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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(...)

Among the Irish delegation for 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid: Dick Spring, Ireland 2023 bid chairman; Philip Browne, chief executive IRFU, Philip Orr, IRFU president and Brian O’Driscoll. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Like all secret ballots, following the conclusion of frenetic behind-the-scenes lobbying, today’s long-awaited vote by members of the World Rugby Coun(...)

After a process that started in 2013, Ireland’s hopes of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 boil down to today’s vote of the World Rugby Council at K(...)

 Conor Murray  was not included on World Rugby’s player of the year shortlist. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray was a notable absentee when the nominees for World Rugby’s player of the year award were announced on Monday. Five players ha(...)

John Robbie in action for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“I’m here 36 years,” says the man who still sounds like he’s from Greystones. “I’m very much a South African now.” John Robbie lacks the ability to (...)

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup head of bid Kevin Potts pictures with IRFU chief executive Philip Browne back in March after a two-day site visit by the World Rugby Technical Review Group. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish Times has learned that Ireland’s overall financial bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup closely matched South Africa’s commercial offer and (...)

 Bernard Laporte, president of the French Rugby Federation. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Bernard Laporte, president of the French Rugby Federation (FFR), has accused World Rugby of 'lies', 'negligence' and 'amateurism' while questioni(...)

Ulster’s Rory Best leaves the field for a HIA assessment during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Munster at  Thomond Park in April, 2017. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Players undergoing a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) will not be allowed return to a game for 10 minutes under an amendment to the law announced by World(...)

Selica Winiata scored a hat-trick as New Zealand romped past Wales in their World Cup opener. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

New Zealand 44 Wales 12 An old school contest in this bright new era for women’s rugby, with plenty of heavy hitting males among the crowd. Wales re(...)

England’s head coach Eddie Jones at the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 pool draw at Kyoto state guesthouse. Photograph: Getty Images

England have been placed in arguably the toughest group at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, after being picked to face France and Argentina in Pool (...)

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