World Rugby

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World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union.
World Rugby, previously called the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) and the International Rugby Board (IRB), has been the governing body for rugby union since 1886, and currently has 101 countries as full members and 18 associate members.

World Rugby Sevens Series

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It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup.
The World Rugby Sevens Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments run by World Rugby featuring national sevens teams.

Rugby World Cup Sevens

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It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup.
It is organised by World Rugby, the sport's governing body.

World Rugby Under 20 Championship

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It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup.
The event is organised by the sport's governing body, World Rugby, and is contested by 12 men's junior national teams with an under-20 age requirement.

Welsh Rugby Union

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World Rugby was founded as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) in 1886 by Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with England joining in 1890.
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in the country of Wales, recognised by the sport's international governing body, World Rugby.

Rugby World Cup

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World Rugby organises the Rugby World Cup every four years, the sport's most recognised and most profitable competition.
The tournament is administered by World Rugby, the sport's international governing body.

Rugby Football Union

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World Rugby was founded as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) in 1886 by Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with England joining in 1890.
It was founded in 1871, and was the sport's international governing body prior to the formation of what is now known as World Rugby (WR) in 1886.

New Zealand Rugby

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Australia, New Zealand and South Africa became full members in 1949.
In 1949 it became an affiliate to the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union for the world.

Rugby Australia

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Australia, New Zealand and South Africa became full members in 1949.
It was officially constituted in 1949 and is a member of World Rugby (WR), the sport's international governing body.

Rugby football

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Until 1885 the laws of rugby football were made by England as the founder nation.
The respective world governing bodies are World Rugby (rugby union) and the Rugby League International Federation (rugby league).

England national rugby union team

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However, following a disputed try in an international between Scotland and England in 1884, letters were exchanged in which England claimed that they made the laws, and the try should stand.
, England are ranked third in the world by the International Rugby Board.

Argentine Rugby Union

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The French Rugby Federation was admitted in 1978 and the Argentine Rugby Union, Canadian Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Federation and Japan Rugby Football Union were admitted in 1991.
It is a member of World Rugby, with a seat on that body's Executive Council.

Scottish Rugby Union

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World Rugby was founded as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) in 1886 by Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with England joining in 1890.
The SFU was a founding member of the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, in 1886 with Ireland and Wales.

Italian Rugby Federation

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The French Rugby Federation was admitted in 1978 and the Argentine Rugby Union, Canadian Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Federation and Japan Rugby Football Union were admitted in 1991.
The FIR has one seat on the 28-member World Rugby Council, the governing body of World Rugby.

Rugby sevens

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Six regional associations, which represent each continent, are affiliated with World Rugby and help to develop the fifteen-a-side game as well as Rugby sevens across the world.
Rugby sevens is administered by World Rugby, the body responsible for rugby union worldwide.

Rugby World Cup hosts

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The Council formulates and oversees the implementation of World Rugby's strategic plan and application of policy decisions, and selects the host nation(s) for the Rugby World Cup.
The Rugby World Cup host nation is selected by World Rugby at a meeting six years before each tournament.

USA Rugby

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In 2016, Georgia, Romania, and the USA were added to the voting Council with one vote each.
It is a member of World Rugby through membership with Rugby Americas North, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

Japan Rugby Football Union

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The French Rugby Federation was admitted in 1978 and the Argentine Rugby Union, Canadian Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Federation and Japan Rugby Football Union were admitted in 1991.
The JRFU is currently one of only two federations from outside the Six Nations and The Rugby Championship with a seat on the executive council of World Rugby, the sport's international governing body (the other is Rugby Canada).

Irish Rugby Football Union

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World Rugby was founded as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) in 1886 by Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with England joining in 1890.
The IRFU was a founding member of the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, in 1886 with Scotland and Wales.

French Rugby Federation

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The French Rugby Federation was admitted in 1978 and the Argentine Rugby Union, Canadian Rugby Union, Italian Rugby Federation and Japan Rugby Football Union were admitted in 1991. France became a member in 1978 and a further eighty members joined from 1987 to 1999.
It was formed in 1919 and is affiliated to World Rugby, the sport's governing body.

Rugby Europe

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It was formed in 1999 to promote, develop, organise and administer the game of rugby in Europe under the authority of World Rugby (the world governing body of rugby union).

South African Rugby Union

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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is the governing body for rugby union in South Africa and is affiliated to World Rugby.

Rugby Africa

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Rugby Africa, is the administrative body for rugby union within the continent of Africa under the authority of World Rugby, which is the world governing body of rugby union.

Brett Gosper

In July 2012, Brett Gosper was appointed as the new Chief Executive of what was then the IRB.
Brett Gosper (born 21 June 1959 in Melbourne, Australia ) is CEO of World Rugby and a former advertising executive and rugby union player.

Canada national rugby union team

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World Rugby have recently released £18.6 million of funding over three years for developing rugby nations Canada, the USA, Japan, Romania, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
Canada is classified by World Rugby as a tier two rugby nation.