Rugby union in Honduras

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Rugby union in Honduras is a minor, but growing sport.


2012 - Present[edit]

According to the World Bank, the population of Honduras is 7,754,687.

The first two teams started physical training in 2012. [1] the first recorded 15 a side games were played in La Esperanza on 3 August 2013 Between Pirates RC (Roatan ) and Lenca ( La Esperanza ) resulting in a victory for Pirates 8 -3 and Pirates RC vs Combined ( Tegucigalpa and Lenca ) resulting in a 63 - 5 victory for Pirates.

Rugby Tegucigalpa Honduras

The rugby club in Tegucigalpa was formed in January 2012[citation needed] and trains at Villa Olimpica in Tegucigalpa. They played their first match against another team in the Granada Sevens tournament in Nicaragua in March 2013. They were the first Honduran club to play a competitive match outside Honduras.

Lenca Rugby Honduras

Lenca Rugby Club was formed in mid-2012[citation needed] . They were the first club in Honduras to have rugby posts on their pitch suitable for kicking conversions and penalties. They took part in the first recorded Honduran 15 a side game against Roatan Pirates in August 2013.[2]

Pirates Rugby Club, Roatan, Honduras

Pirates Rugby Club are based on the Honduran Island of Roatan. They are coached by Matthew Harper (South Africa). They train 3 times a week at the RECO ( roatan electric company ) field and play on the Kix field in Coxenhole .Pirates rugby club competed in the regional sevens tournament ( Gruas Industriales Torneo ) in Guatemala City on 7 September reaching the quarter finals and beating Santa Rosa Rugby Club ( Guatemala ) 26 - 0 and in the semifinales ( Copa Bronce ) losing narrowly in the last minute to the Nicaraguan team by 12 - 10 .

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