Australian Rugby Union

The Australian Rugby Union ( ARU) is the national sports body for rugby union in Australia. It was founded in 1949 and is a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB ). She is responsible for the national game mode and the " Wallabies ", the Australian national team.


1874 the Southern Rugby Union was founded, whose administration the English Rugby Football Union took over. 1881, the management of the gaming operation was transferred to the New South Wales region. Until 1947 she was the representative of Australia in the IRB and organized tours of the national team. After the Second World War, it was decided to establish a high-level national association.

The first official meeting of the representatives of the Australian Rugby Football Union was held on 25 November 1949. The regions of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria sent eleven delegates to this meeting. In the 1970s, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory were added. In 1997, named the bandage around in Australian Rugby Union.