World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Rugby May 13, 2020

World Rugby outlaws tries against post protector

Tries in rugby union can no longer be scored by grounding the ball against the post protector, World Rugby announced on Tuesday. The law change, which comes in with immediate effect, was approved by the global governing body's council on Tuesday. World Rugby, explaining the amendment ...

World Rugby chief says current crisis may lead to calendar consensus

Rugby Apr 19, 2020

World Rugby chief says current crisis may lead to calendar consensus

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal. Beaumont, who faces a challenge for his job from Argentine vice-chairman ...

World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

Rugby Nov 3, 2019

World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont complimented Japan on Sunday, saying the "wonderful, humble and history-making" Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts succeeded in putting together the greatest showpiece event in the history of the sport. A day after Asia's first World Cup closed with South Africa ...

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 13, 2019

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Japan was officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at a ceremony at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on Friday that saw all 31 playing team members presented with their Rugby World Cup 2019 cap, and the entire team, including coaches and management, receive ...

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby Aug 1, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby World Cup organizers were confident they were in good shape as they entered the final stretch of preparations for the tournament on Thursday, 50 days out from the opening match between Japan and Russia. Over 400,000 fans from around the world are expected to ...

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 7, 2018

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Romania and Spain will not participate in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after an independent committee on Wednesday upheld their disqualification from the tournament for fielding ineligible players. The two countries appealed the penalties after an independent investigation on May 15 found that ...