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World Rugby launches global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby

#TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) unveils new global identity, brand proposition and campaign for women’s rugby; #TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe; Huge growth in women’s rugby to 2.7 million participants with a 28 per cent increase in registered players since 2017; Biggest…

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Match officials selected for Rugby World Cup 2019: Two South Africans are part of the squad

The match officials were selected by World Rugby’s Match Official Selection Committee following a comprehensive review of performances and fitness

South Africans Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker are part of the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November. World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to…

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Record hosting interest for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022: Eleven unions – including South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest

The record level of interest is a strong endorsement of the sevens format, which is the driving force behind record rugby fan growth

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has confirmed that a record number of unions have formally expressed their interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022. Eleven unions – Argentina, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa and Tunisia – confirmed their expression of interest to the international federation…

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Statement from World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont on the ongoing discussions relating to World Rugby’s World League concept

Contrary to reports, no decisions have been made

Statement from World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont (www.World.Rugby) on the ongoing discussions relating to World Rugby’s World League concept. This is in reaction to ongoing speculation and inaccurate information in the public sphere, which World Rugby cannot yet publicly address owing to the fluid and sensitive nature. “In light of…

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India, China, USA and Brazil top drivers of growth within rugby’s 800 million-strong following

Africa is among the fastest-growing fan-bases with 32.7 million, following South America with 38.2, North America with 52.8 and Asia with 112.5.

Global fanbase increase of 24 per cent since 2013 Major global markets showing strong growth Asia, North America, South America and Africa growing rapidly Short-form content effective in attractive new fans Average fan age decreasing and female fan-share increasing Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338…

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World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont predicts special Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 as the stars are ready to shine in the Golden City

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont is anticipating a compelling and very special tournament that will further rugby’s global appeal

On the eve of a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont is anticipating a compelling and very special event that will further rugby’s global appeal. The three-day, 40-team Rugby World Cup Sevens will be a competition of firsts – the first World…

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France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019

The line-up will be completed on August 18 when the Rugby Africa Gold Cup comes to a conclusion with the champions qualifying directly for Japan 2019, and the runners-up entering the repechage

France to host decisive Repechage tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019: • Rugby World Cup Repechage event to be held at Stade Delort in Marseille  • Repechage winner will be twentieth and final qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2019  • Four team round-robin format across three match days in November …

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World.Rugby launches dot rugby as global rugby community invited to join digital revolution

World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period

• World.Rugby seamlessly replacing worldrugby.org • World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period • Revenue opportunity for unions who choose to join the revolution • Domain secured to protect and promote the global rugby community • Commercial entities will have access to the domain World Rugby…

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World Rugby Press Release: Commanding win puts Namibia a step closer to RWC 2019

Record-breaking Namibia continue their perfect start to the Africa Gold Cup as they chase automatic qualification to Rugby World Cup 2019

Namibia recorded their biggest-ever score in test rugby as they took another step towards reclaiming the Africa Gold Cup with a 118-0 win over Tunisia in Windhoek. Leslie Klim and JC Greyling both scored four tries apiece and Chrysander Botha grabbed a hat-trick in a victory that puts the Welwitchias…

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World Rugby press release: Namibia lead the way in Gold Cup

Namibia head the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 standings after an emphatic 55-6 defeat of Uganda in Windhoek on an opening weekend that saw Zimbabwe and Morocco play out a 23-23 draw in Harare

Defending champions Namibia were the big winners on the opening day of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018, their 55-6 defeat of Uganda in Windhoek comfortably putting them in pole position in the race to qualify as Africa 1 for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The nine-try Namibians, chasing…