Despite filing for bankruptcy during coronavirus pandemic, USA Rugby optimistic about bidding for World Cup in 2027
The Americans retain a vital place in global rugby because of the untapped potential they possess, in both a commercial and sporting sense
New Zealand had been scheduled to play Wales and Scotland, Australia was set to play Ireland and Fiji and South Africa had planned to host Scotland and Georgia.
Most major unions have already been forced to cut players’ salaries and slash administrative costs as the virus outbreak has forced professional competitions around the world to close.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rugby Australia says 'good progress' in talks over possible pay cuts with players' association
Rugby Australia says it has made “good progress” in negotiations with players representatives over possible pay cuts, saying talks which began Sunday were “positive and robust.”
Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says sport is fighting for survival due to COVID-19
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says the sport is "fighting for survival" as competitions at all levels are shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Singapore and Hong Kong legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, World Rugby announced.
Rugby World Cup 2019: England fined for haka challenge even as All Blacks praise 'fantastic' response
England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend's World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said
Rugby World Cup: Uruguayan players under police scanner after creating ruckus at a Kumamoto nightclub
Japanese police were investigating on Thursday after Uruguay players at the Rugby World Cup allegedly damaged property and tackled a staff member at a Kumamoto nightclub.
Rugby World Cup 2019: 'Remain indoors, check typhoon-related updates regularly', tournament officials tell fans gathered in Japan
Governing body World Rugby told fans to stay indoors and follow any evacuation orders as the unusually large storm, expected to whip up "brutal winds and violent seas", churned towards Tokyo.
Rugby World Cup 2019: World Rugby slams Scotland's legal threat over possible cancellation of Japan clash due to Typhoon Hagibis
World Rugby slammed Scotland over a "disappointing" threat of legal action on Friday as tempers flared over fears their pivotal game with World Cup hosts Japan will be cancelled because of a typhoon.
Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 to adopt gender-neutral title, drop 'women's' designation to elevate profile of sport
The women's rugby world cup will adopt a gender-neutral title and drop 'women's' from it in a move to eliminate the perceived bias towards the men's game