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Rugby union in Cameroon

Rugby union in Cameroon
Country Cameroon
Governing body Cameroonian Rugby Federation
National team Cameroon
Registered players 3,213
Clubs 15
National competitions

Rugby union in Cameroon is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 77th by the IRB.[1]

Contents

  • Governing body 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Governing body

The governing body for the game is the Cameroonian Rugby Federation (Fédération Camerounaise de Rugby).[1]

History

Cameroon is a former French colony, and the sport was introduced from France. Originally the game was mainly played by white expatriates. However, most of the participants these days are Africans.

Cameroon has a long-established union and players come from all walks of life. [2] However, due to bad economic conditions, and the migration of many players to France, such as Serge Betsen, it has been difficult to maintain a decent domestic game.[2]

In 2002, the Confederation of African Rugby held their conference in Cameroon.[3]

See also

External links

  • IRB Cameroon page
  • CAR
  • Cameroon rugby news
  • Castres lends Africa helping hand (IRB.COM) Friday 30 January 2009
  • Rugby Readers review"Islam and Rugby" on the
  • (French) Archives du Rugby: Cameroun

References

  1. ^ a b Retrieved from IRB.com on 22 June 2009
  2. ^ a b http://wesclark.com/rrr/islamic_rugby.html "Islam and Rugby" on the Rugby Readers review retrieved 2 July 2009
  3. ^ http://carugby.com/history/
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