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Chilean Rugby Federation
Federación de Rugby de Chile
SportRugby union
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953; 69 years ago)
World Rugby affiliation1991
Sudamérica Rugby affiliation1988
PresidentCristian Rudloff

The Chilean Rugby Federation (Spanish: Federación de Rugby de Chile) is the governing body for rugby union in Chile. The Federation is responsible for the various national teams representing Chile in international competitions. The Federation is a member of several international organizations, such as World Rugby, and Sudamérica Rugby (the regional governing body for rugby in South America). The Federation is led by President Francisco Davanzo Pumarino. The Federation includes over 18,000 players.[1]

The Chilean Rugby Federation was founded 4 May 1953. The Federation joined the IRB (World Rugby) in 1991.

National teams

Chile's national team is known as the Condors. Chile has played in the annual South American Rugby Championship since the tournament began in 1951. Chile has finished in third place in the South American Rugby Championship (behind Argentina and Uruguay) almost every year since 1983. Chile also participates in qualifying matches for the Rugby World Cup, making their debut in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

The Chile national rugby sevens team represents Chile in international rugby sevens tournaments. Chile's rugby sevens team has played at the USA Sevens on the World Rugby Sevens Series, at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and at the Pan American Games since rugby sevens was added in 2011.

The Chile national under-20 rugby union team has played in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. Chile finished second in 2008, and third in 2009 and 2013. Chile hosted the tournament in 2008 and 2013.


See also