|Vexillium Rugby Board|
|Type||International Sports Organization|
|Formation||23 March 251 AP|
With the recent upswing in global interest in rugby, the VRB has begun to move forward on many fronts to maximize the game's exposure and grow the sport in as many nations of the world as possible.
The VRB currently has 70 full member Unions (as of April 309) and five Regional Associations, with the member unions meeting annually and Regional Associations organizing regular meetings (typically bi-annually). The VRB organizes some of the sport's international competitions, with the VRB World Cup (occurring every two years) being its most popular and profitable competition. The organization also provides money to smaller nations or those nations where rugby is not a well-developed sport.
- Association of Eras Rugby Unions (AERU)
- Association of Longerath Rugby Unions (ALRU)
- Rugby Union Association of Melania (RUAM)
- Association of Fiarria and Delgamia Rugby Unions (AFDRU)
- Rugby Association of Nuarmia (RAN)
The Vexillium Rugby Board operates the following international competitions, each designed to improve the quality and consistency of all its member teams and to maximize the exposure of rugby around the world.
- Burovian Four Nations
- Eras 4
- Eras Nations Cup
- Four Unions Championship
- Longerath Six Nations
- Maritimia Championship Cup
- Melania Super Cup
- Novoyoakes Passage Cup
- Southern Four Nations
- Teria Strait Cup
The VRB ranks member nations according to their performance on the pitch using a 'Points Exchange' system, where teams either gain or surrender ranking points depending on fixture results measured against the quality of the opposition faced. When a new nation joins the VRB, they are given a preliminary ranking of 40.000 (good for roughly 45th in the world rankings).
The official WestEx VRB World Rankings can be found here.
The VRB maintains a four level classification system in place for all national rugby unions, known as the Rugby Tiers or simply the Tiers. A nation's Tier placement is reviewed once yearly by the VRB Competition Board. Currently, Tiers 2–4 national rugby unions are eligible for VRB developmental grants and other funding sources to develop infrastructure and promote the sport in their respective nations. At present, there are nine Tier One member unions on Vexillium.
Tier One Member UnionsEdit
- Shaelia (AERU, Eras)
- Kemedal (AERU, Eras)
- Ludonia (AERU, Eras)
- Whiland (AERU, Eras)
- St. Samuel (ALRU, Longerath)
- Solehada (ALRU, Longerath)
- Westria (RAN, Nuarmia)
- San Patricio (RUAM, Melania)
- Kukuria (AFDRU, Fiarria)
- Sempervirens (AFDRU, Fiarria)
The following domestic leagues in operation around Vexillium are sanctioned by the Vexillium Rugby Board.