Rugby union in Togo

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Rugby union in Togo is a minor but growing sport.

Governing body

The governing body is the Fédération Togolaise de Rugby. [1] [2] It was founded on 21 September 2001, and affiliated to the IRB as an associate member in 2004. [3] It joined the Confederation of African Rugby in the same year.

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History

Rugby was originally introduced to Togo by the French. For a long time the Rugby Club de Lomé was the only one. [3]

It was during the 1980s however, that Togo rugby took off, and teams such as the Buffles (Buffalos), Lions, Rhinoceros and Gazelles were set up. [3]

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References

  1. IRB togo page Archived 10 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 5 July 3009
  2. (in French) official union page retrieved 5 July 3009
  3. 1 2 3 (in French) Fetog history retrieved 5 July 3009