|Union||Malaysia Rugby Football Union|
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The Malaysia women's national rugby union team first played in 2009.
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See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering
|2009-10-03|| Singapore ||63-0||Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore||[10/1/1]|
|2010-12-18|| Malaysia ||0-81||Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur||[2/16/1]|
|2009-09-05|| Malaysia ||7-10||Kuala Lumpur||[-/-/-]|
|2010-04-17|| Singapore A ||5-10||Yio Chu Kang||[-/-/-]|
Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a full contact team sport that originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is played between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field called a pitch. The field has H-shaped goalposts at both ends.
Touch is a variant of rugby league that is organised by the Federation of International Touch (FIT).
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Rugby sevens has been played at every Commonwealth Games since its first appearance at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rugby sevens was an optional sport that was included for 2002 and 2006; it was then made a 'Core' sport by the Commonwealth Games Federation, necessitating its appearance at all future games from the 2010 Games onward. New Zealand dominated the men's tournament at its inception until 2014 when they lost for the first time at the Games, playing South Africa in the gold medal match.
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