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# world-rugby - Monday 17 August, 2020

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon

The former Ireland head coach was recently linked with a role in World Rugby.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# world-rugby - Thursday 23 July, 2020

World Rugby dismiss claims from Pacific Island campaigners that election was 'manipulated'

The governing body maintain that Bill Beaumont was elected ‘in a fair and appropriate manner’.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

World Rugby paves the way for November tournaments in both hemispheres

The Rugby Championship will be held entirely in New Zealand while ‘invited teams’ will join the current Six Nations teams if a motion passes at next week’s council meeting.

Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election

World Rugby say the election for chairman was ‘fairly contested’.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

# world-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2020

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow

The game’s governing body was due to hold a meeting of its council tomorrow.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# world-rugby - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Scotland boss Townsend hopes for more summer rugby from streamlined season

The head coach is behind the prospect overhauling Test windows.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election

The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector

Edinburgh went to extreme lengths against Munster last November.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167

The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.

# world-rugby - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Former England captain pips Pichot to World Rugby chairman post

Bill Beaumont has been re-elected to the role.

# world-rugby - Friday 24 April, 2020

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont vows to 'make the sport more accessible' if re-elected

The ex-England captain faces a challenge from Agustin Pichot.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations

Francis Kean was convicted of committing manslaughter in 2006.

# world-rugby - Monday 20 April, 2020

Pichot wants to bring Lions tours to North and South America if elected

Agustin Pichot would push for the British and Irish Lions to tour on ‘worldwide scale’ if elected to World Rugby post.

# world-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2020

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 - Friday 17 April, 2020

World rugby chairman Beaumont admits 2020 international season 'could be over'

The governing body has put together a €92 million relief fund to support the game amid this crisis.

# world-rugby - Thursday 16 April, 2020

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.

# world-rugby - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Agustin Pichot to challenge Beaumont in battle for World Rugby top job

Pichot and Beaumont have different perspectives on the need to reform world rugby’s calendar.

# world-rugby - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

# world-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

# world-rugby - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Uncertainty abounds but rugby has chance to change for the better

World Rugby, unions, leagues, and the players’ union have been involved in discussions.

# world-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2020

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier

The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.

# world-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2020

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled Off

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled

The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby

The recent Scotland v France clash highlighted the frustration for many fans.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

There was a major drop in the concussion rate at the Rugby World Cup

The game’s governing body is encouraged by the promising signs from the tournament in Japan.

# world-rugby - Monday 2 March, 2020

Latest horror injury at the breakdown a timely reminder for World Rugby

The Highlanders’ James Lentjes suffered a nasty ankle fracture and dislocation last weekend.

# world-rugby - Thursday 27 February, 2020

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

# world-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Wales 'sent clips' to World Rugby over scrummaging errors ahead of Ireland showdown

Wayne Pivac’s side conceded three scrum penalties in their win over Italy.

# world-rugby - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Big year for Ireland as World Rugby confirm 2023 World Cup pool draw for November

Ireland are currently outside the top four of the official rankings.

# 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.

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