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From The42 Beer, squad sizes, CVC, and growing the game - World Rugby launches the World Cup Kampai

Beer, squad sizes, CVC, and growing the game - World Rugby launches the World Cup

It was an interesting press conference in Tokyo with the tournament starting in three days.

From The42 World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport Drugs In Rugby

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport

CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff Top Spot

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff

Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.

From The42 Schmidt calls for consistency and choice amidst World Rugby's high tackle focus Concerns

Schmidt calls for consistency and choice amidst World Rugby's high tackle focus

The Ireland coach has concerns about the governing body’s attempts to clamp down on the foul play.

From The42 France second row Gabrillagues handed six-week ban for illegal clearout RWC2019

France second row Gabrillagues handed six-week ban for illegal clearout

A World Rugby disciplinary committee deemed that the act of foul play against Scotland was intentional.

From The42 'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa Mudbath

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

From The42 World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan RWC2019

World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan

World Rugby’s new framework has brought an increased focus on clamping down on illegal tackles.

From The42 Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums Player Welfare

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

From The42 New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals Laws

New 50:22 kicking rule among World Rugby's latest law proposals

Reducing the number of permitted substitutions will also be discussed by the governing body’s review group in London this week.

From The42 World Rugby shelves Nations Championship plan Not A Runner

World Rugby shelves Nations Championship plan

Rugby union chiefs wanted to launch a new cross-hemisphere championship from 2022.

From The42 England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett Banned This post contains videos

England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett

Alfie Barbeary’s U20 World Championship is over after a moment of madness.

From The42 World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework Decisions

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

From The42 'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals' Pacific Pride

'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals'

World Rugby has been running a Pacific Islands Combine in recent years.

From The42 'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity' Women In Rugby

'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity'

World Rugby wants to see female coaches ‘cracking through barriers’.

From The42 World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings Big Decisions

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’

From The42 'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey' Unstoppable

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

From The42 50/22 kicking and yellow card upgrades among possible World Rugby law trials Law Trials

50/22 kicking and yellow card upgrades among possible World Rugby law trials

The global body is hoping to make rugby safer and simpler to play.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland drop below Wales in latest World Rugby rankings Trading Places

Schmidt's Ireland drop below Wales in latest World Rugby rankings

Warren Gatland’s Grand Slam winners are now the highest-ranked northern hemisphere nation.

From The42 World Rugby cuts semi-finals in revamped Nations Championship plan worth £5 billion Crunch Talks

World Rugby cuts semi-finals in revamped Nations Championship plan worth £5 billion

World Rugby met in Dublin on Thursday to open crisis talks with the sport’s top power brokers.

'We want to be part of key decisions': Players call for a seat at World Rugby table

Rugby bosses are due to meet in Dublin on Thursday to discuss the Nations Championship plan.

From The42 Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC Global Game

Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC

News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.

From The42 English and French leagues hint at legal action over Nations Championship Opposition

English and French leagues hint at legal action over Nations Championship

PRL and LNR say World Rugby has broken an agreement about future plans for the international game.

From The42 World Rugby insists it wants promotion/relegation in Nations Championship Future Vision

World Rugby insists it wants promotion/relegation in Nations Championship

Rugby’s governing body has moved to officially clarify its position on the new Nations Championship.

From The42 World Rugby calls meeting in Dublin after backlash around World League Discussions

World Rugby calls meeting in Dublin after backlash around World League

The governing body’s chairman, Bill Beaumont, will meet representatives of the tier one nations, as well as Japan and Fiji.

From The42 Gosper dismisses reports of Pacific Islands snub amid World Cup boycott threat Response

Gosper dismisses reports of Pacific Islands snub amid World Cup boycott threat

Participation in a proposed new global competition would be merit-based, according to World Rugby’s CEO.

From The42 'You can't ring-fence 12 teams': Joe Schmidt backs players and calls for re-think from World Rugby World League

'You can't ring-fence 12 teams': Joe Schmidt backs players and calls for re-think from World Rugby

The Ireland head coach believes World Rugby has to protect their ‘assets’, the players.

From The42 World Rugby hit back at players' outcry over possible World League format Pressing On

World Rugby hit back at players' outcry over possible World League format

The governing body stressed that player welfare is at the heart of its ongoing discussions.

From The42 Former Ireland team doctor Eanna Falvey takes up World Rugby role Medic

Former Ireland team doctor Eanna Falvey takes up World Rugby role

A specialist in sports medicine, Falvey will take over as the governing body’s chief medical officer next year.

From The42 'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville On The Rise

'It's something special when you prove someone wrong' - Joy Neville

Limerick woman Joy Neville has proven herself as a top-class referee.

From The42 The42’s finest international XV of 2018 Top Men

The42’s finest international XV of 2018

It’s been a hell of a year. Here’s who really stood out.

From The42 Johnny Sexton nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year award Here's Johnny

Johnny Sexton nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year award

The Ireland out-half is joined on the shortlist by Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Faf de Klerk and Malcolm Marx.

From The42 CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year Standouts This post contains videos

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

From The42 Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country Tuxedo Time

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country

The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.

From The42 World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions Rugby Revamp

World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions

The plan would see a 12-team annual competition take place in non-World Cup years.

From The42 World Rugby approves revised TMO trial for November international Tests Closed Trial

World Rugby approves revised TMO trial for November international Tests

The world governing body have confirmed a closed trial which looks at revising the scope of the TMO.

From The42 World Rugby 'examining models' for Test tours shake-up Change

World Rugby 'examining models' for Test tours shake-up

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot is reportedly pushing for a 12-team annual competition.

From The42 'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty' Global Game

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

From The42 What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport Try: Yes Or No?

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport

World Rugby expressed its unhappiness with the current situation in July.

From The42 'Is the international game under threat? I think it is,' warns World Rugby vice-chairman State Of The Game

'Is the international game under threat? I think it is,' warns World Rugby vice-chairman

Agustin Pichot says World Rugby has 12 months to save the sport.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame ROG

Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

The legendary Ireland and Munster out-half became the 12th Irish inductee.

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