|Union||Uzbekistan Rugby Union|
|World Rugby ranking|
|Current||45 (as of 23 November 2020)|
| Hong Kong |
| Singapore |
| Kazakhstan |
The Uzbekistan women's national rugby union team first played in 2008.[ citation needed ]
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|2008-06-03 (AC)|| Hong Kong ||6-8||Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan||[8/1/1]|
|2008-06-05 (AC)|| Kazakhstan ||64-3||Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan||[40/2/1]|
|2008-06-07 (AC)|| Singapore ||0-15||Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan||[7/2/1]|
|2011-05-14|| Kazakhstan ||58-3||Kazakh National University||[51/4/2]|
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