Italy boss scoffs at 6N relegation talk

2016-04-05 15:02

Italian rugby boss Alfredo Gavazzi has dismissed Bernard Lapasset's call for introducing relegation and promotion to the Six Nations.

Hoskins set to lose World Rugby role

2016-03-17 12:15

South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins is set to be replaced as World Rugby’s deputy chairperson.

Lapasset to stand down as head of World Rugby

2016-03-02 21:10

Bernard Lapasset will stand down as head of World Rugby to concentrate on leading the Paris bid to secure the 2024 Olympics.

RWC 2015 most competitive ever

2015-12-18 09:59

The 2015 Rugby World Cup was the most competitive to date, according to a comprehensive game analysis report published by World Rugby.

Japan to join Rugby Championship?

2015-11-11 09:50

World Rugby chairperson Bernard Lapasset has voiced his backing for Japan's inclusion in the Rugby Championship.

'Permanent' fear of RWC tragedy

2015-09-17 12:37

Rugby chiefs live in perpetual fear of another serious injury overshadowing the World Cup , World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset has said.

Cha-Ching! RWC 2015 promises record pay day

2015-09-15 18:52

As fans pore over fixture lists, administrators smile at balance sheets, with the 2015 RWC promising a record pay day for the sport.

San Francisco to host 7s WC

2015-05-13 21:47

World Rugby have announced that the 2018 men's and women's Rugby World Cup Sevens will be hosted in San Francisco.

Japan RWC new start for rugby

2015-03-02 21:19

The 2019 RWC will provide the game with a new start and a new vision, said Rugby World Cup chairperson Bernard Lapasset.

Record demand for RWC tickets

2014-10-23 12:35

There has been a record level of demand for tickets to next year's Rugby World Cup to be staged in England and Wales.


World Rugby boss calls for 6N relegation

2016-04-04 20:09

Outgoing World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset has backed calls for introducing promotion and relegation to the Six Nations.

SA, NZ to push for global season

2016-03-17 07:05

SA Rugby will join New Zealand in a "hard push" to try and get a global season underway by 2020.

Lapasset: Game-changing year for rugby

2016-01-06 13:25

World Rugby chairperson Bernard Lapasset is anticipating a game-changing 2016 for rugby.

Pacific nations won't miss out on 2019 RWC

2015-11-12 16:15

Fears that some Pacific nations would miss out on places at the next RWC were eased with the announcement of Japan 2019's qualification process.

Japan on track for 2019 Rugby World Cup

2015-09-28 19:04

World Rugby has approved a revised road-map to underpin the successful delivery of a ground-breaking 2019 Rugby World Cup.

World Cup boss laughs off SA as Plan B

2015-09-15 20:10

There is no alternative to Japan as hosts of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset has confirmed.

Doping doubts cast shadow over RWC

2015-09-15 13:00

The Rugby World Cup starts this week with the sport facing new doping doubts.

SARU declares 2023 RWC interest

2015-03-04 18:30

SARU has confirmed its interest in bidding for the 2023 RWC, following the announcement of the tender process by World Rugby.

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.

Singapore keen to host Lions

2014-10-10 10:17

Singapore is in discussions on staging a British and Irish Lions tour match, international Tests and a leg of the rugby sevens series.

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