About

The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) is the governing body for rugby union in Nigeria. It is affiliated to the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Rugby Africa, and World Rugby.

The NRFF is constituted with a democratic board headed by President; Kelechukwu Mbagwu and Vice President; Grace Iyorhe who have been elected to run the affairs of rugby in Nigeria.

The Nigeria National Rugby Football Federation Team represent Nigeria in the sport of rugby union. Nigeria has thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have competed in qualifying tournaments. Nigeria played their first international against Zimbabwe on 1 August 1987, losing by 111-12 in Nairobi. Their greatest success has been in the 2013 Africa Cup, where they beat Mauritius 63-3 in group 1C.

Nigeria tried to qualify for the first time for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, but lost to Senegal (6-48) and Cameroon (8-18), and were eliminated. They also missed the presence at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, after losing to Cameroon (6-26), in the pre-qualifiers.