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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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England Slip To Two-Year Low In Latest World Rugby Rankings

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, shakes hands with team captain Owen Farrell (R) after their defeat during the first test match between South Africa and England at Elllis Park on June 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s poor form in 2018 has seen them slip out of the World Rugby rankings top three. Eddie Jones’ side began their South African tour with a 42-39 defeat to the Springboks in Johannesburg – their fourth test defeat in a row – and having fallen behind Ireland earlier in the year, England have slipped below Australia into fourth place. It is …

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Wales The Big Movers After Latest World Rugby Rankings Update

Wales have arrived in Argentina ahead of their two-Test series against Los Pumas in San Juan and Santa Fe over the next two weekends.  Warren Gatland’s side go into those fixtures with a win under their belt after they overcame an inexperienced Springboks side 22-20 at the RFK Stadium in Washington D.C on Saturday. However, the clashes against Argentina will …

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12 New Laws To Come Into Effect Immediately After World Rugby Approval

World Rugby have unanimously approved 12 new rugby laws which will be put into effect immediately.  The 12 laws have been trialled around the world over the last year, since August in the northern hemisphere and since January in the southern hemisphere. According to World Rugby, player welfare, player experience and law simplification are the reasons for the changes. Here are …

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Eddie Jones Slams World Rugby’s Statement On Gareth Anscombe Try

We’ve seen today the news emerging that World Rugby confirmed that Gareth Anscombe’s try against England on Saturday should have stood.  At that point, England were 12-0 to the good and a try at that stage could have drastically changed the complexion of the game. Instead, Rhys Patchell converted a penalty to get three points on the board due to an …

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Ireland Fans Distraught At Losing 2023 Rugby World Cup Recommendation

Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Presentation Preparation, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/9/2017 Finishing touches - Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) presents Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Brian O’Driscoll with Ireland 2023 ties and tie-pins as they go through the final preparations for tomorrow’s crucial Rugby World Cup bid presentation to World Rugby, in London. Ireland will propose a ‘tournament like no other, full or Irish spirit and commercial success’. The Ireland bid team are confident that their bid is the most lucrative and secure ever presented for a Rugby World Cup, with support and guarantees from the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland offering an unsurpassable opportunity for World Rugby to host the 2023 tournament to another first time host. Pictured (L-R) Brian O'Driscoll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) Mandatory Credit ©

World Rugby has dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup by recommending a rival bid from South Africa. Although the recommendation is just that, a recommendation, it does carry a significant amount of weight when it comes to the actual voting process on November 15th. The news, understandably, was met with bitter disappointment …

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World Rugby Have Brought In A New Law For Head Injury Assessments

World Rugby has made a much-welcomed change to how Head Injury Assessments (HIA) will now be conducted. This amendment applies to all elite level adult rugby competitions and will come into effect on August 26 but it will also apply to the start of the Rugby Championship, which kicks off this weekend.  The new amendment states that a player who …

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