Rugby World Cup teams to get longer rests and bigger squads

Rugby Feb 23, 2021

Rugby World Cup teams to get longer rests and bigger squads

The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will have increased rest periods for all teams as part of a new player welfare package announced on Monday by the Rugby World Cup Board, the World Rugby executive committee and tournament organizers. As part of the package, ...

World Rugby approves open vote for World Cup host decisions

Rugby Nov 25, 2020

World Rugby approves open vote for World Cup host decisions

The World Rugby Council on Tuesday approved recommendations by its World Cup Board for a more transparent process of selecting hosts for future men's and women's editions of the tournament, including an open electronic vote with results published. The sport's global body said that after ...

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 ...

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has been electrified by inspirational performances of the Japan national team, which made the knockout stage for the first time at the quadrennial tournament. And the sport's global and domestic governing bodies hope that it will help encourage more children ...