|Affiliations||International Olympic Committee|
|Official languages||English, French, Spanish|
|Address||World Rugby House, 8-10 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland|
The international governing body of the sport that organises and overlooks all the rugby tournaments in 120 affiliated nations and also conducts the international tournaments including the World Rugby Sevens Series, the World Under 20 Championship, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and the Pacific Nations Cup. Six regional associations are there, representing each continent.
World Rugby was initially known as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB), founded in 1886 by Ireland, Wales and Scotland. In 1890, England joined the Board, and in 1949, Australia, South Africa and Newzealand became full members of the Board. In 1998, it was renamed as the International Rugby Board (IRB) and entitled with its current name in 2014.