Call for Papers | The World in Union: Rugby’s Past, Present and Future | 9-12 September 2015 at the University of Brighton

The Inaugural Global Summit on culture, science and business in global Rugby Union Football assessing the impact of the First Twenty Years of Professionalism. Join the largest gathering of rugby scholars and rugby industry experts in the history of rugby union football!


First call for papers!

Send your name, affiliation, paper title, a 200 word abstract and contact details to Professor John Nauright, Director, Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies, University of Brighton at

The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 March 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 April 2015.

Hosts: The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies (CoSTaLS) and The Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SESAME) at the University of Brighton. In association with the World Rugby Museum

Venues: Brighton Community Stadium & University of Brighton, Falmer Campus

Event outline

10 September 2015
Beyond the Tryline: Industry Perspectives From On and Off the Pitch

Confirmed Speakers/Panellists Include:

    • Ashley Levett, Former Owner Richmond Rugby Club
    • Huw Richards, Rugby Journalist
    • Farah Palmer, Former Captain of the New Zealand Black Ferns
    • Gareth Davies, Chairman, Welsh Rugby Union

10 September 2015
The World in Union: An Evening of Celebration

Special Evening Charity Social Event

Further details can be found here.

11-12 September 2015
Beyond the Stadium: Perspectives from Global Scholarly Research

Conference Convenors:

    • Professor Tony Collins
    • Professor John Nauright
    • Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

Showcase Seminar:

The World Rugby Museum As a Global Research Resource by Michael Rowe, World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium

The list of confirmed speakers can be found here.

9 or 12 September 2015 (to be confirmed)
Rugby4Peace Showcase and Samoan Team Training

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