Uzbekistan has become a full member of IRB

On Interim Meeting of IRB held on May 14 in Dublin application of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation to gain full Membership of the IRB has been approved. Uzbekistan Rugby Federation became an Associate Member of the IRB in November 2004 and is already a Full Member of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU). IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted to welcome Uzbekistan Rugby Federation as a Full Member of the IRB. We consider Uzbekistan as a country with huge potential for further growth of rugby in that region.” With Uzbekistan becoming a full member of IRB, the number of full members is now 102 Unions and 121 in total. International-Rugby-Board-IRB-logo