List of Professional Sports Leagues - Rugby Union

Rugby Union

  • IRB Sevens World Series

Australia

England

  • Aviva Premiership
  • RFU Championship (second level; fully professional from 2009–10)

France

  • National Rugby League (France)
    • Top 14
    • Rugby Pro D2

Italy

  • RaboDirect Pro12 (since 2010–11)
  • Super 10 (effectively second tier since 2010–11, but not linked to Pro12)

Ireland

  • RaboDirect Pro12

Japan

  • Top League

New Zealand

  • Super Rugby
  • ITM Cup (split into two divisions in 2011, but both remain fully professional)

Russia

  • Professional Rugby League

Scotland

  • RaboDirect Pro12

South Africa

  • Super Rugby
  • Currie Cup
    • Premier Division
    • First Division

Spain

  • Super Ibérica de Rugby

Wales

  • RaboDirect Pro12

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Famous quotes containing the word union:

    I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be “the Union as it was.”
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)