World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union. World Rugby, founded in 1886, organises the Rugby World Cup every four years, the sport's most recognised and most profitable competition. It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under-20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup. World Rugby's headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland. Its membership now comprises 120 national unions.
Iconic rugby competition roars back for first time since lifting of pandemic curbs to show world what it has been missing.
The move comes after the World Rugby Council unanimously backed a recommendation that unions take part in trials in community game
World Rugby announces dates and locations for two of its three WXV tournaments later this year, with New Zealand and South Africa staging games. Hong Kong rugby bosses may bid to host third tier competition.
Next year’s tournament is likely to be the last at Hong Kong Stadium, but it will be the first of new era that sees the World Rugby Sevens Series reduced to just 12 teams in the men’s and women’s competitions.
After 4 years’ wait, Hong Kong Stadium welcomes travelling fans and Fiji duly salute them with win on opening day.
City ‘is a great option’, Hong Kong Rugby Union boss says after it is suggested as venue for the final of a proposed league between the best of the northern and southern hemispheres.
HKRU to discuss a proposed global opt-in trial announced by World Rugby, in which hits above sternum level would become illegal in an effort to make the sport safer.
Club side the Bulls expresses ‘grave concern’ for player’s safety, who they say hasn’t been heard from since November 11.
Changes to the World Seven Series will come into force in December next year, when the number of men’s teams will be cut from 16 to 12 and the number of tournaments drop from 10 to seven.
Weir, who won 61 caps for his country and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 1997, was diagnosed with MND in 2016.
More opportunities to play internationals central to any progression in national team’s ability to reach global tournaments, but the club game in Hong Kong must evolve too.
Gary Gold says his side will have their work cut out for them in final game of Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament in Dubai.
City’s 49-7 defeat by USA Eagles in Rugby World Cup final qualifying ‘up there as one of toughest games I’ve ever played, physically,’ admits Hong Kong captain Josh Hrstich.
Two sides will play each other in Dubai on Saturday in the second round of matches of the final qualifying tournament for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Lewis Evans’ injury-hit side have seen three more players ruled out for Saturday’s game against the USA in Dubai tournament.
Hong Kong face USA next in a game they have to win if they are to stand any chance of making it to Paris.
Exciting wing Raffaele Storti scores twice as Portugal’s pace and variation prove too good in Dubai.
Chief Executive John Lee calls the tournament ‘one of the most popular sporting events in Asia’ and ‘living proof’ Hong Kong has returned to the world.
Dylan Fawsitt and Christian Dyer grab hat-tricks for US, who are favourites to win four-team competition in Dubai
The team the Hong Kong Sevens loves to hate are for the first time arriving at the tournament as World Rugby Sevens Series champions.
England power into last eight with 13-try rout of South Africa. Canada and Italy win to book their spots in quarter-finals.
Reigning champions delight home fans in irresistible 10-try rout at Waitakere Stadium in Auckland.
Researchers say figures show former internationals are 15 times more likely to develop motor neurone disease.
Hosts suffer shock 24-14 loss in a dramatic finale to Saturday’s action at Cape Town Stadium, while New Zealand, Australia and Fiji make it through.
Defending champions New Zealand run in seven tries as Fiji, Australia and hosts South Africa also ease through their last-16 clashes at Cape Town Stadium.
Aussies will title for first time after finishing third at season-ending tournament in Los Angeles.
The Wallabies produced an impressive performance with a 25-17 win over South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test at Adelaide Oval.
The All Blacks coach has survived the storm of criticism that followed the midyear series loss to Ireland, at least for now, and promised change ahead of two tests against the Springboks.
Lewis Evans has made six changes to the starting 15 that won the Asia Rugby Championship against South Korea two weeks ago, and has named six forwards on the bench.