The autumn international Tests in Europe produced a 10-3 record for the Home Nations (i.e.; England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland) against all competition, including six wins against the southern hemisphere fifteens. Although New Zealand won all three matches (but not overwhelmingly) against France, Scotland, and Wales, the other three Rugby Championship squads, Australia, South Africa, and... Read More
Dubai champions South Africa will play in Pool A at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens against Kenya, France and Russia as they aim to make it two tournament wins in a row.
New Zealand, who lost 24-12 to South Africa in the Dubai Cup final, have been drawn with Australia, Spain and USA in Pool B.
Reigning Cape Town champions England will play in Pool C against Scotland, Argentina and Uganda.
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The rugby world turned topsy-turvy with the recent decision to award France the Rugby World Cup in 2023. What, at first, appeared to be a transparent process, welcomed by the potential host bidders, France, Ireland, and South Africa, concluded in disappointment and acrimony.
World Rugby decided to establish a decision process utilizing a Technical Committee that assessed the bids in several... Read More
France is toasting the announcement that it will host the 2023 Rugby World Cupafter being named the surprise winner of a secret World Rugby council ballot in London on Wednesday.
The bid beat off competition from the preferred hosts, South Africa – who play France in Paris on Saturday – and Ireland, having received the nomination after a second round of voting was required.
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Those who remember the popular television program “The Dating Game,” will recall that three bachelors answered questions posed by the unseen bachelorette, who, at the end of the round, made her choice, selecting her one prince from the trio. The losing pair waved a farewell and exited off the stage without a word of complaint.
The recent decision by World Rugby to choose South Africa over France... Read More
Much like three ardent courtiers pursuing fair maiden’s hand in marriage, so came the wooing bids from Ireland, France, and South Africa to host the 2023’s Rugby World Cup. When World Rugby’s technical review committee opted for South Africa in a preliminary vote, the losing nations bitterly complained. And, after embarrassing the parent organization in the international sports media, France and... Read More
World Rugby announced the venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The following details preliminary information regarding the four USA matches.
Date Day Venue Opponent
Sept. 26 Thurs. Kobe Misaki England
Oct. 2 Wed. Fukuoka France
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Largest U.S. Sevens Rugby Event This Fall To Be Available To largest Streaming Audience This year
(November 3, 2017)- United World Sports, the owner and operator of the largest annual rugby events in the United States, today announced that the Silicon Valley 7’s will be streamed on Facebook Live this weekend, November 4 and 5, from San Jose’s Avaya Stadium. The weekend will be the largest... Read More
Japan set for ‘most accessible’ Rugby World Cup with launch of the ticketing programme
1.8 million tickets available for Asia's first Rugby World Cup
Prices start at ¥1,000 for children and ¥2,019 for adults as Japan aims to deliver 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience
60,000 fans have already registed to create a ticketing account
Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan will begin in January... Read More
Irish eyes are not smiling, the nation finished in third place in the contest for hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup. South Africa won the Rugby World Cup Limited recommendation, which will be voted by the World Rugby Council membership on November 15. But, for all intents and purposes, South Africa emerged the winner, with France in second place.
The RWC chosen tournament nation keeps the lion’s... Read More