Rugby union in Nigeria

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Not to be confused with Rugby union in Niger.
Rugby union in Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Governing body Nigerian Rugby Football Federation
National team Nigeria
Registered players 7804
Clubs 26

Rugby union in Nigeria is a minor but growing sport. They are currently ranked 91st by the IRB.[1]

Governing body[edit]

The governing body is the Nigerian Rugby Football Federation.

History[edit]

Rugby union was first introduced into Nigeria by the British empire. For a number of years the game was dominated by white settlers and expatriates, and to an extent, a number of expatriate oil workers still play there.

A number of Nigerian people have emigrated to the UK, and there is even a London Nigerian Rugby Club.[2]

Notable players[edit]

A number of notable England players were born or raised in Nigeria, including:

Bright Sodje who formerly played for Wakefield RFC also has a Nigerian background.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRB.com accessed 23rd June, 2009
  2. ^ http://lnrfc.blogspot.com/