World Rugby Pathway & Membership Criteria

World Rugby shall consist of Member Unions and Member Associations in accordance with Bye-Law 6.

Non-Member Unions or Non-Member Associations who wish to be considered for membership of World Rugby must demonstrate compliance with the World Rugby Membership Pathway and Membership Criteria established by Council. Such criteria may change from time to time as determined by Council and without notice to non-members.

To view the current World Rugby Pathway and Membership Criteria, approved by Council in the Interim meeting of Council 2019, please click here.

COVID-19 Resources

World Rugby understands the many different impacts and challenges the global rugby family is experiencing as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to assist as best we can to help all the athletes, coaches, followers, officials, administrators and volunteers across our membership identify and address those challenges. 

Click here to access COVID-19 resources

Further resources will be made available in due course.