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Rugby union international governing body

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World Rugby: Rugby union international governing body
World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union. World Rugby organises the Rugby World Cup every four years, the sport's most recognised and most profitable competition. It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Sir Bill Beaumont plans to resurrect plans for a new global tournament [Video]

Sir Bill Beaumont plans to resurrect plans for a new global tournament

There could be two consecutive months of international action under plans for a new global tournament, newly re-elected World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has revealed. Beaumont is keen to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published
Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman [Video]

Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman

Bill Beaumont retains his position as the chairman of World Rugby after defeating Agustin Pichot in the first round of voting.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published
Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby [Video]

Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby

Former Argentina captain Agustin Pichot announces he will stand against World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont in this month's election.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:52Published

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World Rugby approve optional law trials to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the sport.
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Pichot resigns from World Rugby role after election defeat

Agustin Pichot resigns from his role on the World Rugby Council after his defeat by Sir Bill Beaumont in the election for World Rugby chairman.
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World Rugby: English & French clubs want say over new schedule

The English and French clubs write to World Rugby in a bid to be formally involved in the establishment of a new schedule post-coronavirus.
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Sir Bill Beaumont: Re-elected World Rugby chair puts legacy on the line

Sir Bill Beaumont's re-election as the chairman of World Rugby has split opinion in the rugby union world - and the hard work starts now.
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How Beaumont's re-election as World Rugby chairman split opinion

Sir Bill Beaumont's re-election as the chairman of World Rugby has split opinion in the rugby union world - and the hard work starts now.
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Ex-England captain Beaumont re-elected World Rugby chairman

Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont is re-elected as World Rugby chairman for another four years as he beats Agustin Pichot.
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Beaumont beats Pichot and is re-elected World Rugby chairman

Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont is re-elected as World Rugby chairman for another four years as he beats Agustin Pichot.
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World Rugby investigates Fiji chairman over homophobia allegations

World Rugby begins an investigation into the chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union, which has backed Sir Bill Beaumont's bid for re-election as boss of the world game.
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Coronavirus is a reality check, says World Rugby boss Beaumont

World Rugby boss Sir Bill Beaumont says he is confident a revised Nations Championship will be launched in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
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World Rugby launches £80m relief fund amid coronavirus pandemic

World Rugby commits $100m (£80m) to help support the global game through the coronavirus pandemic, while exploring the possibility that international rugby may not return until 2021.
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Pichot bids to take World Rugby lead from Beaumont

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot says it is time to "redefine the future of rugby" after announcing his last-minute bid for the sport's most powerful job.
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Wales' Jones wants action over Marler grabbing incident

Alun Wyn Jones says he hopes World Rugby look at the first-half incident which saw England prop Joe Marler grab the Wales captain's genitals.
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Scottish Rugby fined over World Cup complaint

Scottish Rugby is fined, reprimanded and ordered to apologise for Mark Dodson's criticism of World Rugby over a possible cancelation of their World Cup game with Japan.
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Rugby World Cup: Scotland v Japan to go ahead

Scotland's World Cup game with Japan will go ahead on Sunday, World Rugby confirms.
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Scotland consider legal action against World Rugby as typhoon threatens Japan game

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson thinks there is a strong legal case against World Rugby cancelling their World Cup game with Japan.
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'We've got no issue with it' - England coach Jones on cancellation

Head coach Eddie Jones says England are upset by the cancellation of their World Cup match against France but back World Rugby's decision.
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Rugby World Cup: England v France call-off disappointing but correct - Eddie Jones

Head coach Eddie Jones says England are upset by the cancellation of their World Cup match against France but back World Rugby's decision.
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England captain Owen Farrell alters tackling to stay clear of laws

England captain Owen Farrell has made adjustments to his technique as World Rugby tries to clamp down on high tackles and shoulder charges at the Rugby World Cup
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How Wales became world's top ranked side

BBC Sport Wales charts how Wales have reached number one in World Rugby's rankings for the first time in their history.
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Waist-height tackling to be trialled in time for 2023 World Cup

Limiting tackles to waist height and introducing a basketball-style team foul rule are among laws being trialled by World Rugby.
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