Zimbabwe Rugby Union


Zimbabwe Rugby Union

National rugby union
unionname = Zimbabwe Rugby Union
nativename =

logosize = 100px
founded = 1895
IRB = ??
region = FIRA-AER
regionyear = 1996
president = Bryn Williams
coach =
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url = http://www.zimbabwerugby.com/
The Zimbabwe Rugby Union was founded in 1895 as the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union, and is the governing body of rugby union in Zimbabwe.

When the Pioneer Column arrived in Rhodesia from the Cape Province in 1890 it brought with it the countries first rugby players. The oldest clubs in the country were formed in 1894 in Bulawayo and the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union was founded one year later in 1895.

In 1980 the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union was renamed the Zimbabwe Rugby Union when the country's name changed as well.

Today, rugby union is a popular minority sport in Zimbabwe, though nowhere near as popular as football or cricket.

ee also

* Zimbabwe national rugby union team

External links

* [http://www.zimbabwerugby.com Zimbabwe Rugby Union]


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