Rugby union in Nigeria
|Rugby union in Nigeria|
|Governing body||Nigerian Rugby Football Federation|
The governing body is the Nigerian Rugby Football Federation.
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.
A number of notable England players were born or raised in Nigeria, including:
- Adedayo Adebayo
- Ayoola Erinle (born Lagos)
- Daniel Norton
- Steve Ojomoh
- Victor Ubogu
- Mark Odejobi
- Ugo Monye
- Topsy Ojo
- Chris Oti
- Marcus Watson
- Andrew Harriman
Martin Offiah is an English player with a Nigerian family background.
- IRB Nigeria page
- Nigerian women holding their own in rugby
- Club plans big for rugby in Nigeria
- Nigeria reaches milestone
- (French) Historique
- "Islam and Rugby" on the Rugby Readers review
- IRB.com accessed 23rd June, 2009