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The Road to Great Fun – Rugby in Cambodia

There is a great and active interest by both expatriates and Khmer Nationals in the hard game of Rugby. The level is small (4 national teams) but support is growing.

The Future Players

The game of Rugby was virtually unknown in Cambodia prior to 2001, excluding the expats, but advances have been made since the formation of the CFR (Cambodian Federation of Rugby).

Rugby is a popular sport in Cambodia and is played by both boys and girls. It was first introduced by in 1996 with the formation of the Royal Rugby Club of Cambodia. The early years were mainly expat matches competing at regional level. The Indo China Cup was introduced in 1999 with matches being held in Phnom Penh between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This was followed by International Tournaments (The Angkor 10) which was established in 2001 and is held annually in Phnom Penh.

The game continues to develop and is great for kids and adults alike, competitive but friendly.

  1. Paul
    November 8, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Great photos and delighted to see rugby growing in Cambodia and unisex at that!

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