The following is a list of international rugby union teams:

Any team added to this list should have a corresponding Category:International rugby union teams or Category:National rugby union teams link put into the bottom of its article to keep the category database up to date.

Multinational teamsEdit

Combination sidesEdit

The British and Irish Lions are a separate case, being a combination of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

A similar development has been of a Pacific Islanders XV combining Fiji, Tonga, and Manu Samoa.

The South American Jaguars were a combination team consisting of players from Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile who played the Springboks during the early 1980s.

The African Leopards are a development side drawn from across Africa, who have played representational rugby union against South African students.

In the aftermath of the Boxing Day 2005 tsunami, a Northern hemisphere side took on a Southern hemisphere side in the IRB Rugby Aid Match.

CIS also played during the early 1990s, comprising the Commonwealth of Independent States.

World XV sides have also been fielded.

Invitation sidesEdit

There are some invitation sides, most famously the Barbarian Football Club, and its spawned New Zealand Barbarians and French Barbarians.

National teamsEdit

First tierEdit

as defined by the IRB

Second tierEdit

as defined by the IRB

Third tierEdit

as defined by the IRB

External linksEdit

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