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Last countries without rugby

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby ARHS » Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 00:25

This is great Victorsra!

Maybe add some more asterisks though:

Maldives beach rugby: http://blog.maldivescomplete.com/2015/0 ... -manafaru/

Macedonia: someone apparently tried to create a rugby federation to seek membership of FIRA. There was a facebook page. Don't know what happened to the attempts though.

South Sudan: a promotional match did take place: http://www.voanews.com/a/south-sudan-rugby/1619297.html

Sudan: The Khartoum Nomads have a facebook page - desert rugby?

Maybe something further has happened in one or more of these countries??

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby nick511 » Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 01:32

I believe Kiribati also took part in the touch rugby tourny (both men's and womens) in the 2015 Pacific games, I believe also the Olympic Committee recognized rugby 7s as part of their Olympic program although I'm not aware of any organised national body.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Canalina » Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 19:37

https://www.facebook.com/pg/IRAQ-RUGBY-Association-الاتحاد-العراقي-للركبي-1011178812347165/

Irak's newborn rugby association. Apparently there are still no teams, just some foreign-based player and the managers of the association

I tried to search also for Yemen rugby news, but the only items you may find on google refer to "Friends"; specifically the episode where Ross plays rugby and Chandler has to depart to Yemen... : )

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Re: Last countries without rugby

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Thomas » Sun, 23 Apr 2017, 10:13

Touch Rugby is a sport in it's own right.. You have the likes of Guernsey and Singapore ranked in the top 20 in the world. PNG is ranked 5 it shouldn't be part of this page same like RL is not under the WR umbrella despite they say otherwise WR doesn't have a ownership of the sport only governs a code.

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