(Other) Friday 5 October 2012 RWC 2003 winner Lawrence Dallaglio will be present at another region’s first qualifier this weekend – Photo: Sébastien Pons / England Rugby 2015 Rugby World Cup 2015 will be an event that reaches beyond the borders of England, and its influence will be felt in Hungary this weekend when they face Bulgaria in the opening match of the European qualifying process.
(RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Saturday 21 April 2012 Justin Coveney celebrates his match-winning try against Sri Lanka The Philippines continued their march up the Asian rugby ladder in Manila on Saturday, beating Sri Lanka 28-18 to propel themselves into the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Top 5 in 2013 alongside the likes of Japan and Hong Kong. They will become the eighth team to play in the Top 5 since the tournament began in 2008, a year which saw the Philippines playing at the bottom of the A5N pyramid. Ten wins in 11 matches later, the Philippines have reached the top echelon.
(Other) Friday 13 April 2012 Philippines captain Michael Letts finds a way through the Korean defence in their 2011 HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division I encounter in Ansan.
(IRB.COM) Monday 9 April 2012 Jamaica bounced back from a loss to Mexico to edge Cayman Islands Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifying continued in the Caribbean over the weekend with Jamaica snatching a 19-18 victory over Cayman Islands and Barbados proving too strong for St Vincent & The Grenadines to shoot up the latest IRB World Rankings.
(Other) Thursday 29 March 2012 Lawrence Dallaglio was impressed by what he saw while in Mexico for the first qualification match on the road to RWC 2015 Last weekend saw Mexico take on Jamaica in the first RWC 2015 qualifier. It was a massive occasion for the hosts and for a few hours on Saturday, Mexico City became the home of rugby as the International Rugby Board confirmed its commitment to the sport’s worldwide growth by helping to put on a show to rival the Rugby World Cup Final itself. Lawrence Dallaglio, one of the England Rugby 2015 ambassadors, was at the match and handed out the jerseys to the home side on the eve of the contest
(IRB.COM) Monday 26 March 2012 Mexico player-coach Simon Pierre on the charge against Jamaica Mexico’s reward for overwhelming Jamaica 68-14 in the opening Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification match at La Ibero Santa Fe in Mexico City on Saturday is a one-place climb to 70th in the latest IRB World Rankings. It is the first time Mexico have climbed since joining the IRB World Rankings earlier this month and the emphatic victory is enough to lift them above Niue, who slip one place along with the two other rankings newcomers the Philippines and Pakistan
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(RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Thursday 22 March 2012 Less than six months after blowing the final whistle to crown New Zealand as RWC 2011 champions, Craig Joubert is in Mexico for the first RWC 2015 qualifer It may seem a million miles away from the Rugby World Cup 2011 Final at Eden Park, but leading referee Craig Joubert will go through the same detailed pre-match routine when he takes charge of Mexico versus Jamaica in the opening Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification match in Mexico City on Saturday afternoon (15:30 local time). The South African arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday to undertake an itinerary of promotional activities and workshops ahead of the big match which will kick-start a journey that will see 80 Unions from six continents compete across 184 matches for the right to claim one of the eight places available via the qualification process for England 2015
(Other) Friday 23 March 2012 Will Guyana’s fans have cause to celebrate when they enter the RWC 2015 qualifying process in May With Saturday’s opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifying process little more than 24 hours away, preparations for the encounter between Mexico and Jamaica are at the final stages in Mexico City.
(RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Thursday 22 March 2012 Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup to bring down the curtain on an exceptional tournament in New Zealand Revenues exceed expectations despite economic climate RWC continues to provide critical financial platform for world Game IRB committed to significant global investment at all levels Rugby World Cup 2011 looks set to deliver a significant boost to the ongoing development of Rugby worldwide after tournament owners Rugby World Cup Limited today announced strong initial financial results for the showcase event. With New Zealand 2011 hailed as an exceptional event, the tournament is on track to achieve a net surplus of more than £90 million, making RWC 2011 the second-highest revenue earning event in the history of the tournament