World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for Rugby World Cup tournaments

World Rugby has announced that its flagship 15s and sevens Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles, furthering its commitment to equality and brand consistency across its portfolio. In a first for a major sporting...
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Wales on top of The World for first time

Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in October 2003 after their win over England ended New Zealand's 509 consecutive weeks on top.After nearly 10 years at...

Wales go to top of the world rankings with hard-fought win over England

Wales went top of rugby union's world rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff. Wales' rise to the summit, which ended New Zealand's unbroken 10-year occupation, comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off...
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All Blacks team named for Bledisloe Cup decider

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the Bledisloe Cup Investec Challenge Test at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 17 August. (Kick-off: 7.35PM NZT).The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):1. Joe Moody...

Against all odds: Wallabies restore pride against All Blacks

Just six weeks out from the opening game of their Rugby World Cup campaign, the Wallabies restored pride to the gold jersey as they romped to a famous 47-26 victory against New Zealand in Perth and inflicted the highest...

AllBlacks named for first Bledisloe Test

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup Investec Rugby Championship Test at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Saturday 10 August.(Kick-off: 5.45PM Australian Western Standard Time, 9.45PM NZT).The matchday 23 is as follows...

Duane Vermeulen given the captain’s armband as Rassie Erasmus rings the changes for All...

No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday, when the two rivals clash in Wellington this week. Rassie Erasmus has rung the changes from the size that comprehensively outplayed the Wallabies in Johannesburg last weekend. Eben Etzebeth, last weekend’s captain, and Pieter-Steph...

All Blacks name heavy-duty team for Springboks Test

The All Blacks team has been named to play South Africa in the Freedom Cup Investec Rugby Championship Test at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. The announcement sees a wealth of experience return to the matchday 23, with Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks the starting front row, with last...

Etzebeth To Lead Boks Against Wallabies In Rugby Championship Opener

Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth was named Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Rugby Championship match between against Australia in Johannesburg. Loose forward Rynhardt Elstadt and scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies will both make their Test debuts on the Highveld. The game is the first...

All Blacks team named for Test against Argentina

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Investec Rugby Championship Test at Jose Amalfitani Stadium (Estadio Velez Sarsfield) in Buenos Aires on Saturday 20 July.The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in...

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