World Rugby. Single cut, three meanings

The primary governing organization in rugby (similar to FIFA in soccer).

Its emblem is virtuosic. Without unnecessary details, it encapsulates everything within it: the W (the initial letter of the name), a rugby ball, and a torch as a symbol of competition.

What's intriguing is the upper diagonal cut. Because it follows a diagonal curve, it resembles a sword. The curve indicates that the object it intersects is a circle, making it easier to recognize the ball. The diagonal aspect represents how the object narrows at the top.

Without the curve going above the center, there's no hint of a torch, and the shape becomes more static, which doesn't suit a sports organization:

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