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#world rugby

# world-rugby - Monday 18 March, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland drop below Wales in latest World Rugby rankings

Warren Gatland’s Grand Slam winners are now the highest-ranked northern hemisphere nation.

# world-rugby - Thursday 14 March, 2019

World Rugby cuts semi-finals in revamped Nations Championship plan worth £5 billion

World Rugby met in Dublin on Thursday to open crisis talks with the sport’s top power brokers.

'We want to be part of key decisions': Players call for a seat at World Rugby table

Rugby bosses are due to meet in Dublin on Thursday to discuss the Nations Championship plan.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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.

# world-rugby - Monday 11 March, 2019

English and French leagues hint at legal action over Nations Championship

PRL and LNR say World Rugby has broken an agreement about future plans for the international game.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

World Rugby insists it wants promotion/relegation in Nations Championship

Rugby’s governing body has moved to officially clarify its position on the new Nations Championship.

# world-rugby - Monday 4 March, 2019

World Rugby calls meeting in Dublin after backlash around World League

The governing body’s chairman, Bill Beaumont, will meet representatives of the tier one nations, as well as Japan and Fiji.

# world-rugby - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Gosper dismisses reports of Pacific Islands snub amid World Cup boycott threat

Participation in a proposed new global competition would be merit-based, according to World Rugby’s CEO.

'You can't ring-fence 12 teams': Joe Schmidt backs players and calls for re-think from World Rugby

The Ireland head coach believes World Rugby has to protect their ‘assets’, the players.

# world-rugby - Thursday 28 February, 2019

World Rugby hit back at players' outcry over possible World League format

The governing body stressed that player welfare is at the heart of its ongoing discussions.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Former Ireland team doctor Eanna Falvey takes up World Rugby role

A specialist in sports medicine, Falvey will take over as the governing body’s chief medical officer next year.

# world-rugby - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville

Limerick woman Joy Neville has proven herself as a top-class referee.

# world-rugby - Sunday 23 December, 2018

The42’s finest international XV of 2018

It’s been a hell of a year. Here’s who really stood out.

# world-rugby - Friday 2 November, 2018

Johnny Sexton nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year award

The Ireland out-half is joined on the shortlist by Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Faf de Klerk and Malcolm Marx.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year Standouts This post contains videos

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

# world-rugby - Friday 26 October, 2018

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country

The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions

The plan would see a 12-team annual competition take place in non-World Cup years.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

World Rugby approves revised TMO trial for November international Tests

The world governing body have confirmed a closed trial which looks at revising the scope of the TMO.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

World Rugby 'examining models' for Test tours shake-up

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot is reportedly pushing for a 12-team annual competition.

# world-rugby - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

# world-rugby - Sunday 16 September, 2018

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport

World Rugby expressed its unhappiness with the current situation in July.

# world-rugby - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'Is the international game under threat? I think it is,' warns World Rugby vice-chairman

Agustin Pichot says World Rugby has 12 months to save the sport.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame ROG

Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

The legendary Ireland and Munster out-half became the 12th Irish inductee.

# world-rugby - Friday 10 August, 2018

Ronan O'Gara to become 12th Irish player inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame ROG

Ronan O'Gara to become 12th Irish player inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

The Munster and Ireland legend is one of five new faces to be included.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Speedy wing Pulu comes onto Wallabies radar despite 7s caps for Niue

The 28-year-old wing has been impressive for the Chiefs in recent seasons.

# world-rugby - Sunday 5 August, 2018

How has World Rugby come to the point of the 'nipple line' and 'armpit line'?

We spoke to Ross Tucker about the process of rugby attempting to lower the height of tackles.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Armpit line' introduced in English cup as trials to lower tackle height continue

Rugby authorities are hoping to see a reduction in the number of concussions being sustained in tackles.

# world-rugby - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby

The former Wales and British Lions captain this week announced he was hanging up his boots at the age of 29.

# world-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

Ireland achieve highest-ever points total in latest World Rugby rankings

Joe Schmidt’s side won 10 of their 11 Tests last season.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

2019 RWC qualifying appeals fail, World Rugby vows to take tighter control

The governing body promises to undertake a full review and possibly build a database to help avoid a repeat of the debacle which leaves Russia in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Spain and Romania still not giving up on getting into Ireland's RWC pool

The fall-out from the Rugby Europe Championship shambles continues.

# world-rugby - Friday 25 May, 2018

World Rugby to trial new low tackle laws in bid to reduce risk of head injuries

The trials will take place during this summer’s U20 World Championship and U20 Trophy.

# world-rugby - Thursday 24 May, 2018

World Rugby adopts 12 global trials into law book with immediate effect

No kicking the ball out of rucks, the feed into the scrum and much more.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

World Rugby approves trial of nine-point converted tries in Australia

The Western Force are looking to bring a little more excitement to the game this year.

# world-rugby - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'

We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

US bid for Rugby World Cup 'sooner rather than later' - Gosper

The World Rugby chief executive has raised the possibility of a US bid for the 2027 tournament.

# world-rugby - Thursday 5 April, 2018

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Spain request for World Cup qualifier against Belgium to be replayed

A video package including 19 instances of alleged bias by the Romanian official has also been submitted to World Rugby.

# world-rugby - Monday 19 March, 2018

Rugby Europe officials to meet this week to review controversial RWC2019 qualifier

Romanian referee under fire after Belgium’s 18-10 win against Spain.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Saturday's assistant referee Van der Westhuizen involved in England training

Ireland have declined to comment on the development.

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