World Rugby

The Rugby World Cup in Japan is on track to break the revenue record set by the 2015 tournament in England according to World Rugby’s chief commercial officer Tom Hill.

Experiential services agency Legends has been appointed as the official retail partner and operator for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain unanimous support from the sport's key stakeholders

World Rugby has unveiled a new global brand identity and marketing campaign for women’s rugby in an attempt to generate global exposure and encourage participation in the women’s version of the game.

World Rugby has appointed marketing consultancy Strive Sponsorship to investigate potential options and opportunities in the gaming and esports

World Rugby has today (Friday) announced details of a new qualification pathway for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand.

World Rugby has decided to give national unions more time to express formal expressions of interest in the proposed Nations Championship

World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship suffered a blow on Tuesday after the Rugby Football Union said that England’s potential relegation from the tournament would be “catastrophic” and a "commer…

The US city of San Diego will host the returning Women’s Rugby Super Series this summer, World Rugby has announced.

IMG Licensing says it has secured contracts with 25 Japanese licensees and 21 global licensees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ben Cronin reports.

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Rights marketing experts assess the commercial implications of World Rugby’s proposals for a new Nations Championship.

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.

Cracks are beginning to appear between the Six Nations unions as they continue to debate the relative merits of private equity investment and joining World Rugby’s global league.

World Rugby has today (Thursday) released a revised masterplan for its proposed Nations Championship, including details of a lucrative commercial partnership with the Infront agency

World Rugby has today (Wednesday) announced plans for a new-look men’s and women’s sevens series that will feature at least six combined events.

World Rugby is prepared to be flexible on its proposed plans to restructure the international game after leading French and English professional clubs hinted at possible legal action

World Rugby has today (Wednesday) moved to clarify its position on an annual global competition amid controversy over plans for the new tournament

Sir Bill Beaumont, the World Rugby chairman, has called an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the international game amid controversy over plans for a World League

World Rugby has finalised its proposal for an annual global rugby competition, but is facing strong objections from the international unions, particularly the Pacific nations, as well as the International…

World Rugby’s plans for a Nations Championship featuring the top international teams could expose it to a legal challenge from club sides in England and France, The Times reports.

World Rugby’s plans for a global annual international competition have taken a step closer to fruition following talks between the chief executives of the tier one nations in Los Angeles, although the f…

The chief executives of all tier-one and tier-two rugby union nations will meet in Los Angeles today to discuss plans for a rugby world league that could impact on both the Six Nations and the Rugby World…

Premiership Rugby, which operates the top rugby union division in England, could take legal action against World Rugby over a row surrounding player insurance, according to The Guardian newspaper

New Zealand has been awarded the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup. The country beat Australia in a vote conducted by the World Rugby Council in Dublin yesterday

World Rugby is planning the introduction of a major new tournament intended to grow global interest in the sport, in a move that has been described as the biggest shake-up to rugby since the sport went…

World Rugby has confirmed that Australia and New Zealand will contest hosting rights for the 2021 edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.