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The Curse of Simulation: Rugby Needs To Learn From Football’s Failures

Football is known all over the globe as the world’s game and, more often than not, it can break down boundaries and barriers before any other sport. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the fans that literally break down boundaries and barriers but nevertheless, commercially, they’re always going to enter new waters first. Football was the first major sport to have a World Cup, it was the …

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The Seven New Law Changes That Will Come Into Effect Tommorrow

Some of rugby’s most recent law changes come into effect next month. Rugby is an ever evolving sport. At the beginning of each World Cup cycle, World Rugby address some of the issues affecting the game by altering it’s laws. Although rugby’s governing body sometimes make changes in order to foster a free flowing more entertaining game, they also endeavour to produce a safer sport. The law changes …

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World Rugby Set To Review International Residency Rules

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: (Back L-R) Bill Pulver (ARU CEO), Greg Peters (SANZAR CEO), Agustin Pichot (World Rugby Council Member for Argentina), Steve Tew, (NZ Rugby CEO), Jurie Roux (SARU CEO) and (front L-R) Michael Hawker AM (ARU Chairman), Mark Alexander (SARU & SANZAR Chairman), Carlos Araujo (UAR President), Brent Impey (NZ Rugby Chairman) and Tatsuzo Yabe (JRFU Chairman) pose for photographs during the SANZAR media event on November 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot is to lead an inquest into the make-up and design of the the international eligibility protocols which allows players to represent a country other than that of their birth. The inquest is seen as a defensive measure to protect the health of the game in countries who perennially suffer from the permutations of such …

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Watch: The Best Tries From The U20 Championship

As the Junior World Championship continues in Manchester, there have been some surprising results but some even more spectacular tries scored throughout the two match days so far. Check out the best scores from day one. Watch the beautiful running lines from Japan, the brute force of France’s scrum, some simply amazing counter-attacking skills from Wales, some astounding handling skills …

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Holiday Paradise Looking To Take On Europe’s Rugby Goliaths

Malta is one of the smallest but most colourful, diverse and unique places in Europe. Because of its patchwork quilt history, it is a mishmash of architectural, social, political and cultural styles. Now rugby is the latest European arrival to its shores. So young is the sport in the country that the island’s first official test match was against Moldova …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan Aims To Create Lasting Legacy

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Japan players celebrate after the win over South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at Brighton Community Centre on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In order to take advantage of Japan hosting the first ever World Cup in Asia, the JRFU has been adopting World Rugby’s ‘Get Into Rugby’ campaign with the aim of encouraging as many school children to take part in the sport before 2019 as it can. There are 22,000 elementary schools in the country and rugby has been part of …

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A True Fairy Tale: The Story Of South Africa’s Barry Heatlie

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 21: The South African supporters wave their flags during the 2010 Tri-Nations match between the South African Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at the FNB Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Regardless of what emblem South Africa wear on their jersey in future, they will always play in green and gold. But the man responsible for the country’s rugby colours is often unheard of outside of the country’s rugby circles. His name was Barry ‘Fairy’ Heatlie, and his story is one that is both equally wonderful and tragic. Born in the …

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World Rugby Announce Seven New Law Changes That Will Come Into Effect On July 1

Some of rugby’s most recent law changes come into effect next month. Rugby is an ever evolving sport. At the beginning of each World Cup cycle, World Rugby address some of the issues affecting the game by altering it’s laws. Although rugby’s governing body sometimes make changes in order to create a fast flowing more entertaining game, they also endeavour to produce a safer sport. The …

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Breaking Through In The Land Of Ice and Snow: Icelandic Rugby On The Rise

One when thinks of Iceland, one might conjure up images of beautiful scenery, of volcanoes bursting through these landscapes, with the accompanying soundtrack of wonderful music that the nation produces, but one rarely associates it with rugby. However, interest in rugby is increasing across one of Europe’s most sparsely populated countries. Kristinn Thor Sigurjonsson, President of Rugby Iceland, the country’s …

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Watch: Dan Norton Scores Insane Try As England Crush Fiji And Offer Hope For The Olympics

Simon Amor’s England Sevens team humiliated World Series title-holders Fiji in London and made a mockery of Jarryd Hayne’s first tournament for his adopted country in the process. England scored five tries, including two from winger Dan Norton, to claim an impressive 31 – 10 victory over the World Series leaders Fiji at Twickenham. Although England are having a somewhat …

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Opinion: Vakatawa’s New France Contract Could Be A Game-Changer For Sevens Rugby

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 13: Virimi Vakatawa of France ttys to evade Ross Ford of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Currently centrally contracted to the FFR, it appears Virimi Vakatawa is likely to shun numerous offers from Top 14 clubs to re-sign with France’s national governing body, despite the chance to earn more money elsewhere. Vakatawa, a surprise inclusion in Guy Noves’s first squad for the Six Nations, established himself as a regular with the country’s sevens side before making the …

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In Defence Of Rugby’s Current Residency Rules

Residency rules DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: CJ Stander of Ireland charges upfield during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After Jake Heenan declared to play for Ireland, Agustin Pichot spoke out against the current residency rules have to be changed. But perhaps there is more to say in favour of the current way of doing things rather than changing it. A lot of top class players get no chance to play proper test rugby with their own country. It …

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New World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont Proposes Radical Shake Up Of Six Nations

The Six Nations could be played in the summer. With no test matches scheduled to take place after the 2019 World Cup, and the New Zealand Rugby Union threatening to negotiate individual tests for the All Blacks beyond 2020, rugby appears to be sleep walking toward crisis. Although numerous commentators have previously argued for the implementation of a global calender as a means …

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Video: The Law Changes That Could Change Rugby Forever

New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby could be about to change the way rugby is played. When World Rugby announced they would be trialling a series of law variations in a number of tournaments around the globe this year, supports greeted the news with both interest and despair. While most fans agree that some intervention is necessary in order to save the game from the …

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