Boks rise in world rankings

2015-10-19 11:00

The southern hemisphere sides dominate the latest edition of rugby's world rankings, with the Boks moving up two places.

Rugby World Cup officially open

2015-09-18 21:00

The Rugby World Cup exploded into life on Friday with a pyrotechnic extravaganza at Twickenham Stadium.

Italy keen to host 2023 RWC

2014-12-05 10:24

Italy is lining up a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, , Italian rugby federation president Alfredo Gavazzi has said.

IRB formally changes its name

2014-11-18 21:37

The IRB, the global governing body for the 15-a-side code in rugby, has formally changed its name to World Rugby.

Samoa retract England boycott

2014-11-12 20:00

Samoa will play against England as planned after raising concerns with the IRB over their union's governance.

All Blacks open gap on Boks

2014-10-21 12:09

New Zealand’s last-gasp win over Australia in their Bledisloe Cup match saw them improve their position at the top of the IRB rankings.

IRB rankings make little sense

2014-10-08 11:27

The IRB world ranking system has to be the worst - or at best, most confusing - in all of sport...

IRB wary of Olympic loophole

2014-09-09 19:13

The IRB hope to prevent a flood of players switching national allegiance in order to compete at the sevens tournament at the Olympics.

Kenyan star has op in SA

2014-09-03 15:42

Kenya's Humphrey Kayange will miss the opening three rounds of this season's IRB Sevens series after undergoing ankle surgery in SA.

NZ stretch IRB ranking lead

2014-08-25 14:05

New Zealand have increased their advantage at the top of the IRB world rankings after their record victory over Australia.


Joubert should 'never ref again'

2015-10-19 09:39

Referee Craig Joubert continues to be crucified by the Scottish rugby community following Sunday's quarter-final.

Four SA refs on Six Nations panel

2014-12-10 12:43

SA referees Jaco Peyper, Craig Joubert, Stuart Berry and TMO Shaun Veldsman will all officiate in the 2015 Six Nations competition.

All Blacks ranking gap grows

2014-12-01 14:06

The All Blacks have stretched their lead atop the World Rugby standings, thanks to the Boks' defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

New IRB Hall of Fame members

2014-11-18 12:40

Fifteen legends of men’s and women’s rugby have been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in London.

Bok gap to All Blacks grows

2014-11-10 14:25

The All Blacks have increased their gap over second-placed South Africa in the latest IRB world rankings.

IRB rate teams on current form

2014-10-08 13:26

Morne says the IRB rankings focus on current form of the teams, a system he agrees with.

IRB to sniff out fraudsters

2014-09-15 17:30

Any prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for should think again.

Wallabies slash gap on Boks

2014-09-08 13:25

The Wallabies' win over the Boks in their Test in Perth has seen them move within a whisker of the No 2 spot in the IRB rankings.

IRB set for name change

2014-08-28 10:26

The International Rugby Board is to change its name to World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union announced.

No change in IRB rankings

2014-08-18 14:30

There has been no change in the Top 12 of the IRB world rankings following the opening round of the Rugby Championship.

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