IRB

IRB ushers in new era with name change to 'World Rugby'

IRB

The International Rugby Board (IRB) will undergo a second name change in 16 years when it becomes formally known as World Rugby in November as part of a rebranding programme, the sport's governing...

Rugby

Kieran Read named IRB player of the year

Kieran Read

New Zealand No.8 Kieran Read has been named as the International Rugby Board's (IRB) player of the year for 2013.

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IRB told to wake up about concussion

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10: Sam Wykes of the Force battles out against Craig Clarke of the Chiefs in a scrum during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Force at ECOLight Stadium on May 10, 2013 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson A panel of high-profile health experts, including a leading Australian professor, has recommended the International Rugby Board force unions to take a harder line on concussion.

Rugby

Privacy concerns forced IRB to shelve introduction of 'injury passports'

Craig Clarke

Georgina Robinson International Rugby Board lawyers scuppered a plan to use "injury passports" to monitor at-risk players for concussion more than two years ago.

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IRB supports unions in European Cup row

International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset reiterated Wednesday his warnings against breakaway tournaments that threaten to split European club rugby and the Welsh game.

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IRB suspends funding for Fiji

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The International Rugby Board announced on Saturday that it had suspended all direct financial support to the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) with immediate effect because of concerns over the administration...

Ref at fault over Du Plessis sinbin: IRB

Bismarck Du Plessis.

South African hooker Bismarck du Plessis is unlikely to face further punishment for his offences against the All Blacks after the International Rugby Board admitted French referee Romain Poite made...

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IRB Sevens World Series USA: South Africa make fast start

Philip Snyman

South Africa launched their USA title defence with a pair of impressive victories on the fourth stop of the IRB Sevens World Series on Friday.

Union

Speight left hanging as IRB query status

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18:  Henry Speight of the Brumbies breaks clear to score the match winning try against Auckland to win the World Club 7's Cup during the World Club 7's at Twickenham Stadium on August 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chris Dutton An eligibility bungle will rob ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight of the chance to make his Wallabies debut on the spring tour.

Union

George Gregan to be inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies great George Gregan will be inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame next month.

Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie takes refereeing gripes to IRB

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are tackling perceptions of the Australian scrum head-on with a lengthy please-explain submission to the International Rugby Board.

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Wallabies got substitution wrong: IRB

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Paul Cully The International Rugby Board has backed referee Alain Rolland on the substitution debacle that left Australia with only 14 men for the final eight minutes of the Test against South Africa last...

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IRB hands out extraordinary suspension to Wallaby

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Georgina Robinson A good disciplinary record saved Rob Simmons from a 14-week ban after his lifting tackle on breakaway Yannick Nyanga in last Saturday's Test against France was deemed by IRB to be on the "high end"...

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Murphy holds out hope for IRB approval

SPORT: Brumbies players Ruaidhri Murphy during training at Brumbies HQ, Griffith, Canberra
15th November 2012
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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies prop Ruaidhri Murphy is refusing to give up hope of being eligible to play for the Wallabies and hopes the International Rugby Board will finally grant his wish by the end of the year.

New Zealand sweeps IRB awards

All Blacks' fly-half Dan Carter.

London Dan Carter leads New Zealand sweep of the 2012 International Rugby Board awards.

New Zealand sweep IRB awards

Steve Hansen.

Dan Carter led a New Zealand clean sweep of the 2012 International Rugby Board (IRB) awards announced in London on Monday.

England to query Steve Walsh's performance with IRB

Steve Walsh.

Julian Guyer England forwards coach Graham Rowntree is to seek "clarification" from the International Rugby Board (IRB) regarding the performance of referee Steve Walsh in Saturday's 30-3 defeat by Wales.

Rugby

Innocent not lucky: James Horwill defends conduct ahead of unprecedented IRB appeal

Horwill

Stathi Paxinos Wallabies skipper James Horwill has stressed he's a clean player and insists he did nothing wrong in the "accidental" rucking incident which has inflamed tensions ahead of Saturday night's crucial...

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IRB steps in to appeal Horwill verdict

Horwill

Georgina Robinson Australia's preparations for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions have been thrown into turmoil after the International Rugby Board intervened to order a re-hearing of a stamping...

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Pulver still seething at IRB chiefs despite final ruling on Horwill case

Paul Cully.

Paul Cully ARU boss Bill Pulver was in no mood to let up on his criticism of the International Rugby Board over its handling of the James Horwill case on Wednesday, but he also revealed, for the first time, the...

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