Rugby union in Moldova


Rugby union in Moldova

Rugby union is a growing sport in Moldova.

History

Perhaps surprisingly, the popularity of rugby in Moldova is growing rapidly, with well over 10,000 fans regularly turning up to their home matches in the European Nations Cup. Since 2004, the number of Moldovan rugby players has more than doubled, due to the national team's growing international reptutation. Rugby union in Romania is quite a major sport, going back ninety years, and as Moldova shares a language and a border with Romania, this has helped its popularity there.

In Moldova, rugby goes back to 1967 [http://www.rugby.md/]

Governing Body

The governing body in Moldova is the Moldovan Rugby Federation ("Federatia de Rugby din Moldovei").

National team and governing body

The Moldova national rugby union team represent Moldova at rugby union. They have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

evens

According to the IRB website, Moldova will play in their first-ever IRB Sevens World Series event when the season reaches its climax in Scotland. [ [http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/edition=10/news/newsid=2022666.html#moldova+take+scotland International Rugby Board - NEWS ] ]

External links

*ro icon [http://www.rugby.md/ www.rugby.md]
* [http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000075/index.html IRB Moldova page]

References


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