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# world-rugby - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.

# world-rugby - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year

Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.

# world-rugby - Friday 1 November, 2019

21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year

Ardie Savea, Alun Wyn Jones, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, and Joe Taufete’e are also up for the award.

# world-rugby - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Japan's Joseph among nominees for World Rugby Coach of the Year

Eddie Jones, Rassie Erasmus, Warren Gatland, and Steve Hansen are also on the shortlist.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals

The South African referee was not considered for selection this weekend.

# world-rugby - Monday 21 October, 2019

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Scottish Rugby Union hopes for a 'fair hearing' after misconduct charge

The SRU has questioned whether it is ‘appropriate’ for World Rugby to charge them.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.

World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee

The Scots threatened legal action against the game’s governing body last week.

# world-rugby - Friday 11 October, 2019

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

# world-rugby - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised

Supporters, players, and coaches are entitled to be deeply disappointed with the cancellations.

'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby

The Italians’ World Cup clash with the All Blacks has been cancelled.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games

The super typhoon is currently forecast to hit Yokohama and the Tokyo area on Saturday.

# world-rugby - Monday 7 October, 2019

World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign

Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect

Joe Schmidt said two of the calls came from Jerome Garces, who refs the clash with Russia on Thursday.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

World Rugby release statement criticising World Cup refereeing standards

The governing body says it is ‘confident of the highest standards of officiating’ moving forward.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Beer, squad sizes, CVC, and growing the game - World Rugby launches the World Cup

It was an interesting press conference in Tokyo with the tournament starting in three days.

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport

CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.

# world-rugby - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff

Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.

# world-rugby - Friday 23 August, 2019

Schmidt calls for consistency and choice amidst World Rugby's high tackle focus

The Ireland coach has concerns about the governing body’s attempts to clamp down on the foul play.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

France second row Gabrillagues handed six-week ban for illegal clearout

A World Rugby disciplinary committee deemed that the act of foul play against Scotland was intentional.

# world-rugby - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

# world-rugby - Friday 26 July, 2019

World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan

World Rugby’s new framework has brought an increased focus on clamping down on illegal tackles.

# world-rugby - Monday 15 July, 2019

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals

Reducing the number of permitted substitutions will also be discussed by the governing body’s review group in London this week.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

World Rugby shelves Nations Championship plan

Rugby union chiefs wanted to launch a new cross-hemisphere championship from 2022.

# world-rugby - Thursday 6 June, 2019

England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett Banned This post contains videos

England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett

Alfie Barbeary’s U20 World Championship is over after a moment of madness.

# world-rugby - Monday 27 May, 2019

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

# world-rugby - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals'

World Rugby has been running a Pacific Islands Combine in recent years.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity'

World Rugby wants to see female coaches ‘cracking through barriers’.

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’

# world-rugby - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

50/22 kicking and yellow card upgrades among possible World Rugby law trials

The global body is hoping to make rugby safer and simpler to play.

# 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.

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