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IRB Welcomes Independent Concussion Study

Dublin, July 18, 2014: Independent Concussion Study, The International Rugby Board welcomes the positive findings from an independent study evaluating the accuracy of the pitch-side assessment tool and process that has operated as a trial in elite Rugby. • Independent study highlights the benefits of PSCA • Results inform and guide enhancements

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Major Rugby Conference to Take Place

Dublin, June 17, 2014: Major Rugby Conference, The International Rugby Board has today confirmed Hilton London Metropole as the venue for the World Rugby ConfEx 2014. The event will take place on November 17-18 and will provide a unique environment for the global Rugby community to share knowledge, network and develop relationships.

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Fight Against Illegal Betting

Dublin, June 4, 2014: The International Rugby Board has reaffirmed its commitment to the fight against illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by becoming the first Summer International Federation to sign up to the International Olympic Committee’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable the

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New Zealand Retain IRB Women’s Sevens World Series Crown

Amsterdam – Netherlands, May 17, 2014: New Zealand has been crowned the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series 2013/14 champions on the final day of the season in the Netherlands. For the second year in a row, New Zealand won both the tournament and the overall Series titles, this time by beating Australia

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Emilee Cherry Named IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year 2014

Amsterdam, May 17, 2014: Australia’s Emilee Cherry has been named the IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year. Cherry was named as the second recipient of this prestigious award at the end of the Amsterdam Sevens, the final round of the 2013/14 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series won by New Zealand. She is

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Samisoni Viriviri IRB Sevens Player of the Year

Dublin, May 12, 2014: Viriviri’s name was called out at a function following the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham, the final round of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series won by New Zealand. He becomes the first Fijian to win the award since it was first presented in 2004, having finished the

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Nominees unveiled for 2014 IRB Sevens Player of the Year

Dublin, May 7, 2014: A shortlist of four nominees – one Englishman, one Fijian, one New Zealander and one South African – has been unveiled for the 2014 IRB Sevens Player of the Year Award, in association with HSBC. Ahead of the final round of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in

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International Rugby Board has announced

Dublin, Apr 28, 2014: Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL), the wholly owned subsidiary of the International Rugby Board, has announced the appointment of Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker AM as a Director of the Rugby World Cup Board. Hawker’s appointment follows unanimous approval by the IRB Executive Committee. He joins IRB

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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,