International Rugby Hall of Fame
The International Rugby Hall of Fame (IRHOF) was a hall of fame for rugby union. It was created in 1997 in New Zealand and is run as a charitable trust with an address at Chiswick in London. Most of the trustees are also inductees. IRHOF accepted new inductees every two years until 2007. Most inductees are former players, but others who have contributed to the game are eligible. In 2014 it was integrated into the then–IRB Hall of Fame, which then was renamed the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Nation Inductee Wales Gerald Davies South Africa Morne du Plessis Australia Nick Farr-Jones Scotland Andy Irvine Wales Carwyn James Ireland Jack Kyle New Zealand Brian Lochore France Philippe Sella England Wavell Wakefield New Zealand Wilson Whineray
Nation Inductee England Bill Beaumont Scotland Gavin Hastings Australia Tim Horan New Zealand Michael Jones New Zealand Ian Kirkpatrick New Zealand John Kirwan France Jo Maso Ireland Syd Millar
Inductees per nation
Nation Number of Inductees New Zealand 15 Wales 10 South Africa 9 Ireland 8 Australia 7 France 6 Scotland 5 England 4 Argentina 1
- World Rugby Hall of Fame established in 2006 by World Rugby (previously known as the International Rugby Board).
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