The International Rugby Board (IRB) was founded in 1886. With its headquarters in Dublin, the IRB is the world governing and Law making body for the Game of Rugby Union. The IRB has several main functions including:
Governance of the Laws and Regulations and their enforcement
Tournament owners and managers, including the Rugby World Cup every four years.
Global game development through Member Unions funding via grants and Strategic Investment programmes, and delivery of Education & Development programmes
You can visit the IRB website below and get current info on international rankings and the latest happenings in tournaments around the world.