A Decade Later, Rugby Union returns to Nigeria National Sports Festival – Edo 2020
NRFF President urges women to take on greater roles in Rugby
Former Nigeria Women’s Rugby Captain gets Africa Rugby Welfare Committee Appointment
Rugby Africa announces establishment of Referee Committee
NRFF Vice President; Grace Iyorhe has been appointed into Rugby Africa Women’s Rugby Advisory Sub Committee.
The Nigeria National Rugby Union 15s Team represent Nigeria in the sport of Rugby Union 15s
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 was eliminated. They also missed the presence at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, after losing to Cameroon (6-26), in the pre-qualifiers.
The matches of Division 1C was played between 10 and 16 July 2016 at Stade du C.O.C. in Casablanca, Morocco. Teams from Mauritius, Morocco, and Nigeria played in a round-robin format. Cameroon was originally scheduled to compete but withdrew due to internal problems with the union
This division also doubles as the first qualification phase for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Morocco Emerged as winners of 2016 Africa Cup Division 1C after beating Mauritius 68-3 and Nigeria 53-10 to gain promotion to the 2017 Africa Cup Division 1B, the second phase of the Rugby World Cup qualification process. Nigeria defeated Mauritius 31-21 to set up a must-win final against Morocco but lost.