World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Rugby union in Rwanda

Article Id: WHEBN0023320335
Reproduction Date:

Title: Rugby union in Rwanda  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rugby union in Mali, Rugby union in Mauritania, Rugby union in Togo, Rugby union in Libya, Rugby union in Niger
Collection: Rugby Union in Rwanda, Sport in Rwanda
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Rugby union in Rwanda

Rugby union in Rwanda is a minor but growing sport.


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

Governing body

The sport is governed by the Fédération Rwandaise de Rugby.


Rwanda is a former colony of Belgium, and the game was first introduced from there.

Rwandan rugby had a low key but steady presence in colonial times, however it went into decline post-Rwandan independence, and the horrors of the 1990s war also damaged the game beyond repair.

However, the aid agencies which arrived in the wake of that tragedy have reintroduced the game, which is being taken up by many of the young. One person in particular has said: "in my combined years I have yet to witness the passion and desire to play rugby as I did in Rwanda. The boys have such a passion to learn as much of the game as they can."[1]

Rwanda has currently both a male and a female national rugby team.

See also

External links

  • IRB Rwanda page
  • official union page
  • CAR
  • Friends of Rwandan Rugby
  • Rugby in Rwanda
  • Burundi score first ever test victory


  1. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.