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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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Rugby and Olympic Star Selected as IOC ARM

Dublin, Mar 17, 2014: Sochi Winter Olympics and Rugby Canada star Heather Moyse is the latest high-profile athlete to be appointed an IOC Athlete Role Model ahead of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The two-time Olympic bobsled gold medallist is one of the biggest stars in Women’s Rugby, exciting sports fans

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Schedule Announced for Women’s Sevens World Series

Dublin, Mar 14, 2014: The pools and schedule for the next round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in China have been announced. Following on from a successful round three in Brazil, the series visits the University Town Stadium in Guangzhou on April 5 and 6. The pool draw sees a

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Rugby Celebrates International Women’s Day

Dublin, Mar 8, 2014: Women’s Rugby players from around the world have united on International Women’s Day to celebrate those who have played an inspirational role in the growth and development of one of the world’s fastest-growing team sports. Global participation has broken the 1.5 million mark for the first time and

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Sky Sports to Broadcast Women’s Rugby

Dublin, Mar 6, 2014: The International Rugby Board has announced that Sky Sports will be the UK rights-holding broadcaster for this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup and IRB Junior World Championship. The announcement extends Sky Sports’ partnership with two of the most exciting properties in world Rugby, having inspired and engaged global

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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