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IRB Junior World Championship 2015

Hong Kong, April 19, 2014: Japan booked a much-longed for berth at the IRB Junior World Championship 2015 in Italy after being crowned champions of its sister tournament, the Junior World Rugby Trophy by defeating Tonga 35-10 in the final in Hong Kong on Saturday. The Japanese, orchestrated superbly by half-backs Genki

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Media Apply for Junior World Championship 2014 Accreditation

Dublin, Apr 16, 2014: Members of the media intending to cover the IRB Junior World Championship in June are invited to apply for accreditation from today. The premier Under 20 tournament takes place in Auckland from June 2-20 2014, with matches played at QBE Stadium in North Harbour and the ECOLight Stadium,

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New Zealand beat Australia to win China

Guangzhou – China, April 06, 2014: New Zealand has moved to top spot on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series after claiming victory at the China 7s in Guangzhou on Sunday. In the pouring rain and difficult conditions in south east China, the “Sistas” defeated Australia 26-12 in another great battle between

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HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15

Mar 30, 2014: New Zealand beat England to land Hong Kong title, Inspired by an outstanding performance by captain DJ Forbes, the Sevens All Blacks of New Zealand beat England 26-7 in wet conditions to clinch the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. In winning the Hong Kong title for the first time since

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England Rugby launches Rugby World Cup 2015

London, Mar 20, 2014: England Rugby 2015, Tournament Organiser for Rugby World Cup 2015, has today released details on the Rugby Community Ticket programme that will see 500,000 tickets go on sale to rugby fans through the English club network and wider rugby community from May 2014. The programme enables clubs and

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IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2014

Dublin, Mar 20, 2014: The International Rugby Board has today announced that the second IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition (IRB World Rugby ConfEx) will take place on November 17 and 18 2014 in London. The event will once again provide a unique environment for the global Rugby community to share knowledge,

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IRB announces dates for Olympic qualifying

Dublin, Mar 5, 2014: The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the dates for the HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15, which has gained in significance with the recent announcement that the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Olympic Games in 2016. The 16th edition of the record-breaking Series

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Japan Welcomes IRB Delegation as Planning

Tokyo – Japan, Feb 26, 2014: A Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) delegation, led by Chairman Bernard Lapasset, is in Japan this week to assess progress as preparation to host Asia’s first Rugby World Cup continues to accelerate. Meetings with tournament organisers Japan Rugby 2019, the Japan Rugby Football Union and the

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TMG Appointed Official Publishing Licensee for RWC 2015

Dublin, Feb 20, 2014: Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of leading UK publisher Sport Media (part of the Trinity Mirror Group) as Official Match Day Programme and Pre-Tournament Magazine Licensee for Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Under the deal, Sport Media will produce and distribute all 48

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IRB Welcomes Major New Initiative

Dublin, Feb 20, 2013: The IRB welcomes a major new initiative by World Series sponsor HSBC aimed at introducing thousands of children around the world to Rugby ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With the breath-taking sport of Rugby Sevens set to make its Olympic Games debut in Rio, the first