International Rugby Hall of Fame

The International Rugby Hall of Fame (IRHOF) was a hall of fame for rugby union. It was created in 1997 in New Zealand and is run as a charitable trust with an address at Chiswick in London. Most of the trustees are also inductees. IRHOF accepted new inductees every two years until 2007. Most inductees are former players, but others who have contributed to the game are eligible. In 2014 it was integrated into the then–IRB Hall of Fame, which then was renamed the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

1997 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  France Serge Blanco
  South Africa Danie Craven
  South Africa Frik du Preez
  Wales Gareth Edwards
  Australia Mark Ella
  Ireland Mike Gibson
  Wales Barry John
  Ireland Willie John McBride
  New Zealand Colin Meads
  Wales Cliff Morgan
  New Zealand George Nepia
  Ireland Tony O'Reilly
  Argentina Hugo Porta
  France Jean-Pierre Rives
  Wales JPR Williams

1999 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  Wales Gerald Davies
  South Africa Morne du Plessis
  Australia Nick Farr-Jones
  Scotland Andy Irvine
  Wales Carwyn James
  Ireland Jack Kyle
  New Zealand Brian Lochore
  France Philippe Sella
  England Wavell Wakefield
  New Zealand Wilson Whineray

2001 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  Scotland Gordon Brown
  Australia David Campese
  Australia Ken Catchpole
  New Zealand Don Clarke
  Wales Mervyn Davies
  New Zealand Sean Fitzpatrick
  Australia Michael Lynagh
  Scotland Bill McLaren, commentator
  South Africa Hennie Muller
  France Jean Prat

2003 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  England Bill Beaumont
  Scotland Gavin Hastings
  Australia Tim Horan
  New Zealand Michael Jones
  New Zealand Ian Kirkpatrick
  New Zealand John Kirwan
  France Jo Maso
  Ireland Syd Millar

2005 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  New Zealand Fred Allen
  Wales Phil Bennett
  France André Boniface
  South Africa Naas Botha
  Australia John Eales
  New Zealand Grant Fox
  New Zealand Dave Gallaher
  England Martin Johnson
  Scotland Ian McGeechan
  Wales Gwyn Nicholls
  South Africa Francois Pienaar
  Ireland Keith Wood

2007 InducteesEdit

Nation Inductee
  Wales Ieuan Evans
  South Africa Danie Gerber
  Ireland Tom Kiernan
  England Jason Leonard
  New Zealand Jonah Lomu
  New Zealand Terry McLean (journalist)
  New Zealand Graham Mourie
  South Africa Bennie Osler
  Ireland Fergus Slattery
  South Africa Joost van der Westhuizen

Inductees per nationEdit

Nation Number of Inductees
  New Zealand 18
  Wales 10
  South Africa 9
  Ireland 8
  Australia 7
  France 6
  Scotland 5
  England 4
  Argentina 1

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • archive of Official website
  • Joining the Legends an added Bonus for Wood - Telegraph, November 17, 2005
  • Crawford, Scott A.G.M. "New Zealand Rugby Museum" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. 23 (3): 338–340. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-31.
  • Gallagher, Brandan (10 October 2001). "Clear case for Pullin to enter the Hall of Fame". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2014.