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World Rugby is the sanctioning organization for rugby. Rugby 15s, 10s and 7s are played. National Men’s and Women’s teams play in the Rugby World Cup, RWC Sevens, in the HSBC Sevens, & Women’s Sevens Series, and in competitions, like the Americas Rugby Championship, Americas Pacific Challenge, Rugby Americas North tournaments and U20 & U18 competitions.

Rugby Americas North Release March 18, 2021 – Today, Rugby Americas North’s Executive Committee (EXCO), in conjunction with World Rugby, provided an update regarding regional qualification for Rugby World Cup 2023 (RWC) in France. Due to the inability to host international matches during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15-a-side competition involving Mexico and Caribbean nations that traditionally acts as the initial phase of qualification in our region will not take place in this four-year cycle. Therefore, USA and Canada will automatically represent RAN in the next stages of qualification for RWC 2023. “Over the last year…

USA Rugby Release Sixteen-team, three-tier WXV global competition set to begin in 2023 World Rugby to invest £6.4million in its first two years Unified international 15s calendar to comprise of two playing windows on an annual basis, optimizing player welfare and performance Ground-breaking global international 15s calendar set to accelerate the development of women’s game ahead of expanded RWC 2025 The calendar reflects World Rugby’s long-term commitment to establishing a highly competitive and global test calendar to elevate standards WXV will be supported by the new Women in Rugby commercial program WXV offers hosts diversified revenue-generating opportunities World Rugby has…

World Rugby Release World Rugby has made the difficult decision to recommend the postponement of Rugby World Cup 2021, scheduled to be hosted in New Zealand between 18 September-16 October, until next year. The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee on 8 and 9 March respectively. While appreciating the recommendation is extremely disappointing for teams and fans, it has their interests at heart, and gives the tournament the best opportunity to be all it can be for them, all New Zealanders, and the global rugby family. The recommendation is based on…

World Rugby Release Massive opening match set to get 10th Rugby World Cup off to a spectacular start RWC 2023 opening match and final to take place at Stade de France Extended pool phase and double-header weekends will provide perfect stage for thrilling matches Tournament will be accessible to the whole of France through nine host cities France aiming to host special and sustainable Rugby World Cup Ticketing details to be announced on 4 March France 2023 set to celebrate 200 years of rugby World Rugby and the France 2023 Organising Committee have announced the much-anticipated match schedule for Rugby…

World Rugby Release Reigning champions New Zealand to face Australia, Wales, and the Final Qualification Tournament Winner in Pool A Canada to face USA, Europe 1 and Asia 1 in Pool B England is drawn in Pool C alongside France, South Africa, and Fiji RWC 2021 Draw was attended by 400 guests in SkyCity Theatre, Auckland The tournament will be hosted in the southern hemisphere for the first time Tournament set to take place from 18 September–16 October 2021 The pools have been confirmed for Rugby World Cup 2021 with less than 10 months until the ninth edition of the…

Rugby Europe Release Following the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic across Europe and local authority restrictions, Rugby Europe has announced a suspension of all matches planned until the end of November 2020.   The following games are now postponed:  Women XV Senior Championship games between Spain vs Russia (Oct 24th) and Spain vs the Netherlands (Oct 31st) The last round of 2020 Men XV Rugby Europe Championship planned on November 1st (Romania vs Belgium and Georgia vs Russia) and 15th (Spain vs Portugal)  Rugby Europe Championship playoff access game to be played between The Netherlands and the bottom-ranked team in the 2020 Rugby Europe Championship  First…

World Rugby Release World Rugby, and hosts New Zealand Rugby (NZR), have today announced the Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw will take place in Auckland on Friday, 20 November 2020. SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland’s central business district will be the location for the draw which will be streamed live for rugby fans worldwide via World Rugby’s digital channels. Hosted in the southern hemisphere for the first time in a golden year for women’s rugby, the ninth edition of the showcase tournament will take place from 18 September-16 October 2021 across three match venues. It will be contested…

The World Tens Series will be held for three consecutive weekends in Bermuda commencing October 24 and concluding on November 7. The international tournament includes talented rugby professionals throughout the world that are on the rosters of seven privately owned teams. “The World Tens Series is all about culture, the players, and the fans, and from 2021 the tournament will be expanded to include 16 teams playing in 12 different locations around the world throughout the season.” Tiger Rugby has been at the forefront of exposing young, up and coming players to the highest level of competition at international tournaments…

World Rugby Release All nine Rugby World Cup 2021 qualified teams to avail of the Coaching Internship Programme opportunity Six RWC 2021 participating unions confirm coaching interns The announcement marks one year to go until RWC 2021 with the tournament to be hosted for the first time in the southern hemisphere Selected participants to be fully embedded in RWC 2021 national squad management teams for 12 months RWC 2021 Coaching Internship Programme is fully funded by World Rugby, as part of the IOC international development grant World Rugby today announced that all nine qualified teams have confirmed they will avail…

USA Rugby Release SPECIALTY GROUP OF AMERICAN RUGBY STAKEHOLDERS TO SUPPORT RUGBY WORLD CUP FEASIBILITY STUDY A focused group of rugby stakeholders in the United States has committed to conducting a feasibility study on the capability of hosting a Rugby World Cup in the United States. The study will engage stadium venues, sports commissions, city government, and USA Rugby to review objective criteria, technical requirements, financial considerations, and commercial analysis. Objective analysis will include the legacy of the tournament and a positive impact on the game of rugby in the United States. The final report will be presented to the…

Samoa Rugby Release The Samoa Rugby Union confirms the appointment of Mapusua Seilala Mapusua as the new Head Coach of Manu Samoa. In making the announcement, Samoa Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said Mapusua has come through as the preferred candidate following an extensive and vigorous recruitment process. “On behalf of Samoa Rugby Union, I want to congratulate Mapusua on his appointment, and we wish him well for this new phase in the Manu Samoa History.” Mapusua was recommended by a Five-person selection panel and its recommendation was endorsed and ratified by the Samoa Rugby Union Board…

World Rugby Release The World Rugby Executive Committee has today recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar with the express objective of optimizing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for the betterment of the global game at all levels.Seeking to reconcile the interests of the international game, the professional club game, and player welfare, temporary windows have been determined following extensive and productive consultation between World Rugby, international competitions, national unions, their professional club competitions, and International Rugby Players. Recognizing the importance of a balanced and shared compromise among all stakeholders, a temporary international window between 24 October and 5 December…

Rugby Americas Release 2020 RUGBY AMERICAS COMPETITIONS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN CURRENT FORMAT THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC July 6, 2020 – Today, Rugby Americas Chief Executive Officer Dan Payne announced that the 2020 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) and Americas Rugby Challenge (ARCh) – senior and under-20 – competitions will not take place this year in their current format due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. “We’ve been monitoring the status of each country closely and it has become very obvious this is in the best interest of players, staff and overall public welfare,” said Payne. “World Rugby, CEOs…

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