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The International Rugby Hall of Fame (IRHOF) is 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 accepts new inductees every two years. Most inductees are former players, but others who have contributed to the game are eligible.

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1997 Inductees

France Serge Blanco
South Africa Danie Craven
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
South Africa Frik du Preez
(Ireland) Tony O'Reilly
Argentina Hugo Porta
France Jean-Pierre Rives
Wales JPR Williams

1999 Inductees

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 Inductees

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 Inductees

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 Inductees

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 Inductees

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 nation

Nation Number of Inductees
 New Zealand 15
 Wales 10
 South Africa 9
Ireland 8
 Australia 7
 France 6
 Scotland 5
 England 4
 Argentina 1

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