Source: World Rugby

Lapasset Welcomes Olympic Agenda 2020 Approval

World Rugby President Bernard Lapasset welcomes the approval by the IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco of the 40 recommendations that comprise Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Lapasset said: “This is a significant moment for the Olympic Movement and World Rugby is delighted to

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Major Changes in Women’s Rugby

Major changes are afoot within the management of Women’s and 7’s rugby in the IRFU.  Sport for Business has reported that they have seen an email sent last night from Head of Performance David Nucifora which confirms that Jon Skurr has left his position as manager of the Women’s 7’s team with immediate effect.  The

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Rugby World Cup winners awarded Freedom of Rugby

Rugby Borough Councillors have awarded World Cup winners England Women the Freedom of the Borough, in recognition of their outstanding achievement in winning the 2014 Rugby World Cup in France. A special ceremony to honour the team was held at Rugby Town Hall, followed by a civic reception. Freedom of the Borough of Rugby is the

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Source: England Rugby

Pride of Sport Awards

There were some inspirational stories among the winners of the first ever Pride of Sport Awards held at the Grosvenor House on Wednesday. More than 300 VIP guests in attendance including: rugby’s Chris Robshaw, football’s Sam Allerdyce, athletics’ Greg Rutherford and swimming’s Mark Foster and Rebecca Addlington. They were there to honour heroes of sport,

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Hougaard wins IRPA Try of the Year Award 2014

Francois Hougaard’s spectacular score in South Africa’s win over New Zealand in the Rugby Championship has been named as the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014.  The Springbok scrum-half, who scored the first try of the match in Johannesburg in early October, becomes the third South African to win the award

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England beat Fiji to win Plate Final

In a thrilling match Fiji opened the scoring before England equalised, then England went ahead and Fiji came back at them and with the scores equal at full time it was onto extra time.  Both teams were exhausted and Fiji resorted to kicking the ball clear.  In the end it was Natasha Hunt who saved the

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