Tour (rugby at XV)
July 3, 2022
A tour is a series of rugby union test matches played consecutively away from home (meetings outside of any official competition). At the beginning of the summer, the national teams of the countries of the northern hemisphere leave Europe to play matches in the southern hemisphere. Conversely, in November, the national teams of the countries of the southern hemisphere come to Europe to play matches (autumn tour, autumn tests or year-end tour). At the end of the year, typically, on display are the national teams of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but the teams of Argentina, Canada, the United States of Fiji, the Tongan Samoa from Georgia, Romania, Russia and Japan are also welcomed. The tours have acquired a high symbolic dimension specific to rugby union, and they are not only "friendly" matches, the commitment is complete.