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What is World Rugby and how does it operate?
World Rugby is the governing body for the sport around the world and has been since its formation in 1886. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the body has 120 different members that are split into six different regional unions that are devised of their respective continents. Therefore, Canada Rugby is represented in the North American Rugby Union.
World Rugby operates and runs a number of world tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup, whilst also providing the World Rugby rankings that will see each team provided a standing within the sport.
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As mentioned, World Rugby is the organisation that will provide professional rugby with some of the biggest tournaments that the sport has, including the Rugby World Cup.
The Rugby World Cup takes place every four years, with the Rugby World Cup 2023 the next edition of the prestigious tournament set to take place in France. New Zealand and South Africa have been the most successful teams to have won the competition, with both having won the tournament on three separate occasions each.
International Tournaments Hosted by World Rugby
A number of other international World Rugby competitions are scheduled to take place underneath the organisation’s umbrella, with many of them featuring some of the very best action that can be witnessed within the sport.
For instance, there is the World Rugby Seven Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championships and the Pacific Nations Cup.
Canada will compete in the Americas Rugby Championship competition as a Tier 2 nation, where they will go up against the likes of Argentina’s “A” side, as well as Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the USA. This competition is an annual event and is always one to look out for on the World Rugby schedule.
Another international competition that teams can participate in is the Olympics, with the organisation becoming affiliated with the IOC in 1995.
World Rugby Rankings
Highlighted earlier, the organisation also provides teams with their World Rugby rankings, which will determine which are the best teams within the sport and place the other sides accordingly. This system is worked out on the basis of points, with nations taking points off of each other when they play against each other in competitive action.
The World Rugby Rankings feature both Men’s and Women’s teams, with the system having been initially created in 2003 having only featured the Men’s teams.
Currently, Rugby Canada sits just outside the top 20 nations within the sport, as of September 2021.
World Rugby is a huge part of the professional sport as a whole and is one that many will need to know about if they are to follow the game. The Rugby World Cup is the biggest event on the schedule and bettors can look forward to the Rugby World Cup 2023 event in France, where they will hope that Rugby Canada can participate.
Check out this dedicated page often to learn about all the latest news involving World Rugby.