International Rugby Union – Six Nations, Heineken Cup, Rugby Championship

International Rugby has seen growth in both competitiveness and popularity in recent years, especially after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, where the All Blacks held off a rampaging French team, while South Africa were beaten by a dogged Australia who lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

The Pumas are now in the new look Southern Hemisphere tournament The Rugby Championship, featuring the Wallabies, All Blacks and Springboks along with Argentina.

The emergence of countries such as Fiji, Italy and Scotland have also aided International Rugby in its quest for worldwide recognition.

The Six Nations in Europe and The Rugby Championship in the southern hemisphere are the biggest annual tournaments in international bugby, with the Rugby World Cup one of the largest tournaments in the world, held every four years. The IRB have announced that the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be played in England and Wales.

International Rugby Articles

Steve Hansen decides he likes coaching rugby’s best team, re-signs until 2019

Steve Hansen decides he likes coaching rugby’s best team, re-signs until 2019

by , 25 Jul 2016

The All Blacks’ era of unparalleled dominance on the international rugby scene is set to continue, with World Cup-winning coach Steve Hansen extending his contract until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

NRC 2016 scoring system a move in the right direction

NRC 2016 scoring system a move in the right direction

by , 4 Jul 2016

The experimental scoring system being trialled in this 2016 edition of the National Rugby Championship (NRC) provides excellent incentive for attacking rugby.

Toomua, Skelton in for third Wallabies Test against England

Toomua, Skelton in for third Wallabies Test against England

by , 23 Jun 2016 Popular article!

Michael Cheika has named his side for the third and final Test against England, with three changes made from the side that lost the series-deciding Test in Melbourne last weekend.

All Blacks vs Wales highlights: All Blacks win the series

All Blacks vs Wales highlights: All Blacks win the series

by , 18 Jun 2016 Popular article!

Match result: The All Blacks have taken a win over Wales and claimed an uncatchable 2-0 win in their three-Test series with a 12-point victory at Eden Park on Saturday.

Pulver says AAMI Park perfect for Test

by , 18 Jun 2016

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has defended staging the Wallabies Test against England on suspect turf at AAMI Park with the MCG vacant this weekend.

South Africa vs Ireland 1st Test: Post-match analysis

South Africa vs Ireland 1st Test: Post-match analysis

by , 17 Jun 2016

Ireland’s June series began with an eventful win over South Africa in Cape Town.

Wallabies name 33-man squad for first Test against England

Wallabies name 33-man squad for first Test against England

by , 3 Jun 2016

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has this evening named a 33-man squad for the first Test against England to be played next Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

10 Nations Rugby is back for 2016: Rugby’s most prized hypothetical trophy

10 Nations Rugby is back for 2016: Rugby’s most prized hypothetical trophy

by , 31 May 2016

It’s that time of year again when the 10 Nations International Rugby Championship starts to ramp up.

Schmidt adds Roux to thicken Ireland’s squad for SA

Schmidt adds Roux to thicken Ireland’s squad for SA

by , 26 May 2016

Joe Schmidt has announced his 32-man Ireland squad to tour South Africa in a three-Test series this June.

Upcoming Pro12 season looks to be a cracker

by , 3 Sep 2014

The 2014/15 rugby season kicks off this weekend with the start of a new Pro12 tournament. It looks set to be one of the best seasons in recent memory.


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