# Global Game

Last month
October 2023
World Rugby confirms bi-annual 'Nations Championship' to launch in 2026
The Rugby World Cup will expand to 24 teams from the 2027 tournament in Australia.
World Rugby confirms bi-annual 'Nations Championship' to launch in 2026
The Rugby World Cup will expand to 24 teams from the 2027 tournament in Australia.
This year
Celtics edge Warriors in Finals rematch, Bulls win in Paris
Boston’s eighth straight win, this one against the champions, pushed their league-leading record to 34-12.
Last year
'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''
Ex-England boss Andy Robinson is now the head coach of Romania in the Rugby Europe Championship.
All time
'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.
WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.
World Rugby chairman Beaumont says coronavirus pandemic could spark calendar reform
The former England captain is not ruling out a new structure for the global game.
World Rugby confirms €92 million relief fund for ailing unions
Meanwhile, current talks over the 2020 calendar could lead to ‘long-term reform’ of the sport.
Fifa confirm Women's World Cup expansion to 32 teams from 2023
The Fifa Council this evening unanimously voted in favour of adding an additional eight teams.
Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC
News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.
'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'
World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.
Spanish rugby on a high as they close in on RWC19 place in Ireland's pool
A stunning win over Romania last weekend has Spain close to World Cup qualification.
'The All Blacks played at a different speed, that was the problem!'
Portuguese rugby is excited about a new generation of players that has emerged at U20 level.
Ireland U20s affected by injury but welcome new faces for World Championship
Head coach Nigel Carolan says his side need to balance ‘risk versus reward’.
Does rugby need to move to a global calendar to grow?
A leading figure says rugby needs ‘to bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together.’
Fitzpatrick feels underage structures are key to ensuring Irish progress
The St. Mary’s back row was a standout performer for Ireland at the World Cup.
10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby's top 10
Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
All Blacks set to start November tour with trip to the US
New Zealand will face the Eagles in Soldier Field, Chicago – home of the Bears in the NFL.
Super Rugby to expand to 18 teams in 2016, with Asia and the US considered
The entertaining Southern Hemisphere competition is looking to become ‘a truly global competition.’