World Rugby

Rugby Union is one of the four most popular team sports in Ireland, after Soccer, Gaelic Football and Hurling. The United Rugby Championship is a Professional League operating at the highest level with teams in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht as well as Scotland, Wales, Italy and South Africa, the top teams of which qualify for the Champions Cup involving the Top French and English sides.

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There is also an All-Ireland League for Club sides below this and Four Provincial Leagues below this again. Women’s Rugby has gained in popularity in recent decades and there is an All-Ireland League fed by Provincial Leagues. Variations on the sport include Rugby Sevens, Tag & Touch Rugby (non-contact) and Wheelchair Rugby.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables for a variety of competitions.

The Irish Rugby Football Union governs Rugby Union on the island of Ireland, running the All-Ireland League, and sending International Teams to the 6 Nations, World Cup and various other International Rugby Board competitions.

International Rugby Board

United Rugby Championship

Rugby Premier Leagues

IRB Women’s Rugby

Ireland Womens Rugby v Italy 2022