what he loves most - playing rugby for his country in the World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 in Montevideo.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2018: Argentina XV v Emerging Italy
Nations Cup
South American sides dominate Nations Cup opening weekend
Uruguay and Argentina XV win on the opening weekend of the World Rugby Nations Cup in Montevideo.
World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 - Captains' photo
Nations Cup
Uruguay out to defend Nations Cup
Reigning champions Uruguay host the World Rugby Nations Cup for a second consecutive year with Fiji Warriors, Argentina XV and Emerging Italy providing the opposition.
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World Rugby Nations Cup
Strong line-up confirmed for World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 in Uruguay
Hosts Uruguay, Argentina XV, Fiji Warriors and Emerging Italy will contest the World Rugby Nations Cup 2018 from 2-10 June.
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Regional focus: South America
Six nations compete for new South American crown
The 6 Naciones Sudamericano, formerly known as the South American A Championship, gets underway this weekend with six teams now taking part in the rebranded competition.
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