Tackling Homophobia Belgium

13/05/2016 - 18/05/2018

Belgian Rugby – Proud to be Inclusive

  The Belgian Rugby Federation (FBRB) has today become the first federation in Europe to sign an anti-homophobia agreement with International Gay Rugby and Straffe Ketten RFC, Belgium's only inclusive rugby team.  

12/05/2016 - 01/05/2018

World Rugby welcomes Georgia, Romania and USA onto Council

  World Rugby has welcomed Georgia, Romania and the USA on to an expanded Council on an historic day for the international federation. With a new governance model paving the way for wider representation on World Rugby’s Council, the three unions take their place having successfully achieved all of the required good governance criteria as stipulated within the Bye Laws and announced last November.

Bill Beaumont

11/05/2016 - 09/05/2018

Bill Beaumont, new Chairman of World Rugby

  This Wednesday May 11th 2016 took place the election of World Rugby new President and Vice-Chairman for the next period 2016-2020.  

04/05/2016 - 04/05/2018

Successful first day of the Get Into Rugby Europe Conference in Lisbon.

  26 Unions and all the Regional Association Managers of the Programme from North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania attended at the opening of the Conference.

03/05/2016 - 03/05/2018

2nd Annual Get Into Rugby Europe Conference in Lisbon

  Following the great success of the first Get Into Rugby Europe Conference in Gdansk, Poland, it is Portugal this time whom will host this event in Lisbon, between the 3rd and the 6th of May. 

25/04/2016 - 30/04/2017

Timisoara and Enisei got qualified for the 2017 Challenge Cup.

   This week end 2 decisive matches for the future of the European rugby took place : Timisoara and Enisei competed their play off matches with the aim of their participation in the 2017 Challenge Cup. 

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21/04/2016 - 14/04/2017

Rugby Europe Appoint Daniel Mitrea as their new Regional Training Manager

In a bid to support its member Unions, Rugby Europe in conjunction with World Rugby is delighted to announce the recruitment of Daniel Mitrea as their new Regional Training Manager. 

05/04/2016 - 04/04/2017


  Croatian Rugby Union organized Level 1 coaching course, which was held under the direction of Vlado Ursić, Croatian 7s and U18 national team coach. 

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26/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

France U18 European Champion 2016 in Lisbon


160323 U18 TRO LU CH Game 1 photo MOVESPORTS

23/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

2nd round of Rugby Europe U18 Trophy – Avalanche of tries in Lisbon 

For the second round of Rugby Europe U18 Trophy, 23 tries have been scored by all participant teams who enjoyed a brilliant sunshine today, despite a huge wind.  

160322 U18 REC FR BE Game 7 photo

23/03/2016 - 30/03/2017

France in the Finals of the U18 Rugby Europe Championship

  The semis finals of the U18 European Championship (RE U18 Championship) took place yesterday in Lisbon, under a good weather despite a lot of wind. 

160319 U18 UA CH photo 3 credit Movesport

19/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

DAY 1 of Rugby Europe U18 Trophy

Lisbon welcomed today Staurday 9th March, 2016 under a quite clement weather the Quarter Finals of the Rugby Europe U18 Trophy, with 8 Unions of the 2nd European level.   

19/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

Georgia wins the European Nations Cup 2016

This Saturday was the last match day of the 2016 ENC1A, with Portugal and Germany fighting for their survival in Division 1A. At the bottom of the ranking, they were respectively playing home against Russia and Spain.  

160318 U18 RU BE photo 5 credit Movesport

19/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

France v Belgium and Portugal v Georgia in the Semis

 Hosts Portugal join Champions France in the Semis. 

18/03/2016 - 31/03/2017

Rugby Union of Russia hits social media landmark - 100 000 Twitter followers

  The Rugby Union of Russia is delighted to announce that our number of followers on Twitter has hit 100,000! The RUR is one of just two unions (Japan being the other) to run mirror bilingual official accounts and our @rugbyrussia (Russian) and @russiarugby (English) handles hit a combined six-figure follower total early morning on March 18, 2016.  

16/03/2016 - 31/03/2018

Georgia take on Romania in European Nations Cup 2016 title decider

  The European Nations Cup comes to a thrilling finale this Saturday when Georgia face Romania in a winner takes all clash in Tbilisi. The game will be streamed live and free of charge on, the new digital streaming service from Rugby Europe.  

15/03/2016 - 01/03/2017

160315 Level 1 Coaching Course in Belgium

The Belgium Rugby Union (BRU) organized a level 1 coaching course with the support of RC Haspinga during the weekend where the black devils won their curial game to promote to the six nations B.  

10/03/2016 - 31/03/2018

European Nations Cup relegation battle heats up with key clashes live on Rugby Europe TV

  The European Nations Cup returns this Saturday 12th March 2016 with three exciting fourth round matches, all streamed live and free of charge on, the new digital streaming service from Rugby Europe,        

The Croatia Rugby Union 2016

10/03/2016 - 31/03/2018

Croatia Rugby Union elected new board members

 On Sunday, March 6, Croatian Rugby Union held its General Assembly at Miljana Castle in Hrvatsko Zagorje, where the new/old President and Executive Board have been elected.  

02/03/2016 - 31/03/2020

World Rugby confirms record testing and education programme in 2015

  World Rugby maintained its commitment to drug-free sport with a record programme of intelligent testing, education and Keep Rugby Clean awareness in 2015. 

24/02/2016 - 28/02/2018

ENC1A - Programme of the week-end

  The European Nations Cup returns this weekend with its third round of matches, three exciting games all streamed live and free of charge on Have a look at the programme and stakes of each game :  Saturday’s match schedule on www.RUGBYEUROPE.TV -        Georgia vs. Spain – 13:00 (UTC)   (#GEOvESP) -        Germany vs. Portugal – 13:30 (UTC)   (#GERvPRT) -        Romania vs. Russia – 15:00 (UTC)  (#ROUvRUS)  

31/01/2016 - 31/07/2016

WR Match Officials Level 1 Course in Sweden

 World Rugby Level 1 Match Officials course was held in Sweden on the 24th January with 13 Delegates from the Swedish Rugby Union’s Talent Development Program, including U18 and U16 players and a number of coaches.  

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29/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

GiR activities resume with a Quality Assurance Visit to the Portuguese Federation

Get into Rugby Europe Manager Jose Gorrotxategui visited Lisbon between the 21st and 23rd of January. This quality assurance visit is included in the plan for this year to work alongside with participating Unions to ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and delivery of the Get into Rugby activities in Europe.      

Get into rugby

29/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

GIR 2016: Continue the growth working on the quality of the development of rugby in Europe.

 During the past Rugby Europe General Assembly in Paris in December of 2015, the plan for GiR in Europe was presented to the Presidents of the attending Unions. In line with the work done in previous years, World Rugby and Rugby Europe see Get into Rugby as an essential tool to assist Unions to grow the game, and bring more people to Try, Play and Stay in rugby. 

Rugby Europe logo

13/10/2015 - 20/12/2016

Georgia and Romania Set for World Cup Legacy Conversion

 Rugby Europe considers how World Cup legacy needs to deliver competitive integration across Europe to help grow rugby outside the 6 Nations

140915 RUGBY EUROPE Launch web credit Rugby Europe

07/10/2014 - 01/10/2019


 Since the last General Meeting held in Split in June 2014, FIRA-AER became RUGBY EUROPE. On September 15th, RUGBY EUROPE was officialy launched. The official trailers were presented.

140820 YOG Gold Medal for France credit France Olympique

20/08/2014 - 31/08/2016

YOG 2014: France Olympic champion, Europe celebrates

The French Mens team, only representative of Europe rose on the highest walking of the Olympic podium in Nanjing (China). For the first time 7s rugby is added to the program (U15-18), it is a wonderful success.


10/08/2014 - 29/07/2017

Antidoping - new rules

As from September 1st, Xenon and Argon will be added to the S2 of the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, in competition and out of competition.

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06/02/2014 - 31/08/2016

Olympic Rugby Sevens Qualification Confirmed

IRB has just announced what will be the process of qualification for the Olympics of RIO 2016. Besides 4 qualified via the HSBC World Series, every region will qualify one nation. Finally, the last ticket will be distributed between the best nations still not qualified in a qualifying tournament in the end of June 2016. The process will be the same for men and women.

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