Rugby World Cup

Can Rugby make it Global – Rugby’s problems with globalisation

Since Rugby has began to rise from the darkness and become a more globally recognised sport, with the likes of the more than successful Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, and not to forget the involvement of the Sevens Rugby in the Rio Olympics, the sport, as any improving establishment does, is having a few teething problems. But not to …

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England Fans Can Finally Rejoice As The World Cup Clear Out Is Completed

Rob Andrew will leave his role as RFU director of professional rugby at the end of the current season. Andrew, who resigned from his position having instigated discussions with RFU CEO Ian Ritchie for a number of months, has agreed that he will continue to work on completing the latest agreement with Premiership Rugby that will run through till after …

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Nigel Owens Has Set His Retirement Date

Nigel Owens has revealed his intention to bow out of refereeing at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. But the popular Welshman will only carry on until then if he can stay fit enough to pass the punishing physical tests prescribed by union bosses. Owens was acclaimed for his handling of New Zealand’s triumph over Australia at Twickenham in last …

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How To Make Northern Hemisphere Sides World Cup Contenders

Every Northern Hemisphere side and fan will want to dream of the following scenario: 2 November 2019 their beloved country has just lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in Yokohama Stadium in Japan. Surreal? Maybe not. With not even one Northern Hemisphere side in the World Cup semi-finals for England 2015, I believe some serious questions were asked on why their …

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Nigel Owens To Referee First Qualifier For Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup 2015 final referee Nigel Owens will take charge of the first match in the RWC 2019 cycle when St Vincent and the Grenadines host Jamaica in Kingstown on 5 March. The Welshman’s most recent test match outing as referee was at Twickenham when New Zealand beat Australia 34-17 in the 2015 decider on 31 October and, when …

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6 Nations Teams Have Learnt Nothing From Their World Cup Embarrassment

Despite their humbling experience at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it seems Northern Hemisphere teams have learnt nothing from the debacle. Just four months ago, coaches and governing bodies in the Northern Hemisphere were rushing to embrace the Southern Hemisphere’s style of play after not one European side made it into the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup. However, in …

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