Rugby union in Anguilla

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Rugby union in Anguilla is a minor, but growing sport. It is not ranked by World Rugby as it is not affiliated in its own right.

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Governing body

The governing body is not affiliated to NAWIRA or the IRB, although there have been link ups with the English Rugby Football Union.

History

Rugby was introduced to Anguilla by the British who colonised the area.

Like many small islands, Anguilla has a population problem. The main sport is cricket, and the national population is a mere 13,477.

The main team is the Anguilla Eels RFC, who were formed in April 2006. [1] The Eels have been finalists in the St. Martin tournament in November 2006 and semi finalists in 2007. [2]

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References

  1. Rugby in Anguilla!, Anguilla News
  2. http://www.caribbeangames2009.com/c-Anguilla.asp