Zimbabwe Rugby Union

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Zimbabwe Rugby Union
Zimbabwe rugby team logo.PNG
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1895
WR affiliation ??
FIRA-AER affiliation 1996
President John Falkenburg
Men's coach Peter de Villiers
Website http://rugby.co.zw/

The Zimbabwe Rugby Union was founded in 1895 as the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union, and is the governing body of rugby union in Zimbabwe.

When the Pioneer Column arrived in Rhodesia from the Cape Province in 1890 it brought with it the country's first rugby players. The oldest clubs in the country were formed in 1894 in Bulawayo and the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union was founded one year later in 1895.

Rhodesia competed in the second division of South Africa's Currie Cup.

In 1980 the Rhodesia Rugby Football Union was renamed the Zimbabwe Rugby Union when the country's name changed as well.

Today, rugby union is a popular minority sport in Zimbabwe, though nowhere near as popular as football or cricket.

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