Nepal Rugby Association is One of the newest members of the Asia Rugby family, Nepal is working hard to promote rugby in the picturesque Republic nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Nepal has seen a great deal of hardship in recent times, particularly consequent to the catastrophic 8.1 magnitude earthquake of April 2015 that left more than 9,000 dead, 22,000 injured and millions homeless.
The resilient people of Nepal are in the process of rebuilding, and life is slowly getting back to normal. To help, particularly the young, with the healing process, the Nepal Rugby Association (NRA), with support from Asia Rugby, has stepped up efforts to grow the game
It was admitted as Asia Rugby associate member by the Asia Rugby (ARFU) General Council In its meeting in Vientiane, Laos, in June 2015
Established on January 29, 1992, and registered, recognised and certified by the National Sports Council in 1995, the NRA held its first general assembly and election on May 14, 2012 and, as part of its reorganisation, has set up a number of regional and district associations in its bid to develop the game among the country’s population of 27 million.
In Nepal, the first national rugby tournament was held as recently as January 2014, and this laid the foundation for Nepal’s first national (7s) sides coming into being.
The Nepal men’s squad — selected to a great extent on the basis of performance at this national tournament — then toured New Delhi in November 2014, playing club sides, such as the Delhi Hurricanes, to pave the way for the country’s international debut.
The General Council of Asia Rugby voted for Nepal to be awarded associate membership at its meeting in Bangkok in 2014.
Consequently, the proud moment for Nepal rugby: the country’s national 7s men’s and women’s teams then registered their debut on the world stage in 2015 at the ‘Asia Rugby Development Sevens’ in Chennai.
Nepal Rugby Association
Dasarath Stadium Tripureswor, Kathmandu Nepal