Oceania Rugby

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Oceania Rugby
FORU logo.jpg
Founded 2000; 16 years ago (2000)
(as FORU)
Type Sports federation
Membership
14 full members and 2 associate members
Website oceaniarugby.com

Oceania Rugby, formerly known as the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU), is the regional governing body for rugby union in Oceania. It was founded in 2000 to represent the interests of Oceania rugby within World Rugby, the international governing body.[1] It presently encompasses fourteen full members and two associate members.[2][3][4]

Tournaments[edit]

Under the umbrella of World Rugby, Oceania Rugby oversees the following competitions:[5]

Members[edit]

There are fourteen full members of Oceania Rugby:

There are two associate members of Oceania Rugby:

Notes[edit]

^a The French Rugby Federation is the governing body affiliated with World Rugby, with a regional section for New Caledonia.

^b The Tuvalu Rugby Union is not yet affiliated with World Rugby.

^c The French Rugby Federation is the governing body affiliated with World Rugby, with a regional section for Wallis and Futuna.

^d The Nauru Rugby Union applied for World Rugby affiliation in 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nauright, John; Parrish, Charles, eds. (2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. p. 446. ISBN 978-1-59884-300-2. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Inaugural Oceania Rugby SuperWeek". Oceania Rugby. 18 May 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "FORU's Mission". oceaniarugby.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Samoa's Lefau Harry Schuster Re-elects to top FORU Post". samoarugbyunion.ws. 2012. Archived from the original on 19 May 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tournaments". oceaniarugby.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Nauru Becomes Newest Member Of Global Rugby Family". RugbyRedefined.com. 5 June 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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