World Rugby Handbook
BYE-LAW 2. MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
The Council has the ultimate and supreme legislative authority in respect of the affairs of World Rugby which it shall exercise in accordance with these Bye-Laws. Bye-Law 9.5 set out the powers of the Council.
(b) Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is responsible for formulating and overseeing implementation of World Rugby’s strategic plan and application of policy decisions in accordance with the provisions of these Bye-Laws. Bye-Law 10.4 sets out the powers of the Executive Committee.
(c) Legal Proceedings
The Council may appoint one or more of its members or any nominee company (which may be any company in the World Rugby Group) to act in legal proceedings in the name of and on behalf of World Rugby on such terms (whether as to costs or otherwise) as the Council may determine.