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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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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Sun, 23 Apr 2017, 18:14

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.


World Rugby has its own Touch Rugby sanctioned form: http://laws.worldrugby.org/?domain=7&modified_form=1

It is different from the Touch of the Touch International Federation (FIT), that organizes the world championships and is close to RL: https://www.internationaltouch.org/

There are two different regulated Touch forms.
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Thomas » Sun, 23 Apr 2017, 20:09

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victorsra wrote:
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.


World Rugby has its own Touch Rugby sanctioned form: http://laws.worldrugby.org/?domain=7&modified_form=1

It is different from the Touch of the Touch International Federation (FIT), that organizes the world championships and is close to RL: https://www.internationaltouch.org/

There are two different regulated Touch forms.


I respectfully disagree World Rugby may have decided to bring in the last few years it's own variation but is essentially the same sport, International Touch has always been the sanctioning body. World Rugby wants to muscle in. is not a different sport is the same. I stand by earlier comments.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 09 May 2017, 23:17

updating:

Countries that are regional unions' members but are absent from official matches (XVs or 7s, organized by the regional unions) for more than 10 years:

NORTH AMERICA: Saint Kitts & Nevis

AFRICA: Central Africa Rep.

ASIA: Macau


I am trying to copy and paste the rest but there is an error saying i am not allowed to submit my text! weird
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby sammo » Sat, 17 Jun 2017, 16:23

A social touch rugby team has been set up in Timor-Leste called Dili Karau (meaning Dili Cows). So far as I know this is the only formal rugby that is played in the country, although there are a few expatriates who throw a ball around occasionally.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 22 Dec 2017, 19:24

Updating it as the year in ending. The list is only about countries that are NOT members of the regional unions.

Former regional unions members

EUROPE: Armenia

NORTH AMERICA: Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis



Countries working with the regional unions or playing official regional tournaments


AFRICA: Congo Brazzaville, Cape Verde, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Comoros, Seychelles

OCEANIA: Nauru, Tokelau


Countries that are not regional unions member but have active national teams (7s at least)

ASIA: Iraq, Palestine

EUROPE: Albania, Gibraltar

NORTH AMERICA: Aruba, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia



Countries with rugby clubs but no national team in the last 10 years


ASIA: Vietnam, Myanmar, Bhutan, Tajikstan, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Timor

AFRICA: Angola, Gambia, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan

NORTH AMERICA: Bonaire, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Belize

EUROPE: Kosovo

OCEANIA: Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau



Countries with at least active beach or touch rugby

ASIA: Maldives

OCEANIA: Kiribati


Countries without active organized rugby

ASIA: North Korea, Yemen, Turkmenistan;

AFRICA: Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe;

NORTH AMERICA: Suriname, Grenada, Dominica, Montserat, Sint Maarten;

EUROPE: Macedonia, Faroe Islands, Vaticano;

OCEANIA: Marshall Islands;
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 22 Dec 2017, 21:19

Thanks, interesting resume

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 09 May 2018, 03:56

Updating after Bolivia's membership.

Also, the new Rugby Africa website lists Seychelles and Congo Brazzaville as members: http://www.rugbyafrique.com/unions/

And Guadeloupe is listed as a Rugby Americas North member: https://rugbyamericasnorth.com/team/guadeloupe/


Former regional unions members:


EUROPE: Armenia

NORTH AMERICA: St. Kitts and Nevis



Countries working with the regional unions or playing official regional tournaments


AFRICA: Cape Verde, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Comoros

OCEANIA: Nauru, Tokelau


Countries that are not regional unions member but have active national teams (7s at least)


ASIA: Iraq, Palestine

EUROPE: Albania, Gibraltar

NORTH AMERICA: Aruba, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands



Countries with rugby clubs but no national team in the last 10 years


ASIA: Vietnam, Myanmar, Bhutan, Tajikstan, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Timor

AFRICA: Angola, Gambia, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan

NORTH AMERICA: Bonaire, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Belize

EUROPE: Kosovo

OCEANIA: Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau



Countries with at least active beach or touch rugby

ASIA: Maldives

OCEANIA: Kiribati


Countries without active organized rugby


ASIA: North Korea, Yemen, Turkmenistan;

AFRICA: Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe;

NORTH AMERICA: Suriname, Grenada, Dominica, Montserat, Sint Maarten;

EUROPE: Macedonia, Faroe Islands, Vaticano;

OCEANIA: Marshall Islands;
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 17:43

Well we now have to refer to Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) aka Macedonia as "Republic of North Macedonia"

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 01:25

Yep, now we need rugby there :lol:
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Tomster7uk » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 01:48

I think we are finding ourselves returning to one of the other threads on this site about media coverage. More media coverage would be so useful for everyone who are trying to find all things rugby union.

Give each nation the task on providing latest information on any active clubs or games (either touch/full contact). If a nation cant access the internet then they can from a different country....

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 02:17

2 big problems about media:

1 - Journalists are common people. If they don't know nothing about something they won't pay attention. In other words, media doesn't know about rugby in T2/T3 countries and T1 rugby media doesn't know about T2/T3 rugby;

2 - The press needs money more than ever with sponsor stopping or paying less for ads as they can have more return advertising directly on social media. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube are draining money from traditional journalism. Therefore they won't waste time doing reports that don't have much previous interest. Sports media depends on Press Releases for minor sports/teams;
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 07:00

Tomster7uk wrote:If a nation cant access the internet then they can from a different country....


Which country would that be? :shock:
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Raven » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 15:52

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Tomster7uk wrote:If a nation cant access the internet then they can from a different country....


Which country would that be? :shock:


I read it fast and I thought you (@Tomster7uk) talked about FORMING another country, then realized you meant to access the internet FROM another country... :lol:

However media can only boost something that exists, so to start with you need to make sure there´s someone passing a rugby ball for the media to cover it and reach the people that know little or nothing about Rugby. You can´t expect to form a club, yet alone a League only by showing how rugby is played in ie New Zealand.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 19:06

Not the proper thread but I didn't want to open a new one.
There are 31 ranked countries that have still to debut in 2018. Thirteen of them (the ones in green) have already some fixed matches for this summer; some other like Venezuela, Peru and Costa Rica should play later in the year in the Mayor B or C. All the remaining fifteen could rest for the whole 2018

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby Blurandski » Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 21:46

Just to add, Peru and Venezuela will participate in the South America 4 nations B later this year. http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2018/0 ... aciones-b/

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 12:52

South American 4Nations B is Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Guatemala. It will kick off.
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby qwerty » Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 08:01

What's going on with Ecuador?

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby victorsra » Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 14:16

Don't know. I heard their union is a mess....
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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby welshdragon2000 » Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 09:45

I have a question but i don't know what other thread to post it on, if anyone could help that'd be great.
How many teams have fully professional sides? How has this changed since RWC 2007? USA is an example of just becoming pro with the MLR and sides like Uruguay and hopefully Canada will be by 2023. To me this is a different perspective of how rugby is growing in tier 2 numbers as opposed to X number of people registered to play rugby.

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Re: Last countries without rugby

Postby therugbycoach » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 20:48

victorsra wrote:South American 4Nations B is Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Guatemala. It will kick off.


Not sure on Guatemala...due to having the big volcanic eruption recently and quite a few killed... not heard if they have been badly disrupted...

Pretty sure Nicaragua wont be in any "C" type tournament due to the Riots , barricades blocking all main roads and police / govt backed street gangs killing women and children. and looting businesses....or any country that needs to travel through it by road..

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