Represented by former Vice-President Fernando de Posadas, Uruguay’s first meeting was via teleconference – obviously due to the impct of COVID-19.

Uruguay was appointed to Council in October 2019 having successfully achieved the required good governance criteria in line with World Rugby’s governance reform launched in November 2015.

They follow in the footsteps of Fiji, Samoa, Georgia, Romania and USA in taking a place on the international federation’s supreme decision-making body under the new governance structures.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont says Uruguay is a leading light of South American rugby and a growing presence on the world stage.

Meanwhile, Fernando de Posadas says that they are pushing themselves to be the best they can be, on and off the field.

He added that a seat at Council ensures that their voice will be heard in the decision-making process, which is great for Uruguay and South American rugby.

Uruguay Rugby Union is an inspiration for other unions aspiring to take a seat on Council.

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