World Rugby

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Rugby Union is one of the four most popular team sports in Ireland, after Soccer, Gaelic Football and Hurling. There is a Pro 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.

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

Picture Credit: Paulo Bona / PARIS, FRANCE-SEPTEMBER 22, 2007: irish and french players with fighting for the ball during the match France vs Ireland, of the Rugby World Cup, in Paris. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

International Rugby Board

IRB Rugby World Cup; 6 Nations; Autumn Nations Cup

IRB Rugby World Cup

IRB Europe Zone Qualifying(Editions):


IRB Pacific Zone Qualifying (Editions): 


IRB Africa Zone Qualifying (Editions):


IRB Americas Zone Qualifying (Editions):


IRB Asia Zone Qualifying (Editions):


6 Nations

Guinness Men’s 6 Nations (Results):


Autumn Nations Cup

ANC (Seasons):


United / Celtic Rugby

Pro 14 Rugby 2017-2021

Pro 12 Rugby 2010-2017

United Rugby Championship Seasons

Pro14 Rugby (Seasons):


Pro 14 Rainbow Cup (Seasons):


World Rugby

IRB Major Rugby Leagues (Season Tables):