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Rugby union
Rugby union
in Tajikistan
Tajikistan
is a minor but growing sport.

Contents

1 Governing body 2 History

2.1 Soviet Period

3 Today 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Governing body[edit] In 2012, Hotam Fayzulloh and others founded the Tajik Rugby Union. History[edit] See also: Rugby union
Rugby union
in the Soviet Union Soviet Period[edit] Rugby union
Rugby union
was played in the Russian Empire as early as in 1908. In 1934 the Moscow Championship was started, and in 1936 the first Soviet Championship took place. In 1949, rugby union was forbidden in the USSR during the "fight against the cosmopolitanism". The competitions were resumed in 1957, and the Soviet Championship in 1966. In 1975 the Soviet national team played their first match.[1] In 1962, rugby in Tajikistan
Tajikistan
underwent a major expansion as four new teams were founded.[2] Tajikistan
Tajikistan
had its own rugby team in the USSR, but it was not treated as a proper national side. Today[edit] With the founding of the Tajik Rugby Union in 2012, the prerequisites for the creation of Rugby teams (both male and female) in Tajikistan were set. With the help of NZ filmmaker Faramarz Beheshsti and others, first youth and a female team started training in and around Dushanbe. See also[edit]

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
national rugby union team

References[edit]

Louis, Victor & Jennifer Sport in the Soviet Union (Oxford Pergamon, 1980, ISBN 0-08-024506-4)

^ Rugby union
Rugby union
in Russia and USSR (in Russian) ^ Louis, p39

External links[edit]

Article in Tajik language from BBC Website Article from German rugby website Totalrugby.de on the founding of Tajik Rugby Union Asian Rugby Football Union "Islam and Rugby" on the Rugby Readers review

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Rugby union
Rugby union
in World Rugby
World Rugby
affiliated nations not present in the Rugby World Cups

Third tier without World Cup experience

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Rugby union
Rugby union
in Asia

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