Chilean Rugby Federation
The Chilean Rugby Federation (known in Spanish as the Federación de Rugby de Chile) is the governing body for rugby union in Chile. The Federation is responsible for the various national teams representing Chile in international competitions. The Federation is a member of several international organizations, such as the International Rugby Board, and CONSUR (the regional governing body for rugby in South America). The Federation is led by President Francisco Davanzo Pumarino. The Federation includes over 18,000 players.
The Chilean Rugby Federation was founded 4 May 1953. The Federation joined the IRB in 1991.
Chile's national team is known as the Condors. Chile has played in the annual South American Rugby Championship since the tournament began in 1951. Chile has finished in third place in the South American Rugby Championship (behind Argentina and Uruguay) almost every year since 1983. Chile also participates in qualifying matches for the Rugby World Cup, but Argentina and Uruguay remain the only South American teams to have participated in the Rugby World Cup.
The Chile national rugby union team (sevens) represents Chile in international rugby sevens tournaments. Chile's rugby sevens team has played at the USA Sevens on the IRB Sevens World Series, at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and at the Pan American Games since rugby sevens was added in 2011.
- Rugby union in Chile
- Chile national rugby union team
- Chile national rugby union team (sevens)
- Chile national under-20 rugby union team
- IRB.com, Unions, Chile, http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000048/index.html