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
- Steve Ojomoh
- Victor Ubogu
- Topsy Ojo
- Chris Oti
- Marcus Watson
- Andrew Harriman
- IRB Nigeria page
- Nigerian women holding their own in rugby
- Club plans big for rugby in Nigeria
- Nigeria reaches milestone
- (in French) Historique
- "Islam and Rugby" on the Rugby Readers review
- IRB.com accessed 20 September 2015