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# Global Game

This year
# Global Game
Celtics edge Warriors in Finals rematch, Bulls win in Paris
Boston’s eighth straight win, this one against the champions, pushed their league-leading record to 34-12.
Last year
# grow the game
'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''
Ex-England boss Andy Robinson is now the head coach of Romania in the Rugby Europe Championship.
All time
# Global Game
'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.
# Global
WXV, the new three-tier global women's rugby competition to launch in 2023
World Rugby has confirmed the format of an annual 16-team competition.
# Global Game
World Rugby chairman Beaumont says coronavirus pandemic could spark calendar reform
The former England captain is not ruling out a new structure for the global game.
# Finances
World Rugby confirms €92 million relief fund for ailing unions
Meanwhile, current talks over the 2020 calendar could lead to ‘long-term reform’ of the sport.
# Global Game
Fifa confirm Women's World Cup expansion to 32 teams from 2023
The Fifa Council this evening unanimously voted in favour of adding an additional eight teams.
# Global Game
Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC
News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.
# Global Game
'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'
World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.
# Los Leones
Spanish rugby on a high as they close in on RWC19 place in Ireland's pool
A stunning win over Romania last weekend has Spain close to World Cup qualification.
# Os Lobos
'The All Blacks played at a different speed, that was the problem!'
Portuguese rugby is excited about a new generation of players that has emerged at U20 level.
# Global Game
Ireland U20s affected by injury but welcome new faces for World Championship
Head coach Nigel Carolan says his side need to balance ‘risk versus reward’.
# world rugby
Does rugby need to move to a global calendar to grow?
A leading figure says rugby needs ‘to bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together.’
# Growth
Fitzpatrick feels underage structures are key to ensuring Irish progress
The St. Mary’s back row was a standout performer for Ireland at the World Cup.
# Global Game
10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby's top 10
Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
# Global Game
All Blacks set to start November tour with trip to the US
New Zealand will face the Eagles in Soldier Field, Chicago – home of the Bears in the NFL.
# Growing
Super Rugby to expand to 18 teams in 2016, with Asia and the US considered
The entertaining Southern Hemisphere competition is looking to become ‘a truly global competition.’