World Rugby

Revamped content formats and platforms are at the heart of World Rugby’s push to change the game’s image over the course of the tournament, and it hopes that RugbyPass TV, its revamped D2C OTT service, can play its part in the reconnection.

World Rugby has moved to plug gaps in the sport's global reach through the launch of free streaming platform RugbyPass TV in time for next month's Rugby World Cup

The forthcoming Rugby World Cup in France is to be streamed exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) by Starzplay, the subscription video-on-demand OTT service in the region

World Rugby and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have named the eight venues that will host England’s staging of an expanded Rugby World Cup in 2025, with the goal of creating the most accessible edition of the women’s national team tournament to date.

Sky New Zealand has announced that 12 matches from the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be simulcast on news platform Stuff, with the pay-television operator appearing to favour the tie-up plus coverage on its…

Tributes have been received from across the sports industry for Chris Synnott, World Rugby’s head of broadcast and media rights, following his recent passing at the age of 51.

World Rugby has announced the rebranding of its World Rugby Sevens Series to the HSBC SVNS, with the financial services group extending as main sponsor as the governing body seeks to transform the series…

Sanzaar, the umbrella body of the New Zealand, Australian, South African and Argentinian unions, and Six Nations Rugby, have announced they are working in partnership with World Rugby to launch a new men's…

World Rugby has announced that Dubai will be the destination for one of the three legs of its new women’s competition concept, WXV.

World Rugby has announced that Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington will be the host cities when its new WXV women’s concept debuts in New Zealand later this year.

Richard Heaselgrave has left his role as chief revenue and fan engagement officer at World Rugby just over 18 months after taking up the post, SportBusiness understands

The 100-day countdown to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 is on, with the tournament on track to break attendance records, organisers have revealed

World Rugby will work with sports equipment manufacturer Gilbert and ball-tracking technology company Sportable to trial the use of smart ball technology in a move designed to enhance the viewing experience…

French media group L'Équipe has acquired rights to the this year's Fifa Under-20 World Cup and World Rugby Under-20 Championship in separate deals with football and rugby union’s world governing bodies.

World Rugby has announced that New Zealand and South Africa will host the inaugural WXV competition, a new three-tier 15s series for international women’s teams.

Bernard Lapasset, the former chairman of World Rugby, who played an integral role in getting rugby sevens onto the Olympic Games sports programme, has died at the age of 75

Experienced sports events executive Sarah Massey has been appointed as managing director of the Local Operating Company (LOC) for England’s staging of the 2025 Rugby World Cup.

Japan is considering a bid to host the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2035 as part of a plan that would also see it stage the women’s event in 2037.