World Rugby celebrates most economically successful World Cup ever
The Rugby World Cup held in Japan last year was the most economically successful World Cup to date.
World Rugby unveils qualification format for 2023 World Cup
World Rugby has announced the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup in France aimed at promoting a "genuine opportunity" for all unions, the game's global body said on Monday.
Rugby Australia appoints interim chief executive
The chaos continues to unfold at Rugby Australia [RA] with newly elected board member Peter Wiggs resigning after butting heads with colleagues throughout the week.
Agustin Pichot targets equality with World Rugby calendar
World Rugby chairman candidate Agustin Pichot wants a calendar "rethink" to benefit all of rugby.
World Rugby considering revamped Nations Championship proposal
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.
World Rugby to provide relief fund for cash-strapped nations
Cash-strapped Rugby Australia is set to benefit from a World Rugby relief fund, while the Wallabies could face a compressed 13 Test-schedule through a proposed revision of the international calendar.
Argentina to abandon 2027 RWC bid - report
Argentina will abandon plans to bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup to give Australia a free run as the southern hemisphere candidate, Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday.
Beaumont delivers plan for World Rugby re-election
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has laid out his platform for re-election in a manifesto promising a major review of the global governing body to transform it into a voice for all nations, not just the traditional powers of the sport.
Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics
Japan's fairytale run to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals was a highlight of last year's tournament but with the afterglow all but gone captain Michael Leitch fears not enough is being done to secure the Brave Blossoms a place at the game's top table.
Credibility, retention key for NZ Rugby's All Blacks XV
Reviving a second-string "All Blacks XV" appears to be an intelligent move. But fans will demand credibility with its selections and a good place to start would be naming Scott Robertson as its coach, Liam Napier writes.
Erasmus pre-RWC final talk revealed: 'It's not about you'
South Africa's 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus has revealed what he told his side before the final in Japan in November.
All Blacks name Ian Foster as new head coach
Ian Foster has succeeded Steve Hansen as All Blacks rugby coach rising from his position as assistant coach after Hansen stepped down from the role following the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Australia must give Rennie a chance: Mehrtens
All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens has backed fellow New Zealander Dave Rennie as the best man for the Wallabies head coaching job after it was announced Rennie would lead the Wallabies to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
New era of Australian rugby begins with Dave Rennie
The Wallabies are in a rebuilding phase according to Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle, Dave Rennie's appointment as Wallabies head coach is just the beginning of the new era.
Jones: I made two selection errors in RWC final
England head coach Eddie Jones has admitted that he made two selection mistakes in his side's Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa.
Springboks' Indian-origin physio in Rugby India's mentorship plans
Tanushree Pillay is one of three physios who kept the Springboks fit during their World Cup run. Now, Rugby India plan to invite her for sessions with physios and trainers.
Kolisi thanks South Africa for 'unbelievable support' on trophy tour
"The last week has probably been one of the best of my life and I speak on behalf of all my team-mates and management when I say that the support we've received has been nothing but remarkable and unbelievable," Siya Kolisi said in Cape Town on Monday.
South Africa's Louw confirms international retirement
South Africa's Francois Louw confirmed his retirement from international rugby on Sunday, becoming the second of the Springboks' World Cup-winning side to call time on their career in the green and gold.
Scotland Rugby fined for typhoon comments
The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has been fined £70,000 after comments made by its representatives about the effect of Typhoon Hagibis at the World Cup in Japan were found to have constituted misconduct.
Beast Mtawarira retires from international rugby
Mtawarira retires as the third-most capped Springboks player behind former lock Victor Matfield and wing Bryan Habana.
Hope, tears and fears -- Can South Africa's victorious homecoming make a lasting difference this time?
South Africa rose as one to acclaim their Rugby World Cup winners on Tuesday, but previous successes in 1995 and 2007 eventually evaporated into racial tension again.
Springboks return home to heroes' welcome
South Africa's underprivileged children should "keep dreaming and keep believing", Springboks captain Siya Kolisi said as he carried the Rugby World Cup trophy through thousands of fans on the team's return home on Tuesday.
Rugby Australia announce three-man review panel
Former Wallaby and cricket administrator Pat Howard is part of a three-person panel who will review the Wallabies' 2019 season following their World Cup flop.
By The Numbers: The Stats behind the RWC in Japan
With the tournament now over, Huw Richards takes a look at the stats behind the fantastic 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
RFU want Jones to extend England contract
RFU CEO Bill Sweeney will seek talks with England coach Eddie Jones to extend his contract through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup once the dust has settled on their heart-breaking defeat to South Africa.
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