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Rugby union in Mongolia

Rugby union in Mongolia is a minor but growing sport. Mongolia is represented in international matches by the Mongolia national rugby union team, which compete in the annual Asian Five Nations tournament.

Contents

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

Governing body

The governing body is the Mongolian Rugby Football Union (MRFU), which was established in 2003.[1]

History

Rugby was first introduced into Mongolia from the Soviet Union's Red Army, where it was a moderately popular sport.

The first ever official match of Mongolia was played at 9 June 2009, for the Asian Five Nations, Division II, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with Kyrgyzstan, finishing with a respectable 21-38 loss. Mongolia takes part in the regional sections of the Asian Five Nations[2][3]

There are currently 8 clubs in existence.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.e-mongol.com/newsmongolia.htm
  2. ^ http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/regional/newsid=2032012.html
  3. ^ http://rugby-international.blogspot.com/2009/06/test-rugby-result-first-for-mongolia.html
  4. ^ http://www.mongolmessenger.mn/issue/080311.php

External links

  • IRB Mongolia page
  • Rugby in Asia, Mongolia page
  • Asian Rugby Football Union
  • Mongolian Team To Play In 2008 Ice Breaker in Beijing
  • Beijing openMongolian rugby sportsmen to take part in
  • (French) Archives du Rugby: Mongolie
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