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World Rugby and chairman Bill Beaumont have confirmed they are scrapping plans for the Nations Championship. Photograph: Matt Roberts/Getty

Global rugby union is braced for fresh turmoil after the governing body announced it had discontinued plans to introduce a Nations Championship for th(...)

Italy’s Ian McKinley in action against England’s Jonny May  during the  Six Nations match at Twickenham back in March. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy outhalf Ian McKinley has welcomed the decision of World Rugby to approve an amendment to the laws of the sport that will allow players to wear (...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

World Rugby has launched a defence of its under-fire Nations Championship concept, insisting the proposed annual tournament can earn the sport £5 bill(...)

Johnny Sexton of Ireland is tackled by Kieran Read of New Zealand. Both players emphatically rejected proposal of a new World League.  Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

The system, quite clearly, is broken. What’s blindingly obvious is the need to establish a global calendar before any World League and lucrative broa(...)

 World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont will convene a meeting of stakeholders in Dublin to discuss proposals for a new World Rugby League. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont will convene a meeting in Dublin later this month in a bid to discuss proposals for a World Rugby League that has d(...)

Dr Éanna Falvey with Johnny Sexton during the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland and Munster doctor Dr Éanna Falvey has been appointed to the newly created position of World Rugby’s deputy chief medical officer. Dr (...)

Ireland tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong is one of five nominations for The Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland dominate a list of five nominees in contention to be named The Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year for 2018. The Grand Slam cha(...)

Matches in the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will be hosted in Eden Park. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

New Zealand will host the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, World Rugby has announced. It will be the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in the southern hemisp(...)

The Webb Ellis Cup at Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

There is “phenomenal interest from rugby fans both in Japan, and abroad” for next year’s Rugby World Cup, according to the tournament organisers. Wit(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

World Rugby will trial rule changes at under-20 competitions that lower the height of tackles to reduce the risk of head injury, particularly concussi(...)

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