21/12/2016 - 31/01/2017

Rugby Europe wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 and ...

 The Président Octavian Morariu, le board of Directors and  Rugby Europe's staff wish you a Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year 2017. Open to watch the video

Board of Directors 2016

12/12/2016 - 31/12/2020

OCTAVIAN MORARIU re-elected as Rugby Europe President

  The 97th Rugby Europe General Assembly meeting took place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of December at Société Générale Headquarters in Paris, gathering the 47 unions members’ representatives.  

2017 Competitions calendar

20/10/2016 - 31/12/2017

2017 Rugby Europe Competitions calendar

 Please find enclose to be downloaded the updated 2017 Rugby Europe Competitions calendar 

U18 Austria

15/10/2016 - 30/11/2018

First appearance of reformed Austrian U18 national team

  Right before the Rugby Europe Conference 2 South game between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina which was broadcasted in Austrian TV live for the first time ever and was also covered by, there was another important game for the Austrian Rugby Union.  

Russia Women's Team 7s Champion 2016

25/09/2016 - 30/09/2018

Russia Women Team crowned European Champion 2016 in Malemort

  Dramatic 26-5 victory against France seals Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Grand Prix Series 2016   A sensational Summer of Sevens came to a thrilling finale in Malemort, France as Russia claimed both the 2016 Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Grand Prix Series and European Champion titles.  

Ireland Men's U18 Sevens Team 2016

18/09/2016 - 30/09/2018

Ireland Men’s U18 Sevens European Champion 2016

    Rugby Europe U18 Sevens Championship 2016 took place this week-end in Bucharest, gathering 12 European nations fighting for the European Champion 2016 title.

160831 IL Match official course 3

31/08/2016 - 08/08/2017

Israel - Level 1 match official course

On the 23-26 of August the Israeli Rugby Union held a world Rugby level 1 referee course and a referee seminar.

160831 BH Training course 2

31/08/2016 - 16/08/2017

Bosnia-Herzegovina - Technical course for coaches and professors of physical education

In the organization of  the Bosnia and Herzegovina Rugby Union with the support of Olympic Solidarity Funds and National Olympic Committee, under the auspices of the World Rugby educator Mr. Ursić Vlado (Croatia Rugby Union).

160612 France wins RE W7s GPS Leg 1 Kazan

12/06/2016 - 12/06/2017

France team takes away the first stage of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan 

First stage of the European circuit was organized by Rugby Europe, the Women Sevens Grand Prix Series of Kazan took place yesterday and today (June 11th and 12th) in the capital of Tatarstan under a radiant sun and ideal temperatures to practice a beautiful game.    The Women Sevens Grand Prix Series 2016 gather the 12 better European Nations: France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Latvia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine and the British Unions under the "GB Lions" and "Royal GB". Beginning their Olympic preparation, the British participate in this circuit 2016 with 2 teams consisted of the players selected with the aim of the Rio Tournament.  

Sevens Grand Prix Series Moscow 2016 Trophy

05/06/2016 - 08/06/2018

Russia claims Rugby Europe Moscow Sevens title

  First leg of the European series organized by Rugby Europe, the Sevens GPS in Moscow took place this week-end (4/5 June) under changeable weather, marked by heavy rain disrupting the quality of some matches.  

Logo Moscow SGPS 2016

04/06/2016 - 04/06/2018

Sevens Grand Prix Series Moscow - Play-off Matches Schedule - Sunday 5 June 2016

  Due to a technical problem on our website, the match-schedule for play-offs of Sevens Grand Prix Series in Moscow is not correct. Please don't take it into account.

Eric Situma - GIR Coordinator 1

23/05/2016 - 23/05/2017

Get Into Rugby coordinator passed away last night

  Rugby Europe is really sad to bring the bad news that our dear friend and colleague from Rugby Africa, Eric Situma passed away on Sunday the 22nd during the night in a hospital in Nairobi. 

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. 

160421 Daniel Mitrea FRR

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. 

160326 U18 FR GE photo 2 credit Movesport

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)  

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.


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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