Rugby union in Mali is a minor but growing sport.
The governing body for the sport is the Fédération Malienne de Rugby (Malienne Rugby Federation).
Mali was formerly a French colony, and the game was first introduced there by French expatriates. In recent years, the game has been played mostly by native Malians.
Mali has a long-established union and players come from all walks of life. 
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