International Rugby Hall of Fame
was founded by a group of New
Zealand rugby enthusiasts whose
invovlement in the game was at
varying levels but who all
recognised that the history and
heritage of the game of rugby should
not be lost as the sport grew in
popularity and profile around the
The function of the Trust is to
recognise those players, coaches and
administrators who had a significant
impact on the game in their era.
Founding Trustees reviewed the
induction procedure for many of the
Hall of Fames which exist in other
sports to consider what criteria,
procedure and voting should be
constituted to create the most
robust induction process.
Every two years; the International
Rugby Hall of Fame inducts a new
batch of Rugby Greats in a
prestigious ceremonial dinner.