BYE-LAW 3.            OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF WORLD RUGBY

(a)     Promoting, fostering, developing, extending and governing the Game.

(b)     Framing and interpreting the Bye-Laws, the Regulations and the Laws of the Game.

(c)     Deciding and/or settling all matters or disputes relating to or arising out of the playing of or the proposed playing of the Game or a Match or any dispute between two or more Unions relating to the application of the Regulations.

(d)     To regulate and co-ordinate arrangements to ensure that there is a fair and equitable programme of matches, tours and tournaments for Senior National Representative Teams of all Council Member Unions.

(e)     Controlling all other matters of an international character affecting the Game.

(f)      To prevent discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or groups of people on account of ethnic origin, gender, language, religion, politics or any other reason.