England. There are about 250,000 adult male rugby union players there.
Registered players 434,219 (total)147,300 (adult)165,000 (junior)
There are 21,587 registered rugby union players in Canada as of January 2009 There are 21,587 registered rugby union players in Canada as of January 2009
There are 122,598 registered rugby union players in japan.
New Zealand has 121,928 registered players as of 2007. This figure coincidentally is the 6th biggest in the world and New Zealand has 8000 less registered players than the next most popular Japan!
As of August 2012.there areNumber Of Clubs:314Registered+Unregistered Players:79800
No. Rugby Union = 15 players Rugby League = 13 players
103 unions are registered with World Rugby
Rugby Union Players Association was created in 1995.
Irish Rugby Union Players Association was created in 2001.
"The number of rugby players in New Zealand increased 4 percent this year, the New Zealand Rugby Union said today. The total of 145,472 players registered this year with the 26 provincial unions was 5193 more than last year." TV3 News Sept 2009.