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Jess Breach: England winger has eyes set on Rugby World Cup 2021
England and Harlequins Women winger Jess Breach chats to World Rugby about her hopes for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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10 of the greatest women’s Rugby World Cup tries
With Rugby World Cup 2021 set to kick off in less than 12 months’ time, we take a look at 10 of the best tries ever to be scored at the tournament.
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Rugby World Cup 2021 Coaching interns confirmed as part of one year to go celebrations
All nine Rugby World Cup 2021 qualified teams to avail of Coaching Internship Programme opportunity.
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Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand celebrates the one year to go milestone.
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Rugby World Cup: The story so far
World Rugby takes a stroll down memory lane to look back at the eight previous women’s editions of Rugby World Cup.
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10 things deaf rugby players want you to know about their sport
We caught-up with players and administrators from the England Deaf Rugby set-up to bust the myths around the sport, from why players sometimes play on past the whistle to how the front row knows when to engage.
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Rugby United helps refugee children in Germany rebuild their lives
World Rugby’s Spirit of Rugby partner, Rugby United, has been helping the physical and mental wellbeing of refugee children in Germany for the past four years.
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One year to go: Rugby World Cup 2021 gives New Zealand opportunity to inspire
Farah Palmer, Melissa Ruscoe, Selica Winiata and Rachael Burford look ahead to next September’s tournament, and discuss the impact RWC 2021 could have on New Zealand and beyond.
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From sevens to 15s: The likely stars of New Zealand 2021
We profile seven stars of the sevens circuit ready to make an impact at Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.
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Kirby Sefo drawing on her own adversity to inspire young women
The former Wallaroo has created Subbed, a programme which uses rugby to encourage young women to talk about social issues including mental health and sexuality.
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Craig Joubert harnessing “competitive spirit” to up-skill match officials during Virtual High Performance Academy
The World Rugby Referee Talent Development Coach has used a games-based online learning tool to help test knowledge during the virtual programme.
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Inspirational Jodie Ounsley breaking down barriers on and off the rugby pitch
World Rugby caught up with Sale Sharks Women and England Sevens winger Jodie Ounsley to talk about her meteoric rise within the game.
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Over two million new rugby participants in Asia shows impact beyond Rugby World Cup 2019
World Rugby’s Year in Review 2019 publishes rugby’s latest global participation data, with 43.1 per cent of Asia’s new participants female.
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Rugby Africa sets up Women's Advisory Committee
The newly created commission will focus on governance and leadership, competitions, player welfare, development and retention to meet strategic goals for women’s rugby across the continent.
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Rugby Clinic on Tour helped “keep game alive” in Thailand
World Rugby talks to Thailand sevens head coach Lote Raikabula about the success of the Chang Rugby Clinic on Tour 2020, which took the game to six provinces around the Asian country.
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15 miracle rugby plays throughout history
We take a look at some of the moments of magic that have lit up the international arena in men’s, women’s, sevens and U20 rugby.
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Six players who made inspirational returns to the rugby pitch
We take a look at six players who have dealt with hardships off the pitch in order to thrive on it.
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Eddie Jones happy to share secrets of his success through Virtual High Performance Academy
The England coach has kept busy during lockdown, passing on his considerable coaching knowledge to participants in the World Rugby Virtual High Performance Academy.
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Date set for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Awards 2020
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards winners will be announced on Monday, 21 September.
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World Rugby launches search for global rugby fan panel
World Rugby launches search for a new global rugby fan panel to be part of the future shaping of the governing body’s award-winning broadcast, content production and social media rugby offering
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World Rugby announces innovative Rugby World Cup 2021 Coaching Internship Programme
The Coaching Internship Programme will provide female coaches with a unique 12-month placement opportunity with a team competing at Rugby World Cup 2021
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Jenny Davies: From the front row to the middle
Upcoming WRU referee Jenny Davies is encouraged by the increasing number of women who are following her lead and taking up the whistle
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10 of the greatest rugby match comebacks of all time
We take a look at some of the biggest, and most unlikely, comeback victories that have occurred in international sevens and 15s rugby.
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Rugby sevens boosted by preparation investment ahead of Olympic Games
World Rugby announces rugby sevens funding boost of US$2.5 million to optimise teams’ Olympic preparations for Tokyo Games
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Inaugural Women’s Online Forum helping rugby reach more of the Americas
Following the final instalment of the Rugby Americas North Women’s Online Forum, we take a look at the impact of the inaugural event.
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“It’s time for us to step up” – Hannah Tyrrell on Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid
Irish women’s international Hannah Tyrrell has retired from sevens to concentrate on 15s and play her part in Ireland’s bid to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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New global women’s rugby survey aims to bridge gender data gap
A global research collaborative group has launched the largest ever women-specific rugby injury research project to collect valuable data that they hope will make the game safer.
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Giselle Mather forced out of her coaching ‘comfort zone’ due to COVID-19
The Wasps Ladies director of rugby talks to World Rugby about coaching in a pandemic and watching four of her former charges playing at Rugby World Cup 2019.
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Mais Khoury plotting a course for female rugby coaches in Jordan
World Rugby talks to the 30-year-old Jordan international, who has grand plans for the women’s game in the Middle Eastern nation.
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How Laurie O’Reilly’s ‘larger than life’ passion for rugby helped women’s game soar
The late New Zealand lawyer played a pivotal role in the growth of women's rugby, not only in his own country but around the world as well.
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Kenya Lionesses out to create a rugby legacy at Tokyo 2020
The Kenya women’s rugby sevens team have been using the country’s lockdown to plan how they will take on the world at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Sudamérica Rugby appoints Bárbara Pichot as first-ever Women’s Rugby Coordinator
The regional association has introduced the role with the goal to continue promoting the game in South and Central America.
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“Great for the economy of the sport”: Reaction to news that hosts of next four Rugby World Cups will be announced in 2022
In a move designed to benefit everyone from host unions to fans, World Rugby is introducing a 10-year plan that will maximise the financial impact and sporting legacy of Rugby World Cup.
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World Rugby announces joint men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup host selection process
In a ground-breaking move, World Rugby will award hosting rights to its next two men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups within the same process.
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Wheelchair rugby: Team GB Paralympian Kylie Grimes on being a woman at the top of the game
One of the few women to play international wheelchair rugby, Kylie Grimes reveals to World Rugby how sport saved her life.
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The Elgon Cup: A celebration of Kenya and Uganda rugby
We explore the rugby rivalry between Kenya and Uganda in the annual battle for the Elgon Cup.
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Dates confirmed for Rugby Europe Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifiers
The dates have been confirmed for the postponed fixtures of the Rugby Europe Women’s Championship 2020 and the region’s Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifiers.
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Farah Palmer Cup: New Zealand's women players line up for rugby's return
As the Farah Palmer Cup kicks off next week, we meet some of the stars ready to return to the pitch in the country’s highest level domestic competition.
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Regulation 8 national team representation (COVID-19 residency criteria adjustment)
The World Rugby Executive Committee approved an adjustment to Regulation 8 (eligibility) in July to combat the exceptional disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on the necessary residency criteria for players wishing to qualify for a national union.
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The World Rugby Rankings in numbers
We take a look at some of the eye-catching numbers from the World Rugby Rankings in both the men’s and women’s game.
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Flying the flag for women’s rugby: Babalwa Latsha, the first African women’s player to go professional
Springbok women’s captain Babalwa Latsha made history when she became the first African women’s rugby player to turn professional in January 2020. Here she shares her rugby journey and hopes for the growth and development of the women’s game.
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Rugby at the Olympics: Creating sevens history at Rio 2016
Patricia Garcia, Jade Ulutule and Pierre Gilles Lakafia talk to World Rugby about Rio 2016 and their roles in the first men’s and women’s sevens matches to be played at an Olympic Games.
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International rugby set to resume in October as World Rugby Council approves temporary 2020 COVID-19 calendar
An exciting programme of international matches is set to take place later this year after the World Rugby Council approved a temporary adjustment to Regulation 9 to accommodate the release of international players for revised 2020 windows.
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Plans revised for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021
World Rugby and its partners are continuing to focus on planning for the 2021 Series and the build-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are now less than one year away
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One Year To Go: Japan hope to establish sevens culture through Tokyo 2020
Kensuke Iwabuchi and Hitoshi Inada talk to World Rugby about their hope that the Olympic Games will leave a lasting legacy of sevens in Japan.
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Wales and Bristol Bears’ Elinor Snowsill on life as a gay woman in rugby
The fly-half opens up about her journey through the game and states why “it’s still really important” to talk about LGBTQ+ issues today.
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How women are changing the game in Iranian rugby
We take a look at the history of rugby union in Iran, a country where more women play the sport than men.
Rugby - Olympics: Day 6
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One Year To Go: Looking ahead to Tokyo 2020
As the countdown to the Tokyo Olympic Games begins in earnest, we take a look at the frontrunners, the most-improved teams and those set to make their debut.
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World Rugby Executive Committee recommends 2020 temporary COVID-19 international calendar
The World Rugby Executive Committee has today recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar with the express objective of optimising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for the betterment of the global game at all levels.
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Zoe Saynor keen to help Harlequins create a safe space for LGBTQ+ community
Harlequins Women second-row Zoe Saynor discusses her involvement in the club’s Pride match against London Irish in February.
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A word to the wise on LGBTQ+ issues from rugby commentator Nick Heath
We talk to rugby commentator Nick Heath about his career behind the microphone and rugby and its relationship with the LGBTQ+ community.
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Making a statement: How Alison Miller and Ireland stunned England
Former Ireland winger Alison Miller and captain Fiona Coghlan reminisce about the team’s first ever victory against England, which came during the Women’s Six Nations 2013.
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St. Lucia’s Chantel John on balancing life as a player, referee and police officer
Chantel John is a rugby pioneer and aspiring international referee from St. Lucia. As she balances her life as a police officer during the COVID-19 pandemic with her rugby aspirations, John speaks to World Rugby about chasing her goals in a changing world.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rugby sevens schedule confirmed
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July, 2021.
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Rugby gold: Australia edge New Zealand to Olympic title in Rio
We revisit the Olympic Games women’s sevens tournament final from Rio 2016, which Australia won to create history.
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World Rugby thanks departing Alain Rolland
World Rugby has paid tribute to Alain Rolland following the Irishman’s decision to step down from his role as 15s High Performance Match Official Manager at the end of July.
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The internationals battling South America's COVID-19 pandemic
Uruguay captain María Eugenia Cruces and Chile's Francisco Urroz speak to World Rugby about their experiences on the frontline.
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Women’s academy augurs well for a new era of inclusivity in Fijian rugby
Simon Raiwalui says the inductees of the inaugural Fiji Rugby women’s high performance academy have the opportunity to be trailblazers for women’s sport in the country.
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Between the Lines: Katie Sadleir
On the latest episode of the World Rugby podcast, World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby, Katie Sadleir, talks to Sean Maloney about growing the game across the world.
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Jo Yapp planning for the long-term at Worcester Warriors Women
Jo Yapp talks to World Rugby about her promotion at Worcester, working with the Barbarians and her coaching philosophy.
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Kazakhstan women aiming for Rugby World Cup return
Once one of the leading women’s teams in international rugby, Kazakhstan are attempting to mount a revival in 15s rugby.
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Commentator Rikki Swannell picks seven women who helped change the face of rugby sevens
Sky Sports Rugby commentator Rikki Swannell picks seven players who embody the growth that women’s sevens has made since the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Series.
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Elaine Vassie putting down roots with the Dallas Jackals
Dallas Jackals assistant general manager and assistant coach Elaine Vassie talks to World Rugby about her new life in the USA, where she is helping the game to flourish.
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Chiharu Nakamura takes on new challenge to grow women’s game in Japan
Japan sevens star Chiharu Nakamura has taken on the role of player/general manager for a brand-new club in Fukuoka, eager to create more opportunities for women’s rugby in the country and a career pathway when the time comes for players to hang up their boots.
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New Zealand awarded titles as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 concluded
The remaining rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Melissa Ruscoe ready for next step on rugby journey
Melissa Ruscoe, who captained New Zealand in both rugby and football, talks to World Rugby about her career and coaching ambitions.
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Chloe Hill-Huse on developing as both a player and official in Canadian rugby
Canada U18 hooker and certified referee Chloe Hill-Huse is keen to emulate compatriot Julianne Zussman’s success.
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Coach Ricardo Ramirez working hard to develop female rugby talent in USA
USA women’s U20s head coach Ricardo Ramirez discusses the growth of female age-grade rugby and helping to provide a pathway for future test stars.
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Rugby sevens stars #StayActive on Olympic Day
Rugby sevens players are joining athletes from all Olympic sports to encourage fans to ‘stay active’ as part of the annual Olympic Day commemorations on 23 June
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Between the Lines: Alicia Lucas
Olympic gold medallist Alicia Lucas tells Sean Maloney about the legacy of Australia’s success at Rio 2016 in the Land Down Under.
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Charity Williams: ‘The most important thing is people are talking’
Canada women’s sevens star Charity Williams discusses her involvement in recent anti-racism protests in Victoria.
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How Phaidra Knight is helping underserved youth through rugby
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight discusses the work being done by her non-profit, PeaK Unleashed, which promotes health and well-being to underserved youth through rugby and yoga.
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Rugby in Mauritius: why the sport is on the rise in the Indian Ocean
As part of an ambitious project leading to the 2024 Olympics, Mauritius Rugby has posted an impressive increase in the number of licensees, driven by the influence of rugby in the Indian Ocean.
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Alana Thomas: “I feel a real obligation to give back”
Melbourne Rebels Women’s head coach Alana Thomas talks to World Rugby about growing the women’s game in Australia and furthering her own coaching ambitions.
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World Rugby launches governance review process
World Rugby has today launched an independent-led governance review, chaired by Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG PC DL.
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24 Sevens: Canada-Black Ferns rivalry becomes a trilogy in episode four
As episode four of 24 Sevens is released, World Rugby takes a look back at Canada’s attempt to topple New Zealand at the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2020.
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‘Trail-blazer’ Burnes planning next step on rugby journey
Fijiana prop Lailanie Burnes discusses her development as a coach and what it would mean to play in her first Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year.
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Black Ferns and England: A “love-hate relationship”
The Black Ferns and England have developed an intense Rugby World Cup rivalry, meeting in four of the last five finals.
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The story behind the first-ever women's international
On this day in 1982, France met the Netherlands in Utrecht – the first-ever women's international match. Here we look back on an historic date which has almost been forgotten.
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Rivalries forged by women in rugby
World Rugby takes a look at some of the biggest rivalries featuring women’s teams across both sevens and 15s.
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Rugby unified in solidarity against racism
World Rugby and the international rugby family condemns discrimination of any kind, including racism, which has no place in our sport or wider society.
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Rugby Europe RWC 2021 qualification tournament postponed
The Rugby Europe Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification tournament will no longer take place in September.
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Le Crunch: What is it? Where is it? And who wins it?
World Rugby examines the facts and figures behind England’s 114-year rivalry with France.
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Between the Lines: Women’s Rugby World Cup 1991 special
Deborah Griffin, Sue Dorrington and Carol Isherwood join Sean Maloney to discuss the stories behind the first ever women’s Rugby World Cup.
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Rugby India harnesses power of ‘Unstoppable’ women
Black Fern Stacey Fluhler was the guest of honour as Rugby India celebrated the work being done by World Rugby’s ‘Try And Stop Us’ ambassadors.
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‘Inspirational’ Jim Greenwood left lasting legacy in women’s rugby
Emma Mitchell, Cheryl Stennett and Amanda Bennett discuss the impact World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Jim Greenwood had on the women’s game.
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How rugby sevens became an Olympic sport
Humphrey Kayange talks to World Rugby about the “humbling” experience of being part of the team that earned sevens’ inclusion in the Olympic Games.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … USA v Canada at the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2017
Relive the first-ever HSBC Sydney Sevens women’s Cup final as Canada beat the USA despite a stunning Naya Tapper hat-trick.
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Claire Cruikshank: ‘I want to be a coach people want to play for’
Former Scotland international Claire Cruikshank talks to World Rugby about her coaching journey and taking charge of Sweden alongside old friend Tamara Taylor.
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History-making Khalik keen to lead by example
Jennifer Khalik hopes to inspire more Pacific Islanders to follow in her footsteps after she became the first Fijian medical trainer to deliver the World Rugby Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby course.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Ireland v USA, RWC 2010
Ireland and the USA served up a pool-stage classic at Rugby World Cup 2010 — and you can relive all the action this Sunday.
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Brazilian pioneers continue to open new roads as referees
Former Brazilian internationals Natasha Olsen and Cristiana Futuro Mühlbauer have risen in the refereeing ranks both in their country and the region.
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Between the Lines: Joy Neville
World Rugby Referee Award 2017 recipient Joy Neville joins Sean Maloney on the latest episode of the Between the Lines podcast and discusses the match officials she looks up to.
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World Rugby creates access to optional domestic law trials to further reduce COVID-19 risk
Ten optional law trials provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk reduction options if required.
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Nievas: World Rugby committed to supporting female referees
World Rugby’s Referee Development Manager, Alhambra Nievas is confident that progress made in the support of female match officials can be maintained amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Doubleheader at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020
Fans were treated to some brilliant action as Canada, France, Australia and the USA contested two matches that had a huge bearing on the outcome of the women's tournament in Hamilton.
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Five women in the middle
At the beginning of a referee-themed week, we look at five women who are helping to blaze a trail for female match officials.
5th Place Play-off: USA v Canada
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USA trust in basics to beat Canada at RWC 2010
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight remembers the Rugby World Cup 2010 fifth-place play-off, in which the USA edged old rivals Canada at Surrey Sports Park.
Pool C: Canada v Sweden
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Between the Lines: Heather Moyse
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Heather Moyse opens up about her double life as an international rugby player and Olympic bobsledder on a special episode of the Between the Lines podcast.
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Palmer leads by example in New Zealand
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Farah Palmer discusses her career in the game, life in the boardroom and her hopes for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Rugby greats honoured during Hall of Fame themed week
This week, World Rugby will shine a light on the greatest of our game with a series of podcasts, features, interviews, documentary, and classic match footage featuring World Rugby Hall of Fame inductees who have contributed to the history of our sport.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … New Zealand v France, RWC 2010
Re-live the Black Ferns’ stunning Rugby World Cup 2010 semi-final performance against France at the Twickenham Stoop.
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Winning women — how it feels to captain your country to Rugby World Cup glory
In Rugby World Cup winners’ week, we hear the views of six female captains to have lifted the famous trophy and discover what the moment meant to them.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … Doubleheader at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019
Late drama is the order of the day as World Rugby streams two nail-biting encounters from the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019.
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Fleming: "I feel like rugby is a sport that helps you find that balance"
In Trinidad and Tobago, coach Schezelle Fleming introduced rugby to South East Port of Spain Secondary School because she wanted students to experience the rugby family she credits for changing her life and teach them values that can help them unlock their true potential, on and off the field.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … England v France, RWC 2017
Watch how tries from Sarah Bern and Megan Jones, allied to a huge defensive effort, helped England reach a seventh Rugby World Cup final.
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World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit to recruit and retain more female rugby coaches
A new, online Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit, developed by World Rugby to assist unions and regional associations in recruiting, developing and retaining more female rugby coaches at every level of the game, has been launched.
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World Rugby announce Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship recipients in Asia
World Rugby and Asia Rugby have announced the four recipients awarded Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships from the region in 2020.
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Drive behind Burke’s ascent through coaching ranks
Former USA prop Jamie Burke talks to World Rugby about her transition into coaching, providing opportunities for female coaches and her inclusion in the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
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Burford: ‘It’s really important we keep girls engaged with sport’
England centre Rachael Burford chats to World Rugby about her ‘Lockdown Squad’ programme and why it is important to keep women’s sport visible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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South America names first Women's Referee Panel
Twelve women have been named to South America's first Women's Referee Panel to work with regional manager Joaquín Montes and World Rugby's Alhambra Nievas.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … France v Canada, RWC 2014
Watch how Magali Harvey steals the show with a breathtaking try against France that earned Canada a place in the Rugby World Cup 2014 final.
WRWC 2017 semi-final: New Zealand v USA
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... New Zealand v USA, RWC 2017
Portia Woodman races in four tries in Friday’s live streamed match, as New Zealand overcome USA in the semi-finals of Rugby World Cup 2017.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … New Zealand v France, RWC Sevens 2018
Watch the Black Fern Sevens at their best as they win back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens titles at the expense of France in 2018.
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Waterman: 'It was just a huge emotion of relief'
Ahead of the live streaming of England's Rugby World Cup 2014 final victory over Canada on Friday, try-scorer Danielle Waterman shared her memories of the historic match with World Rugby.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... England v Canada, RWC 2014
Friday’s live stream offering is England’s 21-9 victory over Canada in the final of Rugby World Cup 2014.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Fiji double at the HSBC Sydney Sevens
On Wednesday, we have a double dose of women’s rugby sevens to bring to you from Sydney, as Fiji defy the odds to stun the USA before losing to Canada in their next game in this year's tournament.
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Coghlan: ‘We believed we could do it’
With the historic encounter between Ireland and New Zealand at Rugby World Cup 2014 streaming live on Sunday, we asked captain Fiona Coghlan to share her memories of that day.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Ireland v New Zealand, RWC 2014
Relive how Ireland’s women made history with a stunning victory against the mighty Black Ferns at Rugby World Cup 2014 via our live streaming service this Sunday.
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Czechia's women enjoying 'special moment' of glory
Since winning their maiden test in November 2018, Czechia have remained unbeaten and lifted back-to-back Rugby Europe Women's Trophy titles.
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Cancer survivor credits rugby for giving her hope
Venezuelan Virginia Varela credits her faith, her family and rugby as crucial in her fight against cancer.
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On this day: ‘We were better than them but they were relentless’
Twenty-nine years to the day since England's defeat to the USA in the first women's Rugby World Cup final, Gill Burns, Sue Dorrington, Carol Isherwood and Sam Robson share their memories of the match.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... England v Australia, RWC 2010
England and Australia put on a spectacle worthy of any semi-final when they met to decide who would play New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup 2010 title.
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Spain not resting on laurels despite huge growth in women's rugby
The Federación Española de Rugby’s ‘Mujeres en Rugby’ programme has reached its halfway point and women’s rugby player registrations have almost doubled. Yet there’s still work to do.
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Girls Rugby creating L.E.A.D.E.R.S. in lockdown
Devised as a way for Girls Rugby, Inc. to stay connected to its community in the USA, the organisation's new free online programme could have a global impact.
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Lucas preparing for life behind a microphone
Australia sevens star Alicia Lucas is one of seven female rugby players enrolled on a broadcasting course as they plan for their post-playing careers.
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Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... New Zealand v England, RWC 2017
On Friday, rugby fans get the chance to watch the classic Rugby World Cup final of 2017, featuring the top two sides in the world, New Zealand’s Black Ferns and England’s Red Roses.
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GIR PLUS impact felt on and off the pitch
Noame Rabeni, a Get Into Rugby PLUS coach in Fiji, talks to World Rugby about the positive affect the programme has had on her and her students.
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Accidental referee McLachlan hoping for RWC homecoming
Amber McLachlan took up refereeing as an antidote to a long-term injury but after more than seven years of hard work has set her sights on a place at Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Women's Eagles star nursing the sick in New Jersey
We highlight more members of the rugby family working tirelessly to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Women's Eagles player Tess Feury.
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Guatemala and El Salvador make history
The women's teams of Guatemala and El Salvador played their first international match earlier this month, breaking new ground in their respective countries.
Rugby Europe Trophy 2020: Germany v Switzerland
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Swiss build for a sustainable future
Rugby Suisse CEO Veronika Muehlhofer says there is more to the success of rugby in the country than a record World Rugby Men’s Ranking of 28th.
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Eneliko standing up for women in the Pacific
Former Samoa sevens player Filoi Eneliko discusses the reasons behind her decision to participate in the inaugural Women's Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches.
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Nathalie Amiel: The 'country girl' turned Hall of Fame inductee
Former France international and World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Nathalie Amiel, who won 56 caps and experienced five Rugby World Cups as a player and a coach, discusses her incredible career in the game.
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World Rugby extends Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships programme after global success
Ahead of International Women’s Day, World Rugby has announced an extension of its Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarship programme.
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Barrett-Theron 'excited for women's rugby' following Euro trip'
South African referee Aimee Barrett-Theron caught up with World Rugby following her recent experience in the Women's Six Nations.
Papua New Guinea v Tonga - RWC 2021 qualifier
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Tonga keep RWC 2021 dream alive
Tonga battled past Papua New Guinea to set up a play-off with Samoa for a place in the Rugby World Cup 2021 repechage.
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Proud Cassowaries ready for historic test
Papua New Guinea are preparing to face Tonga in a Rugby World Cup 2021 qualifier – the first women's test to be played in the country – and they have a new nickname to mark the occasion.
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García using experience to grow Spanish rugby
Former Spain international Berta García talks to World Rugby about her coaching ambitions and hopes for the women's game in her homeland.
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Maha Zaoui: ‘We are going to build something special in Africa’
Rugby Africa's new Women's Rugby Manager Maha Zaoui talks to World Rugby about her ambitious plans for female participation on the continent.
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Asia Rugby Women's Championship 2020 rescheduled
Asia Rugby, in coordination with its participating unions, has taken the decision to reschedule the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship 2020, a tournament that acts as a qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2021.
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Chan: 'Rugby changed my life a lot'
Former Hong Kong hooker Royce Chan Leong-sze talks to World Rugby about "giving back" to rugby and how Jo Hull helped inspire her to concentrate on coaching.
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Women’s event confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series
Inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 28-29 March, 2020
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Visser building a bright future in Australia
UNE Lions head coach and Women’s Sport Leadership Academy for High Performance Coaches recipient Inge Visser discusses her role in the development of women's rugby in Australia.