Vanuatu Rugby Football Union

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Vanuatu Rugby Football Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1966 (est.)
WR affiliation 1999
FORU affiliation 2000
Official website VRFU

The Vanuatu Rugby Football Union, or VRFU, is the governing body for rugby union in Vanuatu. It was established in the 1960s, but only became fully affiliated to the International Rugby Board (IRB) in 1999.[1]

The Vanuatu Rugby Football Union is a full member of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU), which is the regional governing body for rugby union in Oceania.[2]

National teams[edit]

Vanuatu's national team, the Tuskers, has not yet played in a world cup but has competed at the South Pacific Games, including winning a bronze medal for rugby 15's (as New Hebrides) in 1966.[3] Vanuatu fields teams in 7's competitions as well as 15's. The national women's 7s team was established in 2011.[4]

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Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB Handbook". International Rugby Board. 2013. p. 17. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Member Unions: Vanuatu Rugby Football Union". oceaniarugby.com. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Independence cup". Vanuatu Rugby Union. 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women sevens pre-squad". Vanuatu Rugby Union. 10 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.