Historic rugby calendar reform

The World Rugby Council has approved transformational reform of the global men’s and women’s rugby calendars, a seminal moment for the sport that marks a new era of opportunity, certainty and growth for the game, a fitting finale to its 200th birthday year. Adjustments to World Rugby Regulation 9 underpin most significant overhaul of the

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Source: World Rugby

The best of women’s rugby sevens celebrated

The women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 Award winners were announced on Sunday during a ceremony that saw Series champions New Zealand capturing many of the well-earned accolades. The outstanding performers of the 2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series were honoured at the Centre des Congrès in Toulouse, France on Sunday following the final

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Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme 2023

Twelve inspirational women announced for the 2023 cohort The programme is creating a growing global network of female leaders and role models across the sport Scholars will have access to personalised coaching and training sessions via Capgemini’s internal University to help their professional development Sixty-one scholars have completed the programme since 2018 World Rugby and

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World Rugby reminds us of the Passage of Time!

Law Application Guidelines to speed up the game Just before Christmas World Rugby issued a statement under the heading ‘Law Application Guidelines’, with the target of speeding the game up. They come into force of New Year’s Day. (www.world.rugby/news/778344/world-rugby-looks-to-enhance-the-flow-of-the-game-with-law-application-guidelines) There is only one minor law change, WR sticking to its promise not to introduce any

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Quarter-finals decided after dramatic first day in Dubai

There were upsets, draws and high drama on the first day of the Emirates Dubai 7s played in front of a vibrant festival atmosphere at The Sevens Stadium. Australia, New Zealand and Ireland women, along with USA and France men qualified for Saturday’s quarter-finals with perfect win records Thrilling and highly competitive HSBC World Rugby

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World Rugby Awards 2022

Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and New Zealand’s Ruahei Demant have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2022 in partnership with Mastercard respectively at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday. On a night to remember in the iconic Salle des Étoiles, a ceremony under the High Patronage

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Nominees unveiled for World Rugby Awards 2022

World Rugby has today unveiled the shortlists for the prestigious World Rugby Awards 2022, which will be presented in Monaco on Sunday, 20 November. Following a stellar year for international rugby culminating in a record-breaking Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, nominees for the sport’s ultimate accolade feature players, coaches and unsung heroes who

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Source: New Zealand Rugby

Weighing Things up

Who’s ahead, Roses or Ferns? Up to the start of this tournament the Red Roses were the odds-on favourites to win a third world cup. But then Wayne Smith’s magic started to take its effect on the hosts and world champions, the Black Ferns. The two sides appear before a record-breaking crowd at Eden Park

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