In addition to the major event of the wolrd rugby calendar, the World Cup, there are several other international rugby events, and other significant tournaments that are played between countries.
The biggest event on the Rugby sporting calendar is the World Cup of Rugby, held every four years. More information about the World Cup can be found here.
Rugby returned to the Olympic Games in the form of a Rugby 7s tournament in 2016.
Rugby is played at the Commonwealth Games as a Rugby 7s Tournament, lightning-paced version of the game of Rugby Union. See more about Rugby at the Commonwealth Games.
Annual match between England and Scotland contested since 1879. The games usually takes place as part of the 6 nations championship. The silver cup is made from melted down Indian rupees, and has three handles, and an elephant on its lid.
A competition between the Australia and New Zealand national rugby union teams.
An annual competition between six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales