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Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 2:13pm On Mar 24
Nigeria has been chosen to host the second Middle East Africa Rugby League Championship, which will take place over a week in October and is likely to comprise of two groups and a final, all at a single venue.
It will be the second MEA Championship to be played in Africa, the first in 2015 as part of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers, when Lebanon travelled to and defeated South Africa over two matches.
“I'm certain the expanded competition will be a success in Nigeria and would like the Nigerian people to get behind us and show how great the country and Africa can be for the sport,” said former professional Ade Adebisi, vice chairman and general manager of the Nigeria Rugby League Association. “This tournament will be a fantastic avenue to showcase the raw talent in Africa and the Middle East and what rugby league has to offer outside of traditional boundaries.”

It is also planned to host a regional educational event for coaches and match officials around the Championship.

The decision to hold the tournament in Nigeria has been endorsed by Rugby Football League Hall of Famer Martin Offiah. “Of Nigerian heritage, I am always delighted when I see fellow countrymen express their athletic prowess. It makes me very proud that my parents came from a small village in the state of Onitsha and now a statue of their son sits outside Wembley Stadium in London thanks to this great sport. It is my honour to support the NRLA on their journey into the world of international rugby league.”

Participating nations will be announced in March.

Source: http://www.rlif.com/article/8568/offiah-welcomes-nigeria-being-chosen-to-host-mea-championships

before the MEA championship in october, Nigeria will also be hosting Rugby Africa Silver Cup 2019.

To all aspiring/established Nigerian National Rugby Team 15s players As you are aware, Nigeria was promoted to Rugby Africa's Silver Cup -the second tier of the top 16 countries in Africa15s & Top 12 in Africa 7s last year after which we won the bid to host the Silver cup.

@ NigeriaRugby1 Mar 20

Group A tournament wherein the following teams are scheduled to participate; . i. Nigeria ii.Ghana iii.Madagascar iv.Botswana Following the pronouncements by the NRFF and Ghana Rugby presidents, we may also be playing Ghana twice at the Presidents Cup on the following dates

@ NigeriaRugby1 Mar 20

i. Ghana vs Nigeria (27th April) Accra ii. Nigeria vs Ghana (4th May) Lagos I hereby encourage you to step up fitness/strenght and conditioning ahead of camp and to also ensure your travel documents are intact and valid. Signed Dele Coker
Technical Adviser, NRFF

Source: Twitter @NigeriaRugby1

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 2:20pm On Mar 24
Victorsure3:
See below
you people no even dey wait make person create topic in peace again. Thuder faya your yansh there.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 2:27pm On Mar 24
Bobinovic:

I mean on a global scale just like the cricket world cup they qualified for.
I decided to reply you on this thread instead. This is our Rugby team hosting the Rugby MEA championship and the African silver cup. So the rugby team is global. Buh as for golf, it's individual game. You can become a golfer and register for any competition in the world following the stages. Just like i made mention earlier on the other thread, there were many SA polo clubs that participated in the last Ibadan polo competition that i witnessed. Both sports seems not to be national thingy buh rather individuals. Same with MotoGp and F1 i guess.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by Ibrahim9090: 8:07pm On Mar 24
Noted
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by Dave0116(m): 8:07pm On Mar 24
Pls what is ruby
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by theoldpretender(m): 8:09pm On Mar 24
IntrovertedK:
I decided to reply you on this thread instead. This is our Rugby team hosting the Rugby MEA championship and the African silver cup. So the rugby team is global. Buh as for golf, it's individual game. You can become a golfer and register for any competition in the world following the stages. Just like i made mention earlier on the other thread, there were many SA polo clubs that participated in the last Ibadan polo competition that i witnessed. Both sports seems not to be national thingy buh rather individuals. Same with MotoGp and F1 i guess.

Rugby should be more popular, but in Nigeria it is a niche sport.

Hope the tourney helps make the game more popular here.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by teamsynergy: 8:09pm On Mar 24
expect naija to Bleep things up the way delta State did
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by ILoveToFuCcK: 8:10pm On Mar 24
When will we host world sexaul championships like this, because I go like represent naija, toto must be fυcked angry angry angry

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by theoldpretender(m): 8:12pm On Mar 24
Dave0116:
Pls what is rugby

It is a team sport like football, only you use your hands as well as the legs.

There are several variants...but for ease of explanation

There are two teams, each of 15 players each

The goal of each team is to get the ball to the endzone...the line of the opposing team. Once they put the ball over the opponent's line...they score a try.

Each try is worth 5 points, with an extra point added if a try is converted...ie a designated player kicks the ball over the goal post.

This video explains more


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F22A_V77Tic

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by kingPhidel(m): 8:14pm On Mar 24
Is nigeria now a middle east african country?

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by Nlstudent97(m): 8:14pm On Mar 24
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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by Galapagous: 8:14pm On Mar 24
Nigeria is into rugby?

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by kalvoken: 8:15pm On Mar 24
Nigeria dey play rugby?

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by Predator1: 8:16pm On Mar 24
Nice, i did not know we had a rugby team. Hope we win.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by theoldpretender(m): 8:16pm On Mar 24
Galapagous:
Nigeria is into rugby?

Yeah...some Nigerians play, and there are two rugby pitches (one in Lagos, the other in Zaria ) in the country.
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by prodigyhenry: 8:19pm On Mar 24
If we get serious about this sport Nigeria would excel because this is a sport that deals with brute strength and speed both of which we have in abundance here. And to make it more interesting all you need to play is a ball. It isn't capital intensive like other sports. They need to make this sports popular in the next few years we would excel in it...

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by EmekaBlue(m): 8:21pm On Mar 24
stadium go empty die even for free entrance in.
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by sukerefakere(m): 8:25pm On Mar 24
Make we see the pitch first na..


Pitch first before I comment
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by popweezy(m): 8:34pm On Mar 24
Shey these ones are rugby players bai.. See how opelenge dem be..

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by AbujaBlue: 8:40pm On Mar 24
theoldpretender:


Yeah...some Nigerians play, and there are two rugby pitches (one in Lagos, the other in Zaria ) in the country.


There's also a rugby club in Kaduna.

edit: Although sadly the very old Club building was demolished 2 years ago to make room for developmentsad Naija and heritage.

Pic: From their FB.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by holuwasheyiWGP(m): 8:48pm On Mar 24
Heard a committee was created for rugby like a year or two years ago. I'm happy developments have been made...
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by DelphiOracle(m): 8:51pm On Mar 24
I never knew Nigeria have a rugby team
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by HarryDuce(m): 9:05pm On Mar 24
Which city will host this?

Which stadium?

It's one thing to show interest. Competence is another story altogether.

I hope this one will not go the way of the African Athletics Championships.
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 9:10pm On Mar 24
kingPhidel:
Is nigeria now a middle east african country?
it is Middle East contries and African countries tourney hence middle east and Africa championship buh known as MEA championship. South Africa hosted the previous one and was won by Lebanon.
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by HanksAnuku: 9:10pm On Mar 24
Nigeria should pick a format and stick with it.

I once saw the Nigeria 7s side play at a semi-pro tournament in Surrey a few years ago, and I believe they had their asses kicked by the Samurai team.

Shocking.

League is less lucrative than union. 7s less lucrative than the other two.

If the Nigerian game is to grow in anyway, shape or form, we have to avoid fragmenting the almost non-existent grassroots by dabbling in these multiple formats.

Pick union, and channel what little resources we have into that, and go from there.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 9:11pm On Mar 24
HarryDuce:
Which city will host this?

Which stadium?

It's one thing to show interest. Competence is another story altogether.

I hope this one will not go the way of the African Athletics Championships.
Lagos only.
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by IntrovertedK(m): 9:13pm On Mar 24
theoldpretender:


Yeah...some Nigerians play, and there are two rugby pitches (one in Lagos, the other in Zaria ) in the country.

and in Abuja too.

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Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by kingPhidel(m): 9:26pm On Mar 24
IntrovertedK:
it is Middle East contries and African countries tourney hence middle east and Africa championship buh known as MEA championship. South Africa hosted the previous one and was won by Lebanon.
weh done!
Re: Nigeria To Host Middle East Africa Rugby Championship by barackodam: 10:10pm On Mar 24
theoldpretender:


Yeah...some Nigerians play, and there are two rugby pitches (one in Lagos, the other in Zaria) in the country.



Yeah, we have a rugby team in my school

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