Monaco made its successful entry into rugby sevens in 2019. What followed was a runner-up title in the French championship in 2021, then a championship win in 2022.
Rugby has carved out a great place for itself in the Principality. Established in 1964, AS Monaco Rugby is the country’s ambassador for rugby union. The club currently plays in France’s Fédérale 2 league and has more than 300 members, thanks in part to its rugby school. Monaco also has a national federation, which is a member of the international federation, and even had a national team between 1996 and 2009. In 2002, Monaco scored a 90–0 victory over Finland.