Rugby Archive


SuperSport Appointed IRB Junior World Championship 2012 Host Broadcaster

The International Rugby Board and South African Rugby Union (SARU) have announced the appointment of SuperSport as Host Broadcaster of the IRB Junior World Championship 2012, which kicks off in South Africa on June 4. The leading Rugby broadcaster will deliver a record 30 matches live for global broadcasters, over double the


Rugby World Cup 2015 Hosting Preparations Gather Pace

Hosting Preparations, Planning and preparation for England’s hosting of Rugby World Cup 2015 continues to gather pace with the holding of key operational meetings in London this week that will pave the way for the delivery of an outstanding Tournament. Hosted by event owners Rugby World Cup Limited and RWC 2015 organising


Fiji Warriors to begin PRC title defense

Fiji Warriors will begin their quest for a fourth successive IRB Pacific Rugby Cup crown this weekend against Queensland A at Ballymore, one of three matches in the opening round of the Australian series of the competition. The first of three series sees the A teams of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga tackle the


Exciting Plans for Women’s Rugby Underlined at IOC Conference

Exciting Plans Womens Rugby, International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset outlined the IRB’s strategic vision to boost participation and elite competition in Women’s Rugby to delegates attending the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport in Los Angeles, USA. Under the central theme of ‘Together Stronger: The Future of Sport’, Lapasset


Pool draw announced for Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

The official draw has been held for the Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, round six of the HSBC Sevens World Series to be played on 23-25 March 2012 at the Hong Kong Stadium. Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, With the event doubling up in 2012 as the HSBC Sevens World


Rampant Samoa power to USA Sevens title

Rampant Samoa – Samoa hit jackpot in Las Vegas, – New Zealand lead HSBC Sevens World Series, – Over 64,000 fans attend biggest ever rugby event in USA. Samoa beat Series leaders New Zealand 26-19 with the last play of a thrilling final to clinch the USA Sevens title at the Sam


IRB Opens Up HSBC Sevens World Series to Playing Nation

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 07, 2012: Rugby Playing Nation, The International Rugby Board has announced details of a new qualification pathway for the HSBC Sevens World Series as the sport continues to build towards its Olympic Games re-inclusion in 2016. With participation interest and competitiveness at an all-time high as Rugby Sevens goes from


IRB Launches Concussion Management Education Website

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 07, 2012: The International Rugby Board has stepped up its policy of providing the best possible concussion education with the launch of a new interactive website (Concussion Management Education). The first of its kind in Rugby and one of the most comprehensive sport-specific concussion management initiatives, the website is free to