The previous post mentioned that the IRB had said that women’s rugby is played in about 80 countries.
This is a slight underestimate. In fact women’s rugby is played at international level in 111 countries – with several more on the verge of joining them. The map below shows the true global spread of the game:
Compared to other women’s team sports, only women’s soccer is played at international level in more countries.
The list… Andorra, Arabian Gulf (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Is, Chile, China, Columbia, Cook Is, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Afruca, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Wales, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.