World Rugby

World Rugby has confirmed Romania and Brazil will host the next two editions of its U20 Trophy national team youth tournament in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

World Rugby has today (Tuesday) announced that Romania and Spain have entered appeals against the sanctions handed out for rule-breaking during the controversial European qualification tournament for the 2019 World Cup, punishments which saw the former nation removed from next year’s event in Japan.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has acquired the .rugby domain name on a worldwide basis.

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed that plans are being discussed to overhaul the bidding process for its World Cup as the governing body seeks to demonstrate that it won’t simply “chase the cash” when assigning future hosting rights.

World Rugby has announced that France will host its U20 Championship in 2018, with matches being played in Béziers, Perpignan and Narbonne.

South Africa’s Sports Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has hit back at criticism of World Rugby’s decision to recommend the country as host of the 2023 World Cup stating the “latter day prophets and naysayers” will be proven wrong.

World Rugby today (Thursday) announced details of an increased investment into Fiji, Tonga and Samoa in co-operation with Pacific Rugby Players, the body representing players in the region, while the sport’s global governing body has again defended its under-fire bidding process for the 2023 World Cup.

World Rugby has said it will contact the French Rugby Federation (FFR) to “raise its concerns” after FFR president Bernard Laporte accused the world governing body of “amateurism” in the process by which it last week backed South Africa as the proposed host of the 2023 World Cup.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has posted better-than-forecast financial results for 2016 after securing a number of commercial deals during the year.

With just two years to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the competition's chief operating officer, Alan Gilpin, tells Ben Cronin about the benefits of its proximity to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and how it could influence the future of sports hospitality in the region.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has appointed the IMG agency to manage the global licensing and merchandising rights for the next two editions of its Rugby World Cup and a number of its other major tournaments.

Claude Atcher, the director of France’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, has said that if the country is awarded hosting rights to the national team tournament the financial benefits will help ensure the longevity of rugby union as a professional sport.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has claimed it will deliver the largest, most secure, commercial programme ever offered to World Rugby as it touted its appeal as a new host and connection to the North American market as it seeks to secure the 2023 World Cup.

World Rugby has taken another step in its efforts to globalise the Rugby World Cup Sevens brand by partnering with sports and entertainment company AEG for its 2018 edition, which will be held at San Francisco’s AT&T Park from July 20-22.

World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union, has appointed Tom Hill as its new chief commercial officer.

World Rugby has reached an agreement over a new global rugby union calendar, with Bill Beaumont, chairman of the sport’s global governing body, stating the deal will deliver “certainty and sustainability”.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has announced details of an eight-year strategic plan designed to further the profile, development, sustainability and success of the women’s game.